Industrial Biotechnology

Sustainable Solutions for a Growing Population

Industrial biotechnology holds great promise to solve global challenges, offering new potential for meeting the world's demand for food, feed, fuel, materials, and more while reducing our impact on the environment.

At DuPont, we develop industrial biotechnology solutions with a commitment to uncompromised product performance and a desire to obtain the best possible environmental impact. We also maintain a commitment to continuous innovation, ever improving our products and processes, turning what used to be known as "alternative" materials into mainstream ones.

Industrial biotechnology solutions from DuPont address markets such as animal nutrition, food, detergents, textiles, carpets, personal care and biofuels. We’ve already created the first biomaterials with Bio-Propanediol (Bio-PDO®) and Sorona®, and are making important steps forward with our cellulosic ethanol technology.

We believe that the answers to the greatest challenges facing humanity and the planet can be found through inclusive innovation; by working with our partners and combining expertise in biotechnology, chemistry and materials technologies, we can make the biobased economy a reality.


  • Thermal Regulations Overview

    DuPont offers an overview of the typical regulation hazard codes and the leading thermal regulations impacting personal protective equipment (PPE).

  • India Green Living Study

    To better understand the needs of our customers and the markets in which we work, DuPont has commissioned an annual study gauging consumer awareness and attitudes towards green & biobased products. The goal of the DuPont Green Living Study: India 2014 is to deeply understand regional trends so that we can develop truly market-driven science innovations for the world’s growing population.

  • Sorona® Life Cycle Assessment

  • How DuPont™ Sorona® is Made

  • 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.

  • Jonäno Innovative Fabric and Sorona®

  • DuPont Bio-Based Products

  • 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.

  • How DuPont™ Sorona® is Made

  • Sorona® for Carpet Fibers

    Carpet fibers produced with DuPont™ Sorona® deliver on all fronts: aesthetics, stain resistance, color fastness, ease of maintenance, and durability — yielding excellent results in Hexapod Walker and Vetterman Drum testing.

  • Sorona® for Stain-Resistant Carpet

  • LEED® Certified Sorona®

    Renewably Sourced™, low-VOC-emitting DuPont™ Sorona® could help your next building project become LEED® certified by earning points in several different areas, including Indoor Environmental Quality, Materials and Resources, Regional Priority, and Innovation in Design.