Application Market Prospects of Ultra-high Molecular Weight Polyethylene Fibers
  • 1. The situation of DSM in the Netherlands. After the terrorist incident in the United States in 2001, the demand for body armor products centered on the United States surged, and DSM expanded rapidly, increasing production capacity by more than 10%. According to reports, DSM plans to build a new production line on the basis of the original production line in Greenville, North Carolina in the United States in 2006, which will bring the total number of fiber production lines of the company to 10, and the new device is expected to be in 2008. Early production. And the products of the Greenville plant are mainly supplied to the US military and law enforcement agencies until today.

    2. The situation of Honeywell in the United States. Honeywell of the United States has not expanded production so far. In 2006, it reached an understanding with DSM on the differences regarding ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibers. By default, DSM's continuous expansion of production in the United States is unknown. Details are unknown. It is reported that the main auxiliary material of Honeywell's production process is CFC (commonly known as Freon). The use of CFCs has brought huge technical obstacles to the expansion of production.

    3. The situation of Mitsui in Japan. In April 2003, Japan's Mitsui began construction of a new ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene fiber production line, plus the original production equipment, so that Japan's annual designed production capacity reached 800 tons. The product focuses on expanding the market for work gloves, fishing lines and ropes. Research and development and industrialization of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibers in China

  • Since the end of the 1990s, China has started research on ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fiber production technology and equipment, as well as pilot production. Jiangsu Shenhe Technology Development Co., Ltd. and Yancheng Super Polymer Material Engineering Technology Research Institute have joined the ranks of research and development, mainly committed to complete sets. Equipment technology research and development, equipment manufacturing, and industrialization of complete sets of technology have achieved a series of major theoretical and practical breakthroughs. Immediately afterwards, some enterprises invested in pilot and small-scale industrial production. After unremitting efforts, their fiber properties have reached international standards and have their own characteristics, and some have entered the stage of large-scale production. At present, there are more than ten manufacturers in China including Beijing Tongyizhong Special Fiber Technology Development Co., Ltd., Hunan Zhongtai Special Equipment Co., Ltd., Ningbo Dacheng New Material Co., Ltd., and Shandong Aidi Polymer Material Co., Ltd. to produce ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene. fiber. Due to the different process methods and equipment routes adopted by them, there is a large gap between product quality and single machine output. However, the fiber quality of most manufacturers has reached foreign advanced levels, which can fully meet the high-end markets at home and abroad. There are also some manufacturers that have inferior and inferior fiber quality and extremely abnormal production conditions due to the backward and incomplete technology and technology used. Recently, some non-professional manufacturers, regardless of the serious consequences of infringement on Jiangsu Shenhe Technology Development Co., Ltd., have carried out false and false publicity (even the content of the webpage promotion is copied from others), causing individual manufacturers to be deceived, causing serious The economic loss of the project reminds project investors to attach great importance (the project's process difficulty and equipment requirements are quite high).

  • At present, the engineering technology and equipment of more than 90% of China's fiber manufacturers are sourced from Jiangsu Shenhe Technology Development Co., Ltd. All production units operate stably, are environmentally friendly, have high single machine production capacity, and have a good level of self-control. Continuous production around the entire process, all production materials are recovered, and product quality is stable. Increasing the output of a single machine, realizing large-scale production, driving industrial upgrading with technological progress, and bringing China's ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fiber preparation technology and equipment to the international advanced level will be the development direction and requirements of this product in China. At present, Jiangsu Shenhe Technology Development Co., Ltd., Yancheng Super Polymer Engineering Technology Institute and Donghua University are jointly researching and developing a new generation of high-quality, high-quality processes and equipment technologies. For this reason, in the "Eleventh Five-Year Plan" and "Twelfth Five-Year Plan", the state focused on the industrialization of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibers as the top 28 key technologies in the textile industry. Deepen the research on the application technology of the new generation of ultra-high-strength high-molecular-weight polyethylene, etc., and realize industrial upgrading. "

  • China's UHMWPE Fiber Market

    The high-end market for ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibers is rope manufacturing, followed by bulletproof sheets (UD). The annual output of China's ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibers that can meet export requirements is less than 2,000 tons. The actual output of domestic fiber manufacturers is about 5,000 tons. It is mainly used for the manufacture of stab-resistant clothing, bullet-proof clothing, bullet-proof helmets, ropes, and oceans. Fishing nets, labor protection, etc., some fibers are exported to Europe, America and Asia and other countries and regions. The domestic defense field has been gradually used, and the civilian application is also being promoted. The annual market demand is about 10,000 tons. With the realization of large-scale industrial production of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibers in China, as well as the decline in production costs and product prices, China will rapidly drive China's research and development in its defense and civilian applications, especially in the civilian field (rope and cable , Ocean fishing nets, mariculture, labor protection, etc.), the scope of application will continue to expand, social benefits will become wider and wider, and market demand will continue to grow vigorously. The development of China's ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibers will also have unusual strategic significance for national defense construction and military equipment.

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