NCSU's Nonwovens Institute welcomes Delaware-based CovationBio as new full member; CovationBio was founded on acquisition of DuPont Biomaterials by China's Huafon Group, offers product portfolio including 37% biobased Sonora fiber for nonwovens

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RALEIGH, North Carolina , December 14, 2023 (press release) –

The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) is pleased to recognize Covation Biomaterials for its decision to join more than 50 industry-leading organizations as a member of the Institute.

Founded in 2022, in Newark, Delaware, USA, following the acquisition of DuPont Biomaterials by the Huafon Group based in Zhejiang, China, CovationBio has positioned itself as a leading global innovator offering a product portfolio of high-performance, sustainable renewable solutions. The company builds on its rich DuPont legacy of groundbreaking scientific innovation and continues to deliver novel solutions at scale across multiple industries, including apparel, carpeting, cosmetics, food and packaging. For more than 20 years, the mission of CovationBio has been to deliver the building blocks that will enable customers to provide high-performance biomaterial solutions to everyone.

Founded in 2022, in Newark, Delaware, USA, following the acquisition of DuPont Biomaterials by the Huafon Group based in Zhejiang, China, CovationBio has positioned itself as a leading global innovator offering a product portfolio of high-performance, sustainable renewable solutions.

According to CovationBio, “Sorona® polymer in fiber form has gained wide acceptance in the apparel and flooring industries due to its sustainability, softness, hydrolysis resistance and recoverable stretch. When combined with other polymers, Sorona provides superior bulk in many types of fabrics and end uses. We believe Sorona has great potential in the nonwovens industry, which is why we are a member of NWI.”

CovationBio has three commercial products that contain bio-based material derived from annually renewable plant resources:

  • Sorona polymer in fiber form has gained wide acceptance in the apparel and flooring industries due to its softness, hydrolysis resistance and recoverable stretch. When combined with other polymers, Sorona provides superior bulk in many types of fabrics and end uses. CovationBio is actively working to bring the benefits of Sorona to the nonwovens industry by partnering with NWI and interested nonwoven manufacturers.  Sorona polymer is 37% bio-based.
  • Susterra® propanediol is a 100% bio-based building block of organic chemistry that reduces the need for petroleum-based components. Its applications range from footwear to outdoor apparel, coatings, inks, and functional fluids that benefit from favorable viscosity and thermal stability.
  • Zemea® is a 100% bio-based and biodegradable material that helps brands reach sustainability goals without compromising quality. Available in multiple formulations, Zemea® meets exacting standards in a variety of high-volume markets, from personal care and home care, to pharmaceuticals, to enhancing flavors and foods.

For more information about CovationBio and its product offerings, visit https://covationbio.com/.

Membership in NWI brings a variety of benefits and can be scaled to meet member needs. 

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