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.

How DuPont™ Sorona® is Made

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CASE STUDIES

  • 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.

  • 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®.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mobile Edge Laptop Bags

    Mobile Edge has been working for years to create more environmentally friendly laptop cases. But Mobile Edge laptop bags containing Renewably Sourced™ DuPont™ Sorona® are a real game changer.

USES AND APPLICATIONS

  • 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® for Performance Fabrics

  • Sorona® for Commercial-Grade Carpet

  • DuPont™ Sorona® for Stretch Denim

  • Sorona® for Residential Carpet

  • Sorona® for Uniform Fabric

    DuPont™ Sorona® fiber enhances wool and cotton, for a soft uniform fabric that dries quickly, stretches comfortably, and recovers its shape beautifully. And Sorona® is 37% renewably sourced, which means workwear manufacturers now have a renewable uniform fabric option.

  • Sorona® Soft Fabric for Intimate Apparel

  • Sorona® Snaps Coat Fabric Into Shape

    DuPont™ Sorona® enhances casual wear fabrics when blended with both man-made fibers like polyester and natural textiles like cotton, wool, and linen.

  • Sorona® for Casual Wear

    DuPont™ Sorona® enhances casual wear fabrics when blended with both man-made fibers like polyester and natural textiles like cotton, wool, and linen.

  • Sorona® for Chlorine-Resistant Swimwear

    For high-performance, brightly colored chlorine-resistant swimwear, DuPont™ Sorona® is the perfect choice. It allows designers to combine all the performance and comfort benefits consumers want with vivid colors and crisp prints for greater design options.

  • Sorona® for Automotive Fabric

    DuPont™ Sorona® has stain resistance engineered directly into the fiber so automotive fabric resists staining for the life of the textile. Durable, quick-drying, easy-to-clean, high-performance Sorona® also contains 37% renewably-sourced material by weight.

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NEWS

  • Sorona Expands Presence in Asia

    DuPont Industrial Biosciences today announced at Domotex Asia/ChinaFloor the addition of two new carpet manufacturers to its growing Sorona® fiber value chain, expanding its presence in the Asia Pacific market. Jiangxi Huateng Carpet Industrial Park Co., Ltd. (CTTCC), and Weihai Shanhua Carpet Group Co., Ltd., both leaders in commercial carpet design and manufacturing, have integrated DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced polymer, a patented DuPont fiber technology, into their carpet offerings.

  • Expanded Carpet Offering in Europe

    DuPont™ Sorona® has announced further expansion into the European market with three key carpet and rug manufacturers, including The Balta Group, a global market leader. The Balta Group is officially launching the AMAIZE® carpet collection which is made with DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced polymer and patented DuPont fiber technology.

  • Sorona® Collaborates with Cushnie et Ochs at New York Fashion Week

    As excitement around New York Fashion Week begins to stir, DuPont™ Sorona® fiber takes its front row seat by announcing a new design collaboration with women’s fashion brand Cushnie et Ochs, which is showcasing conceptual designs made with DuPont™ Sorona® down its runway today. The design duo used fabrics enhanced with Sorona® to create five pieces that will appeal to fashion frontrunners.

  • DuPont Receives BioPreferred Label

    DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced fiber is one of the first 11 products approved to use the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) new product label on certified biobased products. The announcement was made by U.S. Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan at the biobased product meeting held here.

  • Sorona® Oeko-Tex®-Certified

    DuPont Industrial Biosciences, today announced that DuPont™ Sorona® has received Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 Class 1 Certification from Oeko-Tex® and the Hohenstein Textile Testing Institute. Sorona® renewably sourced polymer is certified for use in fiber applications for textiles (apparel, home, office, and automotive interiors) and for carpet (residential, commercial and automotive including mats).

  • New Carpet Collection at Greenbuild

    DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced polymer is the fiber of choice for the new “What Moves You” commercial carpet collection from The Mohawk Group. The new Lees styles will be featured at the DuPont™ Sorona® Booth #1135N at Greenbuild, the leading ‘green’ design and construction exposition and conference sponsored by the U. S. Green Building Council running from Oct. 4 – 7, 2011, in Toronto, Canada.

  • Sorona® Highlights Advancements at Expofil

    For more than 70 years, DuPont has developed leading-edge technology for the fiber and textile industry. The DuPont™ Sorona® fiber applications team continues that legacy by demonstrating the value Sorona® fiber brings to three additional apparel segments – seamless, insulation and comfort stretch fiber.

  • New Application Advances for Apparel

    DuPont Biomaterials Combines Bio-Based Technology Expertise with Strategic Customer Partnerships to Expand Sustainable, High-Performing Fabric Options

  • Bioplastics Reshaping an Industry

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