Nice to see the BBC has given a thumbs up to our popular 501 medical trolley with another order in this week for five. The Gratnells medical range can frequently be seen in the backgrounds of Holby, Casualty and Eastenders whenever their storyline has a medical angle.
Technical problems at a Polish processing plant are causing sleepless nights to the suppliers of raw plastic. Industry experts ISIS news has reported that LyondellBasell has declared force majeure on Polypropylene from its joint venture Basell Orlen Polyolefins plant in Plock, Poland.
In a statement the company said that “as a result of unforeseeable technical production problems in the plant, it was unable to supply Polypropylene from Plock. Polyproylene is the base material for Gratnells trays.
The news comes as a blow to major plastic buyers who are already under force majeure restrictions from Total Petrochemicals.
One buyer said “I was going to use material from this Plock to replace what I couldn’t get from Total.”
The price of Polypropylene has been on the rise for the past six months and with these new restrictions on supply, price rises seem even more likely.