Foamed material has a wide range of uses and is closely related to the basic industries of the national economy. It has maintained a stable and continuous growth of about 20% for many years. The material is soft.
From the second half of 2008 to the first half of 2009, due to the impact of the global financial crisis, the domestic economy experienced a certain decline, and the related export trade was greatly affected, and the development of the soft foam material industry slowed down.
In 2008, the market size was 5.483 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 11.58%. In 2009, the market size was 6.119 billion yuan, with a year-on-year growth rate of 11.60%. Compared with the previous two years, there were different degrees of decline. From the second half of 2009, the global economy began to recover, and the development of domestic appliances, electronic products, sports and leisure and other related industries began to slowly recover to the development speed before the financial crisis.
It is expected that after 2010, my country's soft foam material industry will continue to develop rapidly, and the annual growth rate is expected to exceed 15%. By 2012, the market size will reach 10 billion yuan.
Soft Foam Material
Soft foam material is made of plastic (PE, EVA, etc.), rubber (SBR, CR, etc.) and other raw materials, plus catalysts, foam stabilizers, foaming agents and other auxiliary materials, through physical foaming or cross-linking foaming to make plastics. A large number of fine foams appear in and rubber, the volume increases, the density decreases, the soft foam material is light in weight, good in softness, has functions such as buffering, sound absorption, shock absorption, heat preservation, filtration, etc. It is widely used in electronics, home appliances, automobiles, sports and leisure. and other industries.
Structural foam materials are based on plastics (PVC, PET, etc.), etc., and are modified by a penetrating aramid polymer network. They have the same low density as soft foam materials, but have high strength, suitable for demanding requirements. High-end fields with light materials and high strength are mainly used in wind power generation, rail transit, yachts, aerospace, building energy conservation and other industries.
The field of new materials such as polymer materials has always been a high-tech industry supported by the state. Especially in the "Decision of the State Council on Accelerating the Cultivation and Development of Strategic Emerging Industries" issued in 2010, the "new material" industry was included. Strategic emerging industries, and issued a number of incentive policies for technology research and development, finance and other aspects.
In addition, in recent years, my country has achieved a number of innovations in the production process of polymer foam materials, the product performance has been gradually improved, and the application fields have been broadened, which will further promote the faster development of the polymer foam material industry.