Our industries raw material situation is crisis and panic mode, with much uncertainty, as we have no hard facts or commitment to when plants under force majeure will be back on line and what the expected delays of supply will be.
Major raw material shortage now are:
Titanium Dioxide,Ethylhexyl Acrylate (2EHA), Butyl Acrylate (BA), Glacial Acrylic Acid (GAA), Methyl Acrylate (MA), Ethyl Acrylate (EA),Methyl Methacrylate (MMA), Glacial Methacrylic Acid (GMAA), Butyl Methacrylate (BMA), Glycidyl Methacrylate (GMA),Hydroxy Ethyl Methacrylate (HEMA), Hydroxy Propyl, Methacrylate (HPMA), Hydroxy Ethyl Acrylate (HEA), and Hydroxy Propyl Acrylate (HPA) and Vinyl Acetate Monomer (VAM).
Many other raw materials are also under short supply and prices have sky rocketed.
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