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The experts at Kline conduct interviews and contribute articles to key industry and business publications. Below is a selection of recent press coverage.

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Feb. 9, 2018:  Asia's Bright Stock Demand Dimming
Lube Report Asia
Asia-Pacific accounts for nearly half of demand, but consumption in the region is expected to decrease in line with global trends, Kline & Co. consultants said in a recent webinar. Project Manager Anuj Kumar did not provide a specific estimate of Asia-Pacific's demand for the heaviest paraffinic base stock grade, but he pegged global demand at 2.7 million metric tons per year in 2017. Kline estimates global supply at 2.8 million t/y.
Feb. 3, 2018:  Biohm aims to bring balance to the gut
Cleveland Business
Laura Mahecha, health care industry manager with New Jersey-based Kline & Co., said such deals would not be a surprise. In the U.S. alone, she said, probiotic products represent a $1 billion dollar industry, which grew about 20% in 2016, according to her September 2017 report on the market, and shows little sign of slowing down. "Consumers are aware of the connection between your gut health and your overall health because the manufacturers have been driving that message home for years now," said Mahecha, adding that more retail shelf space allotted to a wide range of health-promoting supplements in recent years also has been a boon to probiotic product makers that include conglomerates like Clorox, Pepsi and Royal DSM, a Dutch food producer.


Jan. 31, 2018:  Bright Stock Supply Shrinks
Lube Report Americas
Global bright stock demand was 2.7 million tons in 2017, but is expected to decline by approximately 250,000 tons by 2027, said Kline & Co. in a webinar last week. The United States and Canada account for 12 to 15 percent of demand, and their consumption is expected to decrease at an average annual rate of 0.5 to 0.7 percent, while South America plus Mexico account for 8 to 10 percent, with consumption predicted to increase at an annual rate of up to 0.3 percent.
Jan. 30, 2018:  Brightstock Demand to Dwindle
Lube Report EMEA
Global bright stock demand sat at 2.7 million tons in 2017, but is expected to decline by roughly 250,000 tons by 2027, Kline & Co. said in a webinar last week. Europe accounts for around 10 percent to 12 percent of global demand, and its consumption is expected to decrease at an average annual rate of 0.1 to 0.2 percent, while Africa and the Middle East account for 12 percent to 15 percent and should increase at an annual rate of roughly 0.5 percent.
Jan. 18, 2018:  Industrial Lube Demand to Dip
Lube Report Asia
Asia-Pacific's demand for general industrial lubricants and grease is expected to shrink roughly 0.1 percent through 2021, with declines in China and Japan offsetting increases in other countries, Kline & Co. said in an interview. The region dominates the global market, accounting for 2.6 million tons, or 41 percent of global demand in 2017.
Jan. 5, 2018:  Changing Trade Winds for Base Oil
In fact, every category of mineral oil base stocks, from API Group I cuts and naphthenics to Group III+, is capable of being produced in volumes that outstrip demand, reported Kline & Co, at the ICIS Pan American Base Oils & Lubricants conference in New Jersey last month.
Jan. 5, 2018:  Unlocking Wear Protection
Globally, ultra-low viscosity grades made up 6 percent of the 7.2 million metric tons of PCMO demand in 2016, Parsippany, New Jersey-based Kline & Co. found.


Dec. 20, 2017:  Industrial Oils to Remain Flat
Global demand for general industrial lubricants and grease is expected to remain stagnant though 2021, hovering around 6.4 million tons, said Kline & Co. in a webinar last week.
Dec. 19, 2017:  Alt Channels Abound for China's PCMOs
Lube Report Asia
Up to 30 percent of passenger car motor oils supplied in China in 2022 may reach drivers through the country's unique routes to market, according to a recent Kline & Co. report.
Dec. 6, 2017:  Steady Growth Forecast for Biobased Lubes
Lube Report
Kline & Co. estimates the global biobased lubricants market will grow at a compound annual rate of 5 percent over the next five years out to 2021 - fueled by factors such as increasing availability of high quality biobased base stocks - from an estimated base of 250,000 to 300,000 metric tons in 2016.

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