Sanitizer Ingredient Makers Triple Production, Launch Alternative To Meet Demand
Hand sanitizer shortage spurs thickening agent producer Lubrizol to triple output and Archroma to launch alternative thickening. Separately Clariant started monthly disinfectant production of 2m liters for hospitals and other vital institutions in Bavaria.
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