DuPont has received Taiwan’s inaugural National Green Chemistry Award for its development of a polymer which includes 37% renewable plant-based ingredients, is produced using 30% less energy and releases 63% fewer greenhouse gas emissions as compared to nylon 6.

DuPont says that its Sorona polymer also has improved softness, stain resistance and durability.

The company also won the award for its product life cycle management and efforts to promote green chemistry.

‘We are deeply proud to receive the inaugural National Green Chemistry Award,’ said Larry Chen, president of DuPont Taiwan. ‘DuPont has a long-standing commitment to sustainability in Taiwan, and we are thrilled by the recognition of green chemistry’s role in meeting our collective global goals of building a circular economy.

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