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Yoga Mat Suppliers in China: A Complete Guide

Rubber yoga mat

About to import Yoga mats from suppliers in China? In this article, we list some of China’s leading Yoga mat suppliers, and explain what US and EU importers must know about material options and product regulations.

Yoga Mat Material Options

Manufacturers make Yoga mats according to specification. As such, the quality is defined by the product specification, rather than the factory itself.

Before you even approach suppliers, you need to define your Yoga mat in terms of materials, and other technical specifications:

1. Thickness (1.5 – 7 mm)
2. Material (PVC, Natural Rubber or EVA Foam)
3. Surface material / texture (Laminated PU, No Lamination, Other)

Keep in mind that some Yoga mat suppliers are specialized in natural rubber, while others exclusively manufacture PVC products. Their product and material focus is the first thing you must confirm when approaching a supplier. Continue Reading →

Silk Suppliers in China: A Complete Guide

silk fabric

About to import silk scarves, fabric rolls or other silk products from China? In this article, we list some of China’s established silk producers and trading companies, based in Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Shanghai.

We also explain what all Silk importers must know about chemical regulations, silk labeling requirements and minimum order quantity.

Production Clusters in Mainland China

Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces, in eastern China, are the traditional production clusters for silk. Today, suppliers are not entirely concentrated to Zhejiang and Jiangsu.

However, as you can see in this supplier list, companies based in this region are still among the top silk exporters.

That doesn’t necessarily mean that their silk is exclusively produced there. In fact, many Silk suppliers are trading companies, buying raw materials from local producers in various provinces.

Also notice that many Silk suppliers are not apparel makers. They supply silk fabrics, but you may need to work with another factory to produce the final goods. Continue Reading →

Underwear & Lingerie Manufacturers in China: A Complete Guide

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In this product guide, we explain everything you must know about Underwear & Lingerie Manufacturers in China, including industrial clusters, supplier qualification and design customization options.

We also explain what you must know about potential quality issues and applicable labelling requirements – and substance restrictions in the United States and the European Union.

Underwear and Lingerie Manufacturing Clusters in China

China’s export oriented underwear manufacturers are largely concentrated in the country’s primary textiles production centers; Guangdong Province, Fujian Province and Zhejiang Province.

If you intend to visit manufacturers in Mainland China, you are likely to find yourself in one of the following cities: Continue Reading →

Pump Manufacturers in China: Types, MOQ, Regulations & More

submersible water pump

Looking for a pump supplier in Mainland China? In this article, we list some of China’s leading pump exporters, most of which are based in Zhejiang province.

In addition, we also cover the following topics:

  • Types of Pumps
  • Product Regulations in the EU, US and Australia
  • Trade Shows
  • MOQ Requirements
  • Ordering samples
  • How to find pump factories on Alibaba.com, Globalsources.com and Made-in-China.com

Types of Pumps

There are hundreds of export focused pump manufacturers in China. Most are specialized in one or more of the following categories:

  • Diesel water pumps
  • Gasoline water pumps
  • Magnetic pump
  • Screw pump
  • Diaphragm pump
  • Gear pump
  • Solar pumps
  • Deep well pumps
  • AC/DC pumps
  • Sewage pumps
  • Submersible pump

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RFID Chip & Card Manufacturers in China: Top 8 Suppliers

RFID cards

RFID (Radio-frequency identification) chips are used everywhere today. You probably got one in your door or transportation card, or perhaps even your wallet. RFIDs are also used in gyms, retail security and farming.

Virtually all RFID products are manufactured in China, especially in Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Dongguan.

Keep reading, and learn more about different RFID products made in China, different types of RFID chips and an overview of some of China’s leading RFID product manufacturers.

Overview of RFID Products

Below follows an overview of some of the more common RFID products you can import from China:

  • RFID Access Control Cards
  • RFID Wristbands
  • RFID Stickers
  • RFID Wallets
  • RFID Gates
  • RFID Readers
  • Animal ID Tags
  • Retail Security Products

Types of RFID Chips

Chinese RFID product manufacturers don’t manufacture the RFID chip itself. Instead, they procure RFID chips from a limited number of industry leading chip manufacturers:

  • Alien (United States)
  • Impinj (United States)
  • NXP Semiconductors (Netherlands)

Each supplier have a range of models, each with different specifications. Below follows an overview of NXPs NTAG series:

  • NTAG203 (144 bytes memory)
  • NTAG213 (144 bytes memory)
  • NTAG216 (888 bytes memory)

When you approach a Chinese RFID manufacturer, you must ask the following questions:

a. What kind of RFID chip brands can you offer?

b. Which models can you offer for the available chip brands?

c. Which RFID chip is suitable for ‘my product’ or application? Continue Reading →

Buying Private Label Products in China: A Complete Guide

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Importing Private Label Products from China is a shortcut to success. How hard can it be to just pick a product, send over a logo file and start selling something on Amazon? Well, as I explain in this article, reality is a lot more complex than what many importers may think.

Keep reading, and learn why private labelling is not really what it seems to be in China, and why it can be more complex to get an ODM product right – compared to a custom designed product.

We also explain what Startups and SME’s must know about Intellectual property issues, printing specifications – and how much you should expect to pay a logo print! Yes, this is by far the most comprehensive guide on private label imports written.

What is Private labelling?

