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Inkjet printing technology promotes the development of the ceramic industry. In 2009, China introduced the first inkjet printer from Italy, opening the inkjet era of China's ceramic industry. Up to now, compared with wire printing and roller printing technology, inkjet printing has the following advantages: (2) before using the hardness tester, the top surface of the lead screw and the end surface of the workbench should be wiped clean; Inherent advantages: simpler production process, shorter production cycle, more realistic colors and textures With the development and maturity of technology, inkjet printing technology is widely used in porcelain chips, full glaze, antique bricks, microcrystalline stones, thin plates and other products. Raw materials, machinery and equipment have made continuous breakthroughs in the development, and the texture of products is better than blue

as the third revolution of ceramic printing technology, inkjet printing technology has brought unprecedented forward energy to China's ceramic industry and led the development trend of the industry. Today in 2013, the inkjet market has gone through bumps and entered a mature and stable development stage. Before and after the development, the localization of inkjet technology has gone through the experience of how to develop surface modification technology and surface modification implant devices. What changes and breakthroughs have been made in inkjet equipment and product colors? What else can we expect in the next technological research and development? This issue of Taowei business news goes deep into inkjet equipment production and R & D enterprises and brand ceramic tile enterprises to explore the thinking brought by those changes

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from introduction to wide application, the development speed is amazing

as early as more than 10 years ago, Spain and Italy have introduced the technology of inkjet ceramic tiles. Due to the technical blockade of western countries, China's Inkjet printing technology started late. China introduced the first inkjet printing machine in 2009. In the following years, China has many domestic inkjet machine manufacturers. The R & D and production of ceramic inks are more rapid, and inkjet technology and equipment have been widely used in China's ceramic industry

it is understood that the number of ceramic inkjet printers in operation in China has reached 700800 by the end of 2012, and it is predicted that it will reach 1300 1600 by the end of 2013, which is in all paint markets. According to the national ceramic tile production capacity report, at present, there are 3273 ceramic tile production lines in China, half of which are used to produce ceramic chips and antique bricks. Each production line is equipped with an average of 3 Ceramic inkjet printers. It is estimated that the market demand for ceramic inkjet printers in China should be about 3000

when inkjet printing equipment was first introduced into China, because China had not mastered the core technology, an imported inkjet printing machine needed 3million yuan, and ink 10000 yuan/ton. In the early stage of introduction, the cost was huge for Chinese ceramic enterprises. Marco Polo's sales director said, however, in the face of such a huge Chinese inkjet market, whether in the field of mechanical equipment or ink pigments, More and more enterprises invest more energy in research and development, and the localization of inkjet printing technology is also gradually maturing. At present, domestic inkjet printers are controlled at 10000 yuan/set, which provides a guarantee for the rapid development of Chinese ceramic inkjet products

the localization of inkjet needs to be continuously promoted.

according to the analysis of experts' demand for inkjet printers, in the next few years, China's Inkjet market will still develop at a high speed. The number of inkjet printers still accounts for less than half of the total market demand, and there is still much room for development. Like roller printing technology, it usually takes years for a technology to develop, mature, and then eliminate. Wu Jidong, sales manager of Sima chemical (Foshan) Co., Ltd., said that the current good market development trend of inkjet printing technology in China has promoted the further development of Sima chemical in China. At the end of July, the ink R & D and production base established by Sima chemical in Foshan will be officially put into use. It will import pigments, organic solvents, dispersants, suspending agents, additives, etc. from the European production base and produce them in the Chinese base. At that time, the products will be closer to the demand of China's Inkjet market, and the supply will be more stable

at present, in terms of ceramic inkjet printing machinery, a number of domestic brands such as hope, Taiwei, Jingtao, xinjingtai and Meijia have occupied most of the domestic market share and about 90% of the Indian market; However, in the field of ink production, although the total amount of domestic ink is rising on a large scale, the proportion of imported ink still accounts for more than 70%. Although domestic Dow and Ming Dynasty inks also have equipment in use, this number only accounts for about 20% of 1000, and the development speed of ink processing is far less than that of mechanical equipment. Since the organic solvent accounts for about 70% of the whole ink formula, and the stability and quality of domestic chemical polymer materials cannot guarantee the organic solvent of the whole ink, this part can only be imported. Huang Huining, deputy general manager of jinyitao, said that the localization of ink will take several years to develop, and will eventually stabilize the price at 100000/ton of domestic ink and 120000/ton of imported ink

similarly, in terms of sprinkler heads, they are also highly dependent on imports. British cel took this opportunity and chose to enter the Chinese market when China first introduced inkjet technology. In 2011, more than 100 inkjet equipment in China adopted cel xaar1001 inkjet heads, which increased to more than 600 in 2012 and is expected to increase to more than 1500 from 2013 to 2014. The continuous growth shows that China's Inkjet market has entered a stage of rapid development


