DuPont™ Sorona® is a more sustainable option for technical textiles like automotive floor mats.

DuPont™ Sorona® for Automotive Carpets and Fabrics

INFORMATION & IDEAS

Bio-based products are a critical component of DuPont’s efforts to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. When it comes to bio-based products, DuPont science is innovating across the entire development chain, from seeds and feedstocks through proprietary fermentation and chemical processes to the final high-performance, economically efficient products our customers demand.

DuPont is powering industrial biotechnology innovation, meeting some of the world’s (and our customers’) most daunting challenges with ground-breaking enzyme technology, improved biorefinery processes, and renewably-sourced biomaterials that overdeliver on performance.

Using glucose as the basis for Bio-PDO™, a bio-based monomer, DuPont created a renewably sourced ingredient for biobased fibers like DuPont™ Sorona®, which is used in everyday products, like carpet and apparel.

In August of 2011, DuPont™ Sorona® received Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 Class 1 Certification — third-party verification that Sorona® polymer meets the most stringent safety standards and is suitable for a wide range of carpet and textile applications including those intended for babies and toddlers.

From reduced consumption of non-renewable energy resulting in a reduced dependence on oil to reduced CO2 emissions, the cradle-to-gate life cycle assessment shows the sustainability benefits of Sorona® versus petroleum-based materials like nylon.

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.