Shaoxing, May 5 (Zhongxin Net) -- The rumbling sound, black chimney, and sauce-colored sewage together constitute people's stereotypes of the traditional printing and dyeing industry.

"Today, the roof is covered with exhaust gas collection devices, all the sewage is concentrated in the sewage treatment plant, and the production, quality and sales have increased, and it has become a town with a sense of technology and fashion." On the 27th, in the blue print fashion town of Keqiao District, Shaoxing City, Zhejiang Province, Li Chuanhai, president of the Zhejiang Printing and Dyeing Industry Association, said.

On the same day, the reporter followed the "High-quality Development Research Tour" theme interview group to visit Keqiao, the location of Asia's largest fabric market, to explore the transformation story of textile printing and dyeing industry to improve quality and upgrade and innovate to go overseas.

The production line of a textile enterprise in Keqiao. Photo by Hu Fengsheng

Innovation leads the quality and upgrading of traditional industries

Keqiao is the most representative textile industry cluster base in China and a pilot area for the transformation and upgrading of traditional industries in Zhejiang Province. In recent years, based on the advantages of "industry + market", the local area has continued to promote the transformation and upgrading of the textile printing and dyeing industry with the upgrading of printing and dyeing industry agglomeration and the upgrading and development of China Textile City as the main line.

Walking into Zhejiang Yingfeng Technology Co., Ltd. located in Keqiao, the digital large screen covering the analysis of the inventory age of the grey cloth, the analysis of the inventory age of finished products, the monitoring of steam consumption, and the operation status of the equipment is particularly eye-catching.

At present, Zhejiang is vigorously implementing the "No. 1 Development Project" of digital economy innovation and quality improvement, and digitalization has become a powerful starting point for the upgrading of traditional industries.

"Our digital twin visualization system provides data for business managers' decision-making. At present, 110 of the 91 printing and dyeing enterprises in Keqiao District have settled in 54, and <> have been connected to the data, which is conducive to the formation of industrial agglomeration. Wang Tao, the relevant person in charge of the brain of Keqiao weaving printing and dyeing industry, said.

In this enterprise, there are many "black technologies" that promote production quality and efficiency. The reporter saw that relying on the three-dimensional intelligent warehouse, inspection, packaging, warehousing, warehousing and other processes, employees can scan the code with the APP to complete, realizing the scientific management and high utilization rate of the warehouse.

Xu Yegen, deputy general manager of Zhejiang Yingfeng Technology Co., Ltd., said that the realization of intelligent warehousing through automatic control increases the storage capacity of the warehouse on the one hand, and on the other hand, reduces some human losses and failures through unmanned operation, and improves the stability of production capacity and product quality.

In addition, Keqiao is also at the forefront of the industry in terms of technological innovation and public science and technology innovation platform construction in the textile printing and dyeing industry.

For example, Zhejiang Modern Textile Technology Innovation Center (hereinafter referred to as the Center), located in the cross-border e-commerce industrial park of China Textile City, unites universities, research institutes and leading enterprises in the textile field to focus on building four major R&D systems: advanced preparation technology of fiber materials, high-end textile and ecological dyeing and finishing technology, textile intelligent manufacturing and advanced composite materials, and future textile technology.

Qi Dongming, deputy director of Zhejiang Modern Textile Technology Innovation Center, introduced the research and development and application of new textile materials. Photo by Hu Fengsheng

As an important flight data recorder, the "black box" often becomes the key to solving the cause of flight accidents. So, what kind of new textile materials does the "black box" need to withstand a high temperature of 1100 ° C for up to 1 hour, and immersion in thousands of meters of seawater for 1 month can still ensure the integrity of internal data?

The reporter learned that after technical research, the center has broken through the key technical bottleneck of high-strength PBO fiber preparation. The material has excellent heat resistance and impact resistance, and can be widely used in passenger aircraft, helicopters, "black boxes", etc., to help the development of national aerospace technology.

Seize the opportunity and take the initiative to "go to sea" to connect the world

"I have a horse of cloth and I sell it all over the world." This is the business portrayal of most cloth merchants in Keqiao District. As a shining pearl of China's county economy, Keqiao District has a high degree of economic export-orientation - the export volume will reach 2022.1338 billion yuan in 9, and the dependence on foreign trade will reach 70%.

This year, Keqiao District continued to promote the implementation of the "No. 1 Opening Project" to enhance the energy of the "sweet potato economy", grasp foreign trade exports, and encourage enterprises to take the initiative to grab orders, expand markets, and promote cooperation.

Specifically, the local government has drawn up a catalogue of key exhibitions at home and abroad in 2023, clarified the "Silk Road Keqiao - Covering the World" plan in 2023, focusing on the two routes of east and west, facing high-end markets in Europe and the United States in the west, and countries along the "Belt and Road" in the east, organizing enterprises to go overseas in groups, opening up markets and seizing more international orders.

Since the beginning of this year, the district has organized more than 600 enterprises to participate in 18 domestic and foreign exhibitions, and has gained a lot of results. For example, during the Vietnam exhibition in April, Keqiao enterprises reached an intentional turnover of 4 million US dollars.

A view of China Textile City. Photo by Hu Fengsheng

With the continuous advancement of economic globalization and the coexistence of risks and opportunities, how can "one cloth" better compete in the international market?

"We want to build a regional brand in the textile industry to increase the visibility and added value of our products." Wang Hao, deputy director of the Keqiao District Economic and Information Technology Bureau, said that the local area seized the opportunity of the "Belt and Road" and actively held industry-leading conference activities such as the World Cloth Merchants Conference, Textile Expo, and Fashion Week to accelerate the extension of the vine of the market to countries around the world.

The reporter learned that China Textile City is the world's largest textile distribution center, the current market group total construction area of 390.3 million square meters, more than 6,190 business households, and more than 3300 countries and regions around the world enterprises, merchants have economic and trade exchanges, the annual turnover of more than <> billion yuan, attracting a large number of foreign businessmen to start a business here.

Thirty years ago, the father of the Indian foreign businessman Bobby went to Shaoxing to start a business, and following in his footsteps, Bobby also sowed the seeds of his dream to China.

"The first stop was Yiwu, and after accumulating 2 years of market experience, I came to Shaoxing in 2006." Bobby said that each place in Zhejiang has its own industrial characteristics, "such as buying small commodities to identify Yiwu, buying shoes and choosing Wenzhou, and buying fabrics is of course Keqiao." ”

In order to "fight business", Bobby set up the merchant reception room in the core area of Keqiao City, with high-rise buildings outside the window. He recalled that more than 10 years ago, the textile market was not as big as it is now, and then there were more and more types of fabrics and more merchants at home and abroad, "Witnessing the growth of Keqiao, slowly, I also have a sense of belonging." ”

Korean cloth merchant Jang Jae-won also experienced the development of Keqiao's textile industry.

"Twenty years ago, we mainly relied on telephone communication for business, and now the Internet communication is becoming more and more convenient. But there are more communication channels, and the market competition is more intense. Zhang Jaeyuan said that he will continue to study the fashion trend of fabrics and keep up with the development of the industry. (End)