Journal of Polymers and the Environment

, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 159-167

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A New Polymer Platform for the Future — Sorona® from Corn Derived 1,3-Propanediol

  • Joseph V. KurianAffiliated withSorona R&D, Bio-Based Materials, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company Email author 

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Responding to environmental, sustainability, business, and market factors, DuPont has commercialized a new polymer platform, Sorona®, based on 1,3-propanediol. The physical and chemical property advantages over other polymers are described. The diol component of this polymer, 1,3-propanediol, has been demonstrated to be manufacturable via biological (fermentation) process from corn sugar. The economic, environmental, and process/product quality advantages of bio-PDO over conventional diols are discussed.


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