MemberJuly 28, 2021 at 12:20 pm
Hi Thomas – Apologies for the delay in response. Are you still seeking a partner?
I have managed to confirm pricing/availability on this material and that we can run it.
Delivered to our facility we are seeing a 12 week lead time for initial inventory and an MOQ of 2200lbs. Pricing at $7.78USD/lb delivered at our facility in ON Canada. How is that comparing to your current situation?
Answering your initial question, the biggest risk (which looks to be ongoing well into 2022) is supply chain security as it relates to shipping. Container/transit costs have quadrupled depending on route and so regardless of the fragile material market that is also in play, or increased tariffs – its all for nothing if you cant get reliably get your product on schedule from your offshore suppliers. This will be further compounded by you desire to order/call off ‘low’ quantities, more shipping, more exposure, more risk.
If you are still seeking a scientific moulder who can deliver you parts from within North America we would be happy to quote this out for you. Please connect with me at email@example.com to avoid me missing a response.