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Sorona showcase in Japan

Products include Sorona synthetic leather made with a base of circular knitted fabric and bicomponent filaments.

19th October 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Newark, DE, USA

Transport/​Aerospace, Interiors

Covation Biomaterials, founded following the acquisition of DuPont Biomaterials by the Huafon Group and based in Newark, Delaware, is showcasing a variety of new apparel applications using Sorona polymer and Susterra 1,3-propanediol during the Sustainable Fashion Expo at Fashion World in Tokyo, Japan this week (October 18-20).

During the show, CovationBio is highlighting the many solutions it brings to the market and collections in apparel, footwear, performance gear and more from global value chain partners.

Samples are from partners in Japan, Korea, China, and Taiwan and include newly available Sorona synthetic leather made with a base of Sorona Agile circular knitted fabrics with Sorona bicomponent filaments. 

Also new is Koba, a faux fur, available in a variety of colours and styles, along with footwear samples made with Sorona fabrics and Susterra parts and carpet made with Sorona BCF.

A new Sorona fabric collection book has been prepared exclusively for the show.

Sorona is a 37% plant-based polymer that brings sustainable functionality and comfort to textiles. Combining flexibility, durability and sustainability, Susterra propanediol is a natural 100% plant-based diol ingredient used in footwear, outdoor apparel, performance gear and more.

“We continue to demonstrate that products made with Sorona polymer and Susterra propanediol offer performance and environmental benefits that are unmatched in the market today,” said Patrick Van Waes, Covation’s global marketing director. “Making propanediol from plant-based feedstock is not enough – the feedstock needs to be grown responsibly. Our commitment to this is demonstrated in our recent enrollment in the Truterra regenerative agricultural programme. We believe this is a critical next step in empowering our customers and partners to better track their contributions towards reducing the environmental footprint within their supply chains all the way through to the final consumer products.”


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