Update Methacrylates Business: February 2021
Our article this month provides a brief update of the methacrylates business. Our MERACRYL™ Monomer team is currently addressing a number of challenges as a result of disruptions in the global business and service environment.
The market is facing a global shortage of several petrochemical raw materials. We remain in close contact with our suppliers so that we can effectively manage supply and continue production of the MERACRYL™ product portfolio for our customers.
Our experts continue to monitor and manage external constraints in intercontinental logistics, including container shipping shortages, and limited availability of packaging materials. In Europe, the seasonal high water levels at river Rhine puts additional stress on the supply chain of raw materials and finished goods. Our Röhm logistics and supply chain teams are working hard to secure supply by accessing the resources of our global production network. Working closely with our customers and open communication are key to keeping the methacrylates industry supplied during these turbulent times.
Despite all efforts, extended lead and delivery times may occur. In such cases, details will be communicated as early as possible. If you have any questions, please get in touch with your customer service or sales representative at any time. An overview of respective contact persons can be found here. We thank our customers for their understanding and trust, and we will keep you regularly informed.