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ENGINEERING INSPIRED BY NATURE
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Bio-based materials are part of a revolution that will help us build a more sustainable and satisfying life. They are renewably sourced without compromising performance or value. The possible applications are limited only by our collective imagination, which has no end. What you see here is just the beginning. Welcome to a new age of progress with biomaterials from DuPont.

 

DuPont Biomaterials is continuing our heritage of leadership in sustainable materials innovation as we bring world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace, focused on partnerships with forward-thinkers to promote the new bioeconomy.

DuPont™ Sorona®

FLEXIBILITY & SOFTNESS

With the natural quality of Sorona®, clothing becomes effortlessly soft and endlessly flexible. Carpet becomes luxuriously inviting and inherently stain resistant. Whether you spin it, weave it, walk on it or wear it. It’s designed to inspire. It moves you past your limitations and it feels as honest and as comfortable as you do in your own skin.

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DuPont™ Sorona®

What Eco-Efficiency Means to Us

Everything we do affects our environment. At DuPont Biomaterials, we’re dedicated to finding ways to enhance the quality of life through high-performance, competitively priced materials while progressively reducing the environmental impacts of industry.

Our ultimate goal is to be an important part of the circular economy, one in which products are made to be made again, where the system is powered by renewable energy, where the process itself is responsible and restorative.

This, to us, is progress. And eco-efficiency is a practical way to achieve the world we wish for.

What Eco-Efficiency Means to Us

The Potential for Positive Change

We have just begun to explore the possibilities. New billion dollar markets and applications will be created. The benefit for our environment is substantial. This is a growing space where forward-thinking companies will operate. It’s where the future is taking shape.

The Potential for Positive Change

Biomaterials Videos

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Engineered Polysaccharides: Learning From Nature to Build Tomorrow's Biomaterials
DuPont's legacy in enzyme technology advanced materials is helping us to develop the next generation of high performance biomaterials from plant-based sources, instead of...
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SXSW Eco: Here’s How We Feed, Fuel and Clothe Billions of People Without Destroying the Planet
Join Jan Koninckx, global business director for biofuels at DuPont Industrial Biosciences, and Mike Saltzberg, global business director for biomaterials at DuPont Industrial...
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Fashion Forward: Creating a Sustainable Textile Industry in China
DuPont has partnered with leading fashion brand K-Boxing to promote environmentally-friendly fashion in the China textile industry. DuPont™ Sorona®, is renewably-sourced fiber...
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Biomaterials News

23 July 2018
DuPont™ Sorona® Brand Becomes bluesign® System Partner
Renewably Sourced Fiber Meets Rigorous Sustainable Textile Production System; Recognized for its Environmental Responsibility in the Supply Chain
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17 July 2018
Dr. Paul Fagan Honored as 2018 American Chemical Society Fellow
Dr. Paul Fagan, a leader in our sustainable polymer research, has been honored by the American Chemical Society as a 2018 Fellow.
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9 July 2018
Michael Saltzberg, Ph.D., and other DuPont Leaders to Speak at 2018 BIO World Congress
Saltzberg will unveil DuPont’s latest advancements in biobased products
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22 June 2018
The New York Times: A Scientist With a Deep Love of Textile Mills
Samit Chevli, a principal investigator in DuPont’s Industrial Biosciences division, was recently featured in The New York Times - Vocations column.
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2 May 2018
Biobased Packaging: The Next Big Step in Materials Science
DuPont materials have been a part of many of the big moments in history over the years. Now, we and our partners Archer Daniels Midland Company taking the next giant leap in materials development and biobased packaging with the launch of the world’s first furan dicarboxylic methyl ester (FDME) pilot production facility. Read more from president William Feehery.
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30 April 2018
DuPont Industrial Biosciences & Archer Daniels Midland Company Open Groundbreaking Biobased Pilot Facility in Illinois
Companies Launch World’s First Manufacturing Facility Producing Furan Dicarboxylic Methyl Ester, the Next Step in Commercializing New Biobased Materials, Including Next-Generation Packaging Solutions
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10 April 2018
DuPont Wins 2018 American Coatings Award
DuPont Industrial Biosciences Team Wins 2018 American Coatings Award for Research on Engineered Polysaccharides
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29 March 2018
DuPont Sorona Featured at Shenzen Fashion Week
The new DuPont™ Sorona® & ALEXSTORM collection premiered at the Shenzhen Fashion Week. The show – attended by over 1,000 people and broadcast live to even more – highlighted the Sorona® & ALEXSTORM fashion collection, in collaboration with the renowned Chinese fashion designer Alexstorm Liu. Shenzhen Baliso Group, a key mill partner to Sorona®, co-sponsored the event and showcased their latest Sorona® fabrics in the designs.
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