Just as two of the Chinese Leuco Dye makers are finally coming back on line, the industry has experienced yet another set-back with implications for the thermal paper market. One of the core components of Leuco Dye is a component called MAP. This chemical is now in short supply and is currently only supplied within the country of China. Also, many outside influences might push back the industry’s recovery. These include the possibility of a multi-week shut down to help clean the air in preparation for a global political meeting, and the short and long term effects of the Trump Import Tariffs. The coming months will give us a better idea of how long we can expect the Leuco Dye shortage to last.
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