After 20 years of rapid development, China's plastic pipe industry has consistently ranked first in the world in terms of overall production capacity, total output, and the number of companies and pipelines (including independent innovations). As an ordinary member of the manufacturing industry, what is the overall manufacturing level of many “world's first” plastic pipe industries? During the "13th Five-Year Plan" period, what are the prospects for the development of plastic pipes? From April 13th to April 14th in Taiyuan, Shanxi, the 10th General Assembly Plastic Pipeline Committee of the China Plastics Processing Industry Association and the 2017 Plastics Pipeline Industry Exchange Conference, the participants in the conference gave the answer: Plastic Pipeline Industry We must also implement supply-side reforms, focus on "quality" and "intellectualism" to promote industrial upgrading.
According to the statistics of China Plastics Processing Industry Association Plastic Pipeline Professional Committee (hereinafter referred to as China Plastics Association Plastic Pipeline Special Committee), the output of China's plastic pipes increased from 11 million tons in 2012 to 14.36 million tons in 2016 The average annual growth rate is 7.51%. Last year, the export volume of plastic pipes was 582,200 tons, an increase of 5.87% year-on-year, but the amount of foreign exchange earnings continued to decline. From this we can see that the competitive pressure in the international market continues to increase.
“We have identified the theme of this year’s annual conference as 'inheritance, innovation, quality, and intelligence', which is in line with the actual development of China's plastic pipe industry. 'Inheritance' is the basis for the development of the plastic pipe industry, and the development of the industry must inherit its advantages. And characteristics; 'innovation' is the driving force for the development of the industry; 'quality' is the soul of the development of the industry; 'intelligence' is the direction of the development of the industry.' Ma Zhanfeng, vice chairman of the China Plastics Processing Industry Association, said.
Re-understand the “appropriately expanding” demand side
Zhang Jianjun, chairman of the China Plastics Association Plastic Pipeline Committee, said that taking a close look at the development of China's plastic pipe industry in the past five years, it showed a steady increase in the total output of the industry; the optimization of industrial structure, the steady increase in industrial concentration; the pace of technological innovation and technological progress Accelerate, the market share of new products continues to increase; product quality levels gradually increase, service levels further improve; corporate awareness of quality upgrades, brand building progress; corporate environmental awareness and active implementation of green production; industry comprehensive competitiveness significantly improved , The international influence continues to expand and so on. During the “Thirteenth Five-Year Plan” period, the entire industry is also facing many challenges, including the problem of disorderly competition in the market. There is no delay in the promotion of product quality; overcapacity is still a huge pressure for the development of the industry.
“Traditional plastic pipe demand side” - the real estate industry with strong dual driving force has entered the adjustment period, and the related pipeline product usage has been significantly affected, and the impact on the development of manufacturing enterprises with pipeline products in the building is particularly significant. During the 13th Five-year Plan period, there were more opportunities on the “demand side” related to pipeline development.” Huang Jiawen, deputy director of the National Construction Engineering Quality Inspection Center, believes that the construction of sea-level cities, urban underground comprehensive corridors, industrialization of housing and vigorous The development of fabricated buildings will provide more market opportunities for the plastic pipe industry.
Gao Lixin, chief engineer of the Science and Technology Development Promotion Center of the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, analyzed that the demand for plastic pipes in the urban and rural construction industry during the “13th Five-Year Plan” period was about 5 million tons per year, including About 4 million tons of municipal engineering will be needed and about 1 million tons will be required for construction.
Statistics show that agricultural (including drinking water safety engineering, irrigation and drainage engineering) pipelines as well as municipal supply and drainage pipelines and construction and drainage pipelines are still the main application areas of plastic pipelines. From the perspective of market demand and usage in 2016, agricultural applications reached 3.6 million tons, accounting for 25.1% of the total, followed by municipal and drainage applications of 1.72 million tons and 1.44 million tons, respectively, accounting for 12% and 10%.
“ Looking forward to the next few years, China's plastic pipe industry will still have better development opportunities, but the growth rate of the industry will further slow down, competition will further intensify, and the industrial restructuring of the industry will continue to deepen, reshuffle and backward production capacity. The speed of elimination will be gradually accelerated, and industry development resources will be further concentrated on enterprises with brand advantages, quality assurance, and competitive strength, said Wang Zhanjie, secretary general of the Plastics Pipeline Committee of China Plastics Association.
Supply side upgrade smart manufacturing
At the conference, the Plastics Pipeline Committee of the China Plastics Association announced the participation in the “Strip Reinforced Polyethylene Spiral Corrugated Pipe Quality Assurance Alliance” list of units, which means that China’s plastic pipeline “quality assurance alliance” model is further advanced. At the exchange meeting two years ago, China's plastic pipe industry put forward a new form of "Quality Assurance Alliance" for the first time, with a view to clearing the bottleneck that restricts the development of the industry. After successively exploring the quality assurance alliance for the water supply plastic pipe industry, the quality assurance alliance for the gas PE pipe, and the quality assurance alliance for the color concentrates used for plastic pipe and pipe fittings, the quality assurance alliance model of the conference is further advanced.
Wang Zhanjie said that the quality assurance alliance is a new attempt and exploration for the development of the industry. At present, the quality level of the plastic pipelines on the Chinese market is still uneven. The phenomenon of “cheap and low quality” still exists. The non-standard overall market is detrimental to the development of the industry. To improve the quality and efficiency of the entire industry's supply system, it is necessary to strengthen quality brand building, strengthen industry self-discipline and quality credit system development, improve the quality assurance system, and cultivate the craftsman spirit of excellence, accelerate the pace of “machine substitution”, increase variety, and increase Quality, creating a brand, strengthening the concept of doing a hundred years of business, establish long-term quality and brand awareness, not to chase short-term improper interests with "cheap and low quality" pipeline products.
"After so many years of development, the pipeline industry has basically reached a consensus on quality: 'Good equipment + good material (reasonable scientific formula) + good people + implementation of the right process = high quality products', this understanding also fits the quality system The six elements of management's “person, machine, material, method, ring, and measure.” For the improvement of the quality of the industry, the current increase in the cost of labor has been forced to upgrade the technology of manual replacement on the artificial basis and complete the development from manufacturing. 'Make a change.' Huang Jiawen said that the essence of 'wisdom' is also the way to achieve 'quality'.
According to Wang Zhanjie, in addition to upgrading smart manufacturing, China's plastic pipe industry is also actively preparing for the development of group standards in accordance with the direction and requirements of the standardization reforms, so as to achieve full coverage of product standards, and to enhance product quality and application through strengthening standardization work. Security escort.