DuPont has revealed that it was recently given Taiwan’s inaugural National Green Chemistry Award, an initiative launched by the Taiwan Toxic and Chemical Substance Bureau (TCSB) to recognise companies in the region who are making progress in sustainable chemistry.
This award, which DuPont received at a ceremony in Taipei in April, recognised the company’s product lifecycle management. It also highlighted DuPont’s bio-based Sorona polymer, which is made up of 37% renewable plant-based ingredients. It also offers significant reductions in energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions compared to nylon 6, for example.
DuPont and Sorona were chosen by a panel of judges, which included Taiwanese government officials and academic professionals. A number of other chemical companies were also recognised.
“It’s an immense honour that the TCSB has recognised the versatility of Sorona,” said KiKi Chen of DuPont Biomaterials. “It’s not simply an application of green chemistry for sustainability’s sake – it was important to DuPont in the development of this biomaterial that it also is cost-effective for customers and is high-performing. We see countless applications in this region for our product.”