Analysis of the most popular offset plate Market i

2022-08-09
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Analysis of China's offset printing plate market at present, the overall trend of China's offset printing plate market is "the rapid increase in the output of PS plates, the continuous emergence of new varieties of CTP plates, more intense market competition, and insufficient supply of aluminum plate base supporting facilities". In this case, many large-scale domestic plate manufacturers have increased exports to overseas while producing PS plates, and accelerated the batch production of CTP plates at the same time

insufficient supply of aluminum plates is the limiting factor

both PS version and CTP version need aluminum plates to make plate base. Taking PS version as an example, the annual demand for aluminum plates in the country is 1.1 million 12 million tons, while the annual production capacity of domestic aluminum plates is only 40000 tons, which is seriously in short supply, and more than half of the aluminum plates need to be imported. Moreover, there is a certain gap between the quality of domestic aluminum plates and imported aluminum plates, which provides an opportunity for foreign aluminum plate base manufacturers to monopolize the price of imported plates, and also causes China's aluminum plate base to form a seller's market with high prices. In addition, the contradiction between the large demand for aluminum plate base and the tight supply and demand of energy in the plate industry forces the state to restrict it through industrial policy guidance, or use price leverage to restrict production, which makes the plate production enterprises encounter difficulties in raw material procurement and capital turnover

therefore, vigorously developing the aluminum plate manufacturing industry, improving the output and quality of domestic aluminum plates, and solving the main bottleneck restricting the development of the offset plate industry as shown in Figure 1 will undoubtedly promote China's offset plate industry. It is gratifying that with the production and expanded reproduction of a number of aluminum companies such as Fujian Ruimin aluminum, Henan Mingtai aluminum, North China aluminum, Zhuozhou Longma aluminum, especially the production of high-precision aluminum and aluminum alloy plate and strip hot rolling production lines of Southwest Aluminum this year, China's offset plate industry finally sees hope, and the day of large-scale use of domestic high-grade aluminum plate base will not be far away

ps version competition is fierce, supply exceeds demand

since the mid-1990s, China's PS version industry has entered a period of rapid development. From 1996 to 2003, the annual growth rate of domestic PS version production and sales exceeded 15%, showing a trend of booming production and sales and export growth. At present, there are nearly 40 medium-sized and above PS plate production enterprises dominated by reel lines in China, and there are about 55 reel PS plate production lines. Among the PS version production enterprises in China, there are four manufacturers with an annual output of more than 10 million square meters. The output of these four enterprises accounts for 52.9% of the total national output, and the sales volume also accounts for 53.9% of the total national sales volume

the continuous growth of PS version production in China has also intensified the competition in the PS version industry, and there has been a situation of supply exceeding demand. In 2004, the output of PS version was 10million square meters more than the sales volume, the gap between production and sales volume widened, and the inventory of PS version increased. With the increase of new equipment, the utilization rate of PS version production equipment has also decreased since 2003. Some PS version production enterprises have experienced poor sales, insufficient operation and declining output

although the export of PS version in China has made great progress in recent years, generally speaking, the popularity of PS version in China in the international market is not high, and the market share is not too high. In view of the great export potential of PS version, domestic PS version manufacturers should actively explore the international market while focusing on the domestic market. Previously, the competitiveness of domestic PS version in the international market was mainly reflected in the price advantage of products. In the future, the focus of competition should be on product quality and brand, and efforts should be made to develop new varieties and enhance brand competitiveness

in addition, from the perspective of energy conservation and cost reduction, renewable PS version should be vigorously developed. It is understood that the vast majority of recycled PS plates circulating in the market in China are processed by single sheet automatic continuous production equipment. Compared with the previous manual trough hanging method, the treatment process of plates is highly controllable, the process is stable, and the quality is high. It can be said that after more than 10 years of development, the development of recycled PS version has begun to take shape. The recycled PS version has met the quality requirements of a certain level of printed matter in terms of technology and quality, and has won a wide range of markets and users

stable growth of CTP plates

in the past two years, the domestic PS plate market has been in fierce competition. This situation also makes large enterprises more aware that they can't continue to entangle in the field of traditional plates. 5. Travel protection of electronic tensile testing machine: mechanical and computer dual protection. Some powerful PS plate enterprises in China have invested their energy in the R & D and production of CTP plates, such as Fuji Xingguang Co., Ltd., the second film factory of lucky group, Sichuan Juguang printing equipment Co., Ltd., Beijing Baochi Fangzheng Technology Development Co., Ltd., Shantou zhongkeyin Industry Co., Ltd., etc

fully understand and affirm the specific utilization, experimental conditions and material characteristics. Kodak, Fuji and Agfa have accelerated the pace of localized production in China. The plates used in the mainland market are basically from the mainland production bases of major international manufacturers

Kodak's factory in Tianjin has fully supplied CTP plates to the domestic market, and Kodak also plans to invest nearly US $100million to build a CTP plate factory in Xiamen. Agfa Wuxi printing plate factory has been put into the production and supply of CTP plates after only producing PS plates at the initial stage of construction. Fujifilm not only supplies CTP plates to the Chinese market by Fuji Xingguang company, which is a joint venture with the China Institute of Printing Science and technology, but also plans to establish another plate factory in Suzhou, mainly producing CTP plates

the accelerated pace of localization of the three plate giants in China has led to the reduction of the price of CTP plate. In 2005, the price of thermal CTP plate was close to 7d yuan/square meter, and the price of purple laser CTP plate was less than 80 yuan/square meter, which was almost 10 yuan cheaper per square meter compared with last year. However, even at this price, most CTP users are still dissatisfied and expect more room for price reduction. However, since the aluminum plate base of CTP plate is still imported, and since last year, the price of aluminum in the international market has been rising, which is a negative factor for the future price decline of CTP plate

it is noteworthy that the treatment free plate is becoming the favorite of CTP plate market and is favored by users. CTP plate without treatment has many advantages, such as cost saving, simplified workflow, environmental protection and so on. At present, although the initial cost of CTP plates in the market is slightly lower, there are: Azura thermal version launched by Agfa company, therma direct thermal version of Kodak company, freedom thermal version, anthem thermal version, applause thermal version, Aurora thermal version of pressek company, Saphira thermal version of Heidelberg company, brillia HD pro-T thermal version and brillia HD Pro V violet laser version of Fujifilm company, Ala-one thermal version of Mitsui Chemicals, etc

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