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    Forge ahead to become a powerful country in epoxy resin application

    • Last Update: 2021-05-01
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    This year is the 60th birthday of China's epoxy resin industry.
    Over the past 60 years, China's epoxy resin industry has grown from scratch, from small to large, and has now become the world's largest producer, producer and consumer market, creating a miracle in the history of the world's epoxy resin industry.
    Standing at a new starting point, China's epoxy resin industry is innovating and seeking changes, striving for the goal of becoming a powerful country in epoxy resin applications.


    The first 20 years of hard work, the first 20 years of hard work,
    after 40 years of leaps and bounds , and 40 years of leaps and bounds.

    Since the industrial production in 1958, China's epoxy resin production has been increasing year by year.
    After the reform and opening up, there were two major landmark projects.
    First, in 1985, the epoxy resin plant of the Yueyang Petrochemical Plant of Sinopec introduced the production technology of a high-purity epoxy resin plant with an annual output of 3,000 tons from Japan, and it was completed and put into operation in 1988.
    This is China The first set of advanced epoxy resin production equipment introduced.

    Secondly, in 1990, the resin factory in Wuxi City, Jiangsu Province introduced an electronic-grade epoxy resin device with an annual output of 3,000 tons from Germany and was put into operation, which promoted the rapid development of China's epoxy resin industry.

    In the 40 years of reform and opening up, China’s epoxy resin industry has continuously learned foreign advanced application experience through “going out” and “introducing in”; it has introduced foreign-funded enterprises in all directions and sought partners; imported high-quality products from abroad to meet demand, etc.
    gap.

    On the one hand, domestic enterprises have introduced advanced production technologies.
    In 1985, Sinopec Yueyang Petrochemical General Plant and Dongdu Chemical Co.
    , Ltd.
    signed a contract to introduce the production technology of 3,000 tons of epoxy resin per year, which was completed and put into production in March 1988; in December 1985, Wuxi Resin Plant and West German RHE Handel Engineering Company signed a contract Introduced the production technology of epoxy resin with an annual output of 3,000 tons, and officially commissioned it in November 1990; on December 23, 1988, the Wuxi Resin Plant and the Polish Brand Braunia Chemical Plant “introduced the 10,000-ton/year ion method” Bisphenol A production technology and key equipment" project was signed; in September 1999, Guangzhou Hongchang Electronic Materials Industry Co.
    , Ltd.
    and Todo Kasei signed a contract to introduce 37,000 tons of liquid and 23,000 tons of solid epoxy resin technology; June 2001, Dalian Qihua introduced the technology with an annual output of 17,000 tons of liquids, 5,000 tons of solids, and 5,000 tons of special epoxy, with a total output of 20,000 tons, to Toto Chemicals in Japan.

    On the other hand, the introduction of epoxy resin production technology through joint ventures.
    On May 27, 1997, Wuxi Petrochemical General Plant (Wuxi Resin Factory), Dainippon Ink Chemical Industry Co.
    , Ltd.
    and Sumitomo Business Co.
    , Ltd.
    signed a joint agreement to establish Wuxi Diaison Epoxy Co.
    , Ltd.
    ; November 2008, Jiangsu Yangnong Chemical Group and South Korea Kumho P&B Chemical invested in the establishment of Yangzhou Yangnong Kumho Chemical Co.
    , Ltd.

    In addition, foreign epoxy resin manufacturers have also begun to enter the domestic market.
    Since 1995, Taiwanese capital has established a professional epoxy resin production company in Guangzhou-Guangzhou Hongchang Electronic Materials Industry Co.
    , Ltd.
    , Dow Chemical (Zhangjiagang) Co.
    , Ltd.
    , Kingboard (Panyu Nansha) Petrochemical Co.
    , Ltd.
    , and Nanya Chemical (Kunshan) Co.
    , Ltd.
    , Guodu Chemical (Kunshan) Co.
    , Ltd.
    , Changchun (Jiangsu) Chemical Co.
    , Ltd.
    and other foreign-funded enterprises constructed factories in mainland China have been completed and put into production.

