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Status Quo of Masterbatch Industry in China

Masterbatch is a new type of special colorant for polymer materials, also known as Pigment Preparation. Masterbatch is mainly used in plastics. It is composed of three basic elements: pigments or dyes, carriers and additives. It is an aggregate prepared by uniformly loading a super-constant pigment into the resin. It can be called Pigment Concentration. The tinting strength is higher than the pigment itself. Mixing a small amount of color masterbatch and uncolored resin during processing can achieve a colored resin or product with a designed pigment concentration.

Masterbatch coloring is pollution-free and saves raw materials. Downstream plastic product manufacturers can use masterbatches to process and mix directly with plastic resins during processing and coloring, without the disadvantage of flying dust; at the same time, if downstream manufacturers directly use pigments for plastic coloring, they need to Frequent cleaning of the working environment will increase the discharge of sewage, and the purpose of cleaner production can be achieved by coloring the masterbatch. The masterbatch has good dispersibility, and the masterbatch is used for coloring, so that the pigment can be used uniformly and fully, reducing the storage of materials and saving energy consumption.

Masterbatch coloring can simplify the production process of downstream plastic products enterprises and improve the quality of plastic products. The downstream plastic products enterprises only need to use the masterbatch as a raw material for production according to the instructions of the masterbatch manufacturer, which saves the process of dyeing and granulation, and reduces the pollution caused by repeated heating of the plastic. The degradation effect not only simplifies the operation, is suitable for the automatic continuous production process of downstream enterprises, but also helps to ensure that the performance of the resin is not affected and improve the inherent quality of plastic products.

Masterbatches are currently mainly used in the coloring of plastic products and chemical fiber products. In the field of plastic products, the use of masterbatches is more common and mature. Plastic coloring masterbatches and fiber coloring masterbatches are similar in production technology and production process. There are big differences in the industrial chain. The application fields of plastic coloring masterbatch include electronic appliances, daily necessities, food and beverage, chemical industry, daily chemical, building materials, agriculture, automobile, medical and other industries.

With the rapid development of the plastic products industry, the upgrading of product structure and the transfer of masterbatch technology and production capacity of multinational companies to China, especially the accumulation and innovation of domestic leading enterprises’ technology, capital and talents, China’s masterbatch industry has entered a period of rapid development. At present, it has developed into the fastest growing coloring masterbatch and functional masterbatch market in the world, and is the largest producer and consumer of coloring masterbatch and functional masterbatch in Asia.

In recent years, with the continuous expansion of downstream demand, China’s masterbatch production has maintained continuous growth. From the current point of view, the technical threshold of China’s masterbatch industry is relatively low, resulting in a large number of enterprises in the market, fierce market competition, low concentration, and the lack of absolute leading enterprises in the overall market. In the future, with the continuous and stable development of the industry, the concentration of China’s masterbatch market will increase, thereby promoting the sustainable and healthy development of the industry.

Post time: Aug-19-2022