DuPontâ„¢ SoronaÂ® brand completed a comprehensive company assessment and roadmap meeting displaying itâ€™s merit for the certification of its products, to qualify for the bluesignÂ® system partnership. DuPontâ„¢ SoronaÂ® brand joins a growing collection of chemical suppliers, manufacturers and brands that are responsible acting parties of the textile value chain, as a bluesignÂ® 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.
DuPontâ„¢ SoronaÂ® 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. SoronaÂ® 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.
Itâ€™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 bluesignÂ® technologies commented that, â€œOur unique Input Stream Management approach ensures approved chemicals and raw materials, such as DuPontâ„¢ SoronaÂ® 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.â€ He also added, â€œSustainable chemical and material inputs are the foundation for the bluesignÂ® system, driving a socially and environmentally responsible value chain within the textile industry, and the natural origins of DuPontâ„¢ SoronaÂ® polymer adeptly align with the bluesignÂ® criteria.â€
DuPont Industrial Biosciences announced itâ€™s partnership with bluesignÂ® for the bio-based, high-performance polymer SoronaÂ®. The bluesignÂ® 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, â€œThis recognition from bluesignÂ® as a verifier and supporting partner of the responsible industry underscores the commitment of SoronaÂ® brand to embracing sustainability and minimizing environmental impact in the long term,â€ Also, â€œWith SoronaÂ® polymer, weâ€™re not only providing customers with an eco-efficient, practical materials solution, but also laying the groundwork for a sustainable textile future â€“ and this certification truly reinforces our mission.â€
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