In 2018, the biggest difficulty of the rubber industry is still the impact of the wave of environmental protection. Under such environmental protection policies, the cycle for enterprises to increase production will be longer, and it is difficult to effectively solve the temporary tight supply，and the industry technical threshold and environmental protection costs increased, rubber fertilizer prices will recover to a reasonable area.
According to the development trend of China's automobile and tire rubber products industry, the total output of rubber additives is predicted to be 1.28 million tons in 2018, up 4.9%.Association member production was 1.2 million tons, up 5.3 percent.
The development of China's rubber additives industry in 2018 mainly focuses on the following aspects.
1.Continue to strengthen the promotion of cleaner production technology research and development and industrialization.
The main hot and difficult points of cleaning rubber additives in China are still accelerators.In 2017, leading backbone enterprises have made innovations in micro-reaction channel technology, and explored a new process technology suitable for the production of rubber additives.In addition, there is still room for further improvement in the performance of solvent method promoter MBT production process, which requires continuous innovation and continuous improvement of production process technology.
2.Continue to strengthen product restructuring
Under the promotion of China rubber association for many years, rubber additives enterprises make joint efforts to make the structural adjustment of additives products have achieved significant results, especially in the replacement of toxic and harmful products and special functional product development.In 2018, we will continue to do a good job in product structure adjustment, focusing on the clean production process (mainly the accelerator MBT and sulfonamides), the replacement of toxic and harmful products (mainly the plasticizer pentchlorothiophenol and the accelerator TT), high-end products (such as the pipeline method "three high" IS, etc.) and pre-dispersing masterbatches.
3.Advocate enterprise to raise automation informatization, raise industry modernization level
In 2018, we will continue to promote the automation and informatization work of enterprises, starting from the large-scale varieties, in order to improve the modern industrial level of China's rubber additives industry.