    During this period, domestic private enterprises flourished.
    In 1979, Jinan Shengquan Company was established; in 1988, Zhenjiang Danbao was established; in 1992, Yixing Sanmu and Laiwu Runda were established respectively; in 1993, Jinan Tianmao was established; in 1995, Changshu Jiafa was established; in 1999, Shanghai Yuanbang , Huangshan Chunhui was established; in 2000, Huizhou Hengyuan and Huangshan Guoguang were established; in 2001, Anhui Hengtai, Huangshan Jinfeng, Huangshan Yongli, Huangshan Loyalty, Langfang Nuoerxin, Shandong Yulin and other companies were established; in 2002, Anhui Shanfu , Huangshan Tongxin, and Huangshan Fifth Ring were established; in 2004, Hubei Green Home, Feicheng Deyuan, Huangshan Shexian Xinghua, and Jiangsu Taitel were established; in 2005, Jiangshan Jianghuan was established; in 2006, Huangshan Xinjia was established; in 2007 , Zhangjiagang Hengye was established; in 2009, Anhui Meijia was established; in 2010, Huangshande Cultural Industry was established; in 2012, Jiangmen Sanmu, Huangshan Yuanrun, Huangshan Yatai Company was established; in 2015, Shexian Qitai was established.
    Among them, nearly half of the enterprises established factories after 1998, and the most concentrated factory construction period was between 1998 and 2008, when the number of enterprises increased by about 25.

    Today, China's epoxy resin production capacity is mainly distributed in Jiangsu, Anhui Huangshan, Shandong, Guangdong and other provinces and cities.
    Among them, the large-scale installations in Jiangsu are more concentrated, and the production capacity accounts for about 52% of the country.
    The Yangtze River Delta and the Pearl River Delta are the regions where the domestic epoxy resin demand market is most concentrated.
    In 2017, China's epoxy resin production capacity reached 2.
    3 million tons, the output reached 1.
    3 million tons, and the consumption was about 1.
    5 million tons.

           The achievements of the        industry are obvious
           to all.
    The achievements of the
    industry are obvious to all.
    Pang Xiaolin, the chairman of
           the
    China Epoxy Resin Industry Association, said that the past 60 years have been the 60 years of continuous progress in China's epoxy resin production technology.
    Affected by many factors, China's epoxy resin R&D and production technology level was relatively low in the first two to three decades, and the variety of curing agents was small, the quality was poor, and the performance was poor, which could not meet the application requirements of epoxy resin.
    In order to produce new types of epoxy resins and curing agents that meet the urgent needs of scientific and technological development, Chinese epoxy resin application technology researchers and related production enterprises have been down-to-earth, starting from scratch, and taking the promotion of China's epoxy resin production technology as their responsibility.
    Departmental and cross-system combination coordination and joint efforts have been widely used in the fields of electronics and electrical engineering, composite materials, coatings, adhesives, etc.
    , in aerospace, marine deep diving, communications, magnetic levitation, high-speed railways, nuclear power generation, wind power generation, Major national key projects such as ultra-high-voltage power transmission and transformation have also made major breakthroughs and achieved localization one by one.

    It is worth mentioning that in the process of continuous development and growth of China's epoxy resin industry, the rational use of trade protection measures has promoted the healthy development of the industry.
    Since China’s accession to the WTO in 2001, the upstream and downstream of the epoxy resin industry have made full use of trade protection measures, and successively conducted anti-dumping investigations on the entire industrial chain of phenol, acetone, bisphenol A, and epichlorohydrin, and these products have all gone through the final period.
    During the review, some cases were filed a second time, which effectively protected the healthy development of domestic industries and greatly improved the dependence of domestic industries on imported products.
    At present, China has become the world's largest producer and consumer of products such as epichlorohydrin, bisphenol A and epoxy resin.

    The past 60 years have also been 60 years in which China's epoxy resin industry has become increasingly active in communication and interaction.
    In 1985, the National Epoxy Resin Industry Cooperation Group was established (later renamed China Epoxy Resin Industry Association), adhering to the tenet of serving the government, serving members, serving enterprises, and serving the industry, and actively promoted industry technological innovation, information sharing, Standardization and international exchanges.
    Subsequently, national epoxy resin industry seminars, production development exchange meetings, product exhibitions, product quality review meetings, domestic and foreign production technology seminars, and product standard revision meetings also blossomed everywhere, and formulated and introduced bisphenol A and epoxy resins.
    A series of national standards for products such as chloropropane and bisphenol A epoxy resin provide soft support for promoting the development of the industry.

    The product structure urgently needs to be adjusted.
    The
    product structure urgently needs to be adjusted
    .
    Localized alternatives.

    Longman Localized alternatives.
    Pang Xiaolin emphasized that while China's epoxy resin industry has made achievements, it is also facing many problems.

