You may notice that your Falcon tubes look a little different than usual. The caps, which are normally that famous Falcon blue—which has been a symbol of quality and reliability for labs throughout the world for decades—are now a natural plastic color. Was there a mix-up at the factory?
In this case, the truth is actually stranger than fiction. Due to current global supply chain disruptions, the entire world is experiencing a shortage of blue. Everyone from paint manufacturers to life science consumable suppliers, are battling shortages related to the supply chain. You can read more about it here.