Top ten news of China's rubber industry in 2020
  2021-01-11  times

  1. The rubber industry actively contributes to the fight against the epidemic

  At the beginning of 2020, a sudden new crown pneumonia epidemic swept all over the world. Although the epidemic is fierce, all rubber people have always shared their fate with the country. Many rubber companies have devoted themselves to the battle against the epidemic, and have actively donated money and materials since the first time, and have made major contributions to the fight against the epidemic and the safety of society. . According to "China Rubber" magazine statistics, as of the beginning of May, rubber companies and individuals have donated a total of 137.44 million yuan; at the same time, they have donated a large number of disposable rubber examination gloves, mattresses and other medical rubber products that are urgently needed in the fight against the epidemic. Wuhan "Two Gods" Hospital Protective rubber boots and tires for construction, tires for taxis to ensure urban traffic, tires for logistics, etc., purchase and donate masks, protective clothing, disinfectant and other medical materials in large quantities, and rubber additives companies convert their production lines to disinfectant Supporting the needs of fighting the epidemic...In the face of the epidemic, love is boundless, and rubber companies have embodied their due social responsibility and responsibility!

   2. China Rubber Association will not be absent during the major epidemic

  Due to the suddenness of the new crown epidemic, all anti-epidemic supplies across the country were in emergency at the beginning of the epidemic. Governments at all levels actively organized the deployment of anti-epidemic supplies. The China Rubber Industry Association played a role as a bridge and platform for industry associations at critical moments, and actively assisted the country. The department deploys rubber protective rubber boots, rubber medical gloves and other rubber protective products to support the anti-epidemic work in the frontline epidemic area; actively communicates with enterprises, and at the same time designed questionnaires to timely understand the problems faced by rubber enterprises during the resumption of work and production, and call for help for enterprises Solve the problems encountered during the resumption of work and production, and actively coordinate the masks, disinfectants and other materials needed by the company; report to the government the situation of the industry’s resumption of work and production and make feasible suggestions; actively publicize the deeds of the rubber man in the fight against the epidemic to the society and Contributions to the fight against the epidemic. In the fight against the epidemic, it has fully demonstrated that the China Rubber Industry Association has a role and is not absent in major incidents.

  3. The economy of the rubber industry achieves a V-shaped rebound

  The sudden outbreak of the new crown epidemic in early 2020 has had a major impact on the global economy. However, under the strong leadership of the Party Central Committee, China took the lead in the world to contain the spread and spread of the epidemic, realizing normalized epidemic prevention and control and rapid restoration of production and living order. The rubber industry economy achieved a V-shaped rebound, ensuring that the rubber industry’s “tenth” The Three Five-Year Plan ended successfully. From the perspective of various indicators of the economic operation of the rubber industry, during the most severe period of the domestic epidemic from February to March, all economic operation indicators of the rubber industry, except for the export delivery value, reached the bottom, and then showed a V-shaped rebound. According to statistics from the China Rubber Industry Association, from January to November, the main economic indicators of the rubber industry were still declining, but the decline in gross industrial output value, sales revenue and export delivery value at current prices showed a continuous narrowing trend; the realized profit increased by 17.64%, mainly due to Leading companies have a prominent pulling effect. Among the subdivisions, the total industrial output value, sales revenue, and export delivery value of the three majors of tyres, latex, and rubber machinery molds have achieved positive growth; tires, tyres, latex, carbon black, rubber machinery molds, and waste rubber comprehensive Use professionalism to achieve positive profit growth. Among them, the latex specialty has the most "beautiful" economic operation data in the rubber sub-industry. This is mainly because products such as medical and protective gloves are important anti-epidemic materials. The operation data of medical latex products manufacturers raises the industry average data. In addition, major industries show a trend of continued improvement in the benefits of leading companies and stronger ones.

   4. The rubber industry's "14th Five-Year Plan" guidelines are released

  On November 25, 2020, the China Rubber Industry Association officially released the "Guiding Outline for the "14th Five-Year" Development Plan for the Rubber Industry". The plan covers 14 majors in the rubber industry chain and provides an important guide for seizing opportunities and facing challenges for the development of the "14th Five-Year Plan". During the "Tenth Five-Year Plan" period, China's rubber industry went out and introduced, and China's rubber products made great strides to the world. During the "Eleventh Five-Year Plan" period, China became the world's largest rubber industry manufacturing country, and the output of major products ranked among the top in the world; "Twelfth Five-Year Plan" During the period, the development of the rubber industry has entered an important period of transition from the old model to the new model. Intelligent manufacturing characterized by intelligence has become a new force, and green development and environmental protection have become the consensus of the industry; the development goal of the "14th Five-Year Plan" is to adopt digitalization, intelligence, platformization and green development through structural adjustment, technological innovation, and green development. Achieve transformation and strive to enter the intermediate stage of a strong rubber industry at the end of the "14th Five-Year Plan" period.

