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The smog is coming, the paper, packaging and printing industry is facing greater challenges

[China Packaging Network News] "The production of emission reductions has not been received, the blue sky and blue clouds have not become a shackle. The north wind is not supervised, the smog is deeply locked by the emperor." In December, the medium-to-severe haze once again covered the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, Sichuan-Shaanxi, Jinlu-Hebei and other regions, and the government-led national anti-crime campaign started again.
Faced with smog on all sides, the smog of the explosions everywhere, China's papermaking, packaging and printing industries have ushered in the biggest test. According to the requirements of local governments, these enterprises have stopped shutting down production limits and were forced to implement a strong wall to prevent fogging.

Smog blocks many provinces in the north
Beijing limited production
Following the start of the orange warning of heavy air pollution at 0:00 on November 17, the industrial system in Beijing started the orange warning of heavy air pollution again from 0:00 on December 2nd.
The Beijing Economic and Information Commission organized 14 inspection teams, led by the leaders of the committee to conduct on-site inspections and inspections on the implementation of the measures for the suspension of production and control of municipal-controlled emergency enterprises in various districts and economic and technological development zones. From the inspection situation, the company received the emergency notice at the first time, and implemented the suspension of production restrictions as required. At the same time, the industrial authorities of all districts have organized an inspection team to carry out on-site inspections on the implementation of the measures for the suspension of production of industrial enterprises in the jurisdiction. Haidian, Fangshan, Shunyi, Changping, Miyun, Yanqing, Yizhuang Development Zone and other districts conducted a night check on the suspension of production in the early morning of the 2nd.
Hebei limited production
The process of heavy pollution from Hebei on the 2nd was further aggravated in the south-central and eastern parts of Hebei Province on the 3rd. As of 18:00, Shijiazhuang, Langfang, Baoding, Dingzhou and Xinji reached serious pollution, and Qinhuangdao, Tangshan, Hengshui and Suizhong reached severe pollution. Among them, Shijiazhuang has maintained its AQI index at 500 since 15:00 and has already “exploded”. Hebei Provincial Atmospheric Office issued a notice: At 8:00 on December 1, the red (I-level) emergency response in the south-central region was launched, including Shijiazhuang, Baoding, Langfang, Xingtai, Hengshui, Handan, Dingzhou and Xinji, which is also Hebei Province. The zone red emergency response is initiated for the first time. At the same time, the Orange (Level II) emergency response was initiated in areas including Tangshan and Zhangzhou.

In this regard, in addition to the production lines of key tasks such as heating and protecting people's livelihood, all the steel, cement, coking, foundry, glass, ceramic, calcium and magnesium industries in the city have been discontinued. In the city's pharmaceutical, chemical, packaging and printing, furniture and other industries to implement inventory management, in principle, all volatile organic compounds production processes are all discontinued, due to special circumstances can not be completely stopped, it is necessary to report to the municipal government for the implementation of limited production and emission reduction.
Shandong limited production
Most cities in Shandong have once again fallen into smog and locked cities, and even coastal cities are no exception. Yesterday, Weihai, Yantai and Qingdao also reached moderate pollution. The AQI index of 11 cities including Taian, Binzhou and Linyi exceeded 200, reaching a serious level of pollution. Dongying, Binzhou, Linyi, Tai'an, Jining, Laiwu, Weifang and other 7 places started the blue warning of heavy pollution. Dongying City's AQI index reached 281, which is the highest city in the province's AQI index.
Implementing emission limitation measures for atmospheric heavy pollution industries such as thermal power, steel, building materials, chemicals, petrochemicals and papermaking, completing coal-fired units with ultra-low emission conversion, strictly implementing the standard limits for gas unit emissions, and the total amount of atmospheric pollutants discharged within the jurisdiction Cut by more than 30%.
Henan limited production
On December 1, the Zhengzhou Municipal Government of Henan Province issued a yellow warning for heavy pollution weather and adopted more stringent emergency measures to deal with heavy pollution.
In response, various governments in Henan have adopted the following measures for industrial enterprises: Zhengzhou City, coal-fired industrial boilers below 10 tons of steam are suspended, and coal-fired power generation enterprises that have not built ultra-low emissions use emergency reserve high-quality coal or limited production. Industrial enterprises adopt measures such as limiting production and stopping production to ensure that sulfur dioxide, smoke (dust) dust and nitrogen oxide emissions are reduced by more than 20%, and the frequency of law enforcement inspections of key atmospheric pollution sources is increased.

Shanxi limited production

At 10:10 on December 3, the Shanxi Early Warning and Distribution Center authorized the website to issue a yellow warning, warning areas: Taiyuan, Linyi, Jincheng, Yuncheng, and Jinzhong. Moderate to severe convulsions will occur in the early warning area in the next 24 hours.

Taiyuan City requires that the city in accordance with the list of severely polluted weather emergency production and production stoppages, on the basis of the implementation of the level III response measures to further limit production and discharge. All key air pollution enterprises will be monitored 24 hours a day to ensure the stable operation of various pollution prevention and control facilities, and pollutants will be discharged.

Paper, packaging, printing industry has a huge impact

Paper prices are difficult to stabilize

The papermaking, packaging, and printing industries have been the targets of remediation in smog weather because of coal-fired emissions or VOCs emissions. In particular, some small and medium-sized paper mills and packaging and printing companies are likely to face a fatal test.

In the past, many business owners thought that local governments would relax their emissions in order to protect their fiscal revenues. However, the increasingly serious smog shows that China's environmental governance has reached a point where it cannot be relaxed. Therefore, the cost of sewage disposal in the papermaking, packaging and printing industries will further increase in the future, and enterprises that fail to meet the standards will be forced to shut down.
Some time ago, the price of Chinese raw paper has been in a soaring state. With some of the rising factors in the previous period being digested, the domestic waste paper prices have been lowered sharply, the exchange rate has stabilized, and the production off-season has arrived. Everyone is optimistic that the price of raw paper will stabilize. However, the impact of smog on the paper industry in Shandong, Hebei, and Henan cannot be underestimated. It seems that it will take time for paper prices to stabilize.
For the packaging and printing industry, Beijing is said to require the printing plant to move out of Beijing and move to the surrounding Hebei province. Packaging and printing enterprises represented by Yixiong County and Dongguang District of Hebei Province account for 80% of the province's printing industry, of which more than 95% are small and micro enterprises. Enterprises in these places that have a large number of VOCs that do not meet the standards are forcibly closed. Henan Province has always been a province under the strict supervision of the Central Environmental Protection Inspectorate. Since September this year, packaging and printing enterprises have been in a state of high pressure. The Taiyuan area in Shanxi Province announced that all the sewage companies had stopped production when the smog orange warning.

Finally, Xiao Bian once again reminds enterprises that have not yet reached the target of pollution discharge, and do not have any luck, and seize the time to implement the standard discharge in order to continue to operate. Before the smog problem can be solved, the government's environmental governance will not be relaxed.