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Current situation of packaging industry

The development level of a country's packaging industry and its packaging design and development concept is an important symbol of the level of civilization in the country's economic life. Packaging industry not only covers the design and production of packaging products, packaging printing, supply of packaging raw and auxiliary materials, packaging machinery and packaging equipment manufacturing and other production fields, its packaging products are also involved in the primary to tertiary industries, the circulation of goods in every link. It is the permanent social responsibility of packaging industry to dispose, recycle and recycle packaging products after use.Therefore, the development of packaging industry is closely related to global economic integration and sustainable development of human society.

Proportion of major packaging materials

Paper and Cardboard Packaging

With the increasing environmental protection requirements of packaging products in the international market, paper packaging materials have become the preferred packaging materials in many industries.

The raw materials of paper packaging have the characteristics of green, environmental protection and recycling, etc., and can be quickly passed through the commodity inspection to achieve the purpose of rapid logistics and cost saving, which brings convenience to the import and export of commodities and promotes the expansion of the international paper packaging market.

Paper packaging has become a large amount of packaging materials in the world, and its output value has been steadily increasing year by year. 

Global consumption of paper packaging was 47 million tons in 2012, worth $140 billion, according to a report titled "the future of paper packaging markets," by Smithers Pira, a market research institute.

It is expected to grow at an annual rate of 5.1% until 2018, when global consumption of paper packaging boxes is estimated at 63 million tons and production value is estimated at $184 billion.

Plastic Packaging

At the same time, the global development trend of plastic packaging materials is now developing towards the direction of high function, versatility, easy recycling and easy degradation.

The strong plasticity of products can meet the requirements of multiple industries for packaging products, and the easy degradation of new materials conforms to the concept of environmental protection.

According to the data of packaging industry in recent years, plastic packaging is one of the fast growing materials in the whole packaging industry. 

The global plastic packaging Market is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 5.2% between 2014 and 2020, according to a new report by Transparency Market Research. 

Metal Packaging

According to a report released by Smithers & peel institute, the global metal packaging market has reached 106 billion us dollars in 2016, and emerging markets and developing economies have become the main driving force of industrial development. It is predicted to reach 128 billion us dollars in 2021, with an annual growth rate of about 4%.

According to the data, Asia has become the region with the highest market share and will continue to grow rapidly in the next five years, followed by eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

In the Chinese market, the output value of the metal packaging industry in 2017 has exceeded 120 billion yuan, and the industry has entered a mature stage.

However, thanks to the growth of downstream demand, the overall revenue scale shows a steady growth trend -- in the first half of 2018, the revenue of the metal packaging container manufacturing industry reached 58.47 billion yuan, with a year-on-year growth of 9.9%.

However, as raw material prices increased year on year, and packaging companies found it difficult to adjust prices, the overall profitability declined.

The profit reached 2.41 billion yuan, down 8.6% year on year, and the profit margin decreased by 0.83% to 4.12% year on year.

But at the same time, increasing packaging waste has become quite a big problem, some irresponsible businesses blindly choose to add plastic components of high-grade composite packaging and lightweight soft packaging, making post-treatment more difficult, which becomes the city's "white pollution source".

Statistics from the state environmental protection bureau show that in China's annual huge packaging waste, except cartons, beer bottles and some plastic packaging recycling situation is good, the recycling rate of other products is quite low, and the recycling rate of the whole packaging products is less than 20% of the total output value.Therefore, it is urgent to curb the environmental pollution of packaging waste.

The trend of packaging recycling

At present, the international green packaging system has become one of the main contents of setting green standards in developed countries.

The green packaging system requires that the packaging of imported goods saves resources, is easy to recover or reuse after use, is easy to decompose naturally, does not pollute the environment, and protects environmental resources and consumer health.

According to the principle of this system, in recent decades, developed countries have taken measures to formulate laws, regulations and technical standards on packaging containing environmental protection measures, mainly including the following:


Formulate laws and regulations on green packaging.

Many developed countries, through the implementation of laws and regulations, require the import of product packaging and waste disposal to comply with the laws and regulations of the country.


The use of certain packaging materials is stipulated.In order to protect the country's resources, crops, buildings, water and forests, to prevent the packaging of diseases, insects, bacteria, microorganisms and other harm, many countries make restrictions on packaging, strict inspection and treatment provisions.

For example, it is forbidden to use wood, straw, microorganisms and other harmful substances, and many countries have made restrictions on packaging, strict inspection and treatment regulations.

For example, wood, straw, old gunny bags and other traditional natural packaging materials are forbidden, and packaging materials containing lead, mercury and cadmium are forbidden.


Limit the use of plastics that cannot be recycled or decomposed.

For example, the United States, the European Union, Japan and other countries prohibit the use of plastics that cannot be recycled or decomposed, and the design, production and commercialization of packaging supplies must be able to be reused and recycled.


Enforce recycling or recycling laws. Many countries stipulate that all beer, soft drinks and mineral water should use recycled containers.

Many countries, such as Germany, France, the Netherlands and Denmark, have formulated recycling activities and stipulated the recycling ratio of various packaging materials.

Various raw material fees, product packaging and waste treatment are collected. All kinds of taxes (fees) are levied on enterprises producing packaging materials. If all recyclable packaging materials are used in product packaging, the tax can be exempted. If some recycled materials are used, the tax will be lower. Higher taxes are imposed on all non-recyclable or recycled materials.

Each ton of scrap can produce 850 kg of steel, saving 20 tons of iron ore and 1.2 tons of standard coal compared with iron ore.

