DuPont Completes NC Expansion for Sorona Production

Wilmington, DE, September 6, 2018-DuPont Industrial Biosciences has completed the expansion of its Kinston, North Carolina manufacturing facility that produces bio-based, high-performance DuPont Sorona polymer.

Dupont and Mohawk have an exclusive sourcing agreement, and Sorona is the polymer Mohawk uses to make Smart Strand Carpet.

From the expansion, DuPont has increased the facility’s capacity to produce Sorona polymer by 25%. This investment is reflective of the growing demand for Sorona polymer throughout the carpet and apparel markets and an emerging global focus on building the circular economy.

DuPont Sorona polymer is made from 37% renewable plant-based ingredients and has many versatile applications. As compared to similar materials, like nylon 6, Sorona polymer uses 30% less energy and releases 63% fewer greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to reducing its reliance on fossil fuels, Sorona polymer combines eco-efficiency with function, as its high-performance qualities can be used in a variety of applications. Fibers made with Sorona polymer exhibit exceptional softness, inherent stain resistance and uncompromising durability, offering a sustainable, high-performing material option for customers throughout the supply chain.

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