U.S. Gasoline Detergent Additives, 1997-2004 examines all aspects of this complex and competitive market, including details of changes in gasoline composition and the impact of RFG; data on gasoline producers, production and market share, and quantifies and forecasts in gasoline consumption by type. The study explains the elements of automobile engine design, where deposits form and how they are controlled. It examines environmental and performance issues driving the evolution of engine design, and discusses gasoline performance requirements.
Both technical and commercial aspects of the Gasoline Detergent Additive (GDA) market are analyzed and individual additives and companies are discussed. The GDA market’s quality tiers and pricing tiers are identified, and each detergent type is ranked. Performance factors, such as the differences in combustion chamber deposit control, are discussed and gasoline treating costs, changes in treat rates, detergent pricing, and the effect of detergents on gasoline margins are provided.
The implications of current and potential future regulations, are discussed and new developments in additive technology are analyzed and their impact assessed. Trends in use of the various types of GDA are discussed, and GDA consumption by type is quantified and forecast.