Due to the pandemic situation, European Union and the world put the effort into textiles, clothes, footwear, and accessories supply chains, in the midst of an ongoing social and climate crisis. On another hand, the COVID has seriously impacted major manufacturing hubs (China, India, and Italy), leading to major supply disorders. The textile and apparel industry uses about 8000 types of chemicals in various forms.
On the other hand, the supply crash caused brands and retailers to break agreements, cancel orders, delay delivery, and request supplier discounts. In this regard, Bangladeshi chemical manufacturers & agents are facing some challenges due to strict lockdown. Team Textile Focus has recently talked with Meer Md. Rasel Khan, Country Manager, Dymatic Chemicals Inc. Meer Md. Rasel Khan had his M.Sc. in Textile Chemistry & Chemical Engineering from Wuhan Textile University, China. He has working experience in China and Bangladesh. He shared his view on their business during this pandemic.
I think we should focus on the development of antiviral & antibacterial chemicals
Meer Md. Rasel Khan, Country Manager, Bangladesh, Dymatic Chemicals Inc.
The chemical industry has been noticing the adverse effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. With the outbreak of COVID-19 and the escalating numbers of infected, city-wide lockdowns and transport network breakdowns are impacting the world indiscriminately and affecting the global economy. The impact on chemicals & materials supply chains, and manufacturing operations across the world are expected to be significantly felt in the days and weeks to come.
The lockdown of cities and countries has brought transportation to a halt. The most impacted companies are those heavily dependent on factories in China for raw materials & finished goods. The indiscriminate spread of COVID-19 is already impacting the port traffic globally.
To recover this pandemic situation: I think we should focus on the development of durable Water-Oil repellant & antimicrobial chemicals to give special protection in this pandemic to the front liners which have huge demand globally.
With promoting high conc. product series to the end users can minimize freight cost which will eventually reduce product cost.
During this competitive global business environment development of Water & Energy-saving chemicals like water-free enzyme & low temp. chemicals can meet the challenge of maintaining the output of a high-quality product despite reduced production costs.