Chemical Manufacturing: Scarcity of Raw Materials

| February 26, 2019

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Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.” Winston Churchill Although he wasn’t talking about manufacturing, his words still apply. Raw materials scarcity is a real issue threatening the chemical industry. The world’s resources are being drained, geopolitical challenges disrupt supply chains, and natural disasters can upend reliable sources of materials overnight. Reduce waste, and use what you have to the best of your ability. At the end of 2018, raw materials like titanium dioxide and various pigments became scarce, causing the price to rise. Examples such as this further solidify why it is imperative that manufacturers understand the importance of waste minimization and efficiently managing inventory. Using resources and raw materials wisely is essential to the success of a chemical manufacturing plant now and in the future – but how?

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