SMARTSTRAND CARPET FIBER
SmartStrand carpet is a conjoined effort between Mohawk and DuPont to make an environmentally friendly carpet from corn sugar. SmartStrand carpet is made from DuPont Sorona renewably resource polymer. This carpet fiber is made with Bio-PDO. By utilizing SmartStrand carpet's Bio-PDO ingredient, 37 percent of the carpet fiber used comes from renewable resources. This marks the first time that a luxuriously soft carpet offers durability and stain protection, while also making less of an environmental impact.
Why is SmartStrand carpet environmentally smart?
DuPont Sorona plays a major role in the worldwide objective of a renewable economy and represents a new frontier in sustainability. This carpet is environmentally smart because:
- The production of Sorona polymer requires 30 percent less energy than the production of an equal amount of nylon.
- Greenhouse gas emissions from the production of Sorona are 63 percent lower than nylon manufacturing.
- This energy reduction results in approximately one gallon of gasoline saved per every seven square yards of carpet.
The superior stain resistance of SmartStrand carpet is engineered into the fiber and will never wear or wash off. This means that SmartStrand carpet enables consumers to never need to retreat the carpet with stain protectors after steam cleaning. This engineered-in stain resistance reaches new levels of protection, allowing tough stains such as mustard, red wine, and cherry Kool-Aid to be removed simply with warm water and a mild detergent, or with Mohawk FloorCare Essentials. The fiber even resists discoloration from bleach.