Also, on Feb. 25, DuPontTM Sorona® will receive the 2005 "New Technologies in Renewable Materials and Processes" award at the Global Plastics and Environmental Conference, sponsored by the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE). Founded in 1942, SPE has membership of more than 20,000 plastics professionals in the United States and more than 70 countries around the world. Conference Chairman Tim Kettering said, "The story of Sorona® is unique because it demonstrates that the use of renewable materials and processes can create new performance technologies and products."
At the January 2005 Innovative Design Night, sponsored by the China State Intellectual Property Office and state-run CCTV, Sorona® was selected as the "Most Visionary Innovation" in the sports and health category. Fabrics made with Sorona® for active wear, apparel and sportswear are commercially available through Chinese fiber and fabric manufacturers. More than 1,000 products from multinational and local companies were considered for this recognition.
The judging panel commented, "Chemical fibers can now be made with natural ingredients. This will reduce the dependency of traditional chemical fiber products on oil resources. It will be another bold attempt in the innovative use of renewable resources. Crops and plants are becoming the most reliable backup power for the resource consumption of humans and will serve to further protect the environment."
DuPontTM Sorona® offers unique properties to consumers and manufacturers. Consumers appreciate the unique qualities that DuPontTM Sorona® brings to fabrics, including exceptional softness, easy care, and UV- and chlorine-r