Sustainable Solutions for a Growing Population
Industrial biotechnology holds great promise to solve global challenges, offering new potential for meeting the world's demand for food, feed, fuel, materials, and more while reducing our impact on the environment.
At DuPont, we develop industrial biotechnology solutions with a commitment to uncompromised product performance and a desire to obtain the best possible environmental impact. We also maintain a commitment to continuous innovation, ever improving our products and processes, turning what used to be known as "alternative" materials into mainstream ones.
Industrial biotechnology solutions from DuPont address markets such as animal nutrition, food, detergents, textiles, carpets, personal care and biofuels. We’ve already created the first biomaterials with Bio-Propanediol (Bio-PDO®) and Sorona®, and are making important steps forward with our cellulosic ethanol technology.
We believe that the answers to the greatest challenges facing humanity and the planet can be found through inclusive innovation; by working with our partners and combining expertise in biotechnology, chemistry and materials technologies, we can make the biobased economy a reality.
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®
- Sorona® for Stain-Resistant Carpet
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
- Jonäno Innovative Fabric and Sorona®
LEED® Certified Sorona®
Renewably Sourced™, low-VOC-emitting DuPont™ Sorona® could help your next building project become LEED® certified by earning points in several different areas, including Indoor Environmental Quality, Materials and Resources, Regional Priority, and Innovation in Design.
Carpet Design and Sorona®
Renewably Sourced™ DuPont™ Sorona® is opening up new possibilities for carpet design. Durable and color-fast, with permanent stain resistance built right into the fiber, the Sorona® carpet design option is also the right choice in terms of performance.
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® and Bio-Based Product Labels
The USDA BioPreferred Certification of DuPont™ Sorona® means manufacturers can offer innovative products that customers can readily identify. Innovative products help reduce the use of fossil fuels and help reduce emissions.
DuPont Receives BioPreferred Label
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.
New Application Advances for Apparel
PARIS, Sept. 18, 2012 - DuPont Biomaterials Combines Bio-Based Technology Expertise with Strategic Customer Partnerships to Expand Sustainable, High-Performing Fabric Options
USES AND APPLICATIONS
- DuPont™ Sorona® for Stretch Denim
- Sorona® for Performance Fabrics
- Sorona® Soft Fabric for Intimate Apparel
Sorona® for Casual Wear
DuPont™ Sorona® enhances casual wear fabrics when blended with both man-made fibers like polyester and natural textiles like cotton, wool, and linen.
- Sorona® for Commercial-Grade Carpet
Sorona® for Automotive Carpet
When the design objective is durable, beautiful, fast-drying, stain-resistant automotive carpet, the more sustainable alternative to petroleum-based products is DuPont™ Sorona®. High-performance Sorona® fiber contains 37% renewably-sourced, plant-based content by weight and consumes less non-renewable energy during manufacture than nylon 6.
- Cleanroom Applications
Sorona® for Automotive Fabric
DuPont™ Sorona® has stain resistance engineered directly into the fiber so automotive fabric resists staining for the life of the textile. Durable, quick-drying, easy-to-clean, high-performance Sorona® also contains 37% renewably-sourced material by weight.