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At DuPont Building Innovations we’re using evolutionary science every day to create smarter, safer, more comfortable, sustainable building solutions. We’re aiming for zero, zero impact, zero waste, zero harm, and net zero energy use.

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.

Use our countertop materials comparison chart to see how the performance attributes of DuPont™ Corian® solid surface stack up against granite, polyester solid surface, and laminate.

A refined and enhanced color palette for DuPont™ Corian®

The basics of Corian® countertop repair are well within the skill set of the average homeowner. These helpful countertop repair guidelines may be all you need to keep your Corian® countertops looking pristine for many years to come.

DuPont™ Corian® Design Studios help fire the imaginations of architects, designers, and fabricators with innovative and inspiring uses of DuPont™ Corian® solid surface.

Corian® solid surface lets your ideas run wild with endless possibilities for lighting and textural effects, monolithic flowing forms, and bold, unique colors.

Designing a bathroom can be a fun and gratifying experience, provided you plan carefully. This guide can help you get started selecting surfaces, and plotting your bath layout. Plus, there’s also some visual inspiration to help kick-start bathroom design ideas.

Whether you are replacing your countertops, renovating your entire kitchen, or building a new home, there are a few simple principles to remember that can make designing a kitchen a rewarding experience.

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.

DuPont and forecasting agency Global Color Research help architects, designers, and fabricators explore future interior design trends in color tone and texture.

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®.

See how attractive DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surface looks when you compare quartz countertops with granite and polyester solid surface.

Earn LEED® certification points with DuPont™ Corian® and DuPont™ Zodiaq® surfaces.

Undermounted or beveled, mounted flush or stepped down, with Corian® sinks, the choice is yours.

Healthcare building design is changing and DuPont is at the forefront, collaborating with healthcare architects and designers to create innovative new healthcare building design solutions.

A rapidly growing body of research reveals the influence of architecture and design on all aspects of healthcare. That's why DuPont collaborates with leading healthcare interior design experts to create the DuPont™ Corian® Healing Colors Collection.

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.

Corian® brand solid surface was designed to be easy to clean and maintain. These helpful How to Clean Corian® Guidelines cover routine maintenance and prevention basics, and include specific product recommendations.

There’s not much of a curve when it comes to learning how to clean quartz countertops— especially those created with durable, stain-resistant DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surface. This helpful guide is all you need to keep your Zodiaq® countertops gleaming with the natural beauty of quartz for many years to come.

Introducing DuPont™ Corian® Custom Colors - you supply a color sample and the color scientists at DuPont will match it as exactly as possible.

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.

Here, you’ll find helpful information on residential Corian® countertop installation basics, including locating a retailer, measuring, and budgeting both time and money.

Here’s what you need to know about installing quartz countertops created with DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surfaces. Topics covered include locating a retailer, measuring, budgeting time and money, and residential warranty information.

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.

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.

For a superior stain-resistant carpet, look no further than carpet made with DuPont™ Sorona®, which has stain resistance built in.

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.

Thanks to the durable and renewable properties of Corian®, consumers, builders, architects and designers can do their part for their environment.

At DuPont, we take particular satisfaction in our work with the creative community: architects, designers, artists. That’s why we are committed to providing continuing education classes and seminars, to help us create ever more beautiful and functional buildings.

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.