Updated: July 27, 2020 05:53 PM
Created: July 27, 2020 02:58 PM
(NBCNC) — The toilet paper supply has largely returned to normal after the lockdown panic rush, but where are the disinfecting wipes?
Clorox and other brands like Seventh Generation use polyester spunlace to make disinfecting wipes.
That raw material is also used to produce personal protective equipment (PPE), such as masks, medical gowns and medical wipes.
The raw material shortage is a global problem as many other countries race to produce PPE.
The “return to normal” in the production of disinfecting wipes may be a much longer road than it was for toilet paper.
Pandemic lifestyle changes continue to lead to shifting consumer habits.
According to Unilever, sales of ice cream for in-home consumption increased by 15% in the first half of the year.
It was up 26% in the second quarter, significantly offsetting declines in out-of-home sales.
But sales for deodorant and other personal hygiene products plunged as more people stayed home.
Skincare and hair care products also saw volume and price declines, largely attributed to the coronavirus pandemic.
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