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June 10, 2022

Covation Biomaterials launches following Dupont Biomaterials takeover

Covation Biomaterials has launched as an independent business following the acquisition of DuPont Biomaterials by the Huafon Group.

By Hannah Abdulla

Covation Biomaterials says it improves product performance, protects the environment and “partners to turn passion into progress”.

Together, Covation Biomaterials and its customers find new ways to use science and engineering to meet the growing global demand for sustainable materials today and in the future.

The new company builds on the established success of products currently available in the market, including:

  • Sorona, a partially bio-based polymer that answers the global call for sustainably sourced carpets and fabrics, bridging the personal and societal at a defining moment in our ecological stewardship. Sorona is ideal for creating attractive, high-performance apparel and soft, durable carpeting;
  • Susterra, a 100% plant-based, high-performance building block that reduces the need for petroleum-based components while enhancing end-product attributes. Its applications range from footwear and outdoor apparel to coatings, inks and functional fluids; and
  • Zemea, a plant-based and biodegradable material that helps brands reach sustainability goals without compromising quality or performance.

“As a supplier of bio-based materials solutions, we are an important gateway into a more circular economy. Sustainable supply chains must begin with sustainable materials and our science allows our customers to end their overreliance on petroleum,” said Michael Saltzberg, CEO – Covation Biomaterials.

“By collaborating with forward-thinking value chain partners and brands globally, we will continue to push the boundaries of innovation and sustainability to deliver high-performance biomaterials at scale. We are thrilled to be joining the Huafon Group, a highly successful materials company that is uniquely positioned to expand the reach of our current products and help us accelerate the introduction of new offerings and technologies to the market.”

Vice president of Huafon Group and chairman of the board for Covation, Feifeng You, added: “The addition of Covation Biomaterials to the Huafon Group will bring bio-based materials to an even larger global customer base and drive the materials sector toward a sustainable future. We are excited for the bright future of this business,” Feifeng said.

Earlier this year, DuPont introduced its global preferred mill network as it looks to scale the availability of sustainable fabrics. The network of certified mills is available to any apparel brand in need of samples and sourcing of fabrics scientifically tested to meet the performance and sustainability standards set by the Sorona team.

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