Food packaging machinery industry should increase independent innovation
According to reports: the China Federation of machinery industry predicts that from 2011 to 2015, the total output value of China's food and packaging machinery industry is expected to exceed 600 billion yuan (RMB, the same below), with an average annual growth rate of about 16%. However, the excessive dependence of Chinese packaging machinery on foreign high-end technology has seriously restricted the sustainable and stable development of China's packaging industry.
It is reported that behind the rapid development of China's packaging industry, a large number of high-tech complete sets of equipment still rely on imports, and a large amount of foreign exchange is used to import complete sets of high-end equipment every year. For example, one production line of plastic film biaxial stretching equipment is nearly 100 million yuan, which was introduced since the 1970s. So far, 110 such production lines have been imported in China. In addition, there are a large number of aseptic packaging boxes and filling equipment used in dairy industry, almost all of which are provided by Tetra Pak company in Sweden.
He Nanzhi, Secretary General of China food and packaging machinery industry association, believes that compared with foreign countries, the gap in China's machinery manufacturing level is mainly reflected in technology. "At present, we have no one to develop the world's cutting-edge technologies, such as high-pressure sterilization. The development of such cutting-edge technologies requires investment in both knowledge and equipment. Enterprises are reluctant to invest, and scientific research institutions have no strength. In the long run, the gap between China and the international advanced level will become larger and larger." He Nanzhi said.
Facing the development trend of food packaging in the future, Tan Junqiao, senior consultant of China printing and equipment industry association, suggested that domestic enterprises should strengthen independent innovation based on scientific and technological innovation, gradually implement the production and operation mode of "big strong and small specialty", form a "differentiated" market competition system, attach importance to green packaging, eliminate pollution and pay attention to environmental protection.