SMM3, March 8: the 11th International Manganese Electrolytic products Market Summit Forum and the 16th International Manganese Association Electrolytic products China Conference were held in Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province. Li Weijian, chairman of the Electrolytic Manganese products Committee of the International Manganese Association, and Tan Zhuzhong, president of the National Electrolytic Manganese Factory (Manager), and more than ten well-known figures in the manganese industry spoke on the electrolytic manganese market, technology, and production.
Electrolytic Manganese: the pressure of Environmental Protection will increase in the Future
Li Weijian, chairman of the International Manganese Association EPD and chairman of the China Committee, believes that 2018 is a very unstable year for the production of electrolytic manganese in China, and the superposition of various unstable factors is the main reason for the ups and downs of manganese prices. There is no new electrolytic manganese production project in China in 2018. Due to the lack of ore, environmental protection and power limitation in 2018, many electrolytic manganese plants can not produce fully. He predicted that in the future, the concentration of electrolytic manganese industry will continue to improve, large-scale equipment, automation and intelligence are the inevitable trend, automation and intelligence will continue to upgrade, and production efficiency will continue to improve. The pressure of environmental protection is increasing, cleaner production is imminent, the investment in environmental protection and safety is increasing, the proportion of cost is increasing, and the healthy development is the right way.
Tan Zhuzhong, director (manager) of the National Electrolytic Manganese Factory, expounded in detail how to produce high quality and cheap EMM from domestic poor manganese carbonate ore. China's EMM industry has reached a production capacity of 2.26 million tons and an annual output of 140-1.5 million tons. Accounting for more than 97% of the global market, a full range, can meet the requirements of different customers around the world. He believes that in order to continuously expand the market of EMM, we must adhere to scientific and technological innovation, constantly improve labor productivity, reduce various consumption, do a good job in environmental protection, realize clean production, and constantly reduce production costs. Only in this way, EMM industry can continue to expand the market, in order to have a better tomorrow.
Manganese ore: the pattern of manganese ore in China will quietly change and its dependence on imported ore will be enhanced.
China has always been the largest financier of the global manganese mining community. According to relevant data, China imported more than 20 million tons of manganese ore in 2018, covering the vast majority of manganese ore varieties from almost all producing areas in the world, with a physical quantity of more than 70 percent. Domestic manganese mines have also supported half of China's manganese industry. Zhan Haiqing, secretary general of the National Manganese Mining Enterprise Mine Manager (Manager) Association, believes that the pattern of manganese mines in China has quietly changed. Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunnan, Chongqing, and Hunan still occupy the main share of output, and Xinjiang has emerged as a new force. The new resources will supplement domestic manganese ore capacity, which is expected to disappear rapidly in the next few years.
On the global manganese front, Aloys d'Harambure, executive director of the International Manganese Association, said that the global manganese market has been booming recently, China has become more dependent on imported minerals, and miners in other parts of the world have increased production. He expects most of the new capacity to be added in South Africa, Brazil, Australia and India in the future.
Manganese slag: or can be made into cement, concrete
"Manganese slag" has always been one of the long-standing reasons for seriously hindering the "green water and green mountains". Subject to the high pressure situation of environmental protection and safety, the country has comprehensively cracked down on manganese-rich slag, and the output of some open-pit mines in various places has shrunk, and the number of manganese mining enterprises has also been greatly reduced. Production capacity is reduced. Fang Jingrui, a senior engineer of Chinese building materials researcher, believes that electrolytic manganese slag has high moisture content, small particles and weak acidity (pH about 5.9), and contains a lot of soluble Mn, an nitrogen, sulfate and heavy metals. From the technical point of view, the manganese slag calcined at high temperature is feasible to be used in cement and concrete production. However, in view of the problem of electrolytic manganese slag used in cement admixture and its content, there are some disputes in the current national standard and trade standard.
Manganese dioxide: only occupying resources is the great advantage of production enterprises
In 2018, the EMD market situation rose steadily, the price rose by 10%, the supply and demand was once unbalanced, and the supply of goods was in short supply. Li Tongqing, director (manager) of the National Electrolytic Manganese dioxide Plant, believes that due to the impact of China's environmental protection policy, manganese ore resources are gradually scarce, and industrial raw materials will still rely on imports in the future. In the future, the EMD market industry is more concentrated, large-scale cross-regional integration is imperative, the LMO industry will continue to high pressure EMD market, the variability and uncertainty of manganese ore raw materials lead to the overload of the EMD industry. Environmental protection and raw materials double squeeze the living space of the industry. Only occupying resources is the great advantage of production enterprises, and will gradually guide the market to the direction of high-end products.
Three elements of Manganese system: new opportunities and New challenges
In recent years, the wave of new energy vehicles has begun all over the world, and the research on power battery has been put on the agenda by various enterprises. Among them, manganese-based lithium battery cathode material is a very important part of power battery manufacturing materials. Wang Deyu, a researcher and doctoral supervisor at the Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, gave a science popularization and explanation to the arrival of the scene. He believes that double points force automobile enterprises to develop new energy vehicles and pursue high performance-to-price ratio. The subsidy system stimulates the whole industry to pursue the high energy density battery system, and all kinds of high energy materials have attracted much attention. Peng Tianjian, chairman of Guizhou Dalong Huicheng New Materials Co., Ltd., also believes that manganese cathode materials have developed rapidly in recent years. For example, lithium manganate has the characteristics of low impurity content, easy doping, spherical and magnetic foreign bodies. With the improvement of quality, The market is also expanding. However, under the dual pressure of cost and quality, the competition of manganese sulfate for battery will be more intense in the future.
Stainless steel: further improvement of upstream industrial concentration
Stainless steel has the characteristics of corrosion resistance to weak corrosion media such as air, steam and water and chemical corrosion media such as acid, alkali and salt. Qin Hui, financial director of Beihai Chengde Company, who is widely used in our daily life, gave a briefing on the current situation of stainless steel. He believes that at present, with the implementation of supply-side structural reform by the state, we will vigorously promote "three removal, one reduction and one supplement." The stainless steel industry has experienced the double baptism of eliminating backward production capacity and environmental protection inspectors, so that the concentration of upstream industry has been further enhanced. In order to meet the requirements of the development of the industry under the new situation, the stainless steel industry has formed a sub-regional pattern of a number of quantitative enterprises, with the local leading stainless steel producers as the center. Downstream of the industrial chain and horizontal supporting service enterprises around the convergence of upstream and downstream competitive clusters to create a regional or local characteristics of the stainless steel industry chain.
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