High-Performance 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 has partnered with a leading fashion brand, K-Boxing, to promote environmentally-friendly fashion in the China textile industry. DuPont™ Sorona®, a renewably sourced fiber, uses fewer fossil fuels to produce, is helping create better-performing sustainable textiles that are gentler on the planet.
DuPont Wins 2017 European Bio-Based Materials Company of the Year Award from Frost & Sullivan
JUNE 14, 2017 - DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) is the 2017 European Bio-based Materials Company of the Year, according to leading market research firm Frost & Sullivan. The company was honored with the award for its innovation in the bio-based materials market and its commitment to shaping future development in the industry.
- Sorona® Oeko-Tex®-Certified
DuPont Industrial Biosciences Collaborates with Anta on Chinese Delegation’s Olympic Champion Uniforms
SHANGHAI JULY 27, 2016 - Today, DuPont Industrial Biosciences announced a collaboration with Chinese sports brand Anta in the design of champion uniforms for Chinese Olympic team members using DuPont™ Sorona® – a sustainable, patented fiber made with renewable, plant-based ingredients. Sorona® – which leverages innovation and sustainability to produce fibers that are uniquely soft, extremely durable and have excellent stretch and recovery – will be a key ingredient in the Chinese team’s “Dragon Uniform” at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
DuPont Industrial Biosciences and ADM Announce Breakthrough Platform Technology for Long Sought-After Molecule
WILMINGTON, Del., Jan. 19, 2016 — Today, science and agricultural leaders DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) and Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) announced a new breakthrough process with the potential to expand the materials landscape in the 21st century with exciting and truly novel, high-performance renewable materials.
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.
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.