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Carton packaging into the main force of the packaging industry Corrugated carton demand is strong


Due to the characteristics of low cost, light quality, easy processing, recyclability and degradation, paper packaging has occupied a dominant position in four packaging materials (paper packaging, plastic (11,485, 210.00,1.86) packaging, glass (1317,-5.00,-0.38) packaging and metal packaging) in recent years. In 2012, the total output value of paper packaging accounted for 39%, 6 percentage points higher than the second plastic packaging.

Due to the characteristics of low cost, light quality, easy processing, recyclability and degradation, paper packaging has occupied a dominant position in four packaging materials (paper packaging, plastic (11,485, 210.00,1.86) packaging, glass (1317,-5.00,-0.38) packaging and metal packaging) in recent years. In 2012, the total output value of paper packaging accounted for 39%, 6 percentage points higher than the second plastic packaging.

Corrugated box as the most important paper packaging products, compared with metal, plastic, glass, wood packaging products, less waste, easy to self decomposition and recycling, and in the printing of all non-toxic and easy to decompose environmental protection water-based ink, is recognized as the "green packaging products". In the future, environmental protection and economy will also make the demand for corrugated boxes more vigorous. As green packaging and economic packaging, corrugated boxes have a good substitution effect on other packaging products, and the scope of use is becoming wider and wider, becoming the development direction of the packaging industry.

With the steady increase in demand for corrugated boxes and the upgrading of printing equipment, the market size of corrugated box printing complete sets of equipment is also expanding steadily and rapidly. According to the statistics of the Paper Products Committee of the China Packaging Federation, the market size of domestic corrugated box printing machinery will rise from 4.2 billion yuan in 2011 to 7.4 billion yuan in 2016.

In the early stage of the development of China's corrugated box industry, medium and high-end corrugated box printing machinery are dependent on imports. Many corrugated box manufacturers have purchased relatively cheap but technologically backward equipment due to their inability to purchase expensive imported equipment. Poor printing quality and low efficiency equipment affect the market competitiveness of these carton manufacturers. With the improvement of labor costs and the scale of carton production enterprises, the demand for high-efficiency, high-precision, high-quality, and multi-functional high-end printing equipment will accelerate growth, and low-end printing machines with low efficiency, low quality, and high labor intensity The machine will be eliminated at an accelerated rate, the corrugated box printing machinery will be upgraded at an accelerated rate, and the proportion of high-end printing equipment is expected to increase. The Paper Products Committee of China Packaging Federation predicts: "By 2016, the market share of medium and high-end equipment will reach 40%."

At present, domestic medium and high-end equipment is accelerating the substitution of imports. Contrary to the increase in the market size of the domestic multi-color printing equipment for medium and high-end corrugated boxes, the growth rate of imports of corrugated box printing machinery in China has slowed down year by year in recent years, with negative growth and reverse substitution. In the 1990 s, the domestic medium and high-end equipment was almost entirely dependent on imports, which shows that the speed of "import substitution" of medium and high-end equipment is very fast.

Keywords: printing machine