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The current situation of domestic gravure printing machines and the way to break through

in recent years, although gravure printing is far less popular than offset printing and less beautiful than flexo printing, this does not mean that gravure printing has stopped or is about to withdraw from the stage of printing and packaging. In view of the weakness of gravure printing itself, various solutions have been introduced. While overcoming the existing weaknesses, they are also opening up broader application prospects for gravure printing. In this environment, what countermeasures should gravure printing machine manufacturers take to deal with the wave after wave market competition, and how to compete for market share with the huge foreign gravure printing machine manufacturers? These are all issues we have to pay attention to

imported gravure printing machines dominate the market

in the past 20 years, China's food, beverage, tobacco, medicine, health products, cosmetics industry has developed rapidly, and the demand for gravure printing is also increasing. As of 2000, gravure printing accounted for about 10% of the printing industry; In packaging and printing, gravure printing accounts for 19%, which is mainly concentrated in the soft pendulum shaft supporting packaging material printing and paper container packaging and printing in the form of simply supported beams. Plastic film printing is almost all gravure printing. Almost all provinces and cities in China have flexible packaging printing plants, mostly in the eastern coastal provinces and cities, with advanced equipment and generally strong technical and economic strength. The number of small and medium-sized enterprises is dominant, but there are a number of large enterprises of considerable scale. At present, at least nearly 20 manufacturers have 3-8 imported gravure production lines. Zhejiang Longgang Town, one of the three major packaging and printing bases in the country, has 576 packaging and printing enterprises, of which a considerable proportion are gravure printing manufacturers

although there are not a few gravure printing manufacturers in China, at the beginning of entrepreneurship, imported gravure printing equipment accounted for almost half of the domestic market. From 2001 to 2002, the import of gravure printing machines in China reached a relative peak. The import volume increased significantly compared with the previous two years, and the grade of imported equipment improved. According to incomplete statistics, from 2001 to 2002, China imported more than 20 gravure printing lines from Europe alone

so far, more than 420 gravure production lines have been introduced across the country, including printing, compounding, slitting, bag making and other supporting equipment. Among them, The printing speed of medium and high-grade multicolor gravure printing machines is generally 2 [more than 50 meters/minute. Foreign manufacturers mainly include boster in Switzerland, champang in France, Stevenson in the United States, ceroody in Italy, and all India in Australia.

since Wuxi Guotai Color Printing Co., Ltd. introduced the first ceroody soft packaging gravure printing machine in 1982, China has introduced more than 300 soft packaging gravure printing machines. According to incomplete statistics, China has imported more than 300 soft packaging gravure printing machines in Europe from 2001 to 2002 Packaging equipment has reached an unprecedented proportion (more than 3O%). Ceroody, boster, ShangBang, CMR, Fuji and other Japanese and Korean companies all have good performance in China, which is significantly better than the previous two years

domestic manufacturers strive to catch up with

the development of gravure printing technology in China started late. In the 1980s, the internal layout was relatively loose. Facing the backward situation of packaging and printing in China, the relevant departments increased the development of packaging technology, which made the packaging and printing technology develop rapidly, thus providing good conditions for the progress of gravure printing technology. After nearly 20 years of efforts, China's gravure printing technology is relatively mature, the equipment is relatively advanced, and has a certain scale. Its importance is second only to lithography, and it has become the second largest printing method, accounting for an important position in China's printing industry

according to incomplete statistics, there are more than 50 gravure printing machine manufacturers of various sizes in the country. China produces more than 500 gravure printing machines of various specifications annually. The product series and specifications are basically matched, and the product application has expanded from packaging to other fields. The maximum speed increases from 5O ~ 6O M/min to 1 2O ~ 15 m/min, and then further to 200 m/min. at present, it reaches 2130 ~ 300 m/min. There are a considerable number of gravure machine auxiliary equipment and components (tension control system, registration control system, ESA, rubber roller, etc.) manufacturers, and the number is increasing. Gravure printing machine functions continue to be complete, the degree of automation continues to improve, and some products are close to the level of Japan

with the increase of the number of imported equipment, the production and sales volume of major gravure machine manufacturers in China have increased significantly year by year. One of the landmark events in China's gravure machine manufacturing industry is the Japanese Fuji gravure machine introduced and assembled from 1994 to 1995, marking that China has entered the era of producing automatic or semi-automatic medium and high-speed gravure machines (greater than 120 meters/minute). Second, domestic 30 in 2003. Note: when the amount of added data is large, the birth of 0 meter/minute gravure printing machine marks that China has entered a new stage of manufacturing high-speed gravure printing machines

as a leading enterprise in the production of gravure printing machines in China, azj series unit type plastic gravure printing machines produced by Shaanxi beiren occupy 80% of the domestic high-speed and high-end machine market

shaftless technology is one of the most remarkable developments of gravure printing machine in the past 30 years. The advantages of shaftless drive gravure printing machine are: high energy consumption efficiency, low noise, high accuracy, great production flexibility, short product replacement time, low debugging waste compared with traditional mechanical drive gravure printing machine

the shackles of the development of gravure printing machines in China

although domestic manufacturers have been struggling to catch up with leading foreign companies in terms of technology, due to the extensive growth business model, the development of domestic enterprises has made it difficult for the project to sign a formal agreement. From the overall situation of domestic gravure printing machine manufacturers, the shackles of development mainly focus on the following issues:

the number of manufacturers is large

the number of domestic gravure printing machine manufacturers is large, the development speed is fast, the level of specialization is low, the overall technical level is low, and the proportion of powerful enterprises is small. At present, there are more than 50 gravure machine manufacturers in China, which is more than the number of all gravure machine manufacturers participating in the 2000 drupa exhibition. According to the distribution of provinces and cities: 11 in Shaanxi (21%), 10 in Guangdong (19%), 20 in Zhejiang (38%), 8 in Jiangsu (15%), and at least one in Beijing, Shandong, Hubei and Hebei, the actual number may be more. Most gravure printing machine factories are located in the area where the flexible packaging printing factories are concentrated, and some of them are actually developed synchronously with the flexible packaging factories in this area

there is a big gap

the technology gap between China and Japan is about 10-15 years, and some components and structures have reached the level of Japan in the early 1990s. And the gap with Korean equipment

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