The American Chemistry Council last week extended to Dec. 31 its emergency protocol meant to give companies flexibility to cope with scarcity of automotive lubricant additives resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The chemistry council’s Petroleum Additives Panel developed the protocol to deal with fallout from the disease and what it feared could be unprecedented disruption to additive supply chains. The Petroleum Additives Panel announced in April that it was enacting its emergency protocol for 120 days, although it had the ability to extend that period. The panel said in an August 17 letter that it had reached consensus to extend the emergency protocol to Dec. 31.
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