Big news! According to the opinions of the provincial, municipal, and district 263 leading groups, the town government uniformly arranged for the town’s sewage companies to start and stop operations in rotation to limit production. It also required Suzhou Songgang Thermal Energy Co., Ltd., the new district and Luzhi Sewage Plant to cooperate with the government in implementing rotational supply. Steam and wastewater discharge are collected in turn. The production limit time is from August 28 to September 30, 2017, from 8:00 every day to 8:00 the next day.
The “263” team went out again, attacking one after another, and every move was bloody! Of course, the most seriously “injured” companies are printing and dyeing companies. The restriction on sewage discharge actually indirectly causes printing and dyeing companies to consciously limit production. However, as September comes, orders gradually increase, and production is restricted at this time. The printing and dyeing factories want to cry but can’t! Most of the dyeing factories in Shengze are open and closed half of the time. The dyeing factories are running out of places to store their gray fabrics, but they are not showing up. What should we do in September when there are a lot of orders? The salesmen in the dyeing factory were driven into desperation by the cloth bosses, while the cloth bosses were driven almost crazy by their customers. Such a conversation with a foreign guest is now popular in the circle of friends, which really makes everyone laugh and cry. The approximate translation is as follows:
Customer: Why is the delivery date of my order kept being delayed?
Me: The government needs blue skies…
Client: How blue does your sky need to be?
Me: Very blue…
Customer: When will my goods be loaded on the ship?
Me: Until the day when the sky turns completely blue…
Customer: When did the sky turn completely blue?
Me: Until the day your goods are loaded on the ship…
The author visited and investigated the shipping conditions of printing and dyeing factories in Shengze and surrounding areas, and made comparisons. The following is the general shipment situation of each dyeing factory:
Shenghong Pingwang Bleaching and Dyeing Factory: Since four-way stretch is the factory’s flagship product, and there have been many orders for four-way stretch in the fabric market recently, the white blank area in the factory is covered by four-way stretch fabric. After the environmental protection policy was issued, production was suspended for a day from time to time, resulting in a backlog of work in the factory and slow shipments. The dyeing process of four-sided bombs is complicated, and pre-shrinking, pre-shaping, and vat mixing are all necessary. As a result, the delivery time of four-sided bombs is now about 25 days. At this time last year, the shipping days were around 15 days, which significantly extended the shipping time.
Tongluo Yuyuan Dyeing Factory: Suede has always been a specialty product of Yuyuan Dyeing Factory. The recent autumn clothes are mainly suede, so suede orders are also very popular in the factory. The salesperson in the factory told the author that the dyeing factory is now selecting customers. The dyeing factory that is not a customer-picking factory has a limited number of production dye vats, about half, so it gives priority to old customers with large quantities, and gives priority to the varieties that are fast and profitable. Warp-knitted four-sided stretch suede requires less craftsmanship, is quick to color, and has high profits. Therefore, more than 20 tanks are all producing this variety. Even so, it takes about 15 days to ship. The process of woven suede is very complicated and the profit is relatively low, so the number of dyeing vats is smaller, and the delivery time is at least one month later. The queue to open a card has to wait about 30 days, and the queue to enter the tank is even further away and cannot be moved.
Shenghong Fifth Factory: The overflow cylinder nylon yarn is also a good product made by Shenghong. The nylon yarn has begun to sell in large quantities on the market, and the dyeing factory is of course very crowded. Nylon silk spinning is a relatively conventional product with less craftsmanship and simpler dyeing operations. It takes about 15 days for old customers to ship the goods, but it is difficult to guarantee the time for new customers. The same period last year was not affected by environmental protection policies, and the shipping time was about 10 days. The salesperson told the author that with the current restrictions on sewage discharge, the number of dyeing vats has been significantly reduced. Only some profitable orders can be maintained to maintain profitability, and low-end products can only be given up.
Buyers, when you see this, will you still make dozens of phone calls a day to urge your suppliers to deliver goods? The cloth bosses are also quite helpless. They are sandwiched between the buyers and the dyeing factories like plywood, and they can hardly breathe. This year’s textile market situation is like this. Most dyeing factories have very slow delivery times and need to leave enough production time for suppliers.