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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®


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

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

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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14 March 2018
2018: A Year of Action for the Global Fashion Industry
After many years on the periphery, "sustainability" has become a more common term across the expanse of the global fashion industry. We do not have to look far to find a new report outlining a facet of the industry's impact on the environment, or a new eco-conscious initiative aimed at curtailing or solving a specific issue.
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8 March 2018
DuPont collects bioplastics award
Plastics in Packaging covers DuPont and ADM’s joint 2017 Innovation in Bioplastics Award for their process to produce FDME from corn.
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6 March 2018
DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Expanding Bio-based Propanediol Production in Tennessee
DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products, LLC, a joint venture between DuPont and Tate & Lyle, today announced an expansion to their world-class manufacturing facility in Loudon, Tennessee, to increase annual production of bio-based 1,3-propanediol by 35 million pounds.
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17 January 2018
Dupont, Unifi join hands for high-performance insulation products
Fibre2Fashion interviews DuPont’s Renee Henze and Unifi’s Jay Hertwig about their latest collaboration and the development of innovative cold-weather insulation fibers.
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17 January 2018
DuPont Industrial Biosciences And Wools Of New Zealand Announce Materials Collaboration
Sustainable Brands covers the collaboration between DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Wools of New Zealand to create a new platform of yarns for home textiles that will offer enduring performance characteristics with a more sustainable, eco-friendly profile.
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