China Has Become the World’s Largest Producer and Consumer of Aluminium Composite Panel

In the late 1960s, German developed a new kind metal curtain wall material—aluminium composite panel and established large-scale production enterprises. The appearance of aluminum plastic composite panel, with its excellent materials, rich colors, easy transportation, easy processing, and large-scale continuous production and superior cost performance, had been creating a new world of modern architectural decoration.

In the 1980s, American, Japan and other advanced countries began to build new factories to produce and process aluminium composite panel. Modern large-scale buildings with silver-gray metal texture and strong visual sense appeared in Europe and Asia. Foreign brands such as Arkuk, Reynolds and Mitsubishi had also entered into the Chinese market.

In the 1990s, entrepreneurs in coastal open cities explored and learned from single-piece cold press forming to continuous hot compound production and they had been becoming maturity step by step. In the middle of 1990s, China introduced advanced large-scale production lines for the first time which opened the prelude of modern large-scale aluminium composite panel production in the Chinese mainland. The whole industry began to grow and expand in the introduction, digestion, absorption and innovation. In the past 15 years, Chinese aluminium composite panel industry started from zero and have formed production capacity of nearly 450 million square meters a year. China has become the largest producer, consumer and exporter in the world.

In the process of high-speed development, from 1997 to 2001, the potential and prospects of the whole industry were demonstrated at an annual rate of more than 45%. In the competition with foreign counterparts, the leaders in the domestic industry increased their exchange earnings by 130 times from 2002 to 2003.

At present, there are more than 300 aluminium composite panel enterprises throughout the country. According to the national statistics, there are 204 aluminium composite panel manufacturing enterprises which includes all state-owned enterprises and non-state-owned enterprises with annual sales income of more than 5 million yuan. More than 80% are non-state-owned enterprises among them. They mainly distributed in Guangdong, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shandong and Jiangxi and so on. In 2009, the annual sale of the entire industry was about 23 billion yuan and the annual production was about 240 million square meters, which ranked first around the world and accounted for more than 90% of the total amount in the world.

China is currently the world’s largest producer, consumer and exporter of aluminium plastic composite panel, and the quality of some companies has reached or exceeded the level of advanced countries.

AluminoBond is one of the earliest companies in China to develop and produce aluminium plastic panels.  In the future, AluminoBond will continue to striving  to provide more high-quality aluminium composite panels to more countries and customers around the world.