Here at NCGA’s global headquarters, our front lobby has a display that features some of the many things produced from corn, mostly from polymer. Now, when visitors stand there enjoying the display, they are doing so on carpet made from … corn. The carpeting in our building in the far western suburbs of St. Louis was just replaced by a product made by Mohawk with corn-based DuPont Sorona polymer.
The development of this textile polymer was a joint venture between DuPont and Tate & Lyle. Sorona polymers are resistant to stains, UV rays and the effects of chlorine. They also have excellent “stretch and recovery” and are exceptionally gentle to the touch, making them ideal for a range of purposes, such as swimwear, clothing, car seating … and carpeting. The polymer is also produced from renewable resources and replaces petrochemicals, using less energy and producing fewer emissions than synthetic production methods.
Our new carpeting was underwritten by a generous grant from Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., a DuPont Company. Thanks, Pioneer!