CTPA has recently launched its Emergency Response Exchange (CERE), further information can be seen here. CERE is an exchange system which aims to help the production of hand hygiene products by matching the needs of manufacturing facilities with the suppliers of ingredients and components, while also being able to help the NHS and other relevant care services who urgently need Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). There has already been a fantastic response from industry, with more matches everyday being achieved through CERE.
The cosmetics and personal care industry has been instrumental in maximising production of products that are helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19, notably hand sanitisers, handwashes and soaps. However, record demand for these essential products has created supply shortages of the ingredients and other components needed to make them. Therefore, if your company, or any of your contacts, are able to help with the supply of the following ingredients, please visit the CERE webpage.
- hydrogen peroxide
- carbopol/carbomer 940
- propylene glycol
- isopropyl alcohol/propan-2-ol