The contributions of the chemical industry to everyday life as well as many of the innovations we enjoy today are indeed often overlooked. Knowde applauds the actions of the companies that have stepped up to produce products that are critical to fighting further spread of COVID-19 and protecting frontline healthcare workers, including the many that have storefronts on Knowde.
The chemical industry responds to a crisis
It is easy to forget how vital the chemical industry is to our well-being, safety and daily lives. The stigma around the issue of plastics waste in the environment often overshadows the progress the industry has made in becoming one of the more sustainable producers of critical products. In recent months, it has never been clearer just how important and responsive this industry is when faced with a global health crisis. The world has been left reeling from the impact of coronavirus and the chemical industry has stepped in with incredible speed and agility to help struggling health authorities get the materials they need to help fight the virus – protecting our people on the front line to save lives. The response from the chemical industry to this global crisis is not surprising. The industry has long stood as a major contributor to global GDP and a game changer in human history.