COVID-19 Communication #54

Dear customers & partners, Manufacturing This week, I’d like to start with good news. After the Ben Tre region in Vietnam lifted its restrictions, we are gradually coming to “new normal” operating conditions at all our Asian plants. Thankfully, we have resumed nearly full operations in Vietnam and 95% of our team members have been…

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COVID-19 Communication #53

Dear customers and partners, Manufacturing Our Vietnam operation continues to recover. We are in the process of starting up the kilns which were idled (50%) for the past 9 weeks and aim to be fully operational again in the coming weeks. The situation for our employees is almost back to ‘normal’ with only 5 people…

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COVID-19 Communication #52

Dear customers and partners, Manufacturing Great news from Vietnam! During the past 8 weeks, 92 employees of our plant in Ben Tre volunteered to live in a hotel close the plant and continue working at the plant in full isolation. The rules set by the authorities did not allow them to go home to see…

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COVID-19 Communication #51

Dear customers & partners, Chemically Activated Wood-based Carbon Recently, we have seen a sudden and very steep cost increase for producing our Colorsorb HP series of chemically activated wood-based carbon. This is due to a 100% cost increase of yellow phosphorous, feed material for phosphoric acid which is a key raw material to produce this…

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Activated Carbon – Price increase notice

Jacobi is announcing a general 10-20% price increase on all Activated Carbons, depending on product type, due to a substantial increase in raw material costs, currency exchange rates and several other costs related to dealing with the pandemic. The price increase will be applied to all shipments made (and invoiced) as of July 1, 2021.…

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COVID-19 Communication #49

Dear customers & partners, Although we are experiencing tough times in our plants in India, particularly in Coimbatore, the Jacobi team is able to give back to the local communities and support the people in many different ways to get through this difficult time. Our close relationship with the communities and their authorities helps us…

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COVID-19 Communication #48

Dear customer & partners, Recent developments in the world have worsened the ocean freight situation, so our expectation remains that ocean freight delays and costs will stay extremely high for the rest of the year. The same is expected for our raw material costs. Although we see the light at the end of the tunnel…

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COVID-19 Communication #47

Dear customers & partners, Recent developments in the world have worsened the ocean freight situation. The blockage of the Suez canal and the swift recovery of the US economy are hindering shipping lines’ efforts to improve the current imbalance of container availability. Our expectation is that ocean freight delays and costs will remain highly impacted…

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COVID-19 Communication #46

Dear customer & partners, Although vaccination programs are being implemented, the pandemic is far from over: India is going through a second COVID-wave with up to 70,000 new cases per day. Anticipating the Indian Government will soon enforce a new lockdown, we have re-imposed strict measures in our two Indian factories. Fortunately, we have sufficient…

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World Water Day 2021

Since 1993, the 22nd of March has been World Water Day. Water is one of the most precious and important resources on the planet and is vital for life. Our bodies are made mostly of water, without water no plants could live, in fact, every single thing we use requires water in a certain phase…

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COVID-19 Communication #45

Dear customers & partners, The pandemic is still a reality we all have to deal with on a daily basis. In several regions in the world, a third wave has been identified and societies are trying to contain the spread of the virus and prevent deaths through strict measures. At the same time, the vaccination…

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