China Industry Articles

Articles and Statistics on GCiS Targeted Industries

 

Market Trends: China Is a Hot-Melt Adhesives Hot Spot

This article is based on a GCiS multi-client report: China Hot Melt Adhesives Market Research Report.

From the construction of King Tut’s tomb during the time of the pharaohs, to ensuring the airtight bonding of planks while shipbuilding by the Romans, adhesives have served numerous applications—and made their mark on history. With the invention of thermoplastic adhesives, more commonly known as hot-melt adhesives (HMAs) occurring only 70 years ago by Procter and Gamble, the industry has undergone large transformations from its roots in ancient civilization. In the Chinese domestic marketplace, recent economic trends, consumer behavior, and developments to product technology and delivery systems have all merged to shape the hot-melt adhesives market.

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Phosphorus-based Flame Retardant Market in China Poised for Strong Growth

This article is based on a GCiS multi-client report: China Flame Retardant Chemicals Market Research Report.

China continues to play a prominent role in the global flame retardant chemical market in terms of production, domestic consumption as well as direct exports, and is expected to lead in global market growth. Locally produced phosphorus flame retardant chemical is gradually replacing previously popular halogen-containing chemicals in a broad range of applications, particularly in the plastics and rubber sector. Consumption of inorganic flame retardant is also on the rise.

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The Gradual Market Expansion of China’s CNC Metal-Cutting Machine Industry

This article is based on a GCiS multi-client report: China CNC Metal Cutting Machine Tools Market Research Report

As China moves away from its legacy of lower end manufactures and modernizes large swathes of its production capacity, the market for quality CNC metal-cutting machine tools is expected to grow over the long run, though the market will take some time to pick up. Historically, China’s broad manufacturing sector has been driven by domestically manufactured machine tools, but a shift in higher quality products necessitates a shift towards higher quality production methods and equipment. While foreign machinery suppliers have worked to address this demand, domestic suppliers have upgraded their offerings and continue to account for the vast majority of CNC machine tool sales in China. Over the next several years, will increasing demands for higher quality production lead to more opportunities for foreign suppliers?

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Anti-Corrosion Coating Suppliers Positive on Future Market Prospects in China

This article is based on a GCiS multi-client report: China Anti-Corrosive Coatings Market Research Report.

Over the last few years, the growth of China's anti-corrosion coatings market has dropped precipitously. According to a recent report from GCiS China Strategic research, overall market growth was just 2.8% in 2013 to a RMB 36 Bn or roughly USD 5.8 Bn market - far worse than the 13% growth experienced as recently as 2011. However, both domestic and multinational companies expect conditions to improve significantly over the next few years, pointing to developments below the surface of this headline growth figure. Industry insiders report that the recent slow growth is largely a result of difficulties in the shipbuilding and container sector, while other major end-user industry segments such as construction and petrochemicals are seeing much stronger performance. Improving technology and mounting domestic demand for high-quality products, alongside a likely future revival of the shipbuilding sector, are likely to lead to much healthier growth rates in approximately three to five years.

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Fabric Structure Construction in Second Tier Cities in China Supports Architectural Membrane Market

This article is based on a GCiS multi-client report: China Architecture Membrane Market Research Report.

With the increasing construction of fabric structures, architectural membrane is gaining increasing prominence in China due to its combination of positive qualities such as heat insulation, sound insulation, light-weight for easy transportation, hydrophobic properties that allow rain to create a self-cleaning effect and the semi-transparency that allows UV from sunlight to create an automatic bleaching effect and more. With increasing income level in China, booming demands for leisure and travel will drive up the demand for fabric structure. Given that majority of the current fabric structure projects that use membrane materials are public investment projects such as stadiums and airports and do not generate much profit directly, the growth in this sector is mainly supported by the government’s public infrastructure growth strategies and is subject to high volatility from policy changes. However GCiS believes that it is not likely to be a major concern for the industry’s development in the near future as China is still investing heavily into its second-tier cities. 

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