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Current Status And Development Trend Of EVOH Packaging Materials At Home And Abroad

Aug 20, 2019

Current status and development trend of EVOH packaging materials at home and abroad

At present, barrier gas packaging film and gasoline tank are the mainstream consumer market of EVOH. The continuous development of PET will promote the growth of gas barrier resin, especially EVOH resin. It is expected that the consumption of barrier gas packaging film will maintain steady growth in the future. As environmental protection emission standards are becoming more stringent, the demand for fuel tanks will increase rapidly, and the proportion of consumption in this area will increase significantly, which will be the fastest growing consumer sector in the future.

It is estimated that by 2015 and 2020, the world's EVOH demand will reach 138,000 tons and 189,000 tons respectively, and Asia will be the fastest growing region of EVOH. From 2010 to 2015, the annual average demand growth rate of EVOH in the world was 6.0%, and the average annual demand growth rate in Asia was 10.0%. From 2015 to 2020, the annual average annual demand growth rate was 6.5%. The average annual growth rate of demand in Asia was 10.5%.

The supply and demand of foreign EVOH products market is basically balanced. Due to the rise of oil prices and energy shortage, the production cost of foreign EVOH is relatively high, and the supply of EVOH has a tendency to tilt toward imports from developing countries, especially China. In the consumption structure of EVOH products, the consumption of gasoline tanks and other fields is increasing, and it is a market with better growth.

At present, there are no EVOH manufacturers in China, all of which are imported, and most of them are from Japan. In 2009, the consumption of EVOH in China was about 0.38 million tons. Among them, the consumption of barrier gas packaging film and coextruded plastic sheet was 0.19 million tons, accounting for 50.0% of the total consumption, and the consumption of gasoline tanks was 0.1 million tons. Accounting for 26.3%, EVOH multi-layer composite bottle consumption was 0.075 million tons, accounting for 19.7%. It is estimated that the consumption of EVOH in China will reach 0.8 million tons in 2015, and the fuel tank will be the fastest growing application area for EVOH consumption.

EVOH resin has high barrier properties to gases, water and chemical solvents. It is an excellent barrier material today. It has great advantages in extending the storage period of packaged foods and making plastic packaging more lightweight and less prone to damage. It has a special important position in improving the quality of packaging, and its market potential is huge. At present, only a few countries such as the United States and Japan are produced in the world, and their production is still blank in China. Therefore, it is the main development trend to realize the localization of EVOH resin and expand its application range in the field of barrier materials.


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