Stain-Proofing Seals the Deal

Apartment owners and managers take note: Approximately 58 percent of the carpet manufactured in the United States is nylon, which is more durable than polyester. However, it’s not as stain resistant. Consequently, carpet manufacturers are scrambling to develop new stainproofing treatments, technologies and fibers.

Mohawk Industries’ SmartStrand carpet uses a material known as Triexta, a plant-based polymer that has built-in stain protection. Developed by DuPont and exclusively marketed by Mohawk, the fiber is approaching $1 billion in sales.

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NAA Turns 75: Looking Back, Looking Forward

NAA Turns 75: Looking Back, Looking Forward  

Yep, we made it: 75 years. Industry luminaries take a look at how far we've come and where we are heading. Learn more.Wish a happy birthday on social media.