The Foundation Of Smart Packaging Technology Is Formed, And The Market Scale Is Nearly 150 Billion!

The foundation of smart packaging technology is formed, and the market scale is nearly 150 billion!



1. The technical foundation for the development of the smart packaging industry has been formed


In recent years, the increasingly high-profile printed electronics technology has applied traditional printing processes to the manufacture of electronic components and products. The biggest feature is that they do not depend on the conductor or semiconductor properties of the base material, and can be applied to any material in the form of a thin film. In the vast majority of smart packaging applications, more "smart" attributes can be achieved by integrating printed electronic technology, such as quality information recording and performance in the storage, transportation, and sales process, and it is flexible, environmentally friendly, and low-cost. Cost and other advantages.



From 1990 to 2010, the number of patent applications related to smart packaging in China remained below 10 each year; since 2011, the overall trend has been rapid growth; in 2016, the number of patent applications related to smart packaging reached the maximum of 112, the largest in history Value; In 2017, the number of patent applications related to smart packaging dropped to 67.


Chart 1: Changes in the number of patent applications related to smart packaging in China from 1990 to 2017 (unit: piece)



From the perspective of the composition of applicants for China's smart packaging patent technology, the top three are Anhui Yongfeng Intelligent Packaging Technology Co., Ltd., Tianjin Mingjia Intelligent Packaging Technology Co., Ltd. and Changchun North Chemical Filling Equipment Co., Ltd., applying for patents The quantities are 22, 22 and 18 respectively.


As of July 2018, the top 20 patent applicants related to smart packaging in my country are detailed in the table below:


Chart 2: As of July 2018, China's smart packaging related technology patent applicants constitute TOP20 (unit: piece, %)


China has achieved a large number of relevant basic research results. 1. Master the intelligent manufacturing technology that has long restricted the development of China’s industry, such as robotics, perception technology, complex manufacturing systems, intelligent information processing technology, etc.; 2. Overcome a number of long-term The core high-end equipment that heavily relies on and affects the safety of China’s industry, such as shield tunneling machines, automated control systems, high-end processing centers, etc.; 3. Constructed a number of relevant national R&D bases; 4. Cultivated a large number of long-term related technical research High-tech talents for development work. In recent years, the state has continuously increased its support for smart packaging, and China has paid more and more attention to the development of smart packaging. More and more research projects have been established, and research funds have also increased substantially. China already has the technical foundation for the development of the smart packaging industry.



2. The industry market scale is nearly 150 billion



China is a big manufacturing country, and the industrial products produced every year are about 30% of the global total. The total sales of my country's packaging industry exceeded one trillion in 2013, and now it has reached the level of 1.7 trillion. If the packaging industry can use smart packaging technology and products on a large scale, the market scale of the entire smart packaging industry will increase by a huge amount.



In 2016, the market size of smart packaging in China reached 136.653 billion yuan, and in 2017 it reached 148.809 billion yuan, an increase of 8.90% year-on-year; the current smart packaging market segment is the largest in the RFID market, and the RFID market size in 2017 has reached 75.24 billion yuan; prospects It is expected that in the next few years, the market scale of China's smart packaging industry will still maintain a rapid growth rate.


Chart 3: As of 2010-2017, the market size of China's smart packaging industry (unit: 100 million yuan, %)



3. The industry prospects are promising


With the deepening of the national Internet+ strategic plan, the State Council issued the State Council Fa [2015] No. 95 document, requiring important products such as edible agricultural products, food, drugs, and rare earth products, and actively promoting the application of modern information technologies such as the Internet of Things and cloud computing. With regard to the trace-ability system, the Ministry of Commerce is also organizing various industries to carry out the standardized, informatized, and intelligent market application and popularization of e-commerce logistics green packaging.


In 2015, the “Made in China 2025”, which is the action plan for China’s implementation of the strategy of making a strong country in the next ten years and the founding document for achieving the dream of making a strong country in the next three decades, clearly stated: “Intelligent manufacturing is the core of the new round of scientific and technological revolution. The main direction of digitization, networking and intelligence in the manufacturing industry." Smart packaging has gained a new opportunity for rapid development in China and has become a new development direction for Chinese modern packaging industry.


In recent years, advances in materials science, modern control technology, computer technology, and artificial intelligence have led to the rapid development of smart packaging. With the acceleration of China's marketization process, the increase of national income and the entry of global branded goods, a considerable retail and consumer market is forming in China and is growing rapidly. The rapid formation and growth of the market is bound to drive the rapid development of smart packaging. The Prospective Industry Research Institute predicts that by 2023, the market size of China's smart packaging industry is expected to exceed 200 billion yuan.


Chart 4: As of 2018-2023, the market size forecast of China's smart packaging industry (unit: 100 million yuan)