    One is big but not strong.
    In the past, the production capacity of China's epoxy resin industry grew rapidly on a large scale.
    The development of the entire industry focused on scale and quantity, and insufficient efforts were made to improve quality, application development, and product upgrades, and the development of quality and quantity was uneven.
    Although China's epoxy resin production capacity, output, and consumption rank first in the world, it still has a certain gap with developed countries in terms of quality, variety, performance and application.

    Second, there is a surplus of basic general-purpose products and insufficient high-end application products.
    Excessive capacity expansion has resulted in intensified competition for product homogeneity, and the average operating rate of equipment is low, resulting in waste of resources.
    At the same time, a large number of high value-added, high-tech special epoxy resins, such as high-purity, radiation-resistant, flame-retardant, water-based, and multifunctional, still need to be imported in large quantities.
    In 2016, the domestic epoxy resin import volume was 240,000 tons, the export volume was only 70,000 tons, the net import volume was 170,000 tons, the apparent consumption was 1.
    3 million tons, and the import dependency was above 10%, which seriously hindered The healthy development of China's epoxy resin industry and its application technology and market industry.

    Third, investment in environmental protection and safety continues to increase, and trade frictions have brought uncertainty to the industry.
    In recent years, the country's environmental protection and safety requirements for production companies have greatly increased, domestic factories have increased their production restrictions, the overall operating rate has been low, and the investment cost of epoxy resin companies in terms of compliance has continued to rise.
    In addition, since the United States is an important source of imports for China's high-end epoxy resin products, the trade friction between the two countries has also brought certain uncertainty to the domestic epoxy resin industry.

    Seize the historic opportunity Seize the historic opportunity to
    achieve leapfrog development to achieve leapfrog development
    Fu Xiangsheng, vice president of China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation, said that China's epoxy resin industry has broad application development prospects.

    First, China's national economy is still developing rapidly and people's livelihood projects are still being vigorously advanced.
    High-speed rail, large airplanes, wind power, highways, nuclear power, and automobiles are all developing rapidly.
    In the field of personal consumption, in the terminal market of LEDs, home appliances, and decorative lights, domestic consumption levels have also continued to increase.
    All this will further stimulate the market demand for epoxy resin.

     Secondly, the state's support for the development of the new material industry has been continuously enhanced.
    Last year, the General Office of the National Development and Reform Commission issued the "Three-Year Action Plan for Enhancement of Manufacturing Core Competitiveness (2018~2020)", and formulated implementation plans for the industrialization of key technologies including new materials and other 9 key areas.
    This puts forward new demands on the epoxy resin industry, and creates strong policy support and huge market space for the epoxy resin industry.

    Finally, the production technology and supply capacity of raw materials such as phenol, acetone, bisphenol A and epichlorohydrin in my country have been continuously improved; domestic epoxy resin production level, production scale, product quality and variety supporting capabilities have all improved rapidly; single set Great progress has also been made in the scale of the device, the output of a single batch, and the stability of product quality.
    All these have laid a solid foundation for the long-term development of China's epoxy resin industry.

    First, domestic enterprises must seize the historical opportunity of the country's vigorous development of new materials.
    In the critical period of building a strong manufacturing country in China, the new materials industry is in a period of strategic opportunities to implement innovation-driven strategies and promote sustained and rapid development.
    Enterprises in the industry should make full use of the support policies provided by the state to help their own development and make great progress.

    Second, we must strengthen industrial restructuring and transformation and upgrading.
    The surplus of basic products and the shortage of special products are the current problems facing China's epoxy resin industry.
    Manufacturers should abandon the mindset of quick success and instant benefits, focus on customer needs, increase innovation, develop more high-performance, high-value-added products, reduce dependence on imported products, actively promote international operations, and increase their share of the international market and the right to speak.

    Third, we must pay attention to supporting services.
    In addition to providing products with excellent performance and easy-to-use, epoxy resin manufacturers must also emphasize product value creation, provide customers with customized services, strengthen strategic partnerships with upstream and downstream, improve fast and efficient supply chains, and use electricity Business platforms, etc.
    , to achieve convenient transactions and the best customer experience.

    Fourth, we must persist in focusing on me and actively learn from advanced foreign experience.
    In advancing the research and development of epoxy resin technology and product upgrading, it is necessary to insist on independent research and development, combining "bringing in" and "going out".
    Through the introduction, actively learn from foreign advanced production technology and management experience, promote the integration with international standards, promote the better export of epoxy resin products, and realize the leap-forward development of China's epoxy resin industry.

    Source: Sinochem New Network
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