POF heat shrinkable film market analysis and development direction


POF heat-shrinkable packaging materials began to enter the Chinese market in the 1990s, and its production technology and equipment were also introduced into the domestic market.According to incomplete statistics, more than 10 Italian production devices have been introduced into China.At the beginning of the market, due to the high price of POF heat shrinkable film, the domestic market capacity is not very large except for the use of enterprises with high packaging requirements.In recent years, with the improvement of environmental protection consciousness, many countries have banned or restricted the use of poison packaging products, domestic although there is no explicit laws and regulations prohibited or restricted toxic use of packaging materials, but guidance and regulation by foreign market, many domestic enterprises have to stop the use of toxic plastic flexible packaging materials, to use high-grade environment-friendly RuanSu packaging materials.In this market background, the domestic POF market capacity has increased significantly year by year, gradually replacing PVC thermal shrinkage packaging material, becoming the mainstream display packaging material.

Now there are several domestic plastic machinery manufacturers can produce POF double bubble production equipment.With the localization of equipment, the transparency of production process and production formula, the threshold and entry requirements of POF industry are getting lower and lower, and many enterprises are putting into production POF one after another.According to incomplete statistics, there are more than 50 POF production equipment in China, with an annual capacity of 40,000 to 50,000 tons, of which the direct consumption capacity in the domestic market is 20,000 tons per year, and the remaining output is exported to foreign markets by agents or directly by manufacturers.According to statistics, from the second half of this year to the middle of next year, more than 20 pieces of equipment will be added in China, and the production capacity will be increased by another 20,000 to 30,000 tons on the existing basis, reaching the production capacity of more than 70,000 tons, becoming the world's largest POF producer.However, due to the impact of rising material prices in the past two years, the profits of THE POF industry are gradually decreasing. In order to obtain the corresponding market profits, many small POF manufacturers do not hesitate to reduce product quality and adopt low-grade materials for production.This results in the confusion of domestic POF production and uneven product quality.While the first-line production enterprises mostly adopt the way of accelerating the research and development of high-grade derivative products and developing special materials for specific fields, creating more profits and accumulating technical capital for the long-term development of enterprises.

At present, the domestic POF market is showing signs of disorder. With the gradual expansion of production capacity and the continuous rise of material prices, the competition will become increasingly fierce.I think the future development of POF products should be in the following aspects.

  1. On the basis of the existing development of high-grade derivative products, such as anti-fog film, thermal slip film, color transparent film and other research and development of new products.

  2. Expand the use of products.The existing production process of POF is difficult to produce films of more than 40um, and there is a large market space for high transparent shrinkage films of this thickness.

  3. Change the existing product mix.Domestic manufacturers have tried to use metal locene instead of PP in production, the experiment has achieved good results.