Automotive Technical Textiles
The unique molecular structure of Renewably Sourced™ DuPont™ Sorona® means automotive technical textiles created with Sorona® have both the resiliency of nylon and the appealing softness of polyester.
Life-long stain resistance is engineered directly into the fiber of automotive technical textiles realized in Sorona®. It’s not sprayed on — so the stain resistance of Sorona® can never wear off. And Sorona® fiber has a low moisture content (for speedy drying). But of all the reasons why Sorona® makes auto designers feel good, the most important is its sustainability. Sorona® polymer contains 37% plant derived renewable material by weight enabling the creation of automotive technical textiles with a significantly more modest environmental footprint. And Sorona® production consumes less energy and results in fewer greenhouse gas emissions than the manufacture of nylon 6 or nylon 6,6.
Bio-based products are a critical component of DuPont’s efforts to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. When it comes to bio-based products, DuPont science is innovating across the entire development chain, from seeds and feedstocks through proprietary fermentation and chemical processes to the final high-performance, economically efficient products our customers demand.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
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
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.
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.
Sorona® contains 37% annually renewable plant based ingredients by weight (28% biobased carbon)