Here in the UK everyone is very worried about the Corona Virus and all the shops have sold out of hand sanitizer.
We only use IPA now to clean the work surfaces and the printer parts. We use DPM to clean the prints and lab tools. As a result 20L of IPA typically lasts us 3 months. Just ordered some more today, it came as quite a shock to discover that our normal supplier had dramatically increased the price with a 400% price increase, apparently that is the current normal for any suppliers and the price has gone crazy in the last few days.
Being a little sceptical I tried to get some at the old (more sensible) price - same story for all of the suppliers. Many have NONE left in stock, people are buying due to the virus.(certainly not for printing)
I spoke to several of the local conventional printing companies, again a similar story.- IPA prices have gone crazy and its in very short supply.
We even tried to buy a barrel (200 L) again that was a similar story.
Is it just the UK or is everywhere in the World suffering a similar situation?