Current status and development prospects of domestic aluminum foil market

- Dec 04, 2018-

China has a very broad aluminum foil consumer market. At present, the industries that occupy the top three aluminum foil consumption are air conditioners, cigarettes, decorations, cables, food packaging, etc. The consumption of aluminum foil in the automotive, pharmaceutical, packaging and other industries is also growing rapidly. Air-conditioning foil is the industry that uses the most aluminum foil. China is the world's largest air-conditioning producer. The consumption of aluminum foil is huge and stable. The annual consumption of aluminum foil in the cigarette industry is more than 30,000 tons, most of which are double-zero foil. Currently, China's annual consumption The number of aluminum foils has reached more than 160,000 tons. The construction, decoration, packaging and other industries are also the main consumers of aluminum foil.

Aluminum foil for food and pharmaceutical packaging is a highly promising aluminum foil consumer market. In developed countries such as Europe and the United States, aluminum foil consumption in the food and drug industry accounts for a large proportion of total aluminum foil consumption. In China, aluminum foil is currently only in a few high-end medicines and foods. Applicable in the package. Aluminum foil has the advantages of non-toxic, corrosion-resistant, impervious, heat-resistant, moisture-proof, light-blocking, and high-temperature sterilization. The medicinal aluminum foil is generally 0.02 mm thick and is composed of a protective layer, an ink printing layer, a substrate and an adhesive layer, and has a high cost, and is mainly used for some expensive pharmaceutical packaging.

There are 83 aluminum foil manufacturers in China with an annual production capacity of 235,000 tons. From the perspective of production capacity, China's aluminum foil is oversupply; but the reality is that China still needs to import tens of thousands of tons of aluminum foil every year to meet demand. The reason is that production scale is small, production technology and production equipment are backward. From the perspective of technology and equipment, China's aluminum foil industry is only equivalent to the level of developed countries in the 1990s, and the gap is obvious.

The backwardness of technology and equipment not only allows us to lie in the low-end product field, but also can not produce high-precision products, and let our yield rate be lower than the international average by more than 10%. Faced with the vast domestic market, enterprises should work hard to make China's aluminum foil industry bigger and stronger.