Sustainable Flooring Products
DuPont flooring products reflect a vision shared with the world architectural community. It’s a vision of a future where building materials and practices become ever more environmentally responsible.
Recent innovations include DuPont™ Sorona®. Renewably Sourced™ Sorona® is made in part from plant-based content and the manufacture of Sorona® consumes less energy and results in fewer greenhouse gas emissions than the production of nylon 6 or nylon 6,6. Carpeting realized in Sorona® helps architects pursue LEED® certification points for their projects without sacrificing aesthetics or performance characteristics like stain resistance and durability.
DuPont™ Real Touch® Laminate Flooring affords architects and interior designers the beauty of traditional materials such as hardwood, stone, ceramic, and slate combined with the durability of laminate. And Real Touch® Laminate Flooring is GREENGUARD® Indoor Air Quality Certified®, helping builders and architects reduce indoor air pollution and protect occupants’ health from chemical emissions.
DuPont™ Sorona® is an innovative carpet, apparel and automotive interior biopolymer that offers reduced dependence on fossil fuels and a reduced environmental footprint. The carpet and apparel industries turn to Sorona® renewably sourced fiber for its versatility of uses, design freedom and high performance.
SENS Luxury Rugs with Sorona®
DuPont™ Sorona® renewably-sourced fiber is now a bright new presence in the luxury rugs market, thanks to category stalwart HBC Bulckaert’s new line. Soft yet durable, SENS Luxury Rugs take full advantage of the redoubtable performance characteristics of Sorona®.
Godfrey Hirst Carpets
Australian carpet manufacturer Godfrey Hirst Carpets has made another breakthrough with the launch of next-generation carpet: Godfrey Hirst eco+® Soft to Touch™ with Renewably Sourced™ DuPont™ Sorona®. Godfrey Hirst eco+® Soft to Touch™ has new levels of stain, soil, wear and colorfast performance plus luxurious softness. It’s also a more sustainable carpet versus petroleum-based materials.
Mohawk “What Moves You” Carpet Tiles
Mohawk Group's commercial carpet tiles are renowned for the durability they bring to high-traffic areas. The new "What Moves You" carpet tiles are created with DuPont™ Sorona® - for tough carpet tiles with environmental benefits.
SmartStrand® Carpet Now Even Softer
Mohawk SmartStrand® carpet is proof of DuPont’s dedication to creating sustainable products through partner collaborations. Now Mohawk and DuPont have raised the bar with the softest carpet yet: SmartStrand® Silk™ made with DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced polymer.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
- How DuPont™ Sorona® is Made
- Oeko-Tex Standard 100 for Sorona®
- Sorona® for Stain-Resistant Carpet
Sorona® for Carpet Fibers
Carpet fibers produced with DuPont™ Sorona® deliver on all fronts: aesthetics, stain resistance, color fastness, ease of maintenance, and durability — yielding excellent results in Hexapod Walker and Vetterman Drum testing.
Carpet Design and Sorona®
Renewably Sourced™ DuPont™ Sorona® is opening up new possibilities for carpet design. Durable and color-fast, with permanent stain resistance built right into the fiber, the Sorona® carpet design option is also the right choice in terms of performance.
Sorona® and Bio-Based Product Labels
The USDA BioPreferred Certification of DuPont™ Sorona® means manufacturers can offer innovative products that customers can readily identify. Innovative products help reduce the use of fossil fuels and help reduce emissions.
- DuPont Industrial Biotech Solutions
- DuPont Bio-Based Products
- How DuPont™ Sorona® is Made
DuPont™ Sorona® and Carpet Recycling
Knowing the important role carpet recycling plays in helping the environment, DuPont research has proven that face fiber made with DuPont™ Sorona® can be shaved from the carpet backing, turned into pellets, and spun into new fiber. In fact, there are even more potential ways to recycle carpet made with Sorona®.
Triexta, Generic in Name Only
Specific performance benefits, including stain resistance, are so unique to DuPont™ Sorona®, the U.S. FTC gave the generic name triexta to homo fibers made from PTT, the Sorona® renewably sourced polymer.
USES AND APPLICATIONS
- Sorona® for Commercial-Grade Carpet
- Sorona® for Residential Carpet
Sorona® for Automotive Carpet
When the design objective is durable, beautiful, fast-drying, stain-resistant automotive carpet, the more sustainable alternative to petroleum-based products is DuPont™ Sorona®. High-performance Sorona® fiber contains 37% renewably-sourced, plant-based content by weight and consumes less non-renewable energy during manufacture than nylon 6.
Sorona® contains 37% annually renewable plant based ingredients by weight (28% biobased carbon)