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Plastic King" PTFE is the development prospect of PTFE

First, the PTFE industry market status

PTFE is PTFE, which is called “Plastic King”. This material has excellent properties such as acid and alkali resistance, various organic solvents, high temperature resistance, low temperature resistance, electrical insulation and low friction coefficient. Products play a decisive role in the national economy such as chemical, machinery, electronics, electrical appliances, military, aerospace, environmental protection and bridges. With the gradual emphasis on environmental protection by the state, the application of PTFE polymer filter materials in the field of environmental protection and its market demand have gradually increased due to the tightening of emission standards for industrial enterprises. China's high-performance filter materials industry started late, but it has developed rapidly in recent years. With the support of the government and the society, the industry pays attention to technology research and product development, and the filter equipment and product process levels have been greatly improved. Currently used filter materials mainly include PTFE fiber, PPS fiber, P84 fiber, fiberglass and Nomex.

PTFE fiber is superior in various properties against various organic solvents, high temperature resistance, low temperature resistance, and resistance to folding. The only weaker performance is the good wear resistance, so PTFE fiber is the most effective in the current performance. High quality filter material. However, due to the low environmental protection requirements of the country and the fact that the production of domestic PTFE filter materials has not completely broken the technical barriers, high-quality materials need to be imported, resulting in high prices, so domestic downstream customers rarely use PTFE filter materials. With the localization of PTFE filter technology and the superior reserves of upstream fluorite mineral resources in recent years, the price of products has decreased, and PTFE filter materials have become cost-effective products. Their use at home and abroad and market demand have also been obtained. Rapidly improve.

Second, the downstream demand trend of the PTFE industry

In recent years, with the acceleration of China's industrialization and urbanization, industrial industries such as steel, coal, cement and other industries have developed rapidly, followed by an increase in industrial waste gas and industrial smoke (powder) dust emissions. According to the data of the Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People's Republic of China, in the past ten years, except for the decrease in industrial waste gas emissions in 2012, the rest of the year showed an upward trend. In 2014, the national industrial exhaust gas emissions were 69.19 billion cubic meters, compared with 2005. The 2,681,988 million cubic meters increased by 1.58 times. Industrial smoke (powder) dust emissions declined from 2005 to 2010, but then increased sharply. The emissions increased from 60.32 million tons in 2010 to 14.57 million tons in 2014, an increase of 1.41 times.

At present, China's air pollution is in a serious form, and the state has issued a series of policies to effectively alleviate environmental problems, including the "Air Pollution Prevention and Control Plan", that is, "the gas ten", the revision of the "Environmental Protection Law of the People's Republic of China", etc. Polluting industrial enterprises have established stricter emission standards. With the strictening of exhaust emission standards, the demand for industrial filter bags by end customers has increased year by year, and industrial filter bags are consumables. With the improvement of standards and the upgrading of products, the market space of the industry will gradually expand.

Third, the favorable factors of the PTFE industry

1. Support for national policies

In recent years, due to the continuous smog weather in a wide range of countries, the state and society have paid great attention to environmental quality. The state has continuously raised the standards of environmental governance and introduced a series of policies, such as the Air Pollution Prevention Action Plan issued in 2013, 2014. The newly revised "Environmental Protection Law of the People's Republic of China" has successively revised the "Boiler Air Pollutant Emission Standards", "Cement Industry Air Pollutant Emission Standards" and "Steel Industry Air Pollutant Emissions" for downstream heavy polluting enterprises. Standards, etc., have strict limits on the emission limits of various industries. The continuous improvement of environmental protection standards has led to the increasing demand for filter materials by downstream industrial enterprises in the industry, which has expanded the overall market size of the industry.

In addition, the State Council mentioned in the “Made in China 2025” issued on May 19, 2015 that it vigorously promoted breakthrough development in key areas, focusing on high-performance structural materials, functional polymer materials, and advanced composite materials. With the government's emphasis on environmental protection and vigorous promotion in the field of polymer materials, the development of the PTFE filter material industry has been effectively promoted.

2. Industry breakthrough technical barriers

In the past, China's PTFE filter material market was monopolized by foreign companies, and the products mainly depended on imports, and the price was high. In recent years, China's industry enterprises have broken through the technical barriers of the industry through years of trials and research and development. China has the ability to independently develop excellent PTFE filter materials. China's self-developed products have a high cost performance, which not only enables domestic downstream enterprises to replace imported domestic products, but also opens the door to the international market, thus enabling the industry to achieve rapid development from import to export.