After the outbreak of the COVID 2019, masks became a necessity for people to live. With the sharp increase in demand for masks, the supply of polypropylene materials for masks is in short supply. Faced with the severe epidemic prevention and control situation and strong market demand, polyolefin production enterprises in China actively took advantage of their industrial and technological advantages, and converted to high-end polypropylene special materials in a relatively short period of time. The three layers of masks from the inside to the outside realized Made in China."
What materials were the hottest on the market during the epidemic? Meltblown cloth should be one of them.
Melt-blown cloth uses polypropylene as the main raw material, as a filter material, it is called the "heart" of medical masks and N95 masks. In the most critical period, the price of melt-blown cloth per ton was as high as RMB 600,000 to RMB 800,000. Although the current price of the meltblown fabric market has dropped to a certain extent from the previous period, the supply is still tight.
In order to promote the quality level of the mask industry, ensure the quality and safety of epidemic prevention products, improve the competitiveness of the mask industry, create a new high-quality industrial growth pole, and help prevent and control epidemic situations, the Supervision Bureau takes the initiative to strengthen supervision and services, and take multiple measures to promote masks. Industrial quality improved.
In 2020, the domestic mask industry responded to the epidemic situation, speeding up resumption of work, cooperating with upstream and downstream industries to restart production, encouraging first-line companies to switch production, assisting in solving production problems, and pushing enterprises to expand international procurement to ensure domestic material supply.
With the steady growth of the economy, the domestic market for low-value consumables continues to expand, driven by many factors such as medical security, the improvement of people's living standards and the growth of medical demand.
Due to the low threshold of mask technology requirements, there are many production enterprises, and the market competition is fierce. At present, most domestic mask production enterprises are mainly small, and the international recognition of production technology and certification is not high. There are a large number of mask companies but few influential companies. According to the distribution of the number of manufacturers, medical mask manufacturers are mainly concentrated in Henan, Hubei, Guangdong and Jiangsu, Jiangxi and other provinces.
Stepped into three copies. As the epidemic attack fell, residents prepared masks for resuming work to reach 60%. Before the epidemic is controlled, the consumption of the mask industry will continue to grow.
With the improvement of people's living standards and the strengthening of health awareness, affected by the epidemic, the demand for masks will continue to grow. According to the Smart Core Industry Research Center, the output value of the domestic mask industry will exceed 15 billion yuan in 2021.
For the upstream raw materials of masks-high-solubility polypropylene fiber raw materials-polypropylene supply is sufficient, with an annual output exceeding 20 million tons. Due to the impact of the epidemic, the demand for domestic polypropylene production capacity growth in 2019 has entered the 2020. With the decline of the epidemic attack and the continued outbreak of the epidemic, the increase in the rate of resumption of work has increased the demand for masks, which has driven the growth of demand for raw materials. Statistics show that polypropylene production exceeded 2 million tons in December 2019.
According to data from the China Textile Business Association, domestic mask production in 2018 was about 4.54 billion pieces, which exceeded 5 billion pieces in 2019 and is expected to exceed 6 billion pieces by 2020.