Karastan makes it easier and more fashionable to live green with a new
generation of carpet fibers made from corn-based polymers. This polymer is
called DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced polymer and it is as good for the
environment as it is for you. It is also an important ingredient in
Karastan's SmartStrand® - a remarkabley stain resistant, durable, soft,
beautiful, long lasting and earth friendly carpet fiber. These smart attributes
are even more brilliant when you consider that 37% of the Sorona® polymer comes
from renewable resources instead of the more limited petroleum based
ingredients in most other carpets.
Styled for Today
By utilizing renewable ingredients that can be infinitely replaced - like corn -
Karastan is able to create beautiful
carpets, while preserving the earth's nonrenewable resources for future
« For every 7 yards of SmartStrand® with DuPont Sorona®, renewably sourced
polymer purchased, enough energy is saved to equal one gallon of gasoline.
« The production of the Sorona® polymer requires 30% less energy.
« The production of DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced polymer also reduces
CO2 emissions by 63% over the production of an equal amount of nylon 6.
Mindful of Tomorrow
As a leader in the carpet and rug industry, Karastan holds a position of
environmental responsibility it takes seriously. We continually strive to
develop responsible solutions that help you make smart choices for your home and
for the world.
« 37% of SmartStrand® with DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced polymer is
produced with readily available agricultural materials that include corn sugars.
« SmartStrand® with DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced polymer has built in
stain protection – not a topical treatment. Therefore, it will never wear
off or diminish – Even after years of repeated cleanings
« Excellent colorfastness properties, which resist fading and are covered
by Karastan’s 10 year Color Fast Warranty.
« Durability that is backed by Karastan’s exclusive Lifetime Limited
Manufacturing Defects Warranty.
« Karastan SmartStrand® carpets made with DuPont™ Sorona® renewably
sourced polymer are CRI Green Label Plus certified for low emissions.
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