A very important consideration for those specifying carpet for commercial interiors is carpet construction and fiber type. But, in addition to these factors a specifier must consider how the carpet is dyed. This course will cover carpet fiber types, different methods of dye application and types of dyestuffs, why color and pattern selection is important, and how different fiber types perform in carpet industry tests where color could be affected.
Synthetic carpet fibers like Nylon, PET (polyester), and polypropylene are almost exclusively petroleum based. Today, new technology has enabled a bio-based PTT (triexta) commercial carpet fiber that helps reduce dependence on fossil fuels. This learning unit will provide a general overview of the new and existing materials and technologies used in commercial carpet fibers including the use of rapidly renewable bio-based materials.
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