A Breakthrough, Versatile, High-Performance Biopolymer
DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced fiber is proof of our commitment to create innovative solutions that help reduce dependence on fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
A breakthrough addition to biopolymer solutions, Sorona® allows mills and designers to combine the benefits of renewability without sacrificing the need for a versatile material that offers high performance and design freedom across applications.
A leading biopolymer, Sorona® contains 37 percent annually renewable plant-based ingredients. Even better is its environmental footprint. Producing Sorona® uses 30 percent less energy and releases 63 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions compared to the production of nylon 6. Compared to nylon 6,6 Sorona® production uses 40% less energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 56%.
Sorona® biopolymer is used in residential and commercial carpets, apparel and automotive mats and carpets. With the highest bio-based content in the synthetic carpet fiber market, Sorona® offers durability and stain resistance.
One of the first high-performance fibers derived from rapidly renewable material, Sorona® continues our impressive record of textile innovation.
The Sorona® material is also available as Sorona® EP, a thermoplastic polymer used for automotive parts and other products.
- 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 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 Named to the 2014 Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters
DuPont Recognized as One of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for Fourth Consecutive Yearv
Sorona® Collaborates with Cushnie et Ochs at New York Fashion Week
As excitement around New York Fashion Week begins to stir, DuPont™ Sorona® fiber takes its front row seat by announcing a new design collaboration with women’s fashion brand Cushnie et Ochs, which is showcasing conceptual designs made with DuPont™ Sorona® down its runway today. The design duo used fabrics enhanced with Sorona® to create five pieces that will appeal to fashion frontrunners.
DuPont Wins Bioeconomy Leadership Award
WILMINGTON, Del., May 2, 2013 — The Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals (SBFC), today awarded DuPont with its 2013 Bioeconomy Leadership Award. 2013 marks the first year of this award, aimed at honoring an organization for demonstrated and sustained leadership excellence in advancing the development of the biobased economy.
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® contains 37% annually renewable plant based ingredients by weight (28% biobased carbon)