Plastic machinery industry development
Compared with metals, stone and wood, plastics have the advantages of low cost and strong plasticity. They are widely used in the national economy. The plastics industry plays an extremely important role in the world today. The production of plastic products has been developing rapidly around the world for many years. China's plastic products production is always in the forefront of the world rankings, and a variety of plastic products production has been ranked first in the world, China has become the world's largest producer of plastic products. From 2001 to 2010, the annual growth rate of China's plastic products production remained above 15%. In 2010, the total output of China's plastic products reached 58.3 million tons.
Although the total consumption of plastic products in China has already ranked second in the world, the per capita plastic consumption is far from the developed countries. The data show that China's per capita plastic consumption in 2005 was only 29.5 kg. In the same year, the per capita plastic consumption in the United States, Belgium and Germany reached 171 kg, 169 kg and 155 kg, respectively, which were 5.79 times and 5.73 times that of China's per capita plastic consumption. 5.25 times.
As another indicator to measure the development level of a country's plastics industry, the ratio of plastics to steel is only 30:70 in China, which is less than the world average of 50:50, and far less than developed countries such as 70:30 in the US and 63:37 in Germany. These gaps show that China's plastic products and plastic machinery industry has a large room for development.