Shandong Launches Construction of “1+7” Sharing Factory System for Printing and Dyeing Industry

The textile and garment industry is the traditional pillar industry in Shandong Province, of which the printing and dyeing industry plays the key role in connecting the textile chain. Shandong Province will spend five years on building a cloud platform for the printing and dyeing industry and seven distributed sharing factories for printing and dyeing processing, filling the gap of printing and dyeing capacity.

Traditional printing and dyeing technologies have the problem of high energy consumption, high water consumption and heavy pollution. And over the years, Shandong’s printing and dyeing industry has made slow progress in quantity expansion and quality improvement, which not only caused the high product homogeneity in the upper stream of the textile chain, but also caused the inefficient supply of end products such as garment and home-textiles, therefore, to overcome the shortcomings in printing and dyeing industry is the key to improve the quality and efficiency of local textile and garment industry. In December, 2017, based on the project of “Complete Set of Digitalized Technology and Equipment for Automatic Cheese Dyeing”, the production line of the intelligent green printing and dyeing demonstration plant of Companion Group was put into operation with an annual capacity of 20,000 tons. Compared with traditional printing and dyeing process, this production line can save 80% of labor costs, 70% of water consumption, 45% of electricity, 58% of steam, and 68% of sewage discharge per ton of yarn, which has significant economic and social benefits.

Thus, Shandong Economic and Information Technology Committee released the “Construction Scheme of ‘1+7’ Regional Shared Factory System for Printing and Dyeing Industry”, and strived to spend five years on building an intelligent cloud platform, which integrates several functions, i.e., the collaborative innovation of intelligent green printing and dyeing technology, creative design, remote operation and maintenance, standard establishment and human resources training, etc. Meanwhile, the government will set up intelligent green printing and dyeing sharing factories in six regions where textile and garment industry is concentrated, including Zibo, Zaozhuang, Weifang, Binzhou, Liaocheng and Xintai, forming an annual printing and dyeing capacity of approx. 720,000 tons. It will provide intelligent and green printing and dyeing services to textile and garment companies in these regions.

It is estimated that the shortage of printing and dyeing capacity in Shandong Province can be made up after the establishment of this regional sharing factory system. At the same time, it is expected to generate additional sales income of CNY 22 billion, profits of CNY 2.1 billion, and pre-tax profits of CNY 4 billion. And it can save 68 million tons of water, 800 million kilowatt-hours of power, 4.1 million tons of steam, reduce 64 million tons of sewage discharge , and add CNY 100 billion income to local textile and garment industry.