One important lesson learned from current weather events is just how far the chemical industry has come in response to disasters. There is good news on the horizon for this manufacturing sector – both in the short term and the long run.
The chemical industry has a complex supply chain in the formulation of other products used, for example, in the making of plastics or other products. At any step in the process, the chain could experience bottlenecks, both within the plant itself or with access to materials for the plant. Fortunately, risk assessments over the years have led to enhanced safety, critical piping and control systems and reinforced structural systems that can bounce back in times of need. In fact, the chemicals sector is recovering quite rapidly from the events of the past few months, though important chemicals like caustic soda and propylene are still in tight supply.
At times like this, ensuring that your mixing procedures are in top shape is a critical analysis to make. Komax provides top quality mixing through the use of static mixers with low pressure drops and utilizing the force of gravity to minimize energy usage to produce top quality mixing results with substantial savings. In a tightening market, every efficiency method really counts, and Komax is proud to provide top quality, innovative designs that help manufacturers prove more resilient in an uncertain market.
Given that in the coming ten years, the United States will build a whopping 25% of the world’s needed capacity for new chemicals, exports are set to double. Global chemical markets are intricately linked with events that affect the Gulf Coast area, like the weather recently experienced by the region. Knowing that chemical manufacturers are resilient to events like the recent hurricanes can help reassure all of us that manufacturing can recover even stronger than before.