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China's titanium dioxide industry will enter a new stage of competition for hegemony

recently, it was learned from the third titanium dioxide expert meeting just concluded by the titanium dioxide sub center of the national productivity promotion center that since 2010, the domestic economic environment has been stable and good, and the production and sales of titanium dioxide industry have been very stable. In February, due to the Spring Festival, severe cold, gas and other factors, some of the latest materials and technologies made sell make a new breakthrough in the task of creating the world's most environmentally friendly cushion series under the action of variable load. Except for the shutdown and overhaul of enterprises, the operating rate remained above 90%. As the price of sulfuric acid continued the upward trend at the end of 2009, the prices of titanium ore, gas and energy can also be kept rising by themselves. The increase of these costs led to a further increase in the price of titanium dioxide products. By the end of May, the price of anatase is about 10500 ~ 11000 yuan (ton price, the research of this special material will strive to replace or even exceed the imported products, the same below), and the price of rutile is 12500 ~ 13300 yuan. At present, the supply-demand relationship of titanium dioxide is relatively balanced, and it is coordinated and synchronized with the upstream and downstream industries. It is predicted that the operating rate will remain at a high level in June

there is a clear distinction between the two poles of the industrial structure

according to the statistical data of the titanium dioxide sub center of the National Productivity Promotion Center, in 2010, China's titanium dioxide industry will show a situation of competition for hegemony, and Shandong Dongjia Group Co., Ltd.'s leading position in the industry for many years will be seriously challenged. The production capacity of Panzhihua Iron and steel titanium industry company (including Panzhihua Iron and steel titanium dioxide plant, Chongqing titanium dioxide, Dongfang titanium, Zhenjiang titanium dioxide, Panzhihua Tianlun chemical), Henan Bailian Chemical Co., Ltd. and Sichuan longmang Titanium Industry Co., Ltd. has exceeded that of Dongjia group or equivalent. Subsequently, Jinan Yuxing Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., Jiangsu Jinpu group, Wuxi Haopu Titanium Industry Co., Ltd. and others also have the potential to catch up from behind. Bi Sheng, director of the titanium dioxide sub center, said that it can be predicted that by the end of the 12th Five Year Plan period, the long-standing chaotic layout of China's titanium dioxide industry will have substantial changes. There will be a clear distinction between the first and the last two poles of the industry. 15 to 20 producers with greater development potential will gradually emerge, and enterprises below 30000 tons/year will face a choice between life and death

the competition in the product market will be more intense

Bi Sheng told that although China has made a series of progress in improving the technical content of the titanium dioxide industry in the past five years, objectively speaking, that is only relative to the past. Nowadays, the grade and performance quality of the so-called new products expanded or launched by titanium dioxide production enterprises, whether anatase or rutile, basically belong to the same level. The gap between the products of various enterprises is only in one or several indicators. So far, the industry has not produced products that can fully compete with the international medium and upper level products (such as Japan's r-930). If the average operating rate (capacity utilization rate) of the industry in 2009 is 70%, the national output of titanium dioxide in 2010 is likely to reach 1.2 million ~ 1.4 million tons. If the production expansion plan can be realized by 2015, the total annual output of titanium dioxide in China will be 1.6 million ~ 1.9 million tons. Since there is no direct evidence that the products of these expansion projects will have an essential breakthrough, most of the products with new capacity in the future will still be similar to those at present. With so many medium and low-grade products of the same type pouring into the market, the intensity of competition will be more brutal, and the comprehensive strength of the enterprise will gradually be reflected

the mainstream production process will still be sulfuric acid method

although the production capacity of titanium dioxide chlorination process in the world has been dominant many years ago, it is mainly concentrated in the United States. The chlorination method has been difficult to popularize in other countries in the world due to technical monopoly and difficult development. Since the establishment of Jinzhou chlorination plant in the mid-1990s, China has made no substantive progress for this reason. Since 2005, the national industrial policy guidance has listed the chlorination law as a category to encourage development, but it still has no obvious effect. At present, it is difficult to predict the final operation effect of Yunnan Xinli chlorination plant under construction. Several other chlorination schemes in the pipeline (except DuPont project) now seem to be just on paper. The petrochemical industry revitalization plan formulated and promulgated by China Petroleum and chemical industry association clearly proposes to strive to increase the production capacity of chlorination method to 15% of the total production capacity of titanium dioxide by 2015. Bisheng analysis believes that if the expansion plan can be achieved at that time, the total capacity of titanium dioxide will be 2.8 million tons/year, and the capacity of chlorination method will be 400000 tons/year, with a ratio of 14.3%. Whether this can be achieved, even if it can be achieved, and whether the operation can be successful and smooth, is still unknown

therefore, according to the current national conditions and reality, it can be predicted that in the next 5-10 years, although China's titanium dioxide industry will no longer be dominated by the sulfuric acid process, the overall situation will still be dominated by the sulfuric acid process, supplemented by the chlorination process

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