Latest Sorona Stories

2009-08-11 11:06:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Mohawk Industries (Mohawk) has teamed with The Birmingham Zoo to put its SmartStrand(R) with DuPont(TM) Sorona(R) (SmartStrand) carpet to the mightiest of durability and stain resistance tests. On August 14, Mohawk will install SmartStrand triexta carpet in the indoor enclosure of The Birmingham Zoo's only Eastern Black Rhinoceros, leaving it there for two weeks. "Ricko the Rhino" - not your typical 12-year-old! - is a bold opponent for the...

2009-03-30 07:00:00

Mohawk SmartStrand(R) and SmartStrand(R) with DuPont(TM) Sorona(R), both made with new triexta fiber, offer superior durability, stain resistance and softness compared to traditional polyester carpets CALHOUN, Ga., March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today announced a significant step forward for fiber and carpet innovation. Previously classified as polyester, the FTC has recognized that PTT fiber, the fiber used in Mohawk SmartStrand(R) carpets and that DuPont...

2008-07-19 03:00:31

By Anonymous Three previously announced families of renewably sourced polymers for packaging and engineered products are now commercially available from DuPont Co., Wilmington, Del. As we reported last November, Biomax TPS resin and sheet (see p. 27) are cornstarch-based materials from Australia's Plantic Technologies. They are available here from DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers. Biomax TPS (thermoplastic starch) resin pellets with 85% to 90% renewable content come in a g-p...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'