After the founding of new China, the total output of plastic products exceeded 1 billion tons

- Sep 07, 2019-

Zhu wenwei, President of China plastics processing industry association, said that plastics and their products have played a huge and irreplaceable role in the national economy and social life in just a few decades, from industry to agriculture, from production to life, from scientific research to application, from materials to terminals.

Zhu wenwei previously in "polymer materials sustainable development engineering technology BBS" said, in the service of economic and social development at the same time, the plastic industry has achieved its own development.In 2017, the annual output of plastic products exceeded 75 million tons. After the founding of new China, the total output of plastic products exceeded 1 billion tons.In 2018, the total output of enterprises above the scale of plastic products industry in China reached 60,421,500 tons, with a year-on-year growth of 1.10%, and it has become the world's largest plastic production and consumption country.In the industry, 15,571 enterprises above a certain scale have completed the main business income of 1806.175 billion yuan, with a year-on-year growth of 5.04%, accounting for 2% of the national industry.The profit reached 95.04 billion yuan, up 3.28% year on year and accounting for 2% of the national industry;The total value of China's plastic products exports reached us $69.421 billion, up by 10.67% year-on-year.

While the rapid development of the industry, the plastic industry is also trying to practice the concept of ecological and environmental protection, and through practical action to achieve the goal of sustainable development.

30 million tons of recycled plastic are used every year

According to zhu wenwei, plastic has many advantages such as rich sources of raw materials, low cost, easy molding, high productivity, lightweight components, high specific strength, abrasion resistance, self-lubrication, corrosion resistance, good electrical insulation, sound absorption and shock absorption.Widely used in industrial and agricultural production, transportation, aviation, aerospace, high-speed rail, automotive, building materials, home appliances, electronics, electrical packaging, medical and other fields.Nowadays, plastic products have become an important part of economy, society and People's Daily life. People cannot live without plastic, which makes people's life better.

It can be seen that there is a huge demand for plastics in the economy and society, and most plastics are renewable.Zhu wenwei said that at present, China is developing the plastic industry at a high speed, but also try to recycle and use waste plastic, the country USES about 30 million tons of waste plastic recycling every year, accounting for more than 30 percent of plastic consumption.Among them, the recycling rate of EPS plastic is about 90%, and the recycling of plastic bottles is among the best in the world, making great contributions to the world's plastic waste treatment and environmental protection.

Through the organized recycling and utilization and the development and utilization of green plastic resources, the circular economic model of production-using-recycling-reuse is realized.It not only creates higher economic value, but also reduces the pressure of resources and environment.The plastic processing industry provides various fields of the national economy with rich and colorful means of energy saving and environmental protection production and green and ecological plastic products, becoming the concentrated embodiment of the green concept.

Biodegradable plastics account for about 25% of the world's production capacity

Held in Rio DE janeiro, Brazil in 1992 the United Nations conference on environment and development, "agreed to implement the strategy of sustainable development, in 2015 the United Nations set the change our world: sustainable development agenda in 2030, completed the sustainable development, has become the important tasks for the development of many countries, released in 2016, the state council approved the China to carry out the sustainable development agenda in 2030 national plan, provide guidelines for China to carry out the sustainable development agenda.

Zhu wenwei said that China's plastic processing industry has been actively adapting to the global trend and the framework of environmental protection governance, striving for sustainable development and achieving positive results.In the guidance opinions on the development plan of the 13th five-year plan for the plastic processing industry and the guidance opinions on the technical progress of the 13th five-year plan for the plastic processing industry, China plastics association has always taken "three changes and one micro", including ecological construction, as the technical progress direction of the industry;Ecological development is an important part of building platforms and serving industries, including the year of scientific and technological innovation, expert and academician association, science and technology conference, China international plastics exhibition, etc.In specific work and branches of industry activities, are the ecological and green development as an important part of, such as: to develop lead salt stabilizer in PVC industry substitution, in areas such as artificial leather synthetic leather and composite membrane active governance VOCs emissions and research, the promotion of water-based synthetic leather, water-based ink and adhesive, in dealing with different sub problems found in the development of industry ecology have done a lot of work.The industry makes great efforts to develop and produce environment-friendly materials and products, and has made great progress in the research and development of biodegradable plastic and biodegradable disposable plastic products.At present, China accounts for about 25% of the world's production capacity of biodegradable plastics, about the same proportion as China.

More than 400,000 patent applications were filed

Facing the new era, the plastic industry has come to a critical period of transformation and development.Zhu wenwei said that the modern plastic processing industry is to high-tech content, information, data, intelligent direction of development.In the past 10 years, the industry has carried out a number of research on key science and technology projects, including state-supported projects and "863" projects.At the same time, local government departments in charge of economy and science and technology have also set up corresponding technical research and development support special, the technical strength and level has been greatly improved.

By October 2018, the total number of patent applications for China's plastic processing industry (including resins, additives, processes, machinery and molds) was 434994, far higher than Japan's 76189, the United States' 69,460, South Korea's 33,184 and Europe's 15012, highlighting the positive and vigorous development of China's plastic processing industry.

Zhu wenwei said, at present, China's plastic processing industry is in a critical stage of transformation and upgrading, the development of the industry will change from the extensive development mode of scale increment to the intensive growth of quality and efficiency, from the stage of high-speed growth to the stage of high-quality development.Present the progress of the technology will become the main power of development, need to continue to deepen the integration of "production, use of gold" politics, firmly grasp the gripper for intelligent, adhere to the "functional, lightweight, ecology, micro forming" technology development direction, insist on innovation driven development, high-end development strategy, adhere to the "resource saving and environment friendly, scientific and technological innovation" of the direction of industrial development, vigorously implement the "green, low carbon, cycle and ecological" industry development strategy, developing new type ecological environment material, rely on scientific and technological progress continuously improve the level of waste plastics resource utilization,We will comprehensively promote industrial transformation and upgrading and promote the healthy and sustainable development of the plastics processing industry.