CovationBio, a manufacturer of bio-based materials, and Primient Covation, a major producer of 100 percent plant-based propanediol (Bio-PDO), last week announced their participation in Primient’s Sustainable Agriculture Program and partnership with Truterra, a sustainable agriculture business of Land O’Lakes and program delivery partner.
As a farmer-driven program, the Truterra initiative supports the adoption of sustainable, regenerative agricultural practices at scale in the United States. Truterra uses cutting-edge technology to enable farmers to effectively target and measure the impact of efforts to protect the environment. The program helps to ensure that corn, the feedstock used in CovationBio’s and Primient Covation’s products, meets the highest standard of sustainable practices.
“The work of the transformative Truterra program aligns perfectly with our commitment to unlock transparency throughout the supply chain,” CovationBio CEO Michael Saltzberg said. “This commitment is core to what we do and why we work so hard to provide renewably sourced alternatives to traditionally petroleum-based materials. “Making a product from plant-based feedstock is not enough–the feedstock needs to be grown responsibly. Our enrollment in the Primient program is a critical next step in empowering our customers and partners to better track their contributions to reducing the environmental footprint within their supply chain.”
CovationBio and Primient Covation are striving to change the game by helping the textiles and materials markets eliminate linear production in favor of a renewable and circular economy. CovationBio is currently home to Sorona, a partially bio-based polymer that answers the global call for high-performance, renewably sourced consumer products. Fabrics made with Sorona-based fibers are suitable ideal for apparel and Sorona is also used to make soft, durable and stain-resistant carpet.
CovationBio’s Susterra 100 percent plant-based building block is used in performance polymer and industrial applications that reduces the need for petroleum-based components while enhancing product performance. Its applications range from polyurethanes used in footwear and outdoor apparel to coatings, inks and functional fluids.
Th company’s Zemea plant-based and biodegradable material helps brands reach sustainability goals without compromising quality or performance. Zemea meets exacting standards in a variety of key consumer markets, from personal care, home care and pharmaceuticals to enhancing flavors and foods.
Founded in 2022 in Newark, Del., CovationBio 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.
Primient Covation, formally known as Dupont Tate & Lyle Bio Products, was acquired by CovationBio on June 1 and now operates as Primient Covation.