Today’s news broadcast reported that Sinopec built and put into production two meltblown cloth production lines in half a month.
Why can it be so fast?
The reason why it is so fast is related to the strong support of the equipment manufacturer Beijing Hongda Research Institute Co., Ltd.
Beijing Hongda belongs to the Hengtian Group, a subsidiary of China National Machinery Industry Corporation. Like Sinopec, it is also a subsidiary of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission. It is located in Beijing with Yanshan Petrochemical.
The owner has old factory buildings and useful old supporting public engineering facilities. The equipment manufacturer has a stock of production line equipment and political tasks have allowed it to be built so quickly. This speed can be described as incredible. It is usually high speed when it is completed and put into production in half a year.
The domestic companies that have the ability to provide complete sets of equipment for meltblown cloth production lines are Beijing Hongda Research Institute Co., Ltd., Shaoyang Textile Machinery Co., Ltd., and Wenzhou Changlong Machinery Co., Ltd., from strong to weak, mainly these three. The first two belong to the Hengtian Group and are brother units, but belong to the later integrated into the Hengtian Group, and they usually compete fiercely with each other. Among them, Shaoyang Textile Machinery Co., Ltd. and Xinlong Holdings jointly established a non-woven fabric production company in Changde, Hunan, namely Hunan Xinlong. Shaoyang Textile Machinery invested 45% of the shares with production line equipment, and Xinlong Holdings took up capital and market resources. 55% of the shares, which is why Hunan Xinlong can quickly transform its composite line to produce melt blown cloth. The equipment manufacturer is a shareholder of course to change quickly.
That is, the technology in this industry is mainly equipment technology, and the key technology is in the hands of equipment manufacturers. Of course, the experience of production technicians is also very important. Therefore, in addition to the strong ability of oneself, whether it is fast to expand capacity or improve product quality, it is inseparable from the support of equipment manufacturers.
From this perspective, if you want to launch a new production line, Hengtian Jiahua (Hubei non-woven fabric manufacturer, also belongs to Hengtian Group) and Hunan Xinlong are close to the water.
Can the follow-up new production line be so fast?
Generally speaking, non-woven equipment manufacturers do not have much inventory of a single type of production line equipment, especially key equipment, such as spinnerets, which are generally imported. Now they are mainly two brands of German Enka and Japanese Kasen.
Therefore, if you want to increase the production capacity of a new domestic meltblown cloth production line, it is difficult to meet market demand. Even if you have the "Vulcan Mountain" infrastructure capacity and speed, it will not work, because domestic equipment suppliers do not have so many complete sets of equipment in stock. However, there is a time period between placing orders to purchase equipment until the equipment is manufactured and the key equipment is shipped from foreign manufacturing.
This is why Sinopec currently only builds two meltblown cloth production lines. Several lines of the Yizheng base in the back are reported to be put into operation in mid-April. If they can be completed on time, it will be considered a super fast.
Will there be such a transformation as Hunan Xinlong to increase production capacity in the future?
This is hard to say. difficult.
First of all, the strong support of the equipment manufacturer is required, because the transformation is risky. Even if the transformation is done, the benefits that the equipment manufacturer can get in the past are small and very laborious. It needs to invest in the key technical personnel of the equipment manufacturer, which may delay the equipment manufacturer. Major events”, equipment manufacturers generally suggest that owners build new production lines. In addition, the transformation needs to be done without any harm to the technical personnel of the manufacturer. The level of technical personnel must be excellent and experienced, because the line of the transformation is often not easy to open at the beginning, and there will be many problems that need to be solved and explored.
Secondly, if the owner's line is changed from a line with a size of tens of millions to a line with only a few million or ten million investment, regardless of whether it can be changed, if it is changed, what will happen when the epidemic has cooled down? It will also affect the delivery of orders and the relationship with previous customers. The owner will also hesitate. The vast majority of this industry is private enterprises, which is incomparable with Sinopec, which is rich in wealth and prioritizes political interests.