Taizhou, the hottest kingdom of plastic products,

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Taizhou, the "Kingdom of plastic products", will rise the industrial environmental protection revolution

in recent years, domestic and foreign consumers have higher and higher requirements for the safety and environmental protection performance of tableware and kitchenware, and an environmental protection material revolution is quietly rising in Taizhou Plastic daily necessities industry. Taizhou is known as the kingdom of plastic products, and the national market share of plastic daily necessities is as high as 60%

with the increase of raw materials and labor costs year by year and the continuous rise of the RMB exchange rate, Taizhou's export of plastic tableware and kitchenware has been able to maintain an increase of more than 20% for four consecutive years. In 2012, the export volume reached US $350million, ranking in the forefront of major production areas in the country. A few days ago, we walked into Taizhou Plastic export enterprises and listened to their business experience of technological innovation driving the transformation of the plastic industry

set off the material revolution

Du Fu once praised bamboo with the poem that the rain washed it clean and the wind blew it fine and fragrant. For a long time, bamboo has been the reference sensor of Chinese literati's experimental machine, and the standard dynamometer for verification and application. All of them need a certain time to warm up the gentleman in the hearts of poets; Today, bamboo has become an environmental friendly, safe and degradable raw material for kitchenware. It is taken from nature and returned to nature

at the Canton Fair in May this year, more than 20 products such as bamboo fiber stainless steel thermos cups newly developed by Taizhou Huangyan Xinlian and plastic products Co., Ltd. were brilliant. In the words of Huang Keliang, general manager of the company, they not only attracted eyeballs, but also obtained orders, which was very successful

in 2009, Xinlian and first tried to produce kitchenware with bamboo fiber, a new biodegradable and environmental friendly material. At that time, the first generation of products can only be made into simple tray type, and the color is single, which is difficult to satisfy customers. More importantly, the technical problem of product shrinkage and deformation has never been solved. Huang Keliang recalled: the first generation of products lost a lot of money. A car burned down. That Spring Festival, we stayed in the factory to study the material ratio

poor technology is a prominent problem perplexing private small and medium-sized enterprises. After learning the situation, Zhejiang Taizhou inspection and Quarantine Bureau guided enterprises to learn from the production process of bamboo powder flowerpots, implement technical improvement, and send the proofed products to the laboratory for testing in time. After more than two months of efforts, the problem of high moisture content and easy deformation of bamboo powder was overcome, and the scrap rate of the product was effectively reduced. The next year, the product passed the FDA food inspection and the EU lfgb food safety inspection

experienced the pain of vehicle destruction after the failure of the first generation products, and also realized the joy of the fifth generation products Xiaoao Canton Fair. Xinlianhe's bamboo fiber tableware research and development path is getting smoother and smoother, successfully realizing the transformation from traditional melamine tableware to new environmentally friendly tableware

How about the market response of this new environmental protection material? Said Huang Keliang, who cut off the source of the experimental motor, said with emotion: the factory has been established for 10 years, and has never received a single order of more than 9million before; Last year, we received 9million orders, which shows the popularity of bamboo fiber products

in the first five months of this year, the export of Xinlian and bamboo fiber tableware and kitchenware was overwhelming, with a total of 92 batches exported, with a value of US $2.6752 million, an increase of 24.3% and 51.3% respectively year-on-year. The proportion of export volume in the total export volume increased from 47.8% in 2012 to 71.9% in 2013

promote machine replacement

at present, in the past 20 years, with the innovation of science and technology and the rapid progress of Ophthalmology, people have higher and higher requirements for ophthalmic materials, and better functional ophthalmic biomaterials are needed to be used in various fields of Ophthalmology. The spark of mechanization has become a prairie fire in Taizhou disposable plastic tableware enterprises

since the international financial crisis, the labor cost alone has increased by 100% and the real-time interruption control of the system has been completed. Now the annual increase is more than 10%. Jinxing Industry and Trade Co., Ltd. is a plastic enterprise specializing in the production of disposable knives, forks and spoons. General manager linwenjin told us that in 2009, it was difficult to recruit workers, so we tried to install robots. In that year, the factory invested more than 1 million yuan and installed more than 20 robots

when entering the production workshop, the large block you see is the central integrated feeding system developed by the factory for five years. It can inject raw materials into 20 machines at the same time through the pipeline. After the raw materials are processed and molded by the injection molding machine, the mechanical arm about two meters high will take out the products and place them on the packaging platform. Each time, the average action of taking and placing is 13 seconds

now, our raw material class only needs a dozen people. It used to need more than 40 people. According to the estimation of 40000 yuan per capita a year, 10 people can save 400000 yuan. Lin Wenjin told us that the cost of the original equipment has long been recovered, and more importantly, the replacement of machines is very helpful to ensure product consistency and quality stability

in Taizhou Yichi industry and Trade Co., Ltd., another disposable plastic tableware manufacturer, in addition to the central integrated feeding system and manipulator, we found that there are two long conveyor belts in the production workshop, which connect each production equipment like a highway, and transport the products to the packaging place, eliminating the time of manual handling

according to general manager Liang Zhi, the production capacity has increased by 60% to 100% in recent years, which is attributed to the role of manipulator and technological innovation, mainly the use of hot runner mold

both Jinxing Industry and trade and Yichi industry and trade pay close attention to the new technological trends of the industry. At the Asia Pacific rubber and plastic exhibition, the world's second largest industry exhibition, the latest technologies such as analog labeling and rapid mold change attracted Liang Zhi's attention; Lin Wenjin is also actively contacting foreign customers and going to Japan's trade fairs to see the equipment, hoping to find machines with higher production capacity and faster speed. Their next goal is to realize the mechanization of packaging as soon as possible

rush to the dream highland

it took 8 years of persistent exploration and a total investment of 15million yuan, only for the development of new environmental friendly polylactic acid kitchen utensils. For an ordinary private enterprise, this kind of persistence is particularly valuable

in Zhejiang Xiangguang New Energy Technology Co., Ltd., general manager Fang Yong picked up a pink polylactic acid salad bowl and told us: this bowl can be completely degraded in 6 months if placed in the natural environment, and his profit is three times that of ordinary tableware and kitchenware

traditional petroleum based plastic materials such as PP, PC and melamine have more or less hidden safety hazards such as plasticizer and bisphenol A. in recent years, the European Union and other countries have increasingly strict testing standards for such tableware, and even banned them directly. Fang Yong told us that the toxic substances detected in polylactic acid are 0 or negative, which is an absolutely safe material. But he reluctantly said that we are the earliest and most complete manufacturer of polylactic acid kitchen utensils in the industry. Unfortunately, customers see more and buy less of this new product, and the order is small, but we will not give up

what supports this persistence is an ideal. Speaking of this ideal, Fang Yong is a little excited: China rarely stands at the commanding height of the world in any field, and polylactic acid materials are world leaders. If downstream enterprises can make good use of this material, they can also stand at the commanding height

only by standing on the commanding height can we have pricing power. Without pricing power, it is the pain in the hearts of Fang Yong's factory and even tens of thousands of small and medium-sized enterprises in China. My biggest expectation is to fight a turnaround through polylactic acid kitchen utensils, change the way of trade with foreign businessmen, and ask him to be my foreign seller. The price is up to me

the road of innovation is full of twists and turns. In order to support export enterprises, Taizhou bureau gives full play to its advantages in information and technology, helps enterprises analyze the properties of new materials and potential risks in the production process, compares and consults the authorization and limit requirements of such substances in the list of EU authorized substances for the categories of new materials such as bamboo powder, polylactic acid (PLA), PBT polyester and their additives, and provides technical support for their further entry into the EU market, Put an end to the economic losses caused by blind development and production

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