Outages in Europe and in the USA as well as much limited freight capacities on sea and on land have a negative impact on the availability of raw materials essential to adhesive manufacturing. The manufacturer of adhesives, Jowat SE, Detmold/Germany, is facing a disruption to the supply of key raw materials and adhesive intermediates.
Availability of raw materials essential to adhesive manufacturing had already been limited prior to the outages. The situation has been further exacerbated by the recent severe winter weather in the southern states of the USA which has led to the loss of a large part of refinery and chemical production capacities in the country. This has also impacted the supply chains of the company’s international locations.
In addition, the situation is made even more challenging by currently long transport times and limited availability of freight capacities on sea and on land. In the global raw material market, this also has a big impact on the current supply situation in Europe and Asia.