A private label product is manufactured by Company A, but with the brand name (i.e., logo and packaging) of Company B. In theory, Company A (the producer) provides a ready-made ‘product template’, to which other buyers can apply their own brands.

The benefit of private labelling is that you can create a branded product, without investing into all too much time and money in product development – and tooling. Hence, you can launch a product much faster.

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Android Tablet Manufacturers in China: Top 7 Suppliers

android tablet

About to import Android Tablets from suppliers in China? In this article, we list some of China’s leading manufacturers of Tablet PCs:

  • Android Tablets
  • Windows Tablets
  • Rugged Tablets (Industrial & Construction)

In addition, we also explain what you must know about MOQ requirements, customization and product safety standards.

Notice that we are not affiliated with, or endorse, any of the factories listed in this article. All information provided are based on statements made by each respective supplier.

Where are most Android Tablet factories in China located?

The vast majority of Tablet PC manufacturers are based in Shenzhen, which is China’s electronics manufacturing center. There are also suppliers in neighbouring Dongguan, Zhongshan and Guangzhou.

That said, the role of the Tablet PC manufacturer is to procure components and assemble the devices. While some parts are made locally, they also import CPUs and other components from the United States, Japan, Korea, Taiwan (ROC) and other places..

What is the standard MOQ for Tablet PCs?

Most suppliers set the MOQ at around 500 pcs per model. There are, however, some manufacturers that offer ODM tablets from only 50 pcs per order.

But, if you intend to import a customized tablet computer, you will need to match the standard MOQ of around 500 pcs. Continue Reading →

Phone Case Manufacturers in China: Top 9 Suppliers

phone case factories

About to import phone cases for iPhones, Samsung, Motorola or other brands? In this article, we list some of China’s leading phone case manufacturers – divided into three categories:

  • Plastic & Silicone Phone Case Suppliers
  • PU & Leather Phone Case Suppliers
  • Aluminum Phone Case Suppliers

Notice that we are not affiliated with, or endorse, any of the factories listed in this article. All information provided are based on statements made by each respective supplier.

Plastic & Silicone Phone Case Suppliers

Spec-Tech (Xiamen) Co. Ltd

Founded in 2009, Spec-Tech (Xiamen) Co. Ltd is a manufacturer and exporter of silicone products that also include silicone phone cases. In addition, the company also manufactures baking molds, wristbands, water bottles, cosmetics products, and bracelets.

Spec-Tech offers OEM and ODM services to their buyers, with some of the major international brands as their clients that include Nestle, Walt Disney, Walmart, Nivea, and Fiat.

In total, Spec-Tech manufactures more than 1000 different items. They also offer 2D and 3D drawings along with 3D mockup samples to clients based on the buyer’s specifications.

You can also choose from wide range of silicone cases, available for iPhone and other Android phones. Some popular options include:

  • Silicone cases for iPhone 8 and iPhone X
  • Liquid silicone cases
  • Custom silicone cases for iPhone 7
  • 3D cute animal design silicone cases with an option for buyers to choose their own design
  • Silicone rubber cases
  • Cartoon silicone phone cases

In total, there are 21 options to choose from for silicone cases.

The company employs more than 50 people and manufactures more than 450,000 products a month.

Address: Unit 1706, Peak International Plaza, No. 20 Gaoxiong Road, Xiamen, Fujian, China (361000) Continue Reading →

Lithium Battery Manufacturers in China: Top 7 Suppliers

li-ion battery

Looking for qualified li-ion battery suppliers in China? In this guide, we list some of China’s leading lithium battery manufacturers.

We also cover what you must know before importing li-ion or li-pol batteries:

  • Types of lithium batteries
  • How to order product samples
  • Technical specifications
  • Production time

What types of lithium batteries are made in China?

There are several types of lithium batteries:

  • Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) Batteries
  • Lithium Polymer (Li-Po) Batteries
  • Lithium Metal Batteries

However, lithium Ion batteries are by far the most commonly used in electronic devices. Continue Reading →

Solar Panel Manufacturers in China: Top Factories, MOQ & Warranty

solar panel factory

Looking for solar panel factories in Mainland China? In this guide, we list some of China’s leading solar panel suppliers in Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Guangdong.

We also explain what every solar panel buyer must know:

  • MOQ requirements
  • Sample orders
  • Warranties
  • How to visit suppliers

What kind of warranty can I expect?

Many solar panel suppliers claim to offer a 1 year, or even longer, warranty. Just keep in mind that this is not a warranty in its true sense.

At best, the factory will send replacement parts and panels, if they break or malfunction within a certain time frame.

That being said, the supplier never cover the air freight cost, which can be higher than the cost to procure parts at home.

That assumes that the factory will even bother to honor the so called warranty at all. Somel, especially smaller solar panel factories, tend to demand excessive ‘evidence’ that is so burdensome to produce that it’s not worth bothering.

In other words, you have to check the quality of the solar panels before shipment – because there is no way you can force the supplier to provide an unconditional refund or cost free order replacement.

What is the MOQ for solar panels in China?

Most Chinese solar panel factories set their minimum order quantity (MOQ) based on effect (W). For example, a supplier can set the MOQ at 10000 W.

If the average effect per solar panel is 120 W, you’d need to order 83 solar panels.

Some suppliers have much lower MOQ requirements, or none at all. Most suppliers offer lower MOQs if you order their standard models. Continue Reading →