  5. The epidemic has spawned various Internet "cloud" services

  Due to epidemic prevention and control requirements, the country is basically in isolation in the first half of 2020, but the information exchange, display, and service of the rubber industry have not been interrupted. The epidemic has given birth to various Internet online service models. The world's largest international rubber conference-the China Rubber Annual Conference was changed to online, and the audience was overwhelming. It changed from an offline conference of 1,000 people to 10,000 people to watch online, creating a record for online communication services in the industry; China Rubber Association The video conference was used for the first time to publicize and implement the national standard of "Pollution Permit Application and Issuance Technical Specifications for Rubber and Plastic Products Industry", which was interpreted by experts online. Conference representatives fully communicated in the message area and achieved good results; Yinlan V, innovatively organized the "Sixth China Green Tire Safety Week" large-scale public welfare event in the form of live broadcast on Douyin. Participants can learn about the safe use of green tires without leaving home. The live broadcast lasts for two hours. During the process, the online audience reached 260,000. At the same time, industry associations, third-party platforms and companies have used Internet live broadcast technology to carry out various online service activities such as training, seminars, exhibitions, shopping guides, and sales. Innovative models such as "cloud" live broadcast and "cloud" promotion are booming.

  6. Fruitful scientific and technological innovation in the rubber industry

  In 2020, the rubber industry will achieve significant results in technological innovation. At the beginning of the year, the “Key Technology and Engineering Application of Special High-Performance Rubber Composite Materials” project co-hosted by Wuxi Baotong Technology and Beijing University of Chemical Technology and participated by China Chemical Guilin Engineering Company won the second prize of the 2019 National Science and Technology Progress Award. This is a conveyor belt. The industry won the ** award for the first time. At the end of the year, Hefei Wanli Tire Co., Ltd.'s "Green Radial Tire Intelligent Innovation Industrial Demonstration Project" won the 6th China Industrial Awards Commendation Award; Guizhou Tire Co., Ltd. won the 3rd Guizhou Provincial Governor Quality Award. On December 24, 9 projects in the rubber industry won the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation Science and Technology Innovation Achievement Award: the structural functional design and industrialization of solution-polymerized styrene butadiene rubber for safe and energy-saving green tire tread rubber, and the liquid phase mixing of synthetic rubber. Refining technology development and application in green tires won the first prize of technological invention for two projects, and the key technology and industrialization of rubber filling aids prepared by oil field sludge won the second prize of technological invention; giant radial tires for large dump trucks in mines The 59/80R63 production process manufacturing technology won the first prize of scientific and technological progress, the development and industrialization of new process enhancement technology for p-phenylenediamine antioxidants, and the key technology and application of high-precision intelligent and efficient tie-bar tire vulcanizer won the second prize of scientific and technological progress. Three projects including the research and development and industrialization of high-performance modified functional adhesive resins for green tires won the third prize of scientific and technological progress. In addition, nine rubber enterprise technology centers including Jiangsu General Motors, Sailun Group, Kemai Chemicals, Weilin Co., Ltd., Tianjin Lianlong, Hengxiang Technology, Jianxin Zhaoshi, Ningbo Tuopu, and Wuxi Baotong Technology were promoted**.

  7. The major rubber product market fluctuates greatly

  Due to the impact of the epidemic on the domestic and foreign economies, the market prices of raw materials and products in the rubber industry will fluctuate greatly in 2020. The price of natural rubber was around 12,000 yuan per ton at the beginning of the year, dropped to around 11,000 yuan in May and June, rose to around 14,000 yuan in the third quarter, and remained above 13,000 yuan by the end of the year. The October futures price once reached 16,300 yuan. , Hitting a new high in the past three years; the synthetic rubber price showed a U-shaped trend throughout the year. The prices of butadiene rubber and styrene butadiene rubber hovered at the bottom from March to August, and then rose month by month. The price of raw materials such as acetone and aniline has risen sharply, and the price of rubber additives has risen rapidly, ushering in a small price increase; the carbon black market was sluggish at the beginning of the year, and companies have restricted production. Affected by the price increase of raw wire rod, the price of bead wire and steel cord also rose gradually in the second half of the year. For this reason, the prices of rubber products such as tires have also fluctuated sharply. In the first half of the year, automobile production and sales fell sharply, traffic was blocked, the market had not yet recovered, and tire prices fell. In the second half of the year, the domestic market basically recovered, and the export situation was improving. As a result of the rise, tire companies have raised prices, with tire prices rising by 2% to 8%.

