By Charlotte Hicks, posted 02/1/2012
I am writing to share with our blog readers news of longer than normal lead times for the amino acid L-Arginine. Extended lead times are expected to last into Q2.
L-Arginine is used in the Biotech market, but it also has many applications in nutraceuticals, animal feed and food & beverage. Recently, increased demand for sensitive teeth formulations of toothpaste has caused the L-Arginine market to tighten. With this increased demand, we have heard reports of backorders lasting from Q2 2012 up to Q1 2013.