In 2017, the total output of Guangxi’s man-made panels exceeded 42 million cubic meters.
Release Date: 2018-6-11 Source: Network
The wood-based panel industry is one of the green industries in the field of national economy and social development. The era has given its historical mission of continuing green production and leading green consumption. In the past two years, with the gradual transformation of China’s economy, the wood-based panel industry has begun to enter the slow lane of incremental quality improvement. According to statistics, in 2017, the total output of man-made boards nationwide was 294.86 million cubic meters, which was 1.9% lower than that of 2016. Among them, 171.95 million cubic meters of plywood, 62.97 million cubic meters of fiberboard, 27.78 million cubic meters of chipboard production, 32.16 million cubic meters of other wood-based panels (Blockboard accounted for 53%).
Guangxi is located in the tropical and subtropical regions and has abundant forestry resources. The unique advantage of forest resources has made it an important base for the production of wood-based panels in China. Especially in the course of the extensive environmental protection in the past two years, Guangxi’s wood-based panel companies have firmly grasped the historical opportunities for the upgrading of the wood-based panel industry and achieved incremental growth. The contrarian growth of quality improvement has become a rising star in the industry.
Resource advantage is the basis for the development of Guangxi’s wood-based panel industry
It is understood that since 2009, the wood-based panel industry in Guangxi has ushered in a period of rapid development and has become China’s third-largest producer of man-made boards. This is inextricably linked to its rich wood resources. Li Kefu, chairman of the Guangxi Forestry Industry Association, said that the forest coverage rate in Guangxi reached 62.30%, the forest area was as high as 230 million mu, and the timber production was 30.5 million cubic meters, which accounted for about 43% of the national timber production. The abundant forest resources supported it. The development of the wood-based panel industry in Guangxi, especially the Zhangmu, has contributed greatly to the rapid development of Guangxi’s wood-based panel industry.
“Cunninghamia lanceolata, eucalyptus wood, and pine wood are the main man-made substrates. However, after the country completely ceased the commercial logging of natural forests in 2017, the use of wood-based board production substrates is facing serious challenges, but this happens to give the Guangxi-Guangxi belt with abundant resources. The opportunities for the development of the industry have come, “said Chairman Li Kefu.” At present, the output of eucalyptus in Guangxi has increased from 90,000 cubic meters in 2000 to more than 22 million cubic meters, and the planting area has increased from 2.2 million mu to 30 million mu. Sufficient eucalyptus resource availability allows companies to select more high-grade raw materials and produce wood-based panels that comply with international FSC forest certification, CE product quality certification, and US CARB certification.”
“Eucalyptus is a baby for Guangxi. There is never a tree species that can replace eucalyptus.” Li Kefu told reporters that the reason why Guangxi has to vigorously cultivate eucalyptus resources, which is its superior geographical position and the “fast-growing” The advantages are inseparable. First of all, Guangxi’s unique climatic conditions have provided the conditions for the development of eucalyptus. Guangxi is located in the subtropical zone, and the Tropic of Cancer passes through it. The climate is warm and humid, which is very suitable for the growth of eucalyptus. Second, the fast-growing characteristics of banyan trees provide guarantees for sufficient supply of resources. The eucalyptus trees that have been cultivated in Guangxi for many years grow faster than the average pine and pine trees. In a six-year rotation period, they can be cut in four years. This has played a good role in the use of forest land, the continuation of resources, and the development of the wood-based panel industry. effect.
“Guangxi eucalyptus development originated in the 1980s. At that time, Guangxi introduced a large number of new provenances from Australia, Brazil and other places. After trial planting, grafting, and tissue culture, and at the beginning of this century, it was promoted through propaganda and formed foreign capital. The afforestation companies of enterprises, state-owned forest farms, and forestry-based afforestation companies have sustained an annual growth rate of 2 million mu for more than a decade, said Huang Yongping, Deputy Secretary-General of the Guangxi Forestry Industry Association. “The development of eucalyptus has been given to Guangxi. The economic development brings many benefits. On the one hand, it solves the local employment problem. On the other hand, it can reduce the cutting of natural forests, help protect the local ecological environment, and increase the supply of wood raw materials. .”
It must be acknowledged that the rapid growth of eucalyptus resources in recent years has not only provided guarantees for the development of Guangxi’s wood-based panel industry, but also provided a unique business card for Guangxi to attract foreign investment in forestry products. The most typical example is the Shanshan Industrial Park, which was established in 2012. In the two years, 59 forestry enterprises were introduced. By the end of 2017, the park has completed a breakthrough of 4.5 billion yuan in total industrial output value. It is estimated that the industrial output value of the industrial park will be 2019. It can exceed 10 billion yuan. According to Luo Zhi, the Minister of Investment Promotion of the Park, the location of the Hawthorn Park is a huge forest resource pool. The county’s forestry land area is 1.86 million mu and the forest reserves are 4.67 million cubic meters. The forest supply center for the Hawthorn Industrial Park and its surrounding forestry industrial belts account for one-third of Guangxi’s total. Within a radius of 50 km of the Hawthorn Industrial Park, there are 1 million mu of eucalyptus trees, and more than 2 million local timbers are developed each year. The wood-based panel industry has a natural advantage.
