China’s tinplate production capacity analysis
As we all know, tinplate has a wide range of applications, from packaging materials for food and beverages to grease cans, chemical cans and other miscellaneous cans. The advantages and characteristics of tinplate provide good protection of the contents in terms of physical and chemical properties.
With the rapid increase in national demand, the domestic production capacity of tin plate is rapidly increasing. After 2008, private enterprises began to explore the development of tinplate products, and their production capacity was quickly released in 2012-2013. In 2012, the total designed annual production capacity of national tinplate manufacturers of more than 100,000 tons exceeded 6 million tons, in 2013 it exceeded 9 million tons, in 2014 it exceeded 10 million tons, and in 2015 it exceeded 12 million tons.
The capacity utilization rate of tinplate is at a low level. During the economic crisis in 2008, the capacity utilization rate of tin-plated sheets dropped sharply, and apparent consumption experienced a negative growth. Since 2010, the capacity utilization rate of tin plate has continued to decline, and the growth rate of apparent consumption has bid farewell to the 8% era.