Sodium Hypochlorite Contends with Chlorine Challenges

February 28, 2022 Bleach (also known as Sodium Hypochlorite) is made from a pale, yellow-green gas known as Chlorine. This gas is created during the Chlor-alkali process, as a “co-product” of Sodium Hydroxide and Hydrogen gas. Although the word ‘Chlorine’ may immediately make you think of the notorious ‘pool smell’, Bleach is not the only […]

Hurricane Ida Another Setback for Supply Chains, But…

September 16, 2021 …On a positive note, Ida was less devastating than the winter storms Uri & Viola last February. (When supply chains have as many problems as they’ve had this year, yeah, we’re looking for the bright side!!) It’s been a rough year for supply chains. Most recently, Hurricane Ida, a dangerous and major […]

Polar Storms Paralyze Chemicals

February 19, 2021 MANY chemicals have been severely affected by the winter storms Uri and Viola that rocked the Gulf Coast region this week, including Propylene Oxide, Propylene Glycol, Hydrocarbons, Acetone, Isopropyl Alcohol, P-series Glycol Ethers, E-series Glycol Ethers, Chlorine, Caustic Soda, and Hydrochloric Acid, to name a few. The weather crisis has caused dozens […]

COVID-19’s Impact On Chemical Supply Chains

April 8, 2020 The global COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in significant impact on chemical supply chains. Here we take a look at some of the chemicals that have been affected: Isopropyl Alcohol (Isopropanol) Sanitization products such as Isopropyl Alcohol have experienced skyrocketing demand. Unfortunately, manufacturers are simultaneously dealing with problems that are preventing them from […]