High borosilicate material monolithic fireproof glass has been written into the new industry standard. It is highly probable that it will form two monolithic fireproof glass material classifications with sodium calcium silicate fireproof glass. This material is almost born like a golden key. Enjoying the gradual regulation of policies and markets, the dividend pay attention to continue to heat up, and 2020 will be no exception.
A total of 8 lines are planned for mass production of Fujing
Compared to cold repairing and releasing water in the cold winter, which hurts spring and autumn, many beautiful things happen in summer.
Any innovation deserves tribute. This is the first domestic company to achieve mass production of high borosilicate 4.0 materials and the second company in the world to achieve mass production. History should be remembered. The current mass production is 1 production line with a monthly output of 800 tons. The company plans 8 production lines to meet the growing demand of the market.
The past and present of Chinese glass are inseparable from Qinhuangdao. Even high borosilicate 4.0 is worth reviewing.
As one of the first domestic specialized enterprises to adopt all-electric melting to produce special glass products, Qinhuangdao Honghua Special Glass Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of China Yaohua Glass Group Corporation. It was put into operation in November 2000 and successfully put into operation in 2006. The production line of special float glass produced by “Fa-Tech” was successfully put into the production of borosilicate 3.3 float glass that year. In 2008, Mr. Li produced borosilicate 4.0 fire-resistant glass. Both 6mm and 8mm fire resistance reached three hours.
Due to the high price of the product determined by the cost at that time, market acceptance was low, which became the reason that some procurement companies only used for testing. Honghua’s borosilicate glass did not start mass production.
The general manager in an interview, Zhang Zhuangli safflower special glass, said that in the national fire standards and policies regulations, fire market regulations and fire protection lifelong responsibility system, their business environment, created good policy conditions and large-scale enterprises gradually abandoned. The product risk is big, the sampling inspection to the fireproof glass quality request is high, the quantity postproduction price drops, the borosilicate market opportunity already arrived.
It is understood that the Zhonghua production line has been fired in May this year, the slab has successfully launched this month. Mass production of the two borosilicate production lines is expected to be 60 tons per day in August and September. After years of accumulation of Honghua special glass, with a new attitude back to the field of vision, ready for development.
Changshu Yaopi 1 line is expected to be put into operation by the end of the year
In March of this year, Shanghai Yaopi Glass Group Co., Ltd. released its 2019 annual report. The report stated: For 2020, Yaopi Glass will focus on the three major sectors of float glass, automotive glass and architectural glass. Among them, Yaopi Glass will focus on the ignition of the Tianjin cold repair project and the construction of the high borosilicate fire-resistant glass project, and regard it as a new growth point for the company’s profits.
As early as November 2019, Yaopi Glass Group passed the “Proposal on the Technical Transformation Project of High Borosilicate Fireproof Glass of Changshu Yaopi Special Glass Co., Ltd., a holding subsidiary”.
Technology reserve companies are not few
Borosilicate investment craze is far more than the above-mentioned companies. The rumor in the industry that there will be ten borosilicate production lines to join the competition is not groundless, but does not include the 160 acres of industrial borosilicate glass project under construction by Anhui Deli Industrial Glass Co., Ltd. The total investment of the plan is 530 million. Yuan, build 4 electric furnaces, all produce high-grade borosilicate glass, but only used for daily glass and home appliance glass.
Compared with those companies that are still on the sidelines, “Building Glass One” has realized the technical reserves for the production of borosilicate glass as early as three years ago. Waiting for the growth of market demand, it can easily realize the iteration of the production line and enter the mass production of borosilicate glass.
Some companies that have not officially issued an announcement will not be listed here. The ten-line competition is a high probability event. The long-term criticism of high borosilicate glass prices may also be solved.
Companies that are being pulled down by borosilicate glass
Replace sodium-calcium silicon monolithic into a trend? There are of course two types of opinions.
Tang Hewen, general manager of Yuanglass, is optimistic about this trend. In addition to technical reasons, he took LOW-E and tempered glass as examples. The appearance of these products also has high prices, but because of their subversive functions, they are accepted by the market. Rapid promotion and application. In this direct product iteration process, the price factor is negligible. When a product is more suitable for application in a specific field, the new product will be forced to apply by the policy, and the traditional product will be eliminated by the market. The fireproof function of borosilicate glass is unmatched by other products, and there are common points.
Wu Congzhen, chief engineer of Guangdong King Kong, holds different opinions. He believes that the possibility of sodium-calcium silicon being replaced in the near future is relatively small. In his view, the advantage of borosilicate glass lies in a long time and the absolute advantage of 2-3 hours, but the current market The most popular products are half-hour and one-hour products. However, most of the factors that cause the failure of fire-resistant windows for half an hour or one hour are not caused by the insufficient fire resistance of the glass itself, but more because of the sealing system.
At the same time, engineer Wu Congzhen also pointed out that one of the biggest loopholes in the current fire-resistant glass market lies in the specification. No matter how good doors and windows are, if they do not require automatic closing in case of fire, they will be useless.
Whether high borosilicate will replace sodium-calcium silicon requires market data to verify it, and it is difficult to conclude in a short time. However, the “launch” of a batch of sodium-calcium silicon enterprises with high borosilicate is happening.
On August 10, 2019, the crystalline borosilicate 4.0 glass processing enterprise alliance was established in Xingtai, Hebei. The establishment of the alliance aims to promote the advantages of various enterprises, play their complementary advantages, and cooperate with each other to jointly promote the market of fireproof glass. Better development before. A total of 16 companies signed the convention at the scene, and more than half of these 16 companies are companies that have been working in the field of traditional fireproof glass for a long time.
Agents and alliances are very influential marketing methods in any field of China’s glass industry. This is also an important step in the marketization of borosilicate 4.0, from mass production to promotion and marketing.
As the rumors of ten production lines are gradually being fulfilled, it is conceivable that more and more traditional fireproof glass companies will be “pulled down”, and the carnival of high borosilicate fireproof glass is beginning. At the same time, the buyer’s market will also have an effect. The selectable borosilicate brands will emerge from nothing, from single to multiple choices, and the competition among manufacturers will become more intense.