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Production and sales are booming, and Guangxi’s wood-based panels have entered a rapid development channel
In the 20th century, Guangxi’s forestry was not widely known in the country. By the year 2000, several key indicators for measuring forestry were in Guangxi. Under the call and leadership of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Party Committee and the District People’s Government, through the afforestation and deforestation, greening Guangxi, and aerial seeding and afforestation, and actively introducing some exotic fast-growing species, eucalyptus, Guangxi’s forestry has only improved.
By 2015, Guangxi has built more than 30 million mu of eucalyptus, accounting for more than 50% of the total area of artificial eucalyptus in the country. In 2016, the total timber production in Guangxi reached 29.55 million cubic meters (of which Eucalyptus accounted for 75%). Rich resources have promoted the development of the timber processing industry in Guangxi, and the output of Guangxi’s wood-based panels has grown from 690,300 cubic meters in 2000 to 36,683,200 cubic meters in 2016, an increase of 54 times, ranking third in the country. Among them, the output of MDF and particle board is more than 10 million cubic meters, ranking first in the country.
In 2017, Guangxi’s man-made board achieved new breakthroughs with a total output of more than 42 million cubic meters, of which about 26 million cubic meters of plywood, about 8.7 million cubic meters of particleboard, and the remaining 7.3 million cubic meters of MDF and blockboard. Meters, products radiate to South China, Southeast, Southwest and other regions. Although in 2018 Shandong, Hebei, and Jiangsu, the main production areas of wood-based panels, were affected by the impact of environmental protection, production fell to varying degrees, but the market demand in these areas has been reduced. In order to meet the market demand, a large number of buyers from the north emerged in Guangxi to snap up the supply of artificial board. The addition of a large number of additional orders further promoted the production and sales of Guangxi’s man-made board manufacturers. “Because of the insufficient supply of man-made boards in some northern regions, many distributors from the north are lining up to get goods from our factory,” said the merchant.
In addition, although the fluctuation of raw material purchase prices in 2018 has become the biggest problem for wood-based board manufacturers to expand production, the profitability of Guangxi’s wood-based board manufacturers under the pressure of rising raw material prices has continued to increase. In the further optimization of the product structure, we focused on the production and sales of high value-added products such as boring and milling plates, aldehyde-free plates, and encryption plates; on the other hand, a large number of new production capacity was sold well, which further enhanced the performance of production companies.
At present, Guangxi’s existing wood-based panel production lines are mainly concentrated on large-scale state-owned enterprises and large-scale private enterprises. Take Guangxi Guoxu Forestry Development Group (hereinafter referred to as Guoxu Group) as an example. In the first quarter of 2018, Guoxu Group achieved a total output of 270,000 cubic meters. Total sales of 245,000 cubic meters, operating income of 324 million yuan. According to Ye Xiangyang, sales director of Guoxu Group, Guoxu Group has established a large-scale state-owned enterprise for the restructuring of wood-based panel companies in the district-owned forest farms with an annual production capacity of 1.3 million cubic meters. With the increase in Guangxi’s production and sales of wood-based panels, domestic downstream brands have begun to target the large market in Guangxi. For this reason, high-end wardrobes, cabinets and floors, and other custom home brand merchants have thrown olive branches to Guangxi’s wood-based panel manufacturers. According to Lin Guoli, general manager of production of Guangxi Fenglin Group, Fenglin Group is a listed company in Guangxi. The company has accumulated 25 brands such as Sofia wardrobe, IKEA, and home delivery. The annual capacity of Fenglin Group has been increased. To 1.3 million cubic meters, of which MDF annual production capacity of 700,000 cubic meters, particleboard annual production capacity of 600,000 cubic meters.
However, some disadvantages have also been exposed in the rapid development of Guangxi’s wood-based panel market. The most obvious one is the unbalanced development of the wood-based panel industry. Although Guangxi’s MDF and particle board production lines have basically completed the transformation and upgrading, traditional workshop-style plywood production enterprises still exist, and the mode of “seeing the day to eat” adopted by most small and medium-sized plywood companies with poor plant construction and drying equipment is behind them. The peeling of beech wood veneer still depends mainly on the natural drying of the weather, and there is a phenomenon that the profitability of enterprises with long production cycles is low.
