Colorful Performance Fabrics with Comfortable Stretch
Activewear manufacturers and consumers alike appreciate the comfort stretch of DuPont™ Sorona® because it provides freedom of movement, making outdoor activities more enjoyable.
Ideal for use in performance fabrics for active outdoor apparel, Sorona® provides comfort stretch and good color fastness to maintain bright, bold colors. And for the consumer, performance fabrics made with Sorona® resist fading from harsh UV light and can withstand repeated washings, extending the garment’s life.
Plays Well with Other Fibers
For mills, manufacturers and designers, one of the best features of Sorona® is its ability to enhance the attributes of other fibers. Fibers from Sorona® can be blended with many other natural and man-made fibers, including cotton, linen, wool, spandex, nylon and polyester. In cotton and linen blends, Sorona® provides softness, comfort stretch and wrinkle resistance. In wool blends, Sorona® offers softness and durability.
Flexible Benefits for Different Performance Fabrics
Different types of outdoor activities require different types of apparel performance. That’s why Sorona® offers benefits based on the unique characteristics of the end use.
Good for the Outdoors and Good for Outdoor People
As a rapidly renewable material, Sorona® provides enhanced sustainability benefits throughout the value chain, from the reduction of oil consumption to energy and production savings to easy care for consumers.
Its unique combination of benefits, including comfort stretch, its ability to blend with other fibers and fade resistance makes Sorona® the fiber of choice for high performance fabrics.
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.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
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.
- DuPont Bio-Based Products
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.
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Sorona® Performance in Apparel
DuPont™ Sorona® delivers innovative performance to all types of textile fibers for apparel. A renewably sourced fiber, Sorona® provides exceptional softness, comfort stretch, superior tensile strength, lower dyeing temperatures and more. No other fiber combines so many performance and environmental benefits.
- Sorona® Life Cycle Assessment
Sorona® contains 37% annually renewable plant based ingredients by weight (28% biobased carbon)