China's "disposable bottle" problem has been significantly alleviated

China's "disposable bottle" problem has been significantly alleviated

Since the outbreak of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, many netizens have reported that "cannot buy anti-killer products", that is, medical alcohol, 84 disinfectant and so on. In response to this, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology introduced on February 24 that it is giving full play to the advantages of wide coverage and strong distribution of e-commerce platforms, actively promoting the docking of e-commerce and production enterprises, and urgently coordinated Blue Moon (China), Nai Si Group, Shanghai Likang, Shandong Haiyan, Shandong Huashi, Shandong Luoxin Pharmaceutical and other key manufacturing companies continue to supply killing products for major e-commerce platforms such as Tmall, Jingdong, Suning, and Netease.

At present, related products have been successively shipped, and by the end of February, a total of 845,000 disinfectant solutions (750,000 bottles) (460 tons), 500 cases (1 tons) of disposable hand sanitizer solutions, 50,000 bottles of alcohol disinfectant sprays, Medical alcohol disinfection tablets 20 million tablets (200,000 boxes), chlorine dioxide effervescent tablets 200,000 bottles (20 tons).

In addition, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology also urged companies that are currently capable of producing alcohol cotton flakes and small-volume alcohol sprays to accelerate production and increase online and offline safeguards.

Some time after the Spring Festival, due to difficulties in resuming production and production in some enterprises, obstruction of transportation and logistics, and mass purchases, medical products such as medical alcohol and 84 disinfectant were out of stock.

To this end, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has strengthened its guidance to key provinces and key enterprises, actively assisted enterprises to coordinately resolve issues such as employment, raw materials, and epidemic prevention, increased temporary production capacity, and rapidly increased the production of consumer products.

As of February 20, the daily output of major disinfection products such as 84 sanitizers, disposable sanitizers, and alcohol increased by 207%, 151%, and 270%, respectively, compared to the end of January. From a total point of view, the contradiction between supply and demand in the early stage has been significantly eased.

Taking alcohol as an example, as alcohol companies have resumed work and some grain wineries and chemical factories have switched to production, oversupply has even occurred in some areas. Some enterprises have begun to reduce their production load due to large stocks.

However, many people don't know that the important reason why a bottle is difficult to find is the packaging. This is because the manufacturers of killing products mainly produce large-package (> 5L) products, but the major e-commerce platforms and individual households have larger demand for killing small-package products (100ml, 500ml, etc.). Due to the lack of packaging materials such as plastic bottles, pump heads, labels, and cartons of various specifications, the supply of small bottles of alcohol is in short supply, especially the relatively low consumption of alcohol killing products with spray heads below 100 ml that people are more willing to accept.

In order to strengthen the protection of killing products, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has incorporated key killing product manufacturers into the unified management of the material security information monitoring platform, while strengthening the management of the entire industry chain. Up to now, there have been more than 480 enterprises that have eliminated products in the warehouse. At the same time, a packaging auxiliary materials coordination group has also been set up to master the supply of plastic bottles (barrels), glass bottles (barrels), cartons, squeeze pumps, labels, etc., and guide enterprises to speed up small packaging (mainly products of 500 ml and below) Production, coordination and solve the problems such as bottles, barrels, labels, pump heads, etc. required by Beijing Green Umbrella, Yangtze River Vessel and other enterprises to produce 84 disinfectant and disposable wash disinfectant.

According to reports, in response to the rapid growth of demand for killing supplies after resuming production and resuming production in various regions, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology coordinated key production enterprises to dock with e-commerce platforms such as Ali,, and Suning to increase mass sales channels and meet social purchasing needs. In order to fully tap the potential of the supply side, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology also encourages e-commerce platform companies to mobilize upstream and downstream companies in the supply chain to switch to production centers near raw material production centers to eliminate product lines and improve supply capacity.