The future development potential of Mafang textile machinery equipment is huge
In recent years, whether in the window display of a shopping mall or in the home life, more and more linen products have appeared in people's sights. The consumer groups of domestic linen products are constantly expanding and the market has great development potential. In particular, with the influence of the “comfortable dress” concept, linen-containing garments have shined in daily life, and the blended products of hemp fiber and other fibers have shown explosive growth.
Undoubtedly, with the changes in the market and consumers, people’s understanding of hemp products is changing from a single pure hemp product to cotton and linen blends, chemical fiber blends, and hemp blends to blend with a variety of fibers to provide consumers with more The selection and more fabric styles have promoted the diversification of Bast products.
The increase in the demand for hemp products has also accelerated the development of the hemp spinning industry market. The cost of pure hemp products is higher than that of blended textiles. For enterprises that are traditionally pure hemp, the development and production of hemp fiber blended products can reduce costs; and some companies are coming from across industries. Previously, pure cotton was the leading product. Domestic and foreign cotton price difference, do not have a competitive advantage in cotton, so adjust the product structure, develop new products, cotton and linen blended, relying on the advantages and characteristics of hemp fiber, to enhance the added value of products to achieve the purpose of improving corporate economic efficiency.
The basic technology is weak
The diversified development of the hemp products has greatly promoted the development of the hemp industry, but the development of the hemp industry is facing new challenges with the diversification of product varieties. The hemp spinning industry has a small volume and a large number of categories. The entire large-scale textile system is a “small industry,” and it is weaker in comparison with other industries in terms of technical level and scientific and technological development, and is particularly prominent in the level of technical equipment.
Dong Chunxing, chairman of the China Machinist Association, said that in 2017 China's total fiber processing volume is about 54 million tons, of which chemical fiber accounts for 75%, cotton fiber accounts for about 13% to 14%, and wool, hemp, and silk account for about 1% each. The annual processing capacity of hemp fiber woven into textile fabrics is about 400,000 tons, and there are some that are not used. In general, the annual processing volume of hemp fiber is about 800,000 tons. Compared with chemical fiber and cotton, in terms of volume, the scale of the industry is relatively small, accounting for only one-tenth of the processing volume of cotton. If it is only taken, it only accounts for one-twentieth. The industry is small and the degree of attention is relatively low.
At present, there are only two domestic textile machinery enterprises that specialize in linen spinning equipment, Zhejiang Golden Eagle Co., Ltd. and Changzhou Jinde Textile Machinery Co., Ltd. After Zhejiang Golden Eagle Co., Ltd. acquired British Mackay, it has become the world's largest manufacturer of flax textile machinery equipment. Its technical level of flax spinning equipment represents the international advanced level. However, due to the scale of the industry and the specificity of the production process and process, domestic equipment manufacturing companies have less research on the use of hemp spinning equipment and the hemp spinning industry's equipment level is relatively backward. Compared with the cotton spinning and chemical fiber industry, there is a low degree of automation and labor. , long process, high cost, large loss of raw materials and other issues.
Ricin is known as “China Grass”, and its output and fiber processing account for 90% of the world's total. However, the production equipment for ramie processing is lagging behind. In particular, combing, spinning, long flow, labor, and consumption are large, and combing equipment is It is through the partial transformation of the company based on the old-fashioned cotton spinning or woolen spinning equipment. Even individual ramie spinning companies can even see the equipment of the 1960s and 1970s. Overall, the overall level of technological equipment is one of the key factors restricting the development of the Mafang industry and hinders the development of the Mafang industry.
Looking forward to equipment breakthrough
Dong Chunxing once stated that in the face of the profound changes in the consumer market of hemp products and the continuous increase in labor costs, the demand for hemp spinning enterprises to rapidly reduce labor intensity, increase production efficiency, reduce process flow and ensure product quality is rapidly increasing. It has become the chief choice for entrepreneurs in the Mafang industry to promote corporate transformation. This is the trend of the times and is also the expectation of the Mafang enterprises for equipment enterprises.
Fortunately, in the past two years, in the process of industrial transformation and upgrading, textile machinery companies have become aware of the growing trend in the technological advancement and equipment upgrade demand of the Mafang industry, and creating a competitive advantage in the subdivided areas is becoming ineffective. Less textile companies choose. At present, the domestic cotton spinning industry has a high degree of automation of equipment and less labor. The continuous production technology is very mature. The hemp spinning industry hopes to draw lessons from the experience and practices of cotton spinning equipment development, take the “shortcut” and graft the applicable technology onto the linen spinning equipment. The hemp spinning industry has brought new breakthroughs. In this respect, textile machinery companies have great potential. The Hemp Group will also organize a joint venture between the hemp spinning industry and the manufacturers of the textile machinery industry to seek a breakthrough. In key processes and key links, the company will use mature technologies and experience to achieve rapid improvement in the level of hemp spinning equipment and promote industrial technological progress and sustainable development.
Taking Guangshan White Shark Wire Cloth Co., Ltd. as an example, according to the company’s leadership, Guangshan White Shark has been researching special cloth for hemp spinning since 2000. At present, the development of hemp fiber carding technology currently faces four types of changes: equipment cotton, fine craftsmanship, normal blending, and fine branching of yarns. There are insufficient combing for hemp fibers, excessive fiber damage, and miscellaneous clothing. With short wear cycles and inadequate spinning range, the company adopted eight measures including thin tip, high hardness, flexible carding, and surface-enhanced treatment. It constantly explored the problems of combing hemp fibers and improved the quality of combing. The Mafang company that used this kind of clothing has solved the problems of production technology and achieved good results. Lixin Dyeing and Finishing Machinery (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., as a company specializing in the development of special degumming equipment and services for the Mafang industry for more than 30 years, Wang Qingquan, the company’s managing director in China, said that the outlook for the Mafang industry is very good.
Although the hemp industry is small in volume, its market and value cannot be overlooked. At present, there are few domestic enterprises that research on hemp spinning equipment. Hemp spinning companies also lack international advanced hemp spinning equipment to introduce and reform. There are fewer textile machinery companies that research and develop special hemp spinning equipment. Insufficient investment and decentralization also restricts the development of the hemp spinning industry.
In the fierce competition today, specialization and segmentation are the key to winning the enterprise. Because of its fiber properties, the hemp spinning industry has a “unique beauty” competitive advantage. As long as one is bent, there will be a new market space. It is expected that more domestic equipment companies will provide suggestions for the technological progress of the Mafang industry.