Recently, the trend of domestic chemical market has been rising frequently, and most of the product profits have gone up again. In the inorganic filler market, since January 1, 2018, prices of different enterprises and products have also risen, the increase is basically between 30 yuan / ton - 300 yuan / ton. China's strict environmental protection policy in 2017 limits the production and production of calcium carbonate, and China's raw materials, packaging, freight new policies and high labor costs, in 2018 China's calcium carbonate, talc and other filler industry prices rise is reasonable. In view of the current situation, the state environmental protection supervision is not reduced, and the filler market may keep rising in 2018.
The fillers (body pigments) in coatings are usually white or slightly colored pigments with refractive index less than 1.7. It has the basic physical and chemical properties of pigment for paint, but because the refractive index is similar to the film-forming material, it is transparent in the paint, and does not have the coloring power and covering power of the pigment. It is an indispensable pigment in the paint. Because most of the fillers come from natural ore processing products, their chemical stability, wear resistance, water resistance and other characteristics, and low price, in the paint play a skeleton role. The thickness of the film is increased by filling, the mechanical properties of the film are improved, and the film has the functions of durability, corrosion resistance, heat insulation and extinction. On the other hand, it is used as a way to reduce the cost of paint manufacturing, and its price is far lower than that of color pigments. On the premise of satisfying the covering power of paint film, the proper addition of physical pigments to supplement the proper volume of color pigments in the paint.
The commonly used fillers in coatings are calcium carbonate (heavy calcium, light calcium), barite powder (barium sulfate), talc powder, kaolin (porcelain land), porous powder quartz (silica), white carbon black, precipitated barium sulfate, mica powder, wollastonite, bentonite and so on.
From the filler market, calcium carbonate, talc powder are commonly used products, mostly used in coatings, plastics, paper and other industries.
Multi factor convergence causes the price of packing to go up.
In 2018, the national environmental supervision has a direct impact on the development of calcium carbonate industry. Although most calcium carbonate manufacturers cut their quotations at the end of last year, it still can not offset the increase in raw materials and labor costs, so many calcium carbonate enterprises are still under tremendous cost pressures. At present, the contradiction between supply and demand of raw materials, coupled with environmental protection and energy problems, led to most calcium carbonate enterprises to start rising prices.
Yufeng powder CaCO3 price increase
At the end of March, Guangdong Yufeng Powder Materials Co., Ltd., a domestic calcium carbonate enterprise, initiated a price increase notice, and decided to raise the price of its calcium carbonate products by 20-30 yuan per ton, effective from April 10, 2018.
Talcum is also catching up. According to Huicong Chemical Network, the rapid rise in the filler market is mainly due to the huge investment in environmental protection, the need to rectify production to restore; the regulation of non-renewable resources; the rising freight rate; and the national environmental protection management, enterprises are frequently stopped, production is extremely abnormal, resulting in rising labor costs. Equipment losses are increasing.
The changes in the state's macro-control policies, the tightening of mining, security supervision, ecological forestry, and environmental protection have also continued to increase efforts, resulting in many enterprises production difficulties, some enterprises to make price adjustments for products, Guangxi Longguang Talc Development Co., Ltd. issued a public announcement, saying that because of increased production costs, since 20 Since January 1st 18, the talc products have been fully raised.
The price of dragons talcum powder is raised.
Guangxi Longguang Talc Development Co., Ltd. said that since January 1, 188, due to the increase in production costs, the price of all its talc products has been raised, according to product specifications and quality differences, the increase in the range of 30-300 yuan / ton.
Cost increase, filling enterprises have no alternative to raise prices
The problem of tight market supply will also increase the price of calcium carbonate and talcum powder in China. It is understood that calcium carbonate occupies 32% of the global filler Market share, while heavy calcium carbonate with a 32% share, has become the world's most widely used filler Market products. In the past few years, the demand for calcium carbonate in China has increased by 6.2% annually, occupying 22% of the consumption in the Asia Pacific market.
The environmental protection, energy consumption, labor costs, macro-control and other factors, resulting in the overall level of calcium carbonate production growth is limited, but the demand is constantly rising, these factors are also leading to calcium carbonate enterprises to increase production.
International market: Huber industrial CaCO3 price increase
JMHuber's Huber Carbonate Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of JMHuber, announced that it would raise the price of its industrial calcium carbonate products from January 1, 2018. Depending on the difference between the product and the package, the average price increase for most of the products involved is 5%-10%.
Price increases are due to increased costs of raw materials, packaging, freight, regulatory compliance, labor and capital investment.
With the development of the world economy and China's economy, the demand for talc at home and abroad will be increasing. Under the pressure of cost, international enterprises will raise prices to ease the pressure.
China's talc export capacity accounts for about half of the international market share, exports to 57 countries and regions. It is understood that in the next 10 years, the demand for talc in the world will increase at an annual average rate of 5%, and talc has become one of the varieties with higher growth rate of demand for non-metallic minerals. So talc at home and abroad