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Updated to Q2 2020
The ramp-up in IPA production is continuing in Q2 as hospital supplies continue to absorb most of the supply. As of mid-April, one European producer had announced a 70% increase in capacity by 2021, and another European producer had made some switches in production lines of derivatives to optimise output of IPA. Imports were coming in at steady pace but mainly in the form of iso-tanks and supply was deemed well below current requirements.
Demand may peak in Q2 as some countries as ofmid-April are still seeing death tolls rising but as several others are also entering a post-lockdown phase. Demand, albeit still by far outstripping supply, may have started stabilising. Imports are still not enough product to service “non-essential” sanitizers and disinfectant applications but an easing of the draught is expected mid-May as other hand gel components find their way to end-users more efficiently and when Europe succeeds in containing the contagion.
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Isopropanol (IPA), also known as isopropyl alcohol, is a low-cost solvent used in many industrial and consumer products and as an extractant.
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