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.
Australian carpet manufacturer Godfrey Hirst Carpets has made another breakthrough with the launch of next-generation carpet: Godfrey Hirst eco+® Soft to Touch™ with Renewably Sourced™ DuPont™ Sorona®. Godfrey Hirst eco+® Soft to Touch™ has new levels of stain, soil, wear and colorfast performance plus luxurious softness. It’s also a more sustainable carpet versus petroleum-based materials.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
- Sorona® Life Cycle Assessment
Renewably-sourced plastic Captures Award
The plant-derived DuPont™ Zytel® RS 610 nylon resin that debuts on a new automotive radiator end tank from DENSO Corp. illustrates the benefits of close collaboration throughout the value chain and marks the first use of DuPont renewably-sourced plastic in mechanical components exposed to the hot, chemically aggressive underhood environment.
- Renewably Sourced Automotive Materials
- Automotive Innovation Awards
- Automotive Interior Parts
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.
- DuPont Industrial Biotech Solutions
- DuPont Bio-Based Products
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.
DuPont™ Sorona® and Carpet Recycling
Knowing the important role carpet recycling plays in helping the environment, DuPont research has proven that face fiber made with DuPont™ Sorona® can be shaved from the carpet backing, turned into pellets, and spun into new fiber. In fact, there are even more potential ways to recycle carpet made with Sorona®.
- Sorona® for Stain-Resistant Carpet
- How DuPont™ Sorona® is Made
Sorona® contains 37% annually renewable plant based ingredients by weight (28% biobased carbon)