The evolution in technology and chemical discoveries have permitted the use of high quality technical fibers which conform to the emerging needs of the environment. They are obtained through chemical synthesis and often have the technical characteristics of natural fibers cannot have. Science meets tradition with the latest generation looms and yarn performance continues to improve.
POLYESTER (PES): it has been the most widely used synthetic fiber for producing carpets. It is exceptionally resistant to wear, light damage and is
more durable than many of the natural fibers on the market. It does not alter if it gets wet, does not deform and has elastic properties. A polyester carpet does not allow bacteria or mold to form, is non toxic and antistatic. It is low maintenance and is adapted for use in any environment.
POLYPROPYLENE (PP): it is a polymer developed at the Politecnico di Milano in 1954 and has been widely used since then for its excellent qualities: lighter than polyester, stain resistant, low moisture absorption and is resistant and durable.
Carpets in polypropylene are resilient and offer thermal and acoustic insulation similar to wool, are easy to maintain and are hypoallergenic making them well suited for spaces where children and animals are present.
POLYAMIDE (PA): fabric in polyamide is commonly called nylon fiber fabric. Since its discovery, in the USA in 1935, has been used in a wide variety of products in the textile industry: from women’s tights to soldier’s parachutes to carpets. This is possible since it is a versatile, elastic, abrasion and light resistant. It