Statistics show that the overall performance of the papermaking industry declined significantly last year, especially in the fourth quarter, due to weak macro demand, coupled with the large-scale release of industry capacity in 2011, resulting in losses in the industry. In the first quarter of this year, profit rebounded on a year-on-year basis, benefiting from higher paper prices after the festival and the relatively low price of raw materials in stock.
However, industry insiders said that with the arrival of the off-season of paper consumption, coupled with the current industry overcapacity is still relatively severe, paper prices are expected to rise in the next few months little room. In addition, the Paper Co's task of energy conservation and emission reduction and elimination of backward production capacity is still arduous.
In the paper industry, the application of papermaking chemicals plays a decisive role in the quality and economy of paper production. They can give paper various excellent special properties.
(e.g. water resistance, oil resistance, wet strength, smoothness, softness, etc.) can make worse fiber materials to produce thinner, whiter and stronger paper; they can optimize the production process and improve the speed of paper machine operation.
Paper chemicals industry is the upstream industry of paper industry. Modern paper industry can not do without the application of various chemicals in the whole process of pulping, papermaking and post-processing.
China's paper industry has achieved rapid development and is developing towards large-scale and large-scale assets reorganization. At the same time, paper chemicals have also begun to form a new industry, but at present, China's paper chemicals production enterprises are still mainly small and medium-sized enterprises.
In 2010, China's paper industry output has exceeded 90 million tons, ranking first in the world, but the low-grade products surplus, high-grade and special paper is seriously inadequate.
Chemical industry analysts believe that China's paper industry is currently facing resource, environmental and structural problems. From the point of view of resources, China's paper industry is seriously inadequate in fiber raw materials, a large part of which is dependent on imports. However, the paper chemicals enterprises are facing financial difficulties, rising raw material costs and declining industry profit margins.
With the development of China's paper industry, China's paper chemicals industry will continue to maintain steady growth. The main obstacles hindering the development of China's paper chemicals industry are as follows: 1. weak innovation ability, poor variety specificity, less quantity, low level of technology and more repetition;
2. The production scale of the enterprise is small, and there is obvious technological gap compared with the international large enterprises. The backbone enterprises of the industry have not yet formed. 3. Some new products for energy saving, emission reduction and cleaner production of the paper industry need to be developed.
According to the "2010 China Paper Chemicals Market Analysis and Research Report" issued by the relevant investigating bodies, due to the strong growth of China's paper industry, various internationally renowned paper chemicals enterprises have moved into China.
Domestic paper chemicals enterprises are growing stronger. At present, there are more than 1000 chemical enterprises in China, mainly distributed in the coastal areas with developed paper industry and Guangxi, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi and Northeast provinces.