Calcium Sulfonate Market Size & Share, by Grade (Food Grade, Industrial Grade); Application (Industrial, Marine, Food Processing, Steel Automotive, Commercial Vehicle, Mining) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2035

  • Report ID: 1132
  • Published Date: Aug 02, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023 - 2035

Calcium Sulfonate Market size is expected to reach USD 366 Billion by the end of 2035, growing at a CAGR of 5% during the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2035. In the year 2022, the industry size of calcium sulfonate was around USD 246 Billion. The reason behind the growth is impelled by the growing demand for lubricant oils in the engine. To keep moving parts lubricated and to act as a barrier against water and debris, calcium sulfonates are employed in engine oil as semisolid lubricants. For instance, in 2020, the global demand for lubricants reached over 35 million metric tonnes.

The growing industrial activities across the world are believed to fuel the calcium sulfonate market growth. These fluids are essential for the application of industries, owing to their reduced friction between motor elements. In the case of industrial components, they are also used to prevent corrosion, oxidation, and thermal stability. Moreover, on the surface of a metal, rust inhibitors are surfactants that reduce acids. Excluding the United States, worldwide industrial production increased by over 0.1% in 2023.

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Calcium Sulfonate Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Growing Demand in Food Processing Sector – NSF/H1 heavy-duty food-grade calcium sulfonate is a complex lubricating grease, specifically created for the lubrication of the most demanding applications in the food industry, to comply with the strictest criteria of the industry, which is an over based calcium sulfonate-based grease that also contains anti-oxidants, and additives for severe pressure.
  • Increasing Marine Sector – Calcium Sulfonate HD2 is a water-insoluble formula for marine applications and was created for the marine lubricants, and offshore applications that operate in the harshest environments. 
    The global maritime transportation industry controls more than 80% of global trade and transports more than USD 3 trillion worth of products annually.


  • High-Costs of Production – Some factors have been identified as limiting the uptake of calcium sulfonate in the market, including high costs associated with making calcium sulfonate greases to achieve desired properties.
  • Availability of Alternatives
  • Limited Awareness among People

Calcium Sulfonate Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year



~ 5%

Base Year Market Size (2022)

~ USD 246 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2035)

~ USD 366 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Calcium Sulfonate Segmentation

Grade (Food Grade, Industrial Grade)

The industrial grade segment in the calcium sulfonate market is estimated to gain a robust revenue share of about ~65% in the coming years since it is extensively used in off-highway equipment. Off road heavy duty industrial machinery is subjected to the highest level of pressures for lubrication. Special greases such as calcium sulfonate with high load carrying capacity and excellent water resistance, are required by manufacturers of large duty equipment in order to be able to carry huge loads. Therefore, calcium sulfonate comprises of various suitable properties used for heavy industrial machinery which is bolstering the market growth of calcium sulfonate in the industrial grade.

Application (Industrial, Marine, Food Processing, Steel Automotive, Commercial Vehicle, Mining)

Calcium sulfonate market from the automotive segment is set to garner a notable share shortly. Properties such as excellent mechanical stability, resistance to water washout, and high-temperature performance are extensively used in the automotive industry. In addition, calcium sulfonate is widely used as additives for motor oils, metalworking fluids, automatic transmission fluids, industrial or automotive gear oil, and so on. The main automotive uses are chassis, ball joints, annulus joints, or wheel bearings. The types of applications that are used in the area of industry shall be continuous casters, conveyors, ball mills, and crushers off shore and underwater. These factors are anticipated to grow the market at a higher rate.

Our in-depth analysis of the global calcium sulfonate market includes the following segments:


  • Food Grade
  • Industrial Grade


  • Industrial
  • Marine
  • Food Processing
  • Steel Automotive
  • Commercial Vehicle
  • Passenger Vehicle
  • Mining

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Calcium Sulfonate Industry - Regional Synopsis

APAC Market Forecast

Calcium sulfonate market in Asia Pacific is predicted to account for the largest share of 38% by 2035 impelled by the rapid urbanization. As more and more people are shifting towards urban areas there is a huge demand created for calcium sulfonate created as numerous industries are expanding primarily in countries such as China and India.

In India, more than 40% of the population will live in urban areas by the middle of the year 2035.

North American Market Statistics

The North American calcium sulfonate market is estimated to be the second largest, during the forecast timeframe growing emphasis on domestic production. A positive outlook for the market in the years to come will be achieved as a result of sanctions imposed by the US and increased emphasis on domestic lubricant production. In North America, an optimistic 5.2% compound annual growth rate is expected to be achieved due to the shift in local manufacturing and expansion of existing lubricant production units.

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Companies Dominating the Calcium Sulfonate Landscape

    • Swepco Lubricants
    • Company Overview
    • Business Strategy
    • Key Product Offerings
    • Financial Performance
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • Risk Analysis
    • Recent Development
    • Regional Presence
    • SWOT Analysis
    • Lubrizol Corporation
    • Chemtura Corporation
    • Daubert Chemical Company
    • Exxon Mobil
    • Amtecol
    • Fuchs Petrolub AG
    • Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    • Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.
    • Tosoh Corporation
    • Idmeitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
    • Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.
    • Asahi Kasei Corporation
    • DIC Corporation
    • Kuraray Co., Ltd.
    • Showa Denko K.K.
    • Nippon Grease Co., Ltd.
    • TonenGeneral Sekiyu K.K
    • ENEOS Holdings, Inc.
    • Cosmo Energy Holdings Co., Ltd.

In the News

  • Fuchs Lubricants Co., recently launched RENOLIT CSX AWE 0, a calcium sulfonate complex grease for truck trailer axle hubs.
  • Lubrizol Corporation has set up a new laboratory in India, to encourage the test and development of calcium sulfonate greases with significant potential in the industrial oil market.

Author Credits:  Rajrani Baghel

  • Report ID: 1132
  • Published Date: Aug 02, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Growing demand for lubricant oils in the engine and growing industrial activities are driving the market growth.

The market size of Calcium Sulfonate is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 5% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2035.

The major players in the market are Lubrizol Corporation, Chemtura Corporation, Daubert Chemical Company, Exxon Mobil, Amtecol, KYODO YUSHI CO., LTD., IBIDEN BUSSAN CO., LTD., JUNSEI CHEMICAL CO., LTD., Fuchs Petrolub AG, Swepco Lubricants and others.

The automotive segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2035 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in the Asia Pacific region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2035 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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