Building Industry Resilience to Counteract Global Disruptions for the Foam and Adhesives Supply Chains
Whilst supply chain disruptions are not a new occurrence, COVID-19 appears to have exacerbated pre-existing vulnerabilities and even exposed new ones. With input from experts at Covestro, TTARP, Gransori SAS, Federal Eco Foam BV, 3A Composites and Masterfoam, this article will explore the challenges currently faced by the foam and adhesives supply chains and how best to foster industry resilience for the future.
Exploring Opportunities for the Foam and Adhesives Supply Chains in China’s Domestic Markets
Following disruptions to both global and domestic supply chains as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, waterway blockages and natural disasters many companies are reportedly keen to look at new avenues for expansion. One way of doing so is to look at the world’s second-largest economy, China. Based on interview research conducted with a cross-section of companies from the foam and adhesives supply chains (15 companies of varying size and function based in Europe and the US) this article will examine how businesses are already investing in China if at all, whether they see it developing in the future and identifying any barriers of entry.