While China’s recycled polyester yarn industry is developing rapidly, there are also problems. Among them, the problem of overcapacity is particularly serious.
Recycled polyester yarn product refers to polyester yarn produced by using waste polyester bottle flakes, spinning waste silk, foam material and pulp block as raw materials, and then produced and processed through a series of complex processes. China has been recycling polyester products since the 1980s, and it has been carried out on a large scale spontaneously by the private sector. Regenerated polyester yarn belongs to the full utilization of renewable resources. It is favored by the market because of its low cost and good performance. At present, it is generally used in the filler industry of furniture and toys, bedding, clothing industry, acupuncture cotton industry, etc.
However, while China’s recycled polyester yarn industry is developing rapidly, there are also problems such as shortage of raw material resources, serious product homogeneity, overcapacity, backward production equipment, and insufficient R&D investment. Among them, the problem of overcapacity is particularly serious, which has led to the fact that the number of closed manufacturers is not comparable to the number of new ones, and the phenomenon of vicious competition in the industry is becoming more and more common. In order to ensure the healthy development of the recycled polyester industry, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced the “Regulations for the Recycled Chemical Fiber (Polyester) Industry”, which has been officially implemented since July 1, 2015.
The raw materials for the production of recycled polyester yarns are mainly from waste polyester bottles, sheets, films and waste textiles. Among them, polyester bottles are actually our common mineral water, beverage bottles, etc.; waste textiles include a wide range, mainly polyester fast materials and waste silk produced in the production process of polyester. From the perspective of the industry as a whole, waste polyester bottles, flakes and films basically account for about 80% of the total raw materials of recycled polyester yarns. That is to say, the mineral water bottles that we inadvertently throw out every day are likely to undergo a series of processes such as recycling, crushing, cleaning, spinning, winding, clustering, drafting, etc., and then “transformed” and become textiles we use once again.
It is understood that a large number of waste textiles are left idle and wasted by Chinese consumers every year. However, as a raw material that can be used as recycled polyester yarn, it is almost blank in terms of recycling and processing.
In times of difficulty, old clothes can still be given away or donated to poor mountainous areas. Today, it costs tens or even hundreds of yuan for postage to send or express a package of old clothes to poor mountainous areas where they are needed. Therefore, many people feel that it is more practical to donate directly. Therefore, at present, consumers in cities, especially young and middle-aged consumers, often find it difficult to deal with waste clothes. Waste clothes are like chicken ribs to everyone, “tasteless to eat” and “a pity to discard”.
On the other hand, China has not yet issued a unified waste textile recycling standard, which makes it difficult to form a large-scale and industrialized waste textile recycling. At the same time, the technical level of the relevant recycled polyester yarn production enterprises is still at a low level, and the recycling rate of waste textiles is not high. As a result, China’s current main source of recycled polyester yarn raw materials must rely on recycled polyester bottles, sheets, films and other waste polyester items.
For a long time, the shortage of raw materials in China’s recycled polyester yarn industry has been serious. The reasons for this situation are more complicated, but they can be roughly summarized and summarized as the following main factors.
In fact, China is the largest producer and consumer of polyester fibers in the world, and the polyester industry has maintained a rapid development trend in recent years. However, the large-scale development and utilization of polyester resources and the rapid increase of industrial and domestic polyester waste have made the problems of resource shortage and environmental degradation increasingly serious. The development of recycled polyester yarn industry is of great significance to China’s consumption structure and environmental protection. For example, using 1 ton of discarded polyester bottles can theoretically produce 980 kilograms of recycled polyester yarn, which is equivalent to using 6 tons less oil, thus avoiding the waste of resources, and reducing the environmental impact on soil, air and water sources. Pollution.
Therefore, vigorously develop things that are encouraged at the policy level of recycled polyester yarns. It is also a matter of great benefit to the vital interests of the broad masses of the people, such as energy saving, emission reduction, and environmental protection. At present, all parties in the recycled polyester yarn industry should increase the promotion of the product. It is the best strategy to further expand the market of recycled polyester yarn and its textiles to let consumers know the knowledge of recycled polyester yarn and its textiles from unfamiliar to familiar as soon as possible, and never dare to use it habitually.
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