Zhu Minru, chairman of the China Industrial Textile Industry Association, said that technical textiles are technical textiles with the most development potential and high value-added, and have become a new economic growth point for China's textile industry.
According to a report from Xinhua News Agency on February 16, the State Council’s textile industry adjustment and revitalization plan clearly stated that the application of industrial textiles should be promoted. Zhu Minru, chairman of the China Industrial Textile Industry Association, said that technical textiles are the most promising and high-value-added technical textiles that have emerged in the textile industry in the past decade. They have become a new economic growth point for China's textile industry.
According to Wang Tiankai, Vice President of China Textile Industry Association, industrial textiles have a wide range of applications, including high-temperature filtration, medical and health protection, geotextiles and synthetic materials, special decoration, agriculture, high-performance textile composite framework materials, transportation More than 20 industrial fields such as transportation and construction.
Internationally, the industrial textile industry is also known as the “technical textile industry”. It is different from the traditional textile industry that is labor-intensive and low-tech. This industry has capital-intensive, high-tech content, low labor, high labor quality requirements, and the domestic market. Features and advantages such as huge demand space.
It is understood that China’s industrial textile industry has developed rapidly in recent years. In 2007, the national industrial textile imports amounted to 27.556 billion U.S. dollars. In the same year, China’s industrial textile exports earned 50.64 billion U.S. dollars, accounting for about 30% of the total processing output. However, compared with developed countries, China's industrial textile industry is still in its infancy. The industrial textiles in developed countries generally account for about 30% of the total fiber processing. In 2007, the output of China's industrial textiles was 544.32. 10,000 tons, accounting for only 15.4% of the total fiber processing in the industry.
Since 2008, under the influence of the international financial crisis, China's textile industry has encountered unprecedented difficulties. However, the high-tech industrial textile industry has thrived, and its benefits have not decreased but increased. The growth rate in the past five years has remained above 18%.
"With the sustained and stable development of China's economy, the industrial textile industry, which is mainly to meet the needs of domestic economic development, is not like the traditional textile industry that relies too much on processing exports. It has gradually become a new economic development for China's textile industry. Growth point." Zhu Minru said.
The introduction of a series of national policies to expand domestic demand since 2008, especially the development of major infrastructure construction such as rural infrastructure and railways, will greatly increase the demand for industrial textiles such as geosynthetics. At the same time, the country's vigorous development of medical and health undertakings will also provide a broad market space for medical and health textiles.
While China's industrial textile industry is developing at a high speed, it has gradually highlighted the practical problems that restrict the healthy development of the industry, such as insufficient independent innovation capabilities of the overall products of the industry, and imperfect innovation industry chain structure.
"The overall level of research and development in the domestic industrial textile industry is not high, the investment is small, the homogenization competition is fierce, the high-end products are in short supply, the low-end similar products grow too fast, the supply exceeds the demand, and they rely excessively on low-level and low-price price competition. Product performance, The lack of innovative capabilities required by functions is not conducive to the sustainable and healthy development of the industry.” According to Zhu Minru, there are currently four major problems in the domestic industrial textile industry.
One is the weak awareness of respecting intellectual property rights, the lagging industry standards, the lack of supervision over product quality, and the shortage of professional and technical personnel. Second, the independent innovation industry chain is not closely connected before and after, and it fails to effectively guide the direction of new product research and development based on market demand. The third is the inadequate product development capacity of special fiber raw materials for supporting industrial textiles, and the insufficient digestion and absorption capacity of advanced imported equipment. Fourth, the construction of a public service platform for technological R&D and innovation urgently needs to be coordinated and strengthened.
Take medical textiles as an example. At present, the development of domestic medical textiles is limited by practical problems such as inconsistent domestic standards, which are far from meeting the domestic market demand. Only the artificial organs, artificial joints and other bionic medical textile materials are imported each year by 4 billion US dollars. the amount.
Zhu Minru stated that promoting the development of the high-tech industrial textile industry will benefit the optimization and upgrading of the overall product structure and benefit structure of my country's textile industry, and will effectively promote the development of the downstream end application market. According to the adjustment and revitalization plan, my country's industrial textile industry will accelerate the elimination of backward products and processes, increase product functionality and technical content, and actively promote the construction of related standards and quality certification centers and other public service platforms.
According to Xu Kunyuan, one of the main drafters of the plan and vice president of the China Textile Industry Association, China’s industrial textile fiber consumption will increase by 800,000 to 1 million tons per year in the next three years, which will account for the total fiber processing in the industry. Increase to about 19%. Industrial textiles will make breakthroughs in medical textiles, filter textiles, geotextiles, special decorations, and high-performance composite materials.