Recycling 1 ton of waste paper can produce 800 kilograms of high-quality paper, save 17 trees, less use of 240 kilograms of soda, reduce the purification and emissions of paper 75%, reduce the energy consumption of paper 40%.

More than 700 litres of unleaded petrol and diesel can be used from one tonne of waste plastic by recycling the technology to produce petrol and diesel.

Value of easy to pull aluminum can: easy to pull aluminum can can be recycled 100 times after dissolving, to form new cans, can also be made into car, aircraft parts or furniture.

The value of waste glass: after a ton of waste glass is returned to the furnace, another 20,000 500g bottles can be consumed.Compared with old books and 20 tons of waste glass, 720 kg of quartz sand, 250 kg of soda ash, 60 kg of feldspar powder, 10 tons of coal and 400 KWH electricity can be saved.

Metal packaging is a waste of "mine" recycling sustainable development

Metal containers packers has developed into a set of iron cans, sealed cans, steel drum and all kinds of bottle cap for the integration of metal containers packaging industry system, important ranks among the world’s packaging industry, for food, canned, beverage, oil, chemical industry, medicine, culture and education, military, and cosmetics and other related industries with the chief business of form a complete set of product packaging services. Because the metal package printing is exquisite, the manufacture is exquisite, the shelf life is long, carries the convenience, specially suits the traveling, the field operation and the battlefield needs, deeply consumer welcome. However, more than 70% of packaging industrial products are disposable and waste after use.

The product life cycle is shorter than other industrial products, so it consumes a large amount of resources.

Developed countries are vigorously developing the waste recycling industry. According to media reports, the recycling rate of aluminum cans in the United States is more than 75%, and the annual recycling reaches 90 billion.

The electricity saved by recycling aluminum cans can be used for a whole year in a big city like New York. Through the implementation of “green” packaging system, Germany recycles 1 million tons of packaging waste every year, and the recycling rate increases year by year, finally reaching 13 million tons of packaging waste every year. As a result, Germany has reduced its waste by 10% and increased its utilization rate from 20% to 25%.

The average reuse rate of iron and aluminium containers in Switzerland is over 86%. Japan is the country with the most over-packaging, but it is careful about recycling and has long been in a virtuous circle. The recycling rate for aluminum cans in Japan is 40%.After recycling, the materials are used in the iron parts of various buildings and even high-speed railway tracks.

The recovery rate in Germany and France is 73.8%. Germany recycles about 300,000 tons of tin every year, accounting for 60% of the total consumption of tin cans, with a recovery rate of 50%.

Visible, metal packaging is a waste of “mine”.Therefore, we should strengthen the recycling of packaging waste, and strive to develop a circular economy.

Advantages of metal packaging

Flexibility and Innovation, which can be compared and analyzed:

Compared with other materials, such as plastic, glass, paper containers, etc., metal packaging has great strength, good rigidity, and is not easy to be damaged. Compared with other materials, the metal sheet has excellent barrier property, moistureproof property, light blocking property, fragrance preserving property, reliable value sealing, can better protect the product. The metal material printing performance is good, the pattern trademark is bright and beautiful, the packing container which is made is easy to attract people's attention.

The high efficiency of heating and cooling of food metal cans can improve the effect of high temperature sterilization and fast cooling, and it is possible to cook the contents in the canister.

Due to the good ductility of metal, high precision and high speed production can be achieved for complex molding. For example, the tinplate three-piece can line can produce up to 3600 cans /min. Such high productivity enables metal containers to meet the large demand of consumers at a lower cost.

Steel containers have magnetic conductivity, so they can be carried by magnetic force


Metal packaging containers can not only block gases such as air, oxygen, water vapor and carbon dioxide, but also block light, especially ultraviolet light, so they will not cause the delifaction, deterioration, corruption and fading of the contents and the change of fragrance.

Wide range of application

Because the metal packaging container is rigid, easy to operate, can withstand collision, vibration and stacking, convenient for transportation and storage, greatly increasing the sales radius of goods.

Not Easy to Deformation

Because the metal packaging container is rigid, easy to operate, can withstand collision, vibration and stack, convenient for transportation and storage, so that the sales radius of goods greatly increased.

The metal packing container is not easy to break and easy to carry. Now many drinks food with cans and easy to open the lid combination, more increase the use of convenience, to adapt to modern equipment fast pace of life, and widely used in tourism life.

Long Storage Time

Metal packaging can extend the shelf life and shelf life of food, no matter what the content is, the storage life of metal packaging products can be more than 1 year, which is an advantage that other packaging can not reach.

Save Materials

More products can be packaged with less metal materials because of its good ductility. Containers of various shapes and sizes can be processed, such as square, circle, oval, trapezoid, horseshoe, etc.

What’s the concept of environmental protection we adhere to

Adhere to the concept of green ecology and environmental protection, establish the correct concept of equality, recycling of resources, and the concept of saving consumption, advocate green lifestyle, always adhere to the 5R principle: Reduce- save resources, Reduce pollution; Reevaluate- green consumption, environment-friendly purchase; Reuse- repeated use); Recycle- to sort out rubbish and Rescue wildlife: Rescue wildlife

In Production, the company adopts scientific, modern management, and timely introduction of systems, processes and computer network marketing, in pursuit of innovation and development. Adhere to the collectivization, scale of development, do "specialized, refined, special, new". New products, new technology and market convergence, and international standards and market prosperity synchronization, metal packaging cans, covers, barrels of color varieties are also constantly updated, mutual cooperation between teams, always customer requirements oriented, with the concept of green environmental protection, jointly promote the prosperity and development of enterprises.

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