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DuPont and Unifi to create eco-friendly apparel insulation

October 23rd, 2017 / By: / EcoNote

DuPont and Unifi Inc. have announced a collaboration to create high-performance, renewably sourced, cold-weather garment insulation combining DuPont Sorona polymer and Unifi REPREVE®.

DuPont Sorona is made from 37 percent renewable plant-based ingredients and is reported to use 30 percent less energy with 63 percent fewer greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, compared to Nylon 6. Unifi’s proprietary process turns plastic bottles into REPREVE certified fiber. The new type of garment insulation is expected to enable “streamlined outerwear” that serves a wide range of brands and end users.

Unifi Inc. is a global textile solutions provider and innovator in manufacturing synthetic and recycled performance fibers. More than 10 billion plastic bottles have been recycled to create REPREVE fiber for new clothing, shoes, home goods and other consumer products.

DuPont Industrial Biosciences, a business unit of Dow DuPont Specialty Products, works with customers across a wide range of industries to make products and industrial processes more efficient and sustainable.