Food Grade Lubricants Market perform same functions as any other lubricant, including but not limited to providing protection against friction, corrosion, wear, oxidation, dissipating heat power transmission as well as providing a sealing effect in some cases. However, food grade lubricants are considered safe for incidental contact with items that are consumed by animals or humans, as long as they do not exceed a certain concentration. Food grade lubricants are widely used in food, beverages, and pharmaceutical industries.
Food grade lubricants must perform the same technical functions as conventional lubricants. Additionally, they should resist degradation of food products and exhibit neutral chemical behavior toward food processing equipment and food packaging materials while complying with food/health safety regulations. Food grade lubricants can be derived from petroleum or produced synthetically. Based on base oil, food grade lubricants can be classified into mineral oil based, synthetic oil based, and biobased. Food grade lubricants play an important role in the food industry due to the beneficial properties of aluminum complex thickened grease such as high temperature resistance, water resistance, and chemical inertness toward food processing equipment. Food grade lubricants primarily used in food & beverage, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics industries.
Food Grade Lubricant Market: Key Players
The global food grade lubricants market is segmented on the basis of type, form, application, and region. Based on type, the global market is bifurcated into mineral oil and synthetic. By form, the market is divided into oil and grease. Based on application, the global market is studied across food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, and others. Region-wise, the market is also analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and LAMEA.
By type, food grade lubricants are classified into synthetic and mineral oil. Mineral oil lubricants are made from petroleum-based white oil while synthetic lubricants are much more processed and chemically altered form of white oil or silicone. Mineral oil food grade lubricants are most commonly used as they are cheaper and readily available. The synthetic segment is expected to gain market share during the forecast period, owing to its superior performance characteristics compared to its counterparts.
Gear oilMineral oil
Pharmaceutical & cosmetics
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