DUPONT WINS AWARD AT
2015 WORLD BIO MARKETS CONFERENCE
From the Modern collection by SENS luxury rugs from HBC
Bulckaert Belgium, this photo realistic floral rug is
crafted with award-winning DuPont Sorona biopolymer fiber.
- DuPont was recognized for Sorona biopolymer, a sustainably sourced
high-performance fiber with the 2015 Bio Business Award for Bio-Based
Technology at the World Bio Markets Conference in Amsterdam.
carpet fiber has been credited with revolutionizing the textiles
industry by setting new standards for soft, stain-resistant carpets made
from renewably sourced polymer. Rugs and carpets made from Sorona
contain 37% renewable plant-based ingredients, use 30% less energy and
release 63% fewer greenhouse gas emissions compared to commonly used
a science company with a long history in the textiles industry, DuPont
continues to innovate with technologies like Sorona that allow designers
the freedom to be creative without compromising on performance or
quality," said Simon Herriott, business director for Biomaterials at
DuPont. "With Sorona, everyone benefits." Among the floor covering
brands using Sorona fiber are Mohawk Group for its SmartStrand Silk
carpets, HBC Bulckaert of Belgium (producer of SENS luxury rugs) and
Godfrey Hirst Carpets of Australia.
creation of Sorona, DuPont has made it possible for textile designers,
mills and manufacturers to produce the sustainable products that
consumers want with the performance benefits they demand. From renewably
sourced monomer production, to lower dyeing temperatures to easy care
for consumers, the sustainably sourced fiber provides sustainability
benefits throughout the value chain.
Sorona received the 2015 Breakthrough Bio-Based Technology award at the
10th annual World Bio Markets Conference. The conference brought
together industrial, academic and policy experts to provide a
comprehensive look at the opportunities in the bio-based economy,
including end-user markets for renewable fuels, bio-based chemicals and
has invented nylon, Lycra, Kevlar and developed rayon (the world's first
man-made fiber) and other household materials over its 212-year history.
But recently, the company has focused its scientists and engineers on a
new challenge: creating everyday materials from renewable sources rather
than from petroleum.
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