According to statistics, now the world's gross national product to 65% on the same integrated circuit. With smart phones and tablet PCs to bring the industrial revolution the demand for PCB products continues to heat up, many PCB manufacturers are actively expanding production capacity at the same time did not stop the pace of expansion, increasingly popular in the market trying to seize the initiative. Authority of the forecast, the global PCB output growth in 2011 will reach 7.0%, reaching $ 54.6 billion. By 2015, the global PCB will continue to maintain steady growth rate of 6.5%, the overall size is expected to reach $ 69.8 billion.
While the booming consumer electronics market is beckoning to the PCB manufacturing and processing enterprises smile, but strong market demand, environmental protection, "pear" is also increasing, even to retard the pace of development. Interview, a state-controlled circuit board manufacturers are preparing for the listing, said its head of market expansion is one of the "environmental indicators" of the certification examination. Because in the printed circuit board manufacturing process in a variety of pollutants in waste water containing heavy metals and organic wastewater containing high concentrations will be discharged, and how to handle these waste water will become the face of a major problem.
Currently, PCB industry, environmental and resource issues and sustainable development issues are placed in an unprecedented strategic height.
First, let pcb manufacturers "green up"
At present, mainland China gradually to the Pearl River Delta, Yangtze River Delta region of the PCB industry as the core group together. Statistics show that mainland China has about 1500 PCB enterprises, of which 52% is located in the Pearl River Delta, Yangtze River Delta region in 38%.
Such a high-density concentration, except caused by the "cluster effect", but also makes the environment has been a huge threat. Thus, in recent years has promulgated various decrees, including: labor contract law, the new Enterprise Income Tax Law, electroplating industry clean production standards, the business environment for PCB manufacturers have a considerable impact. Laws related to environmental laws that eastern and southern China, as long as the application form to apply for new plants that have rejected the word plating. Have set up factories in local industry is facing the problem of waste water, the local government in the discharge of waste and recycling to do double the amount of control, if the quota has been exhausted facing manufacturers are bound to face or by reduction of investment in environmental protection equipment is more expensive to meet the standards. Manufacturers have set up factories, if you want to expand the factory, they can not find the amount of water can not expand, even in disguise for greater water recycling rate, to disguise the purpose of requiring manufacturers to cut production. This way, all PCB manufacturers now face the most difficult part.
Many environmental laws and constraints, so that all vendors early to find alternative production base, including the inland Southeast Asia and China have heard, there are still manufacturers of expansion space, generally in the past one year will also run out of its limits, making PCB plant in the future how the various environmental laws and restrictions to find a plant expansion in space, much attention.
Second, technological innovation, reduce the pressure
The development trend of electronic equipment is versatile, compact, environmentally friendly and low cost, which will require the support of the PCB for high-density, light and thin, environmentally friendly and low-cost, conventional PCB process and a new generation of products is clearly difficult to achieve requirements. To speed up the traditional PCB manufacturing to technological innovation and industrial revolution, the real energy saving, and even pollution-free production. Interviews, technical director of many companies that print electronic (digital inkjet printing) technology will lead the PCB industry to a "green production" to stay. It is reported that currently, some of the world developed countries have invested heavily in research and development of this technology.
Strong and mature face of the PCB market, manufacturing companies want to further expansion and development of not only the production from the low-end market transformation to high-end market, accelerating the pace of upgrading, but also in the production process of continuous research and development new technology to meet environmental requirements