DuPont™ Sorona®

A Breakthrough, Versatile, High-Performance Biopolymer

DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced fiber is proof of our commitment to create innovative solutions that help reduce dependence on fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

A breakthrough addition to biopolymer solutions, Sorona® allows mills and designers to combine the benefits of renewability without sacrificing the need for a versatile material that offers high performance and design freedom across applications.

A leading biopolymer, Sorona® contains 37 percent annually renewable plant-based ingredients. Even better is its environmental footprint. Producing Sorona® uses 30 percent less energy and releases 63 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions compared to the production of nylon 6. Compared to nylon 6,6 Sorona® production uses 40% less energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 56%.

Sorona® biopolymer is used in residential and commercial carpets, apparel and automotive mats and carpets. With the highest bio-based content in the synthetic carpet fiber market, Sorona® offers durability and stain resistance.

One of the first high-performance fibers derived from rapidly renewable material, Sorona® continues our impressive record of textile innovation.

The Sorona® material is also available as Sorona® EP, a thermoplastic polymer used for automotive parts and other products.

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Sorona® contains 37% annually renewable plant based ingredients by weight (28% biobased carbon)