Forecast of the development advantages of the domestic silicone products industry
The domestic silicone products industry has considerable advantages. The healthy development of the silicone rubber industry depends on continuously accelerating its technological progress and strengthening the development of high-performance product varieties. Shenzhen Ketaili Products Co., Ltd., together with you, discover the prospects of the silicone industry!
Organic silica gel is an emerging high-tech material. It was originally used only in aviation and military fields. Now it is widely used in various fields such as electrical and electronic, textile, automotive, machinery, leather and paper, metal, paint, medicine and medical. The industry believes that the demand for organic silicone in China is huge, and the recent domestic production is in short supply. At present, some large multinational groups have established production and R&D centers in China, and domestic private capital is also actively investing in this new material field.
Silicone rubber has excellent high and low temperature resistance, weather resistance, electrical insulation and physiological inertia. It is widely used in aerospace, electrical and electronic, construction, automotive machinery and other industries as well as medical and health, daily life. The main application form of silicone rubber is various vulcanized products, including various rubber sheets, gaskets, cups, valves, films, shock absorbers, electric plugs, rubber rollers, potentiometer insulation sleeves, waveguides, Silicone phone case and buttons, etc.; various hoses, strips, rubber cords, wire and cable sheaths, etc. in extruded products. Seals, diaphragms, spacers, etc. in tape products.
China's organic silica gel industry relies heavily on import experts to predict that the next three to five years will be an important stage in the development of China's organic silica industry. By 2010, China will surpass the United States to become the world's largest producer and consumer of organic silica. However, at present, China's organic silica gel mainly relies on imports. According to statistics, from 2000 to 2006, the characterization consumption of organic silica gel in China's market grew at an average rate of 30% per year, of which more than two-thirds depended on imports. "In the next few years, China's organic silica gel market will still be in short supply, and it will rely heavily on imports." Duan Xiaoyu, president of Momentive High-tech Materials Group, told reporters.
The industry believes that China's organic silica gel relies on imports, mainly due to the limitations of domestic technology. Xiao Hui, an analyst at United Securities, said that although the technology has improved in China for many years, there is still a big gap in material consumption, energy consumption and technology level, especially the quality is difficult to break through.
Multinational companies pegged to China Due to the huge demand for China's organic silica market, multinational giants have come to China to open up markets. The old avenue of the industry, Corning, began to enter the Chinese market as early as 1973. The total investment in China has exceeded 40 million US dollars so far, and a complete industrial chain has been built to complete the strategic layout in China.
Moto, the world's second-largest organic silica gel company, said that it has established a joint venture with Zhejiang Xinan Chemical Group to invest nearly 100 million US dollars to build an organic silica monomer project with an annual output of 100,000 tons. Previously, Momentive had built four organic silica gel production plants in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Nantong.
Today, among the top five giants that monopolize the global market for organic silicones, the four giants have already deployed China. According to industry insiders, multinational giants not only put the Chinese market in the most important position, but also let the research and development work as close as possible to the Chinese market to gain an advantage. It is reported that Maito has just settled its fourth global R&D center in Shanghai. In this regard, Duan Xiaoyu explained: “Only if the R&D center is located in China, can we better access customers, shorten the industrial chain, and respond quickly to the market.”
There may be an inflection point in the year. Although the organic silica gel market is still in a period of short supply, industry experts believe that there may be an industry turning point in 2010, and supply will exceed demand.
Insiders pointed out that some organic silicone products have a gross profit of 30% to 50%. As a new material, organic silica gel has many advantages over traditional materials and is widely used. Affected by high profits, some private enterprises have begun to build organic silica production lines.
It is reported that in addition to the original domestic Star New Materials, Xin'an Chemical, and Jihua, there are about 15 new sets of organic silica monomer production equipment in the past two years. Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Shandong, Shanxi and other places are competing for new organic silica gel projects. In addition, multinational companies in China are also vying to expand production capacity. When these projects are completed, they will directly affect the supply and demand relationship in the future market.
Insiders analyzed that if there is an industry turning point in 2010, whoever can expand production capacity early will be able to occupy a larger market. However, the organic silica gel industry is a capital and technology-intensive industry with high thresholds, high energy consumption and easy pollution. At present, there is no shortage of funds in China, and the lack of technology is!
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