  8. The new policy breaks through the bottleneck of industry development

  The China Rubber Industry Association has always centered on the adjustment of the industry structure and the main line of green development, actively doing a good job of bridging the communication between the government and the industry, and serving the development of the industry; insisting on promoting the transformation and upgrading of the industry with standards. In 2020, China Rubber Association actively reflected the actual situation of the rubber industry in accordance with the Ministry of Commerce's "Letter on Soliciting Opinions on the Adjustment of the Prohibited Commodity Catalogue of Processing Trade", and finally deleted "2907210001 Resorcinol" from the Prohibited Catalogue of Processing Trade; coal tar It is the main raw material oil for carbon black production. In the National Hazardous Waste List implemented in 2016, coal tar is listed as hazardous waste, while coal tar for carbon black is not included in the exemption list. It must be processed as national hazardous waste Management has had a serious impact on carbon black production. China Rubber Association has been actively applying to relevant national departments. Finally, in the "National Hazardous Waste List" (2021 edition) that was reviewed and approved on November 5, coal tar for carbon black production was listed Enter the exemption list and take effect from January 1, 2021; complete the "Technical Guidelines for the Development of Emergency Emission Reduction Measures for Key Industries in Heavy Pollution Weather" of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, "Technical Guidelines for Performance Graded Control of Rubber Products Manufacturing" and "Carbon Black The "Technical Guidelines for Industry Performance Graded Management and Control" was formulated and compiled, and it was released in June. In 2020, the China Rubber Association issued 10 group standards for rubber products, tires, rubber machinery molds, rubber shoes, reclaimed rubber, and skeleton materials. In addition, the "E Series Recycled Rubber" issued by the China Rubber Association was included in the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology 2020. Hundreds of group standard application demonstration projects each year.

  9. Overcoming the impact of the epidemic, China's overseas rubber projects have developed steadily

  Although the overseas epidemic situation is still serious, Chinese rubber companies have actively overcome difficulties and overseas projects have made steady progress. In January 2020, General Rubber (Thailand) Co., Ltd. grandly opened in Rayong Industrial Park, Thailand; in February, the civil construction of the third-phase all-steel workshop of Zhongce Rubber (Thailand) started; in March, Sinochem Thailand Co., Ltd. opened in Thailand The construction of Logana Industrial Park in Buri Province has officially started. After completion, it will have an annual production capacity of 25,000 tons of rubber antioxidants; Xingda Steel Cord Thailand Plant has completed plant construction and put into trial operation, and the annual production capacity is expected to reach 70,000 tons; Pu The first all-steel tire of Lin Chengshan (Thailand) Co., Ltd. rolled off the production line smoothly, and the all-steel tire production line was completed; in May, the first semi-steel tire for the 3 million PCR expansion project of Sailun Vietnam plant officially rolled off the production line; in June, Jinyu Tire The foundation of the project with an annual output of 2 million all-steel tires was laid in the Fudong Industrial Park, Tay Ninh Province, Vietnam; the construction of the plant area and workshops and other civil infrastructures of the Guizhou Tire Vietnam Plant with an annual output of 1.2 million all-steel tires began; in November, Linglong Tire and Uzbekistan The rubber product factory signed a contract through the network, and Linglong continued to provide technical support for the second phase of the plant; Haohua Tire Co., Ltd. held a signing ceremony in a tire factory in Sri Lanka with an investment of approximately US$300 million.

  10. The impact of international trade friction has expanded from domestic to foreign countries

  China's rubber industry has been the hardest hit by international trade frictions in recent years. In May 2020, the United States launched anti-dumping and countervailing investigations against passenger car and light truck tires in Thailand, Vietnam and other countries and regions, which directly affected the establishment of factories overseas. Chinese tire companies. On July 14, the U.S. International Trade Commission preliminarily ruled that imported tires from Thailand, Vietnam and other countries and regions caused substantial damage to the domestic industry in the United States; on November 4, the U.S. Department of Commerce released the preliminary results of the anti-subsidy ruling on the products under investigation in Vietnam. The subsidy rate of Sailun (Vietnam) is 6.23%; on December 30, the preliminary results of anti-dumping against Thailand, Vietnam and other countries and regions were released. At present, Linglong Tire, Zhongce Rubber, Qingdao Senqilin, Double Coin Tire, General Rubber, and Pulin Chengshan have built tire factories in Thailand, and Sailun Group, Jinyu Tire, and Guizhou Tire have built and are building tire factories in Vietnam. In addition, foreign countries have made many anti-dumping and countervailing rulings against Chinese rubber companies. On April 8, the US Federal Register issued an announcement on the review of the “dual anti-dumping” case of Chinese truck and bus tires; on April 22, the US Department of Commerce made the third anti-dumping on passenger car and light truck tires originating in China. The final decision of the administrative review; on May 4, the Brazilian Ministry of Industry and Trade Services announced the launch of an anti-dumping sunset review investigation on new pneumatic truck and bus tires imported from China; on May 27, India launched an anti-dumping investigation against China's rubber additive PX-13; On June 12, the US Department of Commerce issued the preliminary findings of the fourth review of anti-dumping on passenger car and light truck tires in China; on August 19, the Eurasian Economic Commission launched the first anti-dumping on truck and bus tires originating in China. Sunset review and investigation; On November 4, the US Department of Commerce published in the Federal Register the final results of the rapid sunset review of passenger car and light truck tires in China.

Issued by China Rubber Industry Association