Environmental Protection Understood New Opportunities for Guangxi’s Wood-based Panel Industry, Particleboard or Future Trends
The wood-based panel is a traditional industry, and only by adopting advanced technologies, new technologies, and new equipment to completely renovate can we get rid of burdens and move lightly. In the past two years, the environmental protection storm has continued to escalate, and the traditional backward production capacity has been gradually eliminated to accelerate the transformation and upgrading of the wood-based panel industry. According to the survey data, there are more than 1,000 production lines for artificial boards closed, dismantled or discontinued in the country, including 470 fiberboards. The production capacity of obsolete fiberboards has been eliminated by about 18 million cubic meters per year, accounting for about 20% of the total production capacity. More than 960 particle board production lines have been accumulated. Article, the elimination of obsolete particleboard production capacity of over 16.3 million cubic meters / year, accounting for about 50% of total production capacity.
However, despite the current enthusiasm for environmental protection inspections in Guangxi, man-made board companies are paying more and more attention to environmental protection. The transformation and upgrading of wood-based panel companies have also turned from passive to active, and they have shown an accelerating trend. For example, Fenglin Group, it is understood that on March 15 Fenglin Group’s 400,000 cubic meters of super chipboard technical transformation project completed the entire project in less than 8 months and successfully achieved the first board offline, Created a miracle in the industry. This super chipboard production line was transformed from the first MDF production line in Guangxi (which is also the earliest MDF production line of Fenglin Group).
Although the continued extensive investigation of environmental protection has brought certain impact to the wood-based panel manufacturers, it has also created a number of excellent wood-based panel brands for Guangxi. Sanwei, Gaolin, and Fenglin MDF were rated as national inspection-free products and top 100 Chinese fiberboard companies. In recent years, it has been determined by the Guangxi Famous Trademark Review Committee that more than 20 brands such as plywood, fiberboard and furniture such as Fenglin, Huafeng and Haolin have been rated as famous trademarks in Guangxi. Linkov said that many manufacturing companies now have a lot of benefits from their brands, and the brands in turn have strict requirements on production companies. Strict production requirements, in turn, have boosted the product quality of the wood-based panel industry. Therefore, at present, the brand effect of wood-based panels in Guangxi is growing. Many manufacturers have aimed at these brands, and a virtuous circle has been formed in accordance with the quality of the brand.
It is worth mentioning that, among all wood-based panel classifications, the change in particleboard production line has always been the focus of the wood-based panel industry. This has also become an important direction for the future development of the wood-based panel industry in Guangxi. According to statistics, in 2017, 39 particle board production lines were completed and put into operation in the country, with an additional production capacity of 6.38 million cubic meters per year. By the end of 2017, more than 360 chipboard manufacturers across the country had nearly 400 chipboard production lines, with a total production capacity of approximately 29 million cubic meters per year, which has soared by 40% on the basis of 2016. In early 2018, 37 particleboard production lines were under construction across the country, with a total production capacity of nearly 7 million cubic meters per year. The chipboard production line under construction will be put into operation from 2018 to 2019. It is expected that the total particleboard production capacity of the country will exceed 34 million cubic meters per year by the end of 2018, and these new particleboard production lines will be mainly concentrated in Shandong and Guangxi.
Ye Xuangyang, sales director of Guoxu Group, said that the current particle board products have reached a new height, not only can be decorated, but also can be boring and milling. As long as it is a boring and milling plate, an aldehydeless plate, and an encryption plate product, super chipboard can be done, so the super chipboard can be applied to a wide range of fields such as doors, windows and furniture. In the wood-based panel market in the next few years, the market share of particleboard will also expand, and the market share of MDF and particle board is expected to reach a 1:1 balance. The most important factor here is that the particle board quality and process have been greatly improved.
However, what needs to be considered is that currently investing in a super particleboard production line with an annual capacity of 400,000 cubic meters requires an investment of 560 million yuan, and the production of 1 cubic meter of Super Particleboard products will be hundreds more than traditional wood-based panels. As a result, at present, there are not many companies that can establish super particleboard production lines in a short time. This means that it will take a while for the mass production of Super Particleboard. However, Ye Xiangyang believes that the transformation and upgrading of the wood-based panel industry is imperative, and the consumer market demand is accelerating. Therefore, it can be predicted that in the next three to five years, the traditional eco-board market share will be replaced by super particleboard.
The wood-based panel industry is a flourishing sunrise industry, and the transformation and upgrading is an unfinished road that will always be on the road! Guangxi’s wood-based panel industry is a microcosm of the booming development of China’s wood-based panel industry! In the past, the wood-based panel industry in Guangxi was booming due to eucalyptus. Nowadays, the Guangxi’s wood-based panel industry has actively jumped out of its own pattern. It is planned to build an industrial park to explore a new approach to the integration of forest and board, or it will become a new high in transformation and upgrading of the wood-based panel industry in China. Point of potential path