The non-woven fabric industry is facing a "life and death disaster": it has increased by 10 times, and downstream enterprises have stopped production
release date: Source: China business daily
in the period when masks have become a necessity for epidemic prevention and control, the industry competing with masks for non-woven fabrics is facing a "life and death disaster"
"since the first two months, the government has ordered 1million masks every day, and all the non-woven fabrics in stock have been used up." A staff member of a large domestic diaper manufacturer in the Yangtze River Delta said, "the price of non-woven fabrics has risen, and some small diaper manufacturers have no inventory and no production."
"the price of non-woven fabrics has increased 10 times, and our industry, like the diaper industry, is facing resumption of production and shutdown." Chen Hua, head of Shanghai foreign trade packaging enterprise, told "China is actively developing agricultural products trade between Hainan and Southeast Asian countries"
according to the data of the National Bureau of statistics, the production of basic raw materials and new products in China maintained an increase in the first quarter, of which the output of non-woven fabrics increased by 6.1%
"the leaders of Shanghai municipal government have just visited our enterprise, and I have reflected the problems we face to them." Chen Hua's enterprise is a non-woven packaging export enterprise, which ranks among the top 10 enterprises in the same industry in China. Now, due to the high raw material prices, it has closed 70% of its production capacity again
"the core raw material we use" non-woven fabric, the price per ton has risen from 12000 to 120000. " Chen Hua said
Chen Hua's factory is in Jiaxing and Yiwu. Since January 10, nearly 1000 workers have been on holiday, and the factory has been shut down for more than three months. With the call to resume work, the production capacity has been restored by half
he was relieved. "The epidemic has damaged enterprises by 50%, and we can take a breather. Now the price of raw materials has soared, and now we have suffered 70%." Chen Hua said
and where are the non-woven fabrics in the market? "A large number of non-woven fabrics are supplied to mask enterprises." Chen Hua said
Chen Hua is not the only one who has such a voice. Many diaper enterprises have switched to the production of masks, while diapers have been ignored
"since the first two months, the government has ordered 1million masks every day, and all the non-woven fabrics in stock have been used up." A staff member of a large domestic diaper production enterprise in the Yangtze River Delta said to
the enterprise receives 4billion diaper OEM contracts every year, but the previously reserved low-cost raw materials have been exhausted
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due to the mass production of masks on the production line, the staff said: whether the whole machine and fixture are clean "now there is no way to order diapers, and we do not accept any order of diapers."
followed by the price of diapers. "Because of the rising cost, the price of diapers will rise by 40%." The staff member said, "we are a relatively good enterprise. Many small and medium-sized diaper factories have stopped production, and there are no diapers in stock."
the price rise is more due to melt blown non-woven fabrics. Melt blown non-woven fabric is an important material for the production of medical surgical masks. Before the Spring Festival, the price of melt blown non-woven fabric per ton was about 20000, but Chen Hua said, "now the price of melt blown fabric is approaching 600000/ton."
even so, downstream enterprises bear high costs, and no enterprise will accept orders for non-woven fabrics
"when the price of non-woven fabrics rises to 30000/ton, there is no way to place an order." Chen Hua revealed that he had asked many factories for orders, "the non-woven fabric production capacity of the factory has been bought out by others"
in this case, the production capacity is "guaranteed", and "one package is one month, and the order is placed for one month". Chen Hua said, "I can feel that someone is hoarding a lot of goods in the market."
"the non-woven fabrics we ordered are used on the inner lining of packaging products. I have visited these factories. The product quality is very general, and we do not have the conditions to produce medical non-woven fabrics. We have neither qualification nor equipment capacity." This made Chen Hua puzzled. Some non-woven factory personnel directly told Chen Hua, "I won't accept orders within twoorthree months."
some advertisements selling masks and non-woven fabrics in the "circle of friends" are emerging one after another
the official of the Ministry of Public Security announced that recently, in response to the increase in criminal activities of reselling meltblown cloth, the core raw material of production masks, the Ministry of public security deployed and carried out special crackdowns, cracked 20 cases, arrested 42 suspect, and the amount involved was 34.45 million, which effectively deterred the criminal activities of driving up the price of meltblown cloth and effectively curbed the disorderly price rise of meltblown cloth
on April 23, Zhejiang public security bureau reported the case of driving up prices and hoarding strange things, and confiscated 8.89 tons of fake and inferior meltblown cloth
Chen Huagang received a new quotation: the 99% protective capacity of melt blown cloth is 600000/ton, and the lower level is more than 500000/ton. "Most of them are unqualified." Chen Hua said
the personnel of the aforementioned diaper manufacturers have also repeatedly stressed that if you order diapers now, "you can take whatever you have, for example, the diapers produced by today's production line, no matter what size, the dealer must take away, and the size must be incomplete"
on April 16, Yangzhou City, Jiangsu Province, where melt blown cloth production enterprises gather, reorganized the industry and raised the industry threshold. Analysts believe that the short-term melt blown cloth price is expected to be high
for the non-woven fabric factory, the contract at this time has no "effect"
Chen Hua signed an order before the Spring Festival, but has not received the goods so far. "The factory sees that the price of later orders is higher, so it gives priority to the production of later orders." Chen Hua said
for non-woven fabric factories, this is the era of huge profits. At present, the price of PP (polypropylene) particles in the upstream of non-woven fabrics in the market is about 8000/ton. After the outbreak, the price of PP particles has not changed much. However, the price of non-woven fabrics increased more than ten times. Polypropylene is also one of the raw materials for mask production
according to Chen Hua's prediction, "the demand for masks and protective clothing will not decrease significantly in the next two to three months, and this state will continue."
for the downstream enterprises of non-woven fabrics, "the supply chain is all broken, and it is a shutdown state". Chen Hua is looking for other fabrics to replace non-woven fabrics. The already sluggish overseas demand has further shrunk
learned that the price and quality of masks and upstream enterprises have attracted the attention of regulatory authorities
Zhang Qi, deputy director of the device supervision department of the State Food and drug administration, said that the State Food and Drug Administration strengthened the supervision and inspection of key links such as raw material procurement, production process control and product delivery release of production enterprises, and urged enterprises to organize production in strict accordance with regulatory requirements and standards. For the problems found, the enterprise shall be ordered to rectify in place, resolutely prevent unqualified products from entering the market, and ensure the quality and safety of medical devices from the source