Commercial-Grade Carpet that’s Tough and Beautiful
DuPont™ Sorona® used in commercial-grade carpet offers exceptional durability, permanent stain resistance, and amazing beauty. Renewably Sourced™ Sorona® can help businesses meet sustainability goals without sacrificing performance or design.
Carpet in hotels, offices, airports, schools, and governments get extremely high foot traffic. That’s why commercial-grade carpet must be tough enough to last over time. More and more businesses also demand that carpet be environmentally friendly. Renewably Sourced™ DuPont™ Sorona® is a natural choice for more sustainable building design.
A Natural Foundation for Hard-Working Spaces
For commercial-grade carpet, Sorona® provides superior durability, resilience and crush resistance. The high molecular weight and quality of Sorona® provides good fiber uniformity during extrusion, creating a softer, more crush-resistant and exceptionally durable fiber that is perfect for high-traffic areas.
Suitable for both broadloom and carpet tiles, Sorona® provides durability equal to or better than nylon products that have traditionally been used in commercial-grade carpets.
Specifiers will also appreciate the easy care benefits of commercial-grade carpet made with Sorona®. With permanent stain resistance and bleach resistance built right into the fiber, Sorona® makes carpets easy to clean. Sorona® also has built-in UV resistance so that even after years of harsh sunlight, carpets will still look great.
A Natural Choice for Design Possibilities
Sorona® provides a beautiful foundation for innovative commercial space designs as well as renovations and retrofits. Sorona® is compatible with a wide variety of fiber and carpet dyeing techniques, including solution dyeing, space dyeing and yarn dyeing. It offers unlimited design possibilities, including rich, deep colors and printability that allows for customized details such as corporate logos and proprietary prints.
A Natural Way to Earn LEED® Points
Commercial-grade carpet made with Sorona® helps designers and architects to acquire LEED® points that contribute to LEED® certification for commercial buildings. Building projects are ranked according to a point system for platinum, gold, silver and bronze certifications. This program is part of the U.S. Green Building Council.
Sorona® helps contribute to LEED® points in three areas of materials and resources:
- Rapidly Renewable Materials: Use rapidly renewable building materials and products (made from plants that are typically harvested within a ten-year cycle or shorter) for 5% of total value of all building materials and products used in the project.
- Regional Materials: Use a minimum of 20% of building materials and products that are manufactured regionally within a radius of 500 miles.
- Indoor Air Quality (IEQ): Use low-emitting carpet systems that meet or exceed the requirements of the Carpet and Rug Institute's Green Label Indoor Air Quality Test Program.
A Commercial-Grade Carpet that’s Good for the Planet, Naturally
By incorporating renewably sourced ingredients instead of those made with petrochemicals, Sorona® helps reduce our global dependency on oil. What’s more, the production of Sorona® uses 30% less energy and reduces CO2 emissions by 63% compared to the production of an equal amount of nylon 6. The production of Sorona® uses 40% less energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 56% compared to an equal amount of nylon 6,6.
Sorona® renewably sourced fiber has gained growing recognition, including inclusion in the U.S.D.A Bio-Preferred Program and emerging state Bio-Preferred Programs. The environmental benefits of Sorona® have been supported by third-party, peer-reviewed Life Cycle Analysis conducted according to ISO standards.
Commercial-grade carpet made with Sorona® delivers sustainability, performance and design benefits that are hard to beat.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
- DuPont Industrial Biotech Solutions
- Sorona® Life Cycle Assessment
Triexta, Generic in Name Only
Specific performance benefits, including stain resistance, are so unique to DuPont™ Sorona®, the U.S. FTC gave the generic name triexta to homo fibers made from PTT, the Sorona® renewably sourced polymer.
Carpet Design and Sorona®
Renewably Sourced™ DuPont™ Sorona® is opening up new possibilities for carpet design. Durable and color-fast, with permanent stain resistance built right into the fiber, the Sorona® carpet design option is also the right choice in terms of performance.
DuPont™ Sorona® and Carpet Recycling
Knowing the important role carpet recycling plays in helping the environment, DuPont research has proven that face fiber made with DuPont™ Sorona® can be shaved from the carpet backing, turned into pellets, and spun into new fiber. In fact, there are even more potential ways to recycle carpet made with Sorona®.
- Sorona® for Stain-Resistant Carpet
- DuPont Bio-Based Products
Sorona® for Carpet Fibers
Carpet fibers produced with DuPont™ Sorona® deliver on all fronts: aesthetics, stain resistance, color fastness, ease of maintenance, and durability — yielding excellent results in Hexapod Walker and Vetterman Drum testing.
Mohawk “What Moves You” Carpet Tiles
Mohawk Group's commercial carpet tiles are renowned for the durability they bring to high-traffic areas. The new "What Moves You" carpet tiles are created with DuPont™ Sorona® - for tough carpet tiles with environmental benefits.
Sorona® contains 37% annually renewable plant based ingredients by weight (28% biobased carbon)