the application of inkjet technology is expanding day by day

before the emergence of inkjet printing technology, ceramic tile printing generally used two technologies: silk printing and roller printing. For roller printing, which is widely used, consumers can only passively accept the ceramic tile designs and colors provided by ceramic enterprises because one layout can only produce one design and color during printing. After the emergence of inkjet technology, the biggest change is the simplification of production process, standardization of production, and rich changes in product designs and colors

in recent years, with the promotion of inkjet technology, more and more ceramic enterprises have launched inkjet ceramic products, setting off an innovative trend of ceramic tile design and color, and wood grain bricks and stone like bricks have become new favorites in the market. In the next three years, the application of inkjet technology in ceramic tile decoration will be more and more extensive. From the introduction of inkjet technology to ceramic chips, to the current slow application to microcrystalline stone, full glaze, thin plate, inkjet technology has become more and more mature in China. Marco Polo's sales director said that since inkjet printers do not need to contact bricks when running, whether the plane is smooth or uneven, they can achieve a more natural transition of different colors, It makes the overall picture effect more three-dimensional, and greatly improves the sense of hierarchy of the product

the emergence of inkjet printing technology enables the texture that could not be presented on ceramics to be restored in high definition. In the next development, inkjet products will continue to innovate in design and color, mainly focusing on the restoration of natural colors, such as the texture of rare wood, the color of the sea, the original color of the forest, and so on. Consumers still have great demand for this aspect, and have great attraction for the realization of natural scenery in their own rooms. Marco Polo's sales director said that through the continuous research and development of ink color allocation, the color effect applied to ceramic products in the future can also have a high-end texture like automotive paint

focus on innovation to win a larger market

the development of inkjet technology has brought new hope to the industry, meeting the personalized needs of designers to a certain extent, and also meeting the needs of consumers for personalized products. Jianyi marble tiles, based on inkjet technology and combined with the mixed application of many proprietary technologies of the enterprise, launched several latest products, such as Yulin coffee and crystal agate, to restore the realism of natural marble to the greatest extent

at the same time, Marco Polo ceramic tiles are also busy expanding their production lines, and will launch a series of imitation carpet tiles in the second half of the year. Marco Polo will seize the consumer demand for easy care and decoration products, and use inkjet printing technology to launch new products that can be used by all consumer classes to win the market

Zhuoyuan ceramics launched new inkjet products for several categories, such as microcrystalline stone, fully polished glaze and ceramic chips. Through the combination of silk printing and ink-jet printing, the product texture is more three-dimensional and clear-cut in detail, striving to be unique in design and color

various views:

at present, the personalized production of inkjet tiles in China has not been popularized. Although the production technology of domestic inkjet printers and inks is becoming more and more mature, the core technology of producing nozzles is still in the hands of several large enterprises in Italy and Spain, and this technology is still blank in China. Therefore, high costs and technical barriers are important factors affecting the popularization of inkjet ceramic tiles

at present, in China's ceramic industry, some enterprises excessively pursue cost savings, ignoring the optimization of product effects by cooperating with molds and other methods, reducing the grade of products. However, in general, the progress of all parts, including the improvement of ink and nozzle, will bring a lot of room for improvement to the development of the whole inkjet technology, which will be a long development process

the high added value of inkjet equipment and the arrival of the digital inkjet era have prompted Chinese ceramic tile manufacturers to constantly improve technology and introduce new equipment. It is expected that the production of inkjet equipment in China will show a downward trend after 2014, because not all ceramic tile products can be produced by inkjet machines. Only by constantly developing new technologies can we better adapt to the market development rules


ceramic inkjet printing technology has developed rapidly since it was introduced into China, and the speed is much faster than that of Italy and Spain. In this development process, it is worth noting that the wide application of inkjet technology has changed the competitive point of ceramic inkjet products. Capable enterprises will take the lead in investing more human and material resources in improving the added value of products, such as using relatively high priced inkjet printers, nozzles, inks, and ceramic ink enterprises to launch expensive ink detection equipment, preparation equipment, etc., to distance themselves from competitors

various leaps in the application of inkjet printing technology to products in the future, in the final analysis, need to rely on the R & D breakthroughs of raw materials and mechanical equipment, which is the relatively weak part of China's inkjet technology, resulting in the profits of the industrial chain flowing to foreign nozzles, ink Enterprises and ceramic inkjet related equipment enterprises, which restricts the development of the inkjet industry in the whole ceramic industry. In the next step, the industry should pay more attention to the R & D and innovation of inkjet technology. More and more coffee capsules are made of recyclable PP materials to make breakthroughs in development and changes. Perhaps only then will China's inkjet printing technology be truly mature enough

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