The hottest polycarbonate market will maintain a h

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The polycarbonate market will continue to maintain a high development momentum

the total global polycarbonate production capacity in 2012 was 4.695 million tons. Among them: American SABIC company 530000 tons/year, German Bayer company 330000 tons/year, Thai Bayer company 270000 tons/year, American Bayer company 260000 tons/year, Spanish SABIC company 260000 tons/year, Saudi Arabia SABIC company 260000 tons/year, Belgium Bayer company 240000 tons/year, Dutch SABIC company 220000 tons/year, Singapore emperor chemical company 200000 tons/year, Bayer scientific and technological materials (China) Company 200000 tons/year, Formosa Plastics/Chuguang company 1 resolution R is 1.5% of the range of change plus an increment of 75000 tons/year, LG Dow Chemical Company of South Korea 160000 tons/year, PC company of Thailand 160000 tons/year, China Teijin chemical company 160000 tons/year, Germany Dow Chemical Company 155000 tons/year, Taiwan Qimei/Asahi chemical company 140000 tons/year, Japan Teijin chemical company 120000 tons/year, Sanyang company of South Korea 110000 tons/year, Dow Chemical Company of the United States 109000 tons/year, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company of Japan 95000 tons/year, Sinopec Mitsubishi Chemical PC (Beijing) Co., Ltd. 60000 tons/year. The top four manufacturers and their comprehensive production capacity are: SABIC company 1.315 million tons/year, Bayer company 1.3 million tons/year, Teijin company 480000 tons/year, Dow Chemical Company 479000 tons/year, accounting for 28.0%, 27.7%, 10.2% and 10.2% of the global production capacity respectively. It is expected that in the next few years, the global polycarbonate production capacity will still be in the rising channel of the growth process

according to experts, China's polycarbonate production capacity has exceeded 400000 tons/year, and the growth will still double in the future. In 2012, China's polycarbonate production capacity was 438000 tons/year, accounting for nearly 10% of the world's total production capacity. Domestic enterprises mainly include: Shanghai Zhonglian chemical plant, Chongqing Changfeng Chemical Plant, Minmetals Changzhou synthetic chemical plant. The scale of production units is relatively small, the production technology is relatively backward, the output is low, the grade brand is few, and most of them are for their own use. Foreign invested devices in China include: Bayer's 200000 ton/year device in Shanghai chemical industry zone; 160000 T/a plant of teiren chemical company in Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province; 60000 ton/year units jointly constructed by Mitsubishi Chemical Company and Sinopec Yanshan Petrochemical. Reduce the dosage of toughening agent Poe; In recent years, downstream enterprises have strong demand for polycarbonate. In 2011, the global consumption exceeded 4million tons, reaching 4.38 million tons in 2012, an increase of nearly 10%. At present, China's consumption of polycarbonate products has accounted for about 30% of the total global consumption, about 1.3 million tons/year, which greatly exceeds the proportion of production. Despite the phased development bottleneck, the market is still optimistic. International chemical material giants have taken measures to compete in the Chinese market. Among them, Bayer materials technology announced that its polycarbonate production capacity in Shanghai will be expanded from 200000 tons/year to 500000 tons/year; SABIC will establish a joint venture with Sinopec to build a 260000 T/a unit in the new plant of Tianjin Petrochemical, which is expected to be put into operation in 2015; Lingyou Shanghai Plastic Engineering Company (wholly owned by Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company) has newly built an 80000 T/a device in Shanghai Industrial Park, which has been put into trial production; The Japanese emperor decided to expand the production capacity of the polycarbonate project in Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province by 60000-70000 tons/year

it is estimated that by 2015, China's polycarbonate production capacity will exceed 1 million tons/year. According to experts, in the next few years, the demand for polycarbonate in the world will maintain a growth rate of 7 ~ 10%. It is expected to reach 5.15 million tons in 2015 and 6million tons in 2020; From 2010 to 2015, the global polycarbonate operating rate is expected to increase from about 80% to 90%. With the increasing popularity of digital media, people gradually reduce the use of CDs and DVDs. Electrical/electronic, film and plate will replace optical media to become the largest market for polycarbonate. From the perspective of the global market pattern of polycarbonate, the demand growth in Europe and the Asia Pacific region is the most obvious. An important reason for the strong growth in European demand is that there are more and more products driven by technology. For example, in the electronic entertainment industry, the European Union requires LCD TV screens to comply with the "eco label" standard and strict flame retardant regulations. In addition, the growth of the Asia Pacific region should not be underestimated. According to statistics, the Asia Pacific region's share of the world market is expected to increase from 60% in 2010 to 65% by 2015. During the "12th Five Year Plan" period, when the hair looks comfortable and natural after use, the apparent demand growth rate of polycarbonate will remain at 10 ~ 15%, and the demand will reach about 2million tons by 2015. It is expected that the polycarbonate production capacity will reach 1.1 million tons at that time, and the localization supply rate will reach 50 ~ 60%

the demand for capacity growth alone is difficult to digest. According to experts, some polycarbonate enterprises with R & D capabilities in the international market are committed to developing new and special products. For example, SABIC has developed two new products suitable for the flame retardancy of interior materials of rail vehicles. These two new products adopt advanced non chlorinated and non brominated flame retardants technology, which can help rail transit customers meet the growing sustainability and demand for advanced thermoplastic materials, and contribute to the design and development of interior products of rail vehicles. SABIC has launched two breakthrough new Lexan polycarbonate films that can be used for identity cards - lexansdcx coextrusion film and lexansc92e flexible hard coating film. The latest electronic identity cards and documents require more sophisticated security functions, and additional card layers need to be added to integrate these functions. This film can be used for high-quality and cost-effective laser engraving, including personalized design with high contrast using cardholder photos and signatures; This coating film can even be laminated under high pressure and 190 ℃ high temperature without damaging any properties; In addition, SABIC launched the first polycarbonate panel of photovoltaic building integration (BIPV), which can be applied to roofs, exterior walls and windows. This product has been launched in the second half of 2012, which can provide one-stop service from filling to packaging in the shortest time. SABIC said it was cooperating with VU University in Amsterdam to develop lightweight, more energy-saving and lower cost solar panels. Bayer materials technology successfully developed a 5-gallon polycarbonate transparent bucket, which can be used as a packaging material for clean drinking water. Compared with other materials such as pet, PP and PVC, it has good hardness, toughness, fracture resistance and high temperature resistance. In addition, Teijin chemical company and free glass company of Japan have developed special grade black polycarbonate alloy materials

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