For the topic raised in the industry about whether the foundry industry should call up the "two highs" (high energy consumption, high pollution) sequence, recently there has been updated information."The foundry industry is a key industry for the prevention and control of air pollution." Recently, a new reply on the official website of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, "Responses to the No. 1967 Recommendations of the Second Session of the Thirteenth National People's Congress," stated that foundry enterprises should be promoted to implement energy conservation and reduction. Renovate, research and formulate a number of green standards such as the "Evaluation Requirements for Green Plants in the Foundry Industry" and guide the green development of the foundry industry.
The foundry industry is one of the basic industries of the machinery manufacturing industry.China's casting output ranks first in the world, accounting for more than 45% of the global total output.According to industry association statistics, the total number of foundry companies in China reaches more than 20,000, but the average scale is small, and the level of production equipment varies widely, and it is mainly distributed in key areas such as Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, surrounding areas, and the Yangtze River Delta.In the reply, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment stated that in the next step, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment will work with the Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and other relevant departments to expedite the revision of air pollutant emission standards for the foundry industry, further regulate pollutant emission management, and study and formulate Replacement measures for equal or reduced production capacity in the foundry industry.In June 2018, the State Council promulgated the "Three-year Action Plan for Winning the Defense of the Blue Sky", which for the first time included the foundry industry into the "two high" industries.The plan is clear and strictly controls the production capacity of the “two high” industries.It is strictly forbidden to increase production capacity in key areas such as steel, coking, electrolytic aluminum, foundry, cement and flat glass.This work was led by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Development and Reform Commission, and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment.
This new regulation has caused a lot of shock in the foundry industry.At the National Two Sessions this year, Cao Baohua, vice chairman of the China Foundry Association and chairman of the board of directors of Chunfeng Industrial Group, specially submitted "Proposals on Adjusting Casting from the 'Two High' Industries".According to the official website of the China Foundry Association, at the "20th National 27 Provinces (Cities, Autonomous Regions) 4 City Foundry Academic Conference held on September 25 this year, Zhang Libo, Vice President of the China Machinery Industry Federation and President of the China Foundry Association, said Last year, the State Council announced the "Three-year Action Plan to Win the Blue Sky Defense War", and the foundry industry was included in the dual-high industry for the first time. Recently, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Development and Reform Commission, and the Office of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment jointly issued a "Notice of Increasing the Foundry Capacity", the development environment facing the industry will be more severe. The China Foundry Association has communicated with national ministries and commissions many times, reflecting the voice of the industry, and putting forward policy recommendations and plans.Zhang Libo's "Notice on Prohibiting New Casting Capacity in Key Areas" issued in June this year clearly requires that new projects in Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, surrounding areas, the Yangtze River Delta, and Fenwei Plain are strictly prohibited. Encourage the construction of green foundry industrial parks in key areas where conditions permit, reduce emissions, and guide the transfer of casting capacity to non-key areas with strong environmental carrying capacity.Although it is not clear whether the foundry will be transferred to the "two highs", the ministries and commissions have been actively guiding the industrial upgrading of the foundry industry and implementing targeted management policies for outstanding enterprises.According to the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, in order to vigorously promote the green development and environmental governance of the foundry industry, in recent years, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has increased the promotion and application of advanced energy-saving technologies in the foundry industry, and selected and promoted advanced process technologies such as near-net-shape forming and digital moldless casting. Promote foundry enterprises to implement energy-saving and emission reduction transformation.In August of this year, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment issued the “Guidelines on Strengthening the Response to Heavy Pollution Weather to Consolidate Emergency Emission Reduction Measures”, strengthened the performance level control of key industries, clarified the performance level indicators for 15 industries such as foundry, and based on the performance level of pollutant emissions Differentiated emergency emission reduction measures are adopted. For foundries that have achieved the performance classification index A, they may not take emergency emission reduction measures during the early warning period of severely polluted weather, and reduce the frequency of supervision and inspection.The Ministry of Ecology and Environment also emphasized in its reply that it should increase the support of enterprises, provide policy and technical support services to enterprises, further promote the advanced energy-saving and emission reduction technologies in the foundry industry, and accelerate the implementation of green manufacturing projects.Promote the implementation of scientific and refined environmental management, adopt differentiated management and control measures according to the level of technology and environmental performance classification, and support high-end casting construction projects that really need to be built or upgraded.