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Dupont Sorona - bio-based high-performance polymer
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Dupont™ Sorona®
Ever since the early 1900s, DuPont has been revolutionizing the world of fiber and polymers. As a product that’s on the forefront of the shift from oil-based materials to bio-based ones, Sorona® fits perfectly into a legacy of meaningful, performance-based innovation.

What Is Sorona®?
Sorona® is a breakthrough bio-based, high-performance polymer offering unique benefits for both the apparel and carpet industries. Sorona® contains 37% annual renewable plant-based ingredients, showcasing its innovation in textiles and environmental impact benefits. By using Sorona®, carpet and apparel manufacturers can help minimize their impact on the environment without sacrificing quality and performance.

What Are the Overall Benefits of Sorona®?
Sorona® combines function, performance and eco-efficiency to deliver superior performance benefits. Fabrics that use Sorona® are exceptionally soft, extremely versatile and supremely durable.

What Are the Benefits of Sorona® for Apparel?
Sorona® combines function, performance and eco-efficiency to deliver superior performance benefits. Fabrics that use Sorona® are exceptionally soft, extremely versatile and supremely durable.

  • Color Vibrancy
  • Smoother Feel
  • Easy Care
  • Quick Dry
  • Wrinkle Resistance
  • Durability
  • Softness
  • Stretch Recovery
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What are the Benefits of Sorona® for Carpet?
Patented Sorona® technology means that carpet performance is maximized without any chemical additives or topical coatings needed. Sorona® is used in residential, commercial and automotive carpets. Benefits include:

  • Color and Design Versatility
  • Softness
  • Durability
  • Crush Resistance
  • Odor Resistance
  • Permanent Stain Resistance
What Are the Environmental Benefits of Producing Sorona®?
37% of the Sorona® fiber is made from renewable plant-based resources, helping to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Compared to the production of Nylon:
  • Sorona® uses 30% less energy
  • Sorona® releases 63% fewer greenhouse gas emissions

Compared to the production of Nylon 6,6:

  • Sorona® uses 40% less energy
  • Sorona® reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 56%

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What Is the Value of Sorona® Across the Supply Chain?
Sorona® provides environmental efficiency benefits throughout the value chain, By using Sorona®, yarn spinners offer their customers an innovative and differentiated product, and mills can produce and promote their best material to their brand partners. Downstream, retailers and consumers are becoming more eco-conscious, and Sorona® provides an environmentally friendly option with exceptional performance characteristics.

  • Lower temperatures needed for Sorona® fiber extrusion, compared to other synthetic fibers.
  • Sorona® can be dyed at lower temperatures, with no additional heat, pressure, or chemical carriers needed
  • No catalysts containing heavy metals are used in the polymerization of Sorona®

DuPont™ Renewably Sourced™ Materials
DuPont™ Sorona® is just one of several products in the category of DuPont™ Renewably Sourced™ Materials. These high-performance, bio-based materials and biofuels are made, in whole or in part, from renewable agricultural feedstocks, such as corn, soybeans, sugar and wheat.



Dupont Sorona

DuPont Industrial Biosciences
200 Powder Mill Road – ESL 356
Wilmington, DE 19803

Marketing Team : Stephanie Kley
Technical Team: Samit Chevli

For more information, visit sorona.com

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