At the time of writing, some European countries are starting to emerge from lockdown but still far from a state of normality, so it remains to be seen how our industry begins to recover, but what is clear is that we have seen some incredible examples of ingenuity and selflessness from many personal care companies.
From the onset of the pandemic, people realised hand hygiene was key to limiting the spread of the virus. Quickly, many companies transformed their laboratories into hand sanitiser factories to maintain supply of this critical product to key workers.
How has the ingredient sector responded?
We have heard from Dani Loughran of Aston Chemicals in the UK: “We have given all of our N-95 face masks from lab/warehouse to our local GP surgery and community midwives, and rung around other local businesses who have also donated disposable goggles. We’ve also asked all of our Chinese suppliers if they can source any more