Color masterbatch intended for "productization" to assist industry development
Recently, the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation publicly stated that the color masterbatch industry should be classified as the plastic product industry, which should be the first in the world. This move caused a considerable sensation in the industry, mainly because many industry insiders do not accept such classification.
According to Global Plastics, the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation officially released its opinion last week: According to the National Economic Industry Classification, the color masterbatch industry should be classified as the plastic product industry in category 30, medium category 309, and other plastic product manufacturing industries in category 3090.
Can the color masterbatch really be "productized"
This document titled "Reply to the Request for Instructions on the Ownership of Color Masterbatch Industry" points out that the production process of color masterbatch is a typical plastic processing.
Process refers to the production process that only involves physical mixing and no chemical reactions occur.
That's right. Color masterbatches are made by mixing synthetic resins as carriers (such as PE, PP, ABS, PET, PA, etc.) with a certain amount of pigments and a small amount of dispersant, and then extrusion granulation method. The production process includes heating, mixing, cooling, and granulation.
But does this prove that the color masterbatch is a plastic product? Actually, this is not important. The intention of the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation is very clear, hoping to help color masterbatch enterprises avoid "unnecessary trouble
As a chemical enterprise, color masterbatch manufacturers are subject to strict management in various aspects such as enterprise relocation, labor safety assessment, and product export. Color masterbatches, as chemical products, also bear higher taxes than plastic products.
The China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation stated that the color masterbatch production industry has no major chemical safety hazards and has never experienced serious safety accidents. The production enterprises of color masterbatch have no problem with the discharge of "three wastes" and have never caused environmental pollution accidents.
It is understandable that the association hopes to help promote the development of the industry, but this logical division is indeed not in line with convention.
The color masterbatch industry in China is in a stage of rapid development and is about to become the largest consumer of color masterbatches in Asia. In this trend, how color masterbatch enterprises can achieve transformation and keep up with the pace of development, let's wait and see how the government will adopt this public opinion.
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