Industry characteristics of corrugated box Market

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Industry characteristics of corrugated box Market in central and Eastern European countries and Russia (2)

Russian carton factories that are difficult to count

there are 94 carton production enterprises in central and Eastern Europe, with 110 tile lines, 45% of which can be considered as tile lines with modern standards - because they were installed after the mid-1990s or modernized after the mid-1990s. The situation in Russia is complex, and it is difficult to count how many corrugated box manufacturers there are. Therefore, generally, there are more single column types, which cause calculation difficulties for two main reasons:

first, under the planned economic system in the past, many production enterprises were "large and complete, small and complete" - all equipped with their own corrugated box production workshops to produce cartons independently, And the production quantity is very small (the annual output of some workshops is even less than? Million square meters B. This is mainly because under the planned economic system, the production cost is not included in the business management scope of enterprises. These corrugated box production workshops that have developed better "survive" and grow into independent or semi independent carton production enterprises. No one has counted the exact number of carton factories, and there are about thousands of such carton production enterprises.

the second is from 9 Since the early 1990s, there have been many small and old corrugated board production lines imported from China. The purchase price of some corrugated lines is less than 1000 US dollars, so it is difficult to track and record such a large number of small corrugated board production lines, and therefore it is difficult to calculate the exact number of carton factories and corrugated lines in Russia. It is estimated that in 2003, the output of 30 large-scale corrugated box manufacturers in Russia accounted for 75% of the whole market. 15 to 20 small and medium-sized carton manufacturing enterprises share the remaining market share of about 25%. The remaining small and workshop factories compete in the extremely limited market space

huge market diversification benefits

although many well-known corrugated box manufacturers in Western Europe are also active in Eastern Europe, there are few mergers by multinational strategic investors. The output of the largest carton manufacturer in central and Eastern Europe accounts for only 11% of the output of the whole region, and its "tentacles" have not yet extended to Russia. Among the 15 enterprises surveyed, none has carton manufacturing plants in more than five countries. The output of the seven largest transnational corrugated box groups accounts for 46% of the total output

transformation of raw materials

what are the requirements of the central and Eastern European and Russian markets for corrugated boxes? Great changes have taken place in the past five years. These changes began with paperboard materials, that is, from primary fiber materials to waste paperboard materials. Under the planned economic system, the majority of carton manufacturing enterprises do not have much incentive to use waste paper raw materials by pressing the "pick and place" button first, regardless of factors such as cost and environmental protection. After the abolition of the planned economic system, carton manufacturing enterprises began to pay attention to cost management and began to produce in accordance with the requirements of environmental protection laws and regulations. Therefore, the consumption of kraft linerboard and semi chemical pulp core paper in the above areas decreased steadily

however, this situation has changed again. Since 2001, most economically developed central and Eastern European countries, and some less developed countries, the consumption of primary fiber paper raw materials has begun to rise since 2002. From 2002 to 2003, the consumption of primary fiber in four countries increased significantly, namely, the Czech Republic 67%, Slovenia 39% and Hungary 30% (the small increase in Hungary is due to its higher consumption of primary fiber in 2000)

it is worth mentioning that the increase in the consumption of primary paper is usually caused by the upgrading of equipment. The heat-resistant, pressure-resistant and chemical resistant plastics, elastomers and composites created by DuPont can help the industry provide lighter power enhancement technology for smaller and more efficient engines. Factories invested in western countries require high-quality packaging products, as well as the increase in the volume of products exported to the West. Although at present, local corrugated boxes are finally "This kind of material is more environmentally friendly. The demand of end users for corrugated boxes produced by raw paper fibers has not increased significantly, but using raw paper fibers to produce high-quality carton products is likely to become the future survival path of carton manufacturers in this region. Taking Hungarian fruit and vegetable manufacturers as an example, they have planned to produce higher quality fruit and vegetable products, and put forward higher requirements for the quality of corrugated carton packaging products accordingly Please

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source: Global corrugated industry translator: Li Xiaolei

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