Lubricant for metal forming is the utilization of certain liquids that helps in the reduction of friction between the tooling and workpiece in cases where high temperature is an issue. Lubricants are affected by a number of processes within the process chain such as the forming operation both during post-process operation and upstream operation.
The market is driven by the increase in industrialization in developing countries such as China and India. Moreover, with the rising demand for the passenger vehicle, the transportation sector has been increasing significantly and with the transportation sector being the largest application sector for the machining fluid the market of the machining fluid is also augmented to grow.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the growth and development activities associated with the market have been affected substantially. The lubricant market has seen an impact both on the industrial as well as financial sectors. However, with the pandemic situation, major market players have started adopting new strategies and are looking for new funding resources to overcome this loss.
Moreover, the gradual reduction of metal parts by the automotive sector, with the issue of volatility associated with crude oil prices and the capital intensive in metalworking turns out to be a major restraining factor. Whereas advancement and adoption of multiphase lubricating fluid have been creating an opportunity for the growth of the market across the globe.
Globally, the Asia-Pacific region is expected to be the highest and the fastest growing region and the growth is attributable to the rapid industrialization specifically in developing countries such as China and India. Moreover, the region has also been encountering dynamic economic growth with a high prevalence of major end-use industries.
Major key players in the lubricant for metal forming market are Oelheld, ROCOL, Blaser Swisslube, and LPS Laboratories.