Innovative, Sustainable Carpet that’s Naturally Stain-Resistant
Made in part of renewable plant-based materials, Sorona® for sustainable carpet effectively revolutionizes the industry by combining sustainability and performance benefits.
A Sustainable Carpet Solution. Producing Sorona® uses 30% less energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 63% compared to producing an equal amount of nylon 6. Compared to an equal amount of nylon 6,6, the production of Sorona® uses 40% less energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 56%. What's more, no additional chemical treatments are used for stain resistance. Less really is more.
DuPont is exploring the recyclability of carpets made with Sorona® PTT fiber. Research so far shows that carpet fiber made with Sorona® can be removed from the carpet backing and recycled at the end of its useful life. However, existing carpet recycling facilities do not accept PTT fiber for recycling today.
Permanently Stain-Resistant. Carpets made with Sorona® are permanently stain-resistant from the inside out. Even tough stains like mustard, ketchup and red wine will not penetrate carpets made with Sorona®. And, because this stain resistance will never wash off or wear away, carpets will look like new for years to come. Carpets made with Sorona® are bleach- and UV-resistant to reduce fading.
Pleasantly Soft for Home Interiors. Sorona® also makes sustainable carpet invitingly soft, adding comfort to living rooms, family rooms, bedrooms and other spaces inside the home. Compatible with a variety of fiber and carpet dyeing techniques, Sorona® offers unlimited design possibilities—from rich colors to printability that allows for beautiful, customized details.
Durable for Commercial Spaces. The unique structure of Sorona® makes carpet incredibly durable. Carpets made with DuPont™ Sorona® resist matting because the fibers are crush resistant and retain their shape and texture—step after step, year after year. This high level of carpet durability is perfect for commercial spaces.
Helps Commercial Spaces Earn LEED® Points. In today’s commercial spaces, beauty is simply not enough. That’s why sustainable Sorona® may help designers and architects acquire points that contribute to LEED® certification for commercial buildings in at least three different areas:
- Materials and Resources (MR)
- Regional Materials
- Indoor Air Quality (IEQ)
A Natural Choice for Every Space. With so much innovation built in, it’s easy to see why Sorona® is a natural choice for modern residential and commercial spaces. It’s a beautiful, stain-resistant, long-lasting, sustainable carpet solution that looks and feels great in any room.
Product Data Sheets (9)
- Sorona® Recyclability For Carpets (PDF)
- Sorona® Environmental Data (PDF)
- Performance of Sorona® Fibers in Carpet (PDF)
- Superior Permanent Stain Resistance (PDF)
- Sorona® Compares Favorably to other Fibers on Vetterman Drum (PDF)
Additional Information (1)
SENS Luxury Rugs with Sorona®
DuPont™ Sorona® renewably-sourced fiber is now a bright new presence in the luxury rugs market, thanks to category stalwart HBC Bulckaert’s new line. Soft yet durable, SENS Luxury Rugs take full advantage of the redoubtable performance characteristics of Sorona®.
Mohawk “What Moves You” Carpet Tiles
Mohawk Group's commercial carpet tiles are renowned for the durability they bring to high-traffic areas. The new "What Moves You" carpet tiles are created with DuPont™ Sorona® - for tough carpet tiles with environmental benefits.
SmartStrand® Carpet Now Even Softer
Mohawk SmartStrand® carpet is proof of DuPont’s dedication to creating sustainable products through partner collaborations. Now Mohawk and DuPont have raised the bar with the softest carpet yet: SmartStrand® Silk™ made with DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced polymer.
Godfrey Hirst Carpets
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
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®.
- Oeko-Tex Standard 100 for Sorona®
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.
- DuPont Industrial Biotech Solutions
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.
Sorona® contains 37% annually renewable plant based ingredients by weight (28% biobased carbon)