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Supply Chain Issues Are Causing a Spike in Polyester Prices

When it’s deliver-or-die, supply chains become the lifeblood of a company. To that end, the fashion industry has embraced technology to navigate today’s hyper-complicated supply chain, with myriad solutions shaping the first, middle and last mile. Call it Sourcing 2.0.

Polyester prices could be on the rise as the effects of one shuttered Dow Chemical production line—making one of the key ingredients of the fiber—works its way through the supply chain. On May 17, Dow declared force majeure for Vinyl Acetate Monomer (VAM) globally, with associated impact to select VAM-based emulsions in North America and…

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