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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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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...

Biomaterials News

15 March 2019
Plant-based footwear from DuPont Tate & Lyle's Bio-PDO
Bio-PDO - Susterra propanediol produced by DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products - are among the many smart applications of corn, and constitute the building blocks of a number of environmentally friendly materials, increasingly used in the footwear manufacture.
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13 February 2019
DuPont™ Sorona® Combines Sustainability and Performance to Increase Knit Footwear Appeal
With the cheeky “Grow a Pair” tagline, the [VIVOBAREFOOT] footwear brand promotes a range of Bio sneakers that uses materials derived from corn, algae and rubber trees. And DuPont is big part of its story.
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13 February 2019
Earthy Ideas: Forward-Thinking Fabrications
Sorona has started exploring drawn textured yarn — typically used in polyester — as means for spandex replacement with mills developing DTY Sorona yarns for use in knits bringing nice stretch as well as a soft hand feel.
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7 February 2019
Seeking circular solutions and meaningful change
The time is here for the fashion industry to make a meaningful change in how we source, produce and distribute apparel to consumers.
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4 February 2019
Denim Trends Moving Toward Sustainability and Vintage Styles
Denim is back, and the market is flush with sustainably made performance blends and cool vintage looks. (requires subscription)
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1 February 2019
DuPont and NIPI™, Makers of Thindown®, Partner To Create A Revolutionary Next Generation of Down Fabric
Innovative material brands are collaborating for a single, seamless sheet of Sorona® and Thindown® fabric – offering superior warmth and breathable insulation
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24 January 2019
DuPont Breaks Ground on New European Headquarters for Industrial Biosciences in the Netherlands
DuPont Industrial Biosciences to Expand Research Capabilities in Leiden at New Facility Equipped with Cutting-Edge Biotechnology Laboratories
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24 January 2019
Fashion industry needs to make meaningful change
From a performance standpoint, consumers nowadays are increasingly seeking out apparel with specific attributes for various uses, including softness and stretch in ready-to-wear, or moisture wicking and light weight in outdoor gear. But as consumers demand these products, the industry needs to shift towards producing them more sustainably.
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15 January 2019
Building the Next Generation of Sustainable Fashion Leaders
There is a clear opportunity to transition to a more conscious approach to fashion, and up-and-coming designers have great potential to help influence this shift.
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