The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) has today launched an Emergency Response Exchange to match manufacturers of products to help in the fight against COVID- 19 with suppliers of critical ingredients and components within the UK.
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.
The Association has created the new CTPA Emergency Response Exchange (CERE) to help improve the supply of these products, which may be cosmetics or biocides, as well as hand creams to help unwanted effects on the skin from frequent hand washing.
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