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Fiber Type

Definition

Characteristics

 

 

 

Nylon

Fiber-forming substance of any long-chain, synthetic polyamide having recurring amide groups as an integral part of the polymer chain.

First used in 1959 in carpet.

Offered as BCF or staple.

Used in residential and commercial applications.

Produced as a solution-dyed fiber or white yarn to-be-dyed.

Accounts for 65% of all face fibers in carpet.

Durable, resilient

Abrasion-resistant.

Versatile in coloration possibilities

Favorably priced.

Must be treated to be stain and soil resistant.

Polyester

Made from terephthalic acid and ethylene glycol.

Offered primarily as a staple product, although some BCF in being produced.

Used in residential and commercial applications.

100% of Mohawk's Polyester is PET Polyester, manufactured from recycled plastic bottles.

Color clarity

Colorfastness

Resistant to water-soluble stains.

Noted for luxurious "hand".

Polypropylene

   (Olefin)

Fiber-forming substance of any long-chain synthetic polymer composed of at least 85%, by weight, of ethylene, propylene, or other olefin units.

Offered primarily as BCF with some staple product available.

Primarily sold as solution-dyed or pre-dyed fiber.

Can be engineered for outdoor applications.

Resists fading.

Inherently stain resistant.

Limited color selection.

Generates low levels of static electricity.

Chemical, moisture, and stain resistant.

Favorably priced.

Wool

Natural fiber.

Offered as staple yarn.

Luxurious "hand"

Durable

Inherent resilient property

Scaly character of fiber scatters light and reduces visible soil.

Largely self-extinguishing when burned.  Will char rather than melt and drip

 

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