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DuPont Sorona recognised by World Textile Awards

Sorona is derived, in part, from renewably sourced plant-based ingredients, allowing for a decreased dependence on fossil fuels.

23rd February 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Wilmington, DE

Transport/​Aerospace, Clothing/​Footwear, Interiors, Sustainable

The first independent global awards competition, the World Textile Awards, is dedicated to recognising and rewarding excellence across the global textile industry. Companies were assessed on their market position, technical performance, environmental and sustainability practices, quality control and employee programmes.

“Sorona is an illustration of DuPont Industrial Biosciences’ commitment to developing and delivering exceptional products that benefit every level of the supply chain,” said Renee Henze, global marketing manager, DuPont Biomaterials. “This honour underscores the combination of eco-innovation, performance and function by Sorona that can truly transform the textile industry and play a critical role in reducing its environmental footprint, without compromising on product quality.”


Sorona is derived, in part, from renewably sourced plant-based ingredients, allowing for a decreased dependence on fossil fuels and reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to sustainability, it aims to offer unique performance benefits including: superior softness, unmatched durability and inherent stain resistance without the need for topical treatments.

As a multipurpose fibre, it can be used alone or combined with synthetic or natural fibres for different benefits and endless options, the company rpeorts. Sorona is one of the first 11 products approved to use the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) new product label on certified bio-based products. It also received Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certification, the most stringent Class 1 certification.


DuPont has been developing and producing its innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges, as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.

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