DuPont’s Sorona team led a session on its comfort stret […]
DuPont’s Sorona team led a session on its comfort stretch fibre, as a replacement for Spandex, at the recent Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, which concluded last week in Salt Lake City, UT. Renee Henze, Marketing Director, DuPont Biomaterials and Sorona, stressed that stretch is an important attribute in multiple apparel applications, including performance sportswear, work wear and more casual athleisure clothing.Although the stretch requirements for most applications can be met with polyurethane fibres.
Sorona Stretch Fibre offers a superior solution for its manufacturing, stretch recovery and colour fastness, she says.DuPont also presented its latest innovation – Apexa biodegradable polyester fibre and Jana Bukolovska spoke to Renee Henze about the benefits of the new development.Developed through patented and innovative technology, DuPont fibre breaks down into simple CO2 and H2O to reduce textile waste and limit environmental impact. In addition to minimizing textile waste, it also blends with natural fibres such as wool, cotton or cellulose to enhance their attributes, making them stronger, softer and more durable.
In addition to, DuPont is pioneering bio-based fibres to lessen environmental impact at the onset of a product’s lifecycle with its sustainable polymer Sorona®. Sorona® contains 37% annually renewable plant-based ingredients, using less energy and emitting fewer greenhouse gases during production as compared to other petroleum-based products. It also offers unique performance benefits across applications, including durability, superior softness, excellent stretch recovery, breathability and moisture wicking.
Apparel mills, manufacturers and designers that use Sorona can responsibly source materials and minimize environmental consequences without sacrificing quality and performance.The need for a more thoughtful and responsible approach to sourcing textiles and reducing environmental impact is apparent – from manufacturing and design, to sale and end use. Through Sorona and the exploration of additional fibre advancements, DuPont is committed to driving innovation that make positive contributions to the textile industry.