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DuPont Industrial Biosciences partners with bluesign for the bio-based,high-performance polymer Sorona

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2018-07-25 12:06:00 – Wilmington

DuPont™ Sorona® brand completed a comprehensive company assessment and roadmap meeting displaying it’s merit for the certification of its products, to qualify for the bluesign® system partnership. DuPont™ Sorona® brand joins a growing collection of chemical suppliers, manufacturers and brands that are responsible acting parties of the textile value chain, as a bluesign® system partner.

The partners are committed to applying the system in their business through continuous improvement of environmental performance and a focus on a sustainable future.

DuPont™ Sorona® is a versatile polymer comprised of 37 percent renewable plant-based ingredients, using 30 percent less energy and releasing 63 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions as compared to Nylon 6. Sorona® polymer combines eco-efficiency with function for use in a variety of applications due to its performance attributes, in addition to reducing its reliance on fossil fuels.

It’s extraordinary softness, inherent stain resistance and uncompromising durability offer a sustainable, high-performing material option for customers throughout the supply chain.

Kurt Schlaepfer, head, Customer Relations Management at bluesign® technologies commented that, “Our unique Input Stream Management approach ensures approved chemicals and raw materials, such as DuPont™ Sorona® polymer, are used in all steps of the manufacturing processes to reduce risks to both people and the environment at the very beginning of the supply chain.” He also added, “Sustainable chemical and material inputs are the foundation for the bluesign® system, driving a socially and environmentally responsible value chain within the textile industry, and the natural origins of DuPont™ Sorona® polymer adeptly align with the bluesign® criteria.”

DuPont Industrial Biosciences announced it’s partnership with bluesign® for the bio-based, high-performance polymer Sorona®. The bluesign® system merges the textile supply chain to jointly reduce its impact on people and the environment, ensure responsible use of resources, and guarantee the highest level of consumer safety.

Rene Molina, global product manager for DuPont Industrial Biosciences said that, “This recognition from bluesign® as a verifier and supporting partner of the responsible industry underscores the commitment of Sorona® brand to embracing sustainability and minimizing environmental impact in the long term,” Also, “With Sorona® polymer, we’re not only providing customers with an eco-efficient, practical materials solution, but also laying the groundwork for a sustainable textile future – and this certification truly reinforces our mission.”

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