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Newsline-International | April 2015

Biopolymer development recognised

DuPont´ Industrial Biosciences was recognised for its Sorona® biopolymer development with the 2015 Breakthrough Bio-Based Technology Platform award in Amsterdam recently.
According to DuPont´, Sorona® fibre has helped the textiles industry in particular, carpet sector by making carpet stain resistant and softer. Sorona® biopolymer contains 37 per cent of renewable plant ingredients and uses 30 per cent less energy and releases less amount of greenhouse gases compared to nylon 6, stated DuPont´.
In 2014, DuPont´ established a partnership with India-based Vipul Sarees. Vipul makes sarees like chiffon and georgette that have luster and feel like silk. This partnership has enabled consumers to have cost effective sarees that are comparable with costly silk sarees. According to DuPont´, Sorana® fibre showcases sustainability through the entire valuable chain with the use of renewable monomers, energy savings in the processing by having low dyeing temperatures and easy care aspects during usage.
DuPont´ received the award at the 10th annual World Bio Markets Conference held recently in Amsterdam.
- Seshadri Ramkumar,
Texas Tech University, USA
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