High-Performace Biomaterials to Reduce Environmental Impact
As a leader in the development of renewably-sourced biomaterials, DuPont is working to find alternatives to petrochemicals with no compromise in performance or economics.
Over the past 200 years, DuPont has gained unparalleled expertise in the development of advanced materials such as nylon, Lycra®, Kevlar®, and other household materials. Today, we are focusing our scientists and engineers on a new challenge for the 21st century: creating biomaterials from renewable sources, rather than petroleum.
Biomaterials are products composed wholly or significantly of agricultural ingredients. They hold the promise of energy independence by reducing the use of petroleum in a wide variety of manufactured products. By using glucose as the basis for Bio-PDO™, a bio-based monomer, DuPont has created a renewably sourced ingredient for bio-based fibers like DuPont™ Sorona®, which is used in everyday products such as carpet and apparel.
As one of the first high-performance biomaterials derived from renewable sources, Sorona® continues our record of textile innovation and proves our commitment to the development of renewably sourced materials. It’s also proven that biomaterials can compete head-to-head with existing high-performance polymers such as nylon and polyester in the marketplace, by offering both performance and sustainability benefits at a competitive price.
DUPONT PRODUCTS & SERVICES
- DuPont™ Sorona® for Carpet
- DuPont™ Sorona® for Apparel
- DuPont™ Sorona® for Automotive Carpets and Fabrics
Sorona® EP Thermoplastic Polymer
DuPont™ Sorona® EP Thermoplastic Polymer contains 37% plant-derived renewable material by weight for a reduced polymer environmental footprint. And Sorona® has a desirable set of performance characteristics as well, including improved surface performance, strength, and dimensional stability.
DuPont Wins 2015 Bio Business Award
AMSTERDAM March 3, 2015 – DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) received the 2015 Bio Business Award for Breakthrough Bio-Based Technology Platform at the World Bio Markets Conference awards ceremony in Amsterdam. A global leader in the Bioeconomy, DuPont was recognized for DuPont™ Sorona® biopolymer, a sustainably sourced, high-performance fiber that contains 37 percent renewable plant-based ingredients.
- Sorona® Oeko-Tex®-Certified
Expanded Carpet Offering in Europe
DuPont™ Sorona® has announced further expansion into the European market with three key carpet and rug manufacturers, including The Balta Group, a global market leader. The Balta Group is officially launching the AMAIZE® carpet collection which is made with DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced polymer and patented DuPont fiber technology.
DuPont Receives BioPreferred Label
GLENWILLOW, Ohio, April 4, 2011 – DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced fiber is one of the first 11 products approved to use the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) new product label on certified biobased products. The announcement was made by U.S. Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan at the biobased product meeting held here.
Sorona Expands Presence in Asia
SHANGHAI, March 27, 2013 – DuPont Industrial Biosciences today announced at Domotex Asia/ChinaFloor the addition of two new carpet manufacturers to its growing Sorona® fiber value chain, expanding its presence in the Asia Pacific market.
New Application Advances for Apparel
PARIS, Sept. 18, 2012 - DuPont Biomaterials Combines Bio-Based Technology Expertise with Strategic Customer Partnerships to Expand Sustainable, High-Performing Fabric Options
Sorona® Highlights Advancements at Expofil
For more than 70 years, DuPont has developed leading-edge technology for the fiber and textile industry. The DuPont™ Sorona® fiber applications team continues that legacy by demonstrating the value Sorona® fiber brings to three additional apparel segments – seamless, insulation and comfort stretch fiber.
New Carpet Collection at Greenbuild
DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced polymer is the fiber of choice for the new “What Moves You” commercial carpet collection from The Mohawk Group. The new Lees styles will be featured at the DuPont™ Sorona® Booth #1135N at Greenbuild, the leading ‘green’ design and construction exposition and conference sponsored by the U. S. Green Building Council running from Oct. 4 – 7, 2011, in Toronto, Canada.