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Just as supply chains are being disrupted by outbreaks in key regions, demand may fall due to uncertainty in the global economy and capital markets.There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to the current environment — and it’s certainly not business as usual. Most companies already have business continuity plans, but those may not address the fast-moving and unknown variables of an outbreak like COVID-19.The industry could potentially be hit hard by the COVID-19 outbreak on numerous fronts: lowered demand and productivity, operational and supply chain disruptions, potentially tightening credit markets and the health of their workforce.The industry may be especially vulnerable given that the bulk of its production workforce is in on-site jobs that cannot be done remotely. Additionally, given the nature of the industry, companies may need to consider how to create social distancing in workplaces that are often worker-dense.On top of this, many companies should prepare for major global supply chain and other distribution disruptions. They should also likely expect that supply chain partners may experience their own challenges and may not be able to fulfill orders on time — or at all — during the crisis.Finally, expect slackening demand for products resulting from some impacted industries, including automotive and industrial products. Yet, we could simultaneously see a continued demand from other end-users, such as producers of personal health and household products.
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Chemical companies lead the world in fight against Coronavirus

  • DOW STARTS UP SANITIZER PRODUCTION IN STADE

    As of 20 March, Dow has joined efforts in Germany to overcome the shortage of hand sanitizers.

  • INEOS TO COMPLETE UK, GERMANY PLANTS

    INEOS aims to complete two hand sanitizer plants in the UK and Germany in 10 days to produce 1m bottles per month each to address a critical shortage across Europe.

  • ARKEMA REPURPOSES PRODUCTION LINE

    Arkema has repurposed a production line at a site in France in order to manufacture, starting on 20 March, 20 tonnes/week of alcohol-based solutions.

  • HUNTSMAN TO PRODUCE IN SWITZERLAND

    Huntsman will produce 50 tonnes of hand sanitizer at its Monthey, Switzerland facilities to be donated to hospitals and pharmacies as the country tries to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

  • BASF TO PRODUCE SANITIZERS AT MAIN SITE

    BASF is set to begin production of hand sanitizers at its Ludwigshafen petrochemicals hub in Germany and will distribute them for free to nearby hospitals in the Rhine-Neckar region to help alleviate supply bottlenecks.

  • VCI DISINFECTANTS INITIATIVE

    German chemical producers group VCI has launched a “disinfectant products initiative” that aims at ensuring supplies of IPA, ethanol, and other chemicals, as well as the disinfectants made from those raw materials.

  • UNICA TO DONATE GEL

    Brazilian ethanol producers plan to donate alcohol gel and 70% alcohol to public health institutions to help fight the spread of coronavirus as the industry seeks approval to produce additional ethanol-based products, ethanol industry association Unica announced.

  • CROPENERGIES PIVOTS TO ALCOHOL

    German ethanol producer CropEnergies will partially switch production from fuel alcohol to neutral alcohol to help meet the growing demand for ethanol as a raw material for disinfectants, it said on 18 March.

  • MOL PRODUCES SANITIZER IN HUNGARY

    MOL has converted a windshield washer production line at its facilities in Almasfuzito, Hungary, into production of 50,000 litres/day of hand sanitizer.

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