DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) is the 2017 European Bio-based Materials Company of the Year, according to market research firm Frost & Sullivan. The company was presented with the award for its innovation in the bio-based materials market and its commitment to shaping future development in the industry.

“From the carpets in your office to the clothes on your back, DuPont innovation in biomaterials offers high-performance with less impact on the environment,” said Michael Saltzberg, global business director for biomaterials at DuPont.

As an industry leader, the company has shown both commercial and pre-commercial success in developing new biomaterials that meet the needs of customers and consumers worldwide. For example, DuPont Sorona, a high-performance, patented polymer is made with a renewable, plant-based ingredient, for use in everything from carpets to ski jackets because it brings exceptional softness, inherent stain resistance, and uncompromising durability to a variety of applications.

“The successful development of DuPont’s versatile bio-based polymer comprised of 37% renewable plant-based ingredients, Sorona, demonstrates the company’s commitment to implementing innovative practices that lower reliance on fossil fuels and elevate product quality and manufacturing efficiency,” said Frost & Sullivan vice president Leonidas Dokos.