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DuPont has 60 years of experience in polymer and textile science.
is the most recent polymer in that long legacy of textile science leadership.
3GT is the first of a family of polymers made from 1,3 propanediol (PDO).
Fibers that contain these polymers have unique properties that include
a very soft hand, comfort stretch and recovery, easy dyeability, stain resistance and easy-care characteristics.
Additional attributes imparted to fabrics by fibers made from Sorona
polymer are chlorine and UV resistance, rapid drying, colorfastness,
static protection, and resilience.
Fabrics with fibers made from Sorona
polymer accept brilliant pigment dyes beautifully and permanently at
100C without carriers or pressure and offer excellent printability for
rich, vivid colors.
Polymers and fibers made from Sorona
will create a new, distinct position in the textile value chain because
fabric made with the polymer can offer a wider range of combined performance, wearability and style.
The unique combination of performance and styling options available
with fabrics that contain fibers made from Sorona
polymer can open new potential for designers to create apparel and garments
at the leading edge of fashion and functionality.
The depth of properties available from fibers containing Sorona
polymer makes it ideal for a wide variety of apparel segments including
both women's and men's wear and both topweight and bottomweight fabrics.
has a group of partners around the world developing and commercializing
fibers and fabrics made from Sorona
polymers. These partners include: DuPont Textiles & Interiors, DuPont
SA, Huvis, Saehan, Far Eastern, Toray and Fangyuan.
polymer is manufactured in a DuPont continuous polymerization plant
in Kinston, N.C. The facility has the capability to shift its production
from petroleum-based to bio-based PDO when process economics and market
demand justify the transition. That transition is expected within the
next two years.
DuPont and Sorona are a trademark and a registered
trademark of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.