Renewably Sourced™ Sorona® for High-Performance Automotive Fabric
Cleaner, greener, and built to last, automotive fabric created with Sorona® raises the bar across the board.
A Game-Changer for Automotive Fabric
Sorona® delivers the resiliency of nylon combined with the softness of polyester. Sorona® is quick-drying, durable, easy to clean, and it holds rich, vibrant colors fast. Best of all, Renewably Sourced™ Sorona® can help auto manufacturers meet their sustainable design goals.
Automotive Fabric with Permanent, Built-in Stain Resistance
Stain resistance is wired into the very DNA of Sorona® — engineered directly into the fiber’s molecular structure — so, unlike topical treatments, the stain resistance of Sorona® automotive fabric can never wear off, no matter how many miles on the odometer.
Easier on the Environment
Sorona® contains 37% renewably sourced, plant-based material by weight. Sorona® also requires less non-renewable, energy to produce than comparable materials, like nylon 6 and nylon 6,6. That means the manufacture of Sorona® results in fewer greenhouse gas emissions and helps reduce petroleum consumption.
Quick-Drying for Fresher Air
Sorona® has a lower moisture content, so seat covers, door trim, and headliners dry quickly, making them easy to clean. Quick-drying automotive fabric made with Sorona® discourages the development of mildew and odor, for fresher auto interior air.
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.
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DuPont™ Sorona® for Automotive Carpets and Fabrics
Renewably Sourced™ DuPont™ Sorona® is a more sustainable alternative for automotive technical textiles including carpets, mats, and fabrics. Quick-drying and featuring permanent stain resistance (built directly into the fiber) Sorona® combines nylon-like resiliency with the softness of polyester. For automotive designers Sorona® opens up a world of new possibilities.
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.
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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.
- Sorona® Life Cycle Assessment
- Oeko-Tex Standard 100 for Sorona®
A Strong Legacy in Fiber Technology
Since the early 1900's, DuPont has been a world leader in polymer and fiber technology. DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced fiber is the latest innovation that delivers environmental benefits without sacrificing performance.
Sorona® contains 37% annually renewable plant based ingredients by weight (28% biobased carbon)