Enduring Beauty, Renewably Sourced
Contemporary carpet design has a versatile ally in Sorona®. Soft and lush, yet at least as durable as nylon and permanently stain-resistant, Sorona® also really knows how to hold its color.
Performance excellence aside, Sorona® also contains 37% renewably-sourced, plant-based material. Sorona® production consumes less non-renewable energy than the manufacture of an equivalent amount of nylon 6 or nylon 6,6.
Carpet Design with a Smaller Environmental Footprint
Sorona® production uses 30% less non-renewable energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 63% compared to the manufacture of nylon 6. Compared to the manufacture of an equal amount of nylon 6,6, Sorona® uses 40% less energy and produces 57% less greenhouse gas emissions. Sorona® contains 37% renewably-sourced content by weight
Sorona® is soft, yet resilient — softer than polyester and resilient as nylon, with superb stretch and recovery characteristics. It feels as good as it looks. Sorona® stays looking and feeling good, thanks to its stain resistance, color fastness, and outstanding durability, made possible by its unique, patented fiber cross-section.
Dye Hard with a Vengeance
Sorona® can handle the full spectrum of standard fiber and carpet dyeing techniques, including solution dyeing, space dyeing and yarn dyeing. Sorona® takes and holds color beautifully for carpet design that really makes a statement — deep, rich, saturated colors and virtually infinite custom-printing possibilities. From wall-to-wall carpeting to area rugs and carpet tiles, Sorona® keeps your carpet design options wide open.
Stain Resistance that Never Wears Off
Sorona® is stain-resistant to the core. That’s because stain resistance is engineered right into the fiber, so your carpet design will be as hard to smear, smudge, besmirch, mottle, or discolor in ten years as it was the day it was installed. Other carpet design materials rely on topical stain-resistance treatments. Their stain resistance is literally sprayed on — which means it can wear off. Sorona® is stain-resistant for life.