Here we present the results of the Aug. 25 ASI E-News survey

Subscribers to ASI’s E-Newsletter may have noticed the addition of a weekly survey to the news features section. Here we present the results of the Aug. 25 survey.

Please tell us what aspect of the raw materials supply issue currently affects your business most, and then provide some general (or specific) information on the product with which you're experiencing quantity/quality issues.

Raw Materials Supply

Increased prices: 43.478%
Increased delivery times: 17.391%
Difficulty acquiring adequate supply: 17.391%
Increased cost for transport: 8.696%
Difficulty acquiring adequate quality: 4.348%
Other: 8.696%

General Product Category

Resins and base polymers: 60.870%
Additives/Chemical Specialties: 34.783%
Other: 4.348%

Is there a specific product with which your company is experiencing quantity/quality issues?

”[Polymer products and development]. Everyone is switching to a commodity mentality due to increased competition and overcapacity in some resins. Large, innovative polymer companies are now a shell of what they used to be and used to offer.”

“Paraffin wax.”

“Silicone adhesives.”

“Polyvinyl alcohol and polyvinyl acetate.”

“Surfactants.”

“Isoprene.”

“Aminoethylpiperazine 1,2-Diaminocyclohexane.”