What are China policies to support the vigorous development of the printing and packaging industry?
As the paper printing and packaging industry has a relatively strong ability to absorb labor, and the degree of environmental pollution is relatively low, the national and local governments have strongly supported it. In recent years, the Chinese government has issued a large number of industrial policies related to the paper printing and packaging industry.
1. “Announcement on the Implementation of Green Printing”
In October 2011, the former General Administration of Press and Publication and the Ministry of Environmental Protection issued the “Announcement on the Implementation of Green Printing” and decided to jointly implement green printing. The scope of implementation includes printing production equipment, raw and auxiliary materials, production processes and publications , Packaging and decoration and other printed matters, involving the entire production process of printed products.
In addition, we will build a green printing framework in the printing industry, successively formulate and publish green printing standards, and gradually promote green printing in the fields of bills, tickets, food and drug packaging, etc.; establish green printing demonstration enterprises and issue relevant support policies for green printing.
2. “Enterprise Green Procurement Guidelines (Trial)”
In order to promote the construction of a resource-saving and environment-friendly society, guide and promote enterprises to actively fulfill their environmental protection responsibilities, establish a green supply chain, and achieve green, low-carbon and circular development, December 22, 2014, Ministry of Commerce, former Ministry of Environmental Protection , The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology jointly issued the “Enterprise Green Procurement Guidelines (Trial)”, which proposed:
Encourage enterprises to improve the procurement process, actively participate in the supplier’s product development and manufacturing process, and guide suppliers to reduce the consumption of various raw materials and packaging materials through value analysis and other methods, and replace them with more environmentally friendly materials to avoid or reduce environmental pollution;
Encourage companies to require suppliers to supply products or raw materials to meet the requirements of green packaging, not to use toxic or harmful substances as packaging materials, to use recyclable, degradable or harmless packaging materials, avoid excessive packaging, and meet the Under the premise of demand, minimize the material consumption of packaging;
Buyers and suppliers can promote green consumption in the whole society by resisting excessive packaging of goods, guiding consumers to actively participate in green consumption, and reducing the use of disposable products and plastic shopping bags;
Enterprises should not purchase products that do not meet the requirements of the competent commercial authorities to prevent excessive packaging and promote recycling.
Judging from the relevant requirements of this guide, green printing products and services meet the requirements of green procurement, which will bring new opportunities for the future development of green printing enterprises and green raw and auxiliary materials manufacturers in my country. Green transformation will play an important role in promoting.
3. “Made in China 2025″
In May 2015, the State Council issued the “Made in China 2025″ strategic plan. “Made in China 2025″ is a national strategic plan to strengthen high-end manufacturing, and is the first decade of action in the “Three Decades” strategy of building China as a manufacturing power.
The program proposes to accelerate the green transformation and upgrading of the manufacturing industry, comprehensively promote the green transformation of traditional manufacturing industries such as steel, non-ferrous metals, chemicals, building materials, light industry, printing and dyeing, vigorously develop and promote green technology and equipment, and realize green production; accelerate the promotion of a new generation of information technology and manufacturing Technology integration and development, and intelligent manufacturing as the main direction of the deep integration of industrialization and informatization.
It is necessary to focus on the development of intelligent equipment and intelligent products, promote the intelligentization of production processes, cultivate new production methods, and comprehensively improve the intelligent level of enterprise research and development, production, management and services. In the future, with the continuous popularization of smart manufacturing, smart packaging and printing will become the future development direction of the industry.
4. “Notice on Volatile Organic Compounds Reduction Plan for Key Industries”
In July 2016, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the Ministry of Finance jointly issued the “Notice of the Volatile Organic Compound Reduction Plan for Key Industries.” According to the target requirements of the Plan, by 2018, the VOCs emissions of the industrial sector will be reduced by 3.3 million tons compared with 2015.
The “Plan” selected 11 industries including inks, adhesives, packaging and printing, petrochemicals, coatings, etc., as key industries to accelerate the reduction of VOCs and improve the level of green manufacturing.
The “Plan” clearly stated that the packaging and printing industry should implement process technology transformation projects, and promote the application of low (no) VOCs content green inks, varnishes, fountain solutions, cleaning agents, adhesives, thinners and other raw and auxiliary materials; Encourage the use of flexographic printing technology and solvent-free composite technology, and gradually reduce the gravure printing technology and dry composite technology.
5. “Guiding Opinions on Accelerating the Transformation and Development of my country’s Packaging Industry”
In December 2016, the “Guiding Opinions on Accelerating the Transformation and Development of China’s Packaging Industry” issued by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the Ministry of Commerce proposed: positioning packaging as a service-oriented manufacturing industry; focusing on green packaging, safe packaging, smart packaging, and standard packaging , To build an industrial technology innovation system; to ensure that the industry maintains medium-to-high-speed growth while enhancing its agglomeration development capabilities and brand cultivation capabilities; increase R&D investment to enhance independent breakthrough capabilities and international competitiveness in key technologies; improve industry informatization, automation and intelligence化 level.
At the same time, it is necessary to get rid of the high consumption and high energy consumption of the packaging industry, establish and form a green production system; lead the gathering of core capabilities of military-civilian packaging technology, and improve the level of protective packaging support for diversified military tasks; optimize the industry standard system, and drive by packaging standardization The standardization of the logistics supply chain enhances the standard management level and international benchmarking rate.
6. “China Packaging Industry Development Plan (2016-2020)”
In December 2016, the “China Packaging Industry Development Plan (2016-2020)” issued by the China Packaging Federation put forward the strategic task of building a packaging power, insisting on independent innovation, breaking through key technologies, and comprehensively promoting green packaging, safe packaging, and smart packaging. The integrated development of packaging effectively enhances the comprehensive competitiveness in key areas of packaging products, packaging equipment, and packaging and printing.
7. “Development Plan for Printing Industry in the 13th Five-Year Plan Period”
In April 2017, the “Thirteenth Five-Year Development Plan for Printing Industry” issued by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television stated that during the “Thirteenth Five-Year Plan” period, the scale of my country’s printing industry will basically be synchronized with the development of the national economy, achieving continuous expansion. At the end of the “13th Five-Year Plan” period, the total output value of the printing industry exceeded 1.4 trillion, ranking among the top in the world.
Digital printing, packaging printing, new printing and other fields have maintained rapid development, and the volume of printing foreign processing trade has been growing steadily; promoting the transformation of packaging printing to creative design, personalized customization, and environmental protection applications, and supporting printing methods such as offset printing, screen printing, and flexo printing. Digital technology is integrated and developed. The national policy of the paper packaging and printing industry provides strong support for the development of the industry.
8. “Outline of the National Cultural Development and Reform Plan during the 13th Five-Year Plan”
In May 2017, the State Council issued and implemented the “Outline of the National Cultural Development and Reform Plan during the 13th Five-Year Plan Period”, which clearly put forward the guiding ideology and overall requirements for cultural development during the 13th Five-Year Plan period. The outline proposes to promote the transformation and upgrading of traditional industries such as publishing and distribution, film and television production, arts and crafts, printing and duplication, advertising services, cultural entertainment, and support the development of digital printing and nano-printing.
9. “Green Packaging Evaluation Methods and Guidelines”
In May 2019, the State Administration for Market Regulation issued the “Green Packaging Evaluation Methods and Guidelines”, which stipulated the green packaging evaluation criteria, evaluation methods, content and format of the evaluation report for the requirements of low carbon, energy saving, environmental protection and safety of green packaging products. And defines the connotation of “green packaging”: in the full life cycle of packaging products, under the premise of meeting the requirements of packaging functions, packaging that is less harmful to human health and the ecological environment, and consumes less resources and energy.
The “Green Packaging Evaluation Methods and Guidelines” stipulate the key technical requirements for green packaging rating from four aspects: resource attributes, energy attributes, environmental attributes and product attributes.
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Post time: Jan-04-2021