Chlorine-Resistant Swimwear that’s Soft to the Touch
In the water or out, swimwear made with Sorona® stands up to the elements. It makes fabrics UV and chlorine resistant, vibrantly colorful, fast drying and incredibly soft.
DuPont™ Sorona® is a natural choice for chlorine-resistant swimwear. It allows designers to combine all the performance and comfort benefits consumers want with vivid colors and crisp prints for greater design options.
Chlorine and UV Resistance Keeps Swimwear Looking Like New
When exposed to chlorinated water, Sorona® offers excellent color fastness. It also offers superior resistance to fading caused by the sun. Sorona® keeps swimwear looking colorful and bright year round.
Incredible Softness and Fast-Drying Benefits that People Love
Consumers will enjoy wearing their swimwear again and again because fabrics made with Sorona® offer exceptional softness (hand feel) and dry quickly.
Bright Colors and Strong Printability for Stylish Designs
Swimwear designers and manufacturers will appreciate how well Sorona® performs in the world of color. Sorona® dyes easily in rich, vibrant colors at low temperature, which reduces energy consumption. It also results in good color fastness. Fabrics with Sorona® can be created in crisp prints that have strong lines, excellent clarity and sharp definition.
In a Class by Itself
A renewably sourced fiber, Sorona® continues the legacy of DuPont fiber innovation. It combines the superior material performance DuPont is famous for with environmental benefits supported by life-cycle analysis (LCA) versus competitive nylon products. Sorona® is so unique that in 2009, the Federal Trade Commission granted a new generic classification – triexta – for fibers made with Sorona®.
For high-performance, brightly colored chlorine-resistant swimwear, Sorona® is the perfect choice.
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DuPont™ Sorona® for Apparel
DuPont™ Sorona® takes sustainable clothing to new levels of performance and style. It offers a variety of fabric performance benefits and is versatile enough to adapt to all different types of fibers and fabrics.
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® 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
- 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)