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Published: October 18, 2022
Author: Fashion Value Chain

Covation Biomaterials, a leading global company offering bio-based solutions, is showcasing a variety of new apparel applications using Sorona® polymer and Susterra® 1,3-propanediol during the Sustainable Fashion Expo at Fashion World in Tokyo, Japan from October 18-20, 2022 (Booth A22-42).

During the show, CovationBio is highlighting the many solutions it brings to the market and is showcasing collections in apparel, footwear, performance gear, and more from global value chain partners. Samples available to experience at the booth are from partners in Japan, Korea, China, and Taiwan including:

  • Sorona® synthetic leather – newly available as a commercial product, this fabric is made with a base of Sorona® Agile, circular knit with Sorona® bico filament  
  • Sorona® faux fur “KOBA” with Ecopel – commercially available in a variety of colors and styles 
  • Unitika Palpa® made with Sorona® – part of the Sorona® Luxe line of fabrics
  • Footwear samples made with Sorona® fabrics and Susterra® parts
  • Carpet made with Sorona® BCF
  • The new Sorona® fabric collection book made exclusively for this show  

Sorona® is the 37% plant-based polymer that brings sustainable functionality and comfort to textiles including wovens, knits, insulation, synthetic leather, faux fur, and footwear. Combining flexibility, durability, and sustainability, Susterra® propanediol is a road-ready, natural 100% plant-based diol ingredient used in footwear, outdoor apparel, performance gear, and more. 

According to Alexa Raab, Global Corporate Communications Director: “Combining our experience and knowledge in bio-based technology with the expertise of our partners is a tremendous accomplishment. We continue to demonstrate that products made with Sorona® polymer and Susterra® propanediol offer performance and environmental benefits that are unmatched in the market today.” 

“Making propanediol from plant-based feedstock is not enough—the feedstock needs to be grown responsibly. Our commitment to this is demonstrated in our recent enrollment in the Truterra™ regenerative agricultural program. We believe this is a critical next step in empowering our customers and partners to better track their contributions towards reducing the environmental footprint within their supply chain all the way through to the final consumer product,” added Patrick Van Waes, Global Marketing Director – CovationBioPDO.

Visit the CovationBio team at Booth A22-42 during the show held at the Tokyo Big site from October 18 through 20.

About Covation Biomaterials  

Founded in 2022, in Newark, Delaware, Covation Biomaterials is a leading global innovator offering a product portfolio of high-performance, sustainable solutions. The company builds on its rich DuPont legacy of groundbreaking scientific innovation and continues to deliver novel solutions at scale across multiple industries, including apparel, carpeting, cosmetics, food, and packaging. Through product lines such as Sorona®, Susterra®, and Zemea®, the mission of Covation Biomaterials is to deliver sustainable building blocks that will enable customers to make bio-based products accessible to everyone.  

Covation, Covation Biomaterials, Sorona and Susterra are trademarks of Covation Biomaterials LLC or its affiliates. For more information about Covation Biomaterials, please visit and follow us on LinkedIn.

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