Aluminum rolling industrial products mainly consists of two categories i.e. aluminum sheet & strip and aluminum foil, and China is currently the world’s largest producer and exporter of aluminum sheets, strips and foils. In 2010, China’s aluminum sheet & strip capacity reached 7.25 million tons, sharing roughly 23.2% of global total; aluminum foil capacity 2.13 million tons, making up about 35.7%.
Aluminum rolling industry is the area with fastest-growing investment in today’s China aluminum processing industry; investment in new industrial products is primarily focused on high-precision aluminum sheet & strip, aluminum thin-sheet for cans, electronic foil, packaging foil and others, and domestic key aluminum processing enterprises involving Southwest Aluminum, Nanshan Aluminum, Weiqiao Aluminum & Electricity, China Zhongwang, etc. all have increased investment in this area. According to the current investment development tendency in this industry, there will emerge seven megaton-level large manufacturers of aluminum sheet, strip & foil during the 12th Five-Year Plan Period (2011-2015).
Based on analyzing the supply-demand structure of global aluminum sheet, strip & foil market, as well as the output, consumption, import & export volume, upstream & downstream sectors and other aspects of Chinese aluminum sheet, strip & foil industry, China Aluminum Rolling Industry Report, 2010-2012 highlights the financials, product mix, investment planning, etc. of 15 major players in the industry.
Being one of the largest integrated aluminum deep-processing enterprises in China, Southwest Aluminum boasts the international advanced hot strip rolling production lines for high-precision aluminum and aluminum alloy sheet & strip. In 2010, the revenue from its aluminum sheet, strip & foil products occupied 81.9% of total operating revenue. At the present stage, the company is conducting a 220 kt/a aluminum alloy casting expansion project, once completed, its annual output of aluminum processing will register one million tons.
Henan Mingtai Aluminum is one of China’s major manufacturers of aluminum sheets, strips and foils, whose annual capacity in this field amounted to 350 kilotons in 2011, and will hit 400 kilotons in 2012 after the completion of IPO project. CTP aluminum substrate, high-precision aluminum alloy sheet, electronic foil, composite aluminum sheet, strip & foil, etc. are all the focus products for future development.
Shandong Loften Aluminum Foil is China’s largest manufacturer of pharmaceutical foils, as well as the second largest household foil producer, currently enjoying a 70% share of domestic pharmaceutical foil market. The company’s aluminum sheet, strip & foil projects under construction mainly cover 80 kilotons of aluminum foils and 450 kilotons of aluminum sheets and strips.