A Renewably Sourced Automotive Carpet Alternative
Renewably Sourced™ DuPont™ Sorona® means car brands, (including Toyota, Nissan, Lexus, and Mitsubishi) can offer automotive carpet that over-performs in terms of durability and other performance benchmarks.
Renewably Sourced™ Sorona®
Sorona® contains 37% renewably-sourced material by weight for automotive carpet and mats with a more modest environmental footprint. The manufacture of Sorona® also consumes less non-renewable energy and produces fewer greenhouse gases than the production of competitive materials like nylon 6 and nylon 6,6 helping reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.
A Wealth of High-Performance Attributes
Automotive carpet and mats created with Sorona® renewably sourced fiber are distinguished by vibrant colors, outstanding durability, and a soft, lush feel. The singular molecular structure of Sorona® results in a fiber that achieves the resiliency of nylon with the softness of polyester.
Automotive Carpet with Lifelong Stain Resistance
Topical treatments like sprayed-on stain resisters ultimately wear off automotive carpet and mats. Sorona® has permanent stain resistance built right into the fiber itself, so automotive carpet created with remarkably durable Sorona® stays stain-resistant for the long haul.
Quick-Drying and Easy to Clean
Sorona® has a lower moisture content, so it dries quickly — discouraging odor and mildew. This, in addition to its intrinsic, molecular-level stain resistance, makes automotive carpet and mats made with Sorona® easy to keep fresh and clean.
DuPont scientists didn’t stop at creating a fiber for automotive carpet that hits the highest standards for color fastness, durability, and stain resistance. Sorona® for carpet fiber is also a 37% renewably sourced, plant-based material by weight, making it both sustainably responsible and high-performing.
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DuPont™ Sorona® for Automotive Carpets and Fabrics
Renewably Sourced™ DuPont™ Sorona® is a more sustainable alternative for automotive technical textiles including carpets, mats, and fabrics. Quick-drying and featuring permanent stain resistance (built directly into the fiber) Sorona® combines nylon-like resiliency with the softness of polyester. For automotive designers Sorona® opens up a world of new possibilities.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
- Sorona® Life Cycle Assessment
- DuPont Bio-Based Products
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.
- Oeko-Tex Standard 100 for Sorona®
- 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)i