Suppliers are beginning to notify their customers of anticipated shortages of some adhesives. Pam Oliver, sales representative at Mygrant Glass Company, recently addressed raw material supply chain challenges in an email to the company’s U428+ users:
“Dow is having difficulty obtaining some of the raw products that are required to produce U428+. We still have some stock, but it’s getting low. We may have periods where stock is zero. Dow has assured us that they are doing everything they can to get the product moving again. You may be forced at some point to switch to another product for a while. I hope it doesn’t come to that, but giving you a heads up anyway.”
Scott Mason, Industry Business Manager, Aftermarket – USA and Canada, DuPont, weighed in on the supply chain situation.
“DuPont has experienced unprecedented challenges with raw material supply over the past several months,” Mason said. “This has affected the DuPont adhesives product line. The raw material supply situation remains very dynamic, but we are actively managing our raw materials supply chain and global logistics network to find improvements. We intend to continue improving our ability to meet our customers’ needs in this uncertain, and frequently changing, demand environment.”
*With the DowDuPont merger, the company is now known as Dow. Mygrant referred to Dow in their statement. The adhesive materials that were once Dow (BETASEAL line) came to DuPont in the DowDuPont merge and subsequent split.*