FORMADRAIN: Mitigating the impact of a reduced resin supply
FORMADRAIN’s no-dig technology is the foundation of our steam-cured epoxy and fiberglass solutions that are pulled or pushed through existing pipes. All of our proprietary, specially formulated epoxies are developed for specific applications and suitable for all types of lateral, lateral-main-connection (LMC®), spot, and process piping repairs.
Current challenges in the epoxy resin market
Unfortunately, due to the global pandemic and other economic factors, the global resin market is facing significant challenges that are preventing it from addressing exceptionally strong demand, such as:
- Reduced availability of raw materials
- Restricted/halted production and shipping delays
- Labor shortage
- Last year’s inclement weather exacerbating order backlogs
So how do these supply chain issues affect FORMADRAIN?
FORMADRAIN: Always on top of our supply chain!
As is part of our DNA, FORMADRAIN is always on the lookout for new technologies, new ways of working—and new solutions!
That is why when we first detected a potential kink in our supply chain, we went right to work to stock up on resins as quickly as possible. While this represented a significant investment, the number one priority was to ensure that our licensed installers and customers were not impacted by any resin production or shipping delays, or unprecedented price increase of our raw materials.
Over the course of the next few months, FORMADRAIN will continue to monitor the situation closely. Rest assured: We’re dedicated to delivering the goods and we’ll regularly post updates on our supply chain’s state of health!
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