Duisburg, April 9, 2020. PCC chemical production is running steadily and in some areas even at maximum capacity, particularly at our major chemical site in Brzeg Dolny, Poland. Especially, production plants of our two large segments chlorine and surfactants continue to be highly utilized. There is enormous demand for surfactants as well as soaps and disinfectants, and the chlorine segment operates at high capacity utilization, too, including the MCAA (monochloroacetic acid) business unit. Several products from our chemical division, such as MCAA, are required, among other things, for syntheses in pharmaceutical production.