Broad prospects for the development of the global specialty film market Source of information: China Packaging Net Release Date: 2013-09-02
As a commonly used packaging material, the application range of films is becoming wider and wider. The film is a thin, soft, transparent sheet made of plastic, adhesive, rubber, or other materials. Currently, there are mainly optical films, composite films, and superconductors on the market. Film, polyester film, nylon film, plastic film, etc. It is predicted that the global special film market output value will reach 22.4 billion US dollars in 2013. By the end of 2018, it will continue to increase at an annual growth rate of 5% to $ 29.1 billion.
Film technology and products have been widely used in various industries, in addition to agriculture and packaging, it has been extended to medical, electronics, telecommunications, photovoltaic and construction fields, and the global market demand for plastic films is also increasing. Packaging is the largest specialty film market, and among all types of specialty films used for packaging, the market share of barrier films is the largest, reaching more than 90%. With the increasing application of vacuum packaging, deaeration packaging and low-oxygen packaging technologies in meat product packaging, the market demand for barrier films will further increase and play an important role in maintaining the air quality in the packaging. In addition, the application of special barrier films in pharmaceutical blister packaging will also increase.
The rising temperature in the construction sector will bring new growth momentum to the explosion-proof safety film market. As residential and non-residential project investment grows at a double-digit annual rate, the market demand for explosion-proof safety films and light control films for windows will increase. Continue growing.
In the field of special films, the fastest-growing areas are biodegradable films and water-soluble films. Although the base number is small, with the improvement of technology and the development of new applications, the market for the production of compostable packaging and organic The demand for biodegradable films in garbage bags will further increase. In addition, with the strong promotion of soluble drugs, health care packaging and water-soluble food packaging, the development prospects of water-soluble film packaging are also very optimistic.
China Plastics Processing Industry Association pointed out that the growth rate of China ’s plastic products output and export in 2011 was more than 20% compared with 2010. According to data from the China Statistics Bureau, the output of plastic films in China accounted for 15.41% of the total output of plastic products last year to 8.436 million tons. According to the prediction of relevant agencies, the global special film market output value in 2013 is expected to reach 22.4 billion US dollars. By the end of 2018, it will continue to increase at an annual growth rate of 5% to $ 29.1 billion. At present, there are a wide variety of special films on the market, and at the same time, the personalized and multifunctional features bring more added value to consumers.
Due to too fast investment, the domestic plastic film industry has a situation where the total production capacity is greater than the total demand, but this overcapacity is mainly the excess capacity of general-purpose membranes, while domestic specialty membranes have a late start, high requirements for downstream customer differentiation, and high technological content It is relatively high and has a long construction period. The new capacity cannot meet the growing demand in the market. This has led to the structural contradiction between supply and demand in the plastic film industry. Therefore, the supply of special films in China is in short supply. The market demand for special films is growing, and its applications have been extended to more different fields, such as automotive, electronic information and electrical, packaging, medical, construction and other industries.