Outlining the effects of COVID-19 and other events

Disruptions to supply, shipping and prices 

As most customers will be aware, the worldwide supply situation for many chemicals and laboratory/industrial products has been thoroughly disrupted by the effects of the Covid virus, the war in Ukraine, and a range of other factors, including transport infrastructure limitations. 

In general terms, matters are now improving somewhat. Ex factory availability is generally better than during the last year, and shipping costs and speed are improving. 

Nevertheless, we doubt that things will fully return to what was previously “normal” - so we continue to advise customers to think as far ahead as possible for their critical items. 

July 2023