According to the statistics of China Mould Industry Association, plastic moulds have become the most important mould products, accounting for 45% of the total domestic mould output value.
At present, the operating characteristics of my country’s plastic mold industry mainly include:

1. High regional concentration

The development of the mold industry requires certain upstream and downstream industries, especially with the downstream manufacturing industry. Mold products are intermediate products, and the main customers are the manufacturers of downstream manufacturing end products. Therefore, my country’s plastic mold enterprises are mainly distributed in the Yangtze River Delta, Pearl River Delta and other developed manufacturing areas. Among them, Guangdong, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shandong and other provinces and cities are relatively developed plastic mold industries, accounting for most of the output value of my country’s plastic mold industry. .

2, specific mold, unique

Plastic molds are special process equipment, and each set of products is designed for a specific plastic product. Every time they undertake an order, plastic mold manufacturers need to design and manufacture according to the technical data provided by customers, which means that most plastic molds are unique, with obvious differentiation characteristics and high technical level requirements, which are typical One-piece custom production.

3. The average sales of mold manufacturers are low

The plastic mold industry is not a standardized industry. The essence of the mold lies in the rationality of design ideas and mold structure. It belongs to the industry with high innovation, high technology content, high precision and high added value. Plastic mold is a highly personalized customized product, different plastic molds have obvious differences. Therefore, plastic molds are mainly single-piece customized production. Moreover, plastic molds have a long service life, and a set of molds can produce hundreds of thousands of plastic products. Therefore, downstream manufacturing enterprises have less demand for mold products, resulting in lower sales of mold enterprises. According to the data of China

Mould Industry Association, in 2011, there were about 20,000 factories and points of plastic mold manufacturing enterprises in china. According to the total sales of plastic mold industry in 2011 of about 56 billion yuan, the average annual sales of plastic molds in the industry is not higher than 3 million yuan, the average production capacity is not large, and the industry concentration is not high.

4. High-end mold products still need to be imported

Due to the large gap between my country’s plastic molds and the world’s advanced level in terms of quantity, quality and technical capabilities, the products are mainly concentrated in the low-end mold market, which has led to a continuous increase in the import volume of domestic plastic mold products in recent years. Although overall
my country’s plastic mold industry maintains the pattern of import and export surplus, but the large-scale, sophisticated, complex and long-life high-end mold products required in China still need to be imported every year, which has caused a certain adverse impact on the long-term development of my country’s automobile, home appliance and other host industries. .

5. There is still a gap between the technical level of the industry and developed countries

In recent years, china mold industry has gradually transitioned from the extensive workshop-style operation with fitter as the core to the intensive modern operation based on technology and design-centered, and the technical level of the industry has improved significantly.

However, compared with developed countries, there is still a big gap in the technical level of my country’s plastic mold industry, and the service life of molds is 30% to 50% lower than that of developed countries. In addition, the quality reliability, stability, manufacturing precision and standardization of plastic molds are relatively low, and are also significantly lower than the level of developed countries.