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DuPont Launches Innovative Renewably Sourced Material for Carpet Cushion
Date:12/3/2008

uch as DuPont™ Active Layer RS that provide comparable or better performance than the petrochemical-based materials they replace."

"As a leading manufacturer of carpet cushions, Carpenter Company makes it a priority not only to provide the highest quality products but also to make technological advancements to help safeguard consumers' homes and the environment," said Ken Thompsen, vice president - sales and marketing at Carpenter Company. "Our EnviroStep™ technology is the latest embodiment of that effort, and we are pleased indeed to have the valuable support of DuPont in our shift to films made with DuPont renewably sourced materials."

DuPont™ Active Layer RS moisture barrier film is the latest renewably sourced offering to the North America carpet cushion market. Mohawk SmartStrand® with DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced polymer is a line of residential carpet that contains 37 percent renewable content by weight. This line of residential carpet provides a unique combination of both performance and environmental benefits. Performance benefits include exceptional softness, crush resistance and durability in addition to permanent, built-in stain resistance that will never wash or wear off. The carpet has a better environmental footprint than traditional nylon 6 carpets with less energy used and fewer greenhouse gas emissions emitted during manufacturing. As a result, if only 20 percent of the residential carpet sold in the United States was made with DuPont™ Sorona®, the energy equivalent of approximately 50 million gallons of gasoline per year could be saved.1

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