1. Project brief
The new materials in this project are on the state’s priority support list, converted based on 2-inch ingot. Upon completion, the project will achieve an annual output of over 10 million millimeters of sapphire crystals, mainly occupied in sapphire crystal growth process and equipment development, and construction and operation of crystal growth production lines. The first phase features the construction of 2.5-million-millimeter sapphire ingot production lines, while the second phase will continue to expand the capacity of sapphire crystals, by adding 3 production lines of 2.5-million-millimeter sapphire crystals and expanding to midstream and downstream industries, thus making it the biggest and best sapphire production and processing base in Tianshui.
2. Necessity and main benefits of the project
As an important technological crystal, sapphire has been widely used in many areas such as science and technology, national defense and civil industries, and electronic technology. Ranked as a strategic emerging industry in China's 12th Five-Year Plan, the sapphire industry enjoying national key supportive policy is good for energy conservation and environmental protection and in accordance with national strategic development direction. Currently, the demand in sapphire application market is growing rapidly, and since the production and processing of sapphire do no harm to the environment, this project is regarded as a pollution-free and energy-delivering scientific project with high added value.