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About the market development of Melt blown fabric

Jun 24, 2021
The Melt blown fabric is mainly made of polypropylene as the raw material, which plays a vital role in preventing the penetration of bacteria. One ton of polypropylene can produce 900,000 to 1 million disposable medical surgical masks, and about 200,000 to 250,000 N95 medical protective masks. The raw material of the Melt blown fabric, the Melt blown fabric is a modified product of polypropylene, and its melt index is different and the price is different.

According to data from Longzhong Information, the mainstream quotation of melt blown materials (MFI1500g/10min) is about 15,000 yuan/ton, a slight correction of 300 yuan-500 yuan/ton from last week, and an increase of 3500-4000 yuan/ton from before the Spring Festival, an increase of 34.78% . Just after the epidemic, the demand for melt blown materials increased more than before the Spring Festival. However, as more and more modified manufacturers actively produce, the market supply gap has decreased, and mainstream prices have fallen slightly from last week.

According to statistics from the China Industrial Textile Industry Association, the production process of China's non-woven fabric industry is mainly spunbond. In 2018, the output of spunbond nonwovens was 2,971,200 tons, accounting for 50% of the total output of nonwovens, mainly used in sanitary materials and other fields; the meltblown process accounted for only 0.9%. In 2018, the domestic output of meltblown nonwovens was 53,500 tons/year. These meltblown cloths are used not only for masks, but also for environmental protection materials, clothing materials, battery diaphragm materials, wiping materials, etc.

Compared with the shortage of raw materials in downstream mask companies, the supply of polypropylene, the raw material of upstream melt blown cloth, is actually very sufficient. According to statistics from Jinlianchuang, in 2019, the domestic polypropylene production capacity was 25.49 million tons, and the output was 20.963 million tons. Among them, the output of high-melt index fiber is 880,000 tons, accounting for 4.2% of the total, which is far greater than the amount required for mask production. Zhuo Chuang Information also stated that 1 ton of high melting index polypropylene fiber material can produce nearly 250,000 polypropylene medical protective masks, so in normal years, the annual use of polypropylene fiber materials for medical protective masks is only about 20,000 tons , Only accounts for less than 3% of the supply of high-melting fiber materials.