Monday, December 27, 2021

Supply-Chain Blues

The pigment ultramarine blue is running low due to pandemic-related supply chain issues. According to Yahoo News, "One of two main factories in France that supply the pigment for the color stopped making [synthetic ultramarine], and the other, unable to keep up with the resulting demand, restricted international exports."

Titanium white is also affected, leading to shortages in the paint and coatings industry.

The problems are the result of several factors, including Covid shutdowns, the U.S.-China trade war, truck driver shortages, winter storms in Texas, and shipping container disruptions.

Supply Chains and the Coatings Industry

Yahoo news: Now Supply Chain Woes Have Come for the Color Blue

Thanks, Bryn

1 comment:

kat said...

Hmmmm… no problem finding and obtaining FUB on Amazon… that article was alarmist, methinks. Quin gold has been gone for years, and not due to covid supply chain disruptions but rather due to the vagaries of car manufacture paint choices.