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China and Its LED Industry

China's LED industry

LED or Light-Emitting Diode is a two-lead semiconductor light source. Recent developments in LED allow it to be used for many purposes. Using LED has shown great advantages over using most incandescent light sources. Lower energy consumption and longer lifetime of the product are some these advantages. Over the years, China has showed a significant advancement in the technology and production of LED which proved similar to those in high tech industries.

As of 2015, China has the largest LED industry in the world with about four thousand (4000) companies manufacturing LED in the country. Thirty percent of the global LED market is comprised of the Chinese LED market, which makes China ahead of South Korea, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, and the United States of America. According to reports from professionals, there will be a compound annual growth rate of over forty percent for the Chinese LED market.

One of the driving forces behind the booming industry in the country is the government itself. To promote its LED industry, the Chinese government offers subsidies, tax benefits, and lower land cost for LED facilities – aiming to convert thirty percent (30%) of the domestic lighting market to LED. To emphasize and enhance the volume of the usage of energy efficient LED lighting, the government of China started phasing out the usage of incandescent light bulbs, following the footsteps of USA and Japan. LEDs are usually utilized in their street lightings, big hotels, shopping malls, and office buildings. The state-run National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) predicted that LED lighting will be worth almost thirty billion in dollars to the country’s economy. By this time, the commission believes, at least twenty percent of the lighting market will be taken by LED lights.

Despite the initial success of the LED industry in the country, recent events beg the question: What happens now?

There have been problems that LED manufacturers had to face in the most recent times. Price wars have been rampant among companies that sell LED. Small-scale manufacturers have been hit the hardest by these price wars, almost always having to resort to foreclosure and filing for bankruptcy. Several analysts have confirmed that the Chinese LED industry is in deep waters and that several manufacturers will not survive in the coming years. One factor for the downfall of the industry is the quality VS quantity aspect of the production of LED. Some expert say that quality was sacrificed for rapid mass production. A testament to this is the recall of not just products under the local brand but those from major brands as well. Many large LED manufacturers faced product recall this year, including IKEA and Phillips, which had to recall their products due to fire hazards. Analysts predict that future trends in the industry will swing towards laser based lighting especially in holiday laser lights.

Although Chinese LED lights’ domestic demand increases by the minute, many developed countries like the United States of America –  still doubt China-manufactured LED lights – and even believe that Chinese products are not good quality products. Analysts claim that Chinese manufacturers still utilize outdated machinery and equipment – ultimately resulting to low quality LED products. Despite its questionable quality, the Chinese LED industry remains competitive in the global market.

Emerging Tyvek Material Industry Spearheaded by Local UK Businesses

medical tyvekWhen most people think strong durable material the first thing that comes to mind is kevlar.  Kevlar and many other protective fabrics involve thousands of closely knit strings or “pieces” of cloth of fabric that when condensed form a protective shield that wouldn’t otherwise not be attainable by just using one material source.  So in other words the aggregate total of all the pieces of fabric together provide it with the strength needed to facilitate industrial applications.

Dupont, one of the leading Tyvek manufacturers described Tyvek material as, “Tyvek brand protective material is a family of tough, durable spunbonded olefin sheet products that are stronger than paper and more cost-effective and versatile than fabrics. It has a higher strength-to-weight ratio than paper, and absorbs little or no moisture” — which is true, it’s never all sweaty when I pull it out of my pocket. The site adds that Tyvek is strong and rip-resistant, as you can see when I try to rip this wallet. And believe me, I’ve really tried). It’s also made of environmentally responsible material.”

While Tyvek has been traditionally used for military and medical applications it has also become increasingly popular in commercial applications. Even clothing manufacturers have started using Tyvek technology to create clothing and protective materials that have everyday applications.  A local manufacturer in the UK started printing wallets on Tyvek material.

“Wallets printed using a laser printer are much more durable than ink-jet prints because laser printouts are essentially waterproof. Laser toner isn’t ink! It’s plastic that has been melted onto the page using heat. You can make your laser-printed wallets even more durable by sealing them in bags, laminating them, or by printing on a synthetic waterproof paper paper such as Revlar.

Ink-jet prints can be extremely delicate. The ink will fade over time, especially when subjected to bright light. Even minuscule amounts of water can cause ink to bleed so much that the printout is destroyed altogether.”

medical tyvekWhile wallets may be the first step in casual Tyvek printing the industry still has a long way to go as Doranix’s Chris Lange explains, “Tyvek applications have been traditionally limited due to the size and complexity of the printers.  The industry hasn’t adapted Tyvek printers for civilian use because up to now we have only needed to use them for medical technology and other devices. In the future we hope that we can adapt Tyvek technology for a wide assortment of civilian products providing superior products and better protection.”

From the video below you can see that Tyvek printers still need to adapt a more compact design in order to make it onto the mainstream European market.

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