The hottest metal packaging industry has broad pro

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With the continuous growth of food and fast-moving consumer goods, China's metal packaging industry has a huge market capacity. The materials used in the metal packaging industry are also developing in the direction of safety, easy processing, green and saving, which also puts forward new requirements for steel. The market capacity of metal packaging industry is large. In an exhibition booth, "China Metallurgical news" saw that there were metal can covers of different sizes and shapes on the booth, which were glittering yellow and attractive. I picked up a round metal cover and saw that it was printed in English. The staff of the booth introduced to: This is a domestic can lid, which is made of tinplate and chromium plated iron provided by Baosteel. The staff member handed a business card: our company has a long-term cooperative relationship with large domestic steel mills such as Baosteel. The materials used in metal packaging cans, such as tinplate, are provided by domestic steel mills, which consume 700 to 800 tons a month. China Metallurgical news further learned that the company specializes in developing and manufacturing tinplate with full open and easy to open covers, and has four dual channel production lines in the United States and Japan, with an annual production capacity of 900million pieces. After the completion of the company's new plant in 2013, the annual output will reach more than 1.5 billion pieces. There are three series of products, covering more than 20 models. At the seminar on the application and promotion of Rulin chemical two-piece can ink technology held on the same morning, participants discussed the current localization status and development trend of China's two-piece can line. The metal packaging cans of the two-piece can line are made of steel, aluminum, or steel + aluminum. Baosteel packaging company has established can lines in Shanghai, Wuhan, Chengdu, Foshan, Zunhua and other places, COFCO packaging company has also established or is building two-piece can production lines in Hangzhou, Tianjin, Chengdu Panyu, Nanning, Wuhan, and domestic inks have been applied to aluminum and steel two-piece drink cans, beer cans, herbal tea, coffee and other high-temperature sterilized drink cans, The development prospect of two-piece can is very broad. It is reported that the two-piece can products of Shanghai Baosteel packaging company have customers of well-known beverage brands at home and abroad, such as Coca Cola, Pepsi Cola, Budweiser beer, Heineken beer, Tsingtao beer, etc. the enterprise has also formed a strategic alliance with Coca Cola, Budweiser beer, org and other enterprises, and the number of cans supplied has continued to grow steadily in recent years. According to insiders, China's metal packaging industry has formed a complete metal packaging industrial system including iron printing, can making, lid making, barrel making and other products. In recent years, China's metal packaging industry has entered a period of rapid development. In the past 10 years, the annual growth rate of China's beverage industry has been maintained at more than 20%. In 2011, the total output of China's beverage industry was 118 million tons; The total volume of cans reached 9.72 million tons, and the sales volume reached 120.2 billion yuan, including products in metal packaging, soft and hard packaging and other packaging forms. With the improvement of national consumption capacity and the upgrading of consumption habits, metal packaging is also widely used in high-end beverage products that continue to appear and sell rapidly. However, compared with the international market, the current per capita annual consumption of cans in China is 17, which is only equivalent to 1/22 of the 380 cans in the United States. According to statistics, the annual per capita consumption of canned food in the United States is about 90 kg, that in Western Europe is about 50 kg, that in Japan is 23 kg, and that in China is only 1 kg. As the domestic market has not been effectively launched, and the safety and convenience of metal packaging relative to glass bottle packaging need to be improved, there is a strong growth momentum in the market capacity of metal packaging applied to canned food. According to experts' prediction, China's metal packaging industry has a huge development space in the next three to five years, and the output value is expected to exceed 100 billion yuan. Packaging products should be upgraded for future review. The rapid development of high-performance steel metal packaging industry has stimulated the demand for steel for metal packaging and put forward higher requirements for steel. The products of metal packaging cans mainly include tinplate metal packaging cans, two-piece beverage cans, three piece beverage cans, milk powder cans, ordinary food cans, aerosol cans, crown caps, unscrew caps, easy pull caps, miscellaneous cans, chemical cans, steel drums of more than 200 liters, etc. The materials used in metal packaging cans are mostly steel and aluminum, among which the steel is mainly low-carbon steel sheet, tinplate (commonly known as electroplated tin sheet), Wuxi steel sheet (chrome plated sheet), white iron sheet (galvanized sheet), coated steel sheet, coated iron, aluminum, aluminum foil, etc. According to the analysis of industry experts, the rapid growth of FMCG is the first driving force for the rapid development of metal packaging industry, and the upgrading trend of packaging products has directly increased the share of metal packaging products in various categories of packaging products. In the future, metal packaging will pay more attention to food safety, thinning and reduction, and recycling. In Britain, about two-thirds of steel cans are made of recycled materials. In some European countries, the recycling rate of metal cans exceeds 90%. This also puts forward higher requirements for the steel used to manufacture metal packaging cans, such as containers, ordinary steel drums and other metal packaging containers, which should have greater strength and stiffness, and have the advantages of low cost and good processing performance. Therefore, the steel plate is required to have higher strength and stiffness. In addition, the packaging cans of weak acid food require steel plates to have certain corrosion resistance. This kind of food is widely used in the international market, such as meat, fish, poultry, dairy products, vegetables, carrots, as well as various beverages and soups. At present, chrome plated steel plates are mainly used to make beer bottle caps, beverage and neutral food can coating caps in China, and there are few food cans. To open this part of the market, we must further enhance the corrosion resistance of products. Foreign countries attach great importance to the research and development of steel for metal packaging. For example, some British steel enterprises put a new decorative steel plate on the market a few years ago. This material is composed of chromium oxide plated steel plate and several layers of polymer coating film on its surface, and has been applied in Europe at present. This polymer spray material has several layers of composite films, which can be metallized and can be printed with holographic trademarks. It has a protective layer, which is conducive to printing. Because the whole process is carried out on the plane, this series of decorative steel plates are ideal materials for making decorative containers, easy to open covers, screw off covers, crown covers, composite tank end covers and three piece tanks. As the surface of this kind of steel plate is bright and clean, it has opened the market of tinplate containers as soon as it came out. In addition, there is also a kind of polymer coated steel on the market, which can be used to make high barrier, strong corrosion resistance and eye-catching packaging; Another new coating process is to extrude the resin directly onto the steel plate, which has been used in the production of food cans at present. The trend of green development breeds potential markets. In the future, China's metal packaging industry has broad prospects for development. Among China's 1400 metal packaging enterprises, the annual consumption of tinplate is nearly 1.4 million tons. In the future, metal packaging will pay more attention to emission reduction and energy conservation, which can directly reduce consumption, strengthen cleaner production, and devote itself to creating green enterprises and developing green products. In view of the current situation of large consumption and high cost proportion of metal packaging materials, it is necessary to strengthen the development and research of reduced and thin-walled products. The focus is to pay attention to the consumption reduction rate of metal packaging materials. It is expected to carry out the installation of supporting equipment in early December, the consumption reduction rate of auxiliary materials, the consumption reduction rate of energy, the consumption reduction rate of public resources, the utilization rate of waste materials, and the recycling of materials in the processing process. In recent years, metal packaging enterprises have focused on building a community of interests. They have learned from the experience and practice of international development of metal packaging, combined with China's actual situation, actively carried out industrial chain coordination, and have initially formed an industrial chain with packaging container manufacturing as the leader, combined with capping plants, printing plants, coating plants, aluminum, steel and other raw material manufacturers and packaging machinery and other equipment enterprises, which has enhanced the ability to cope with challenges and risks. Comments: the potential market of steel for metal packaging is huge, which may become another transformation point of the steel industry. Steel enterprises should vigorously develop green steel required by the metal packaging industry and promote the common development of the steel industry and the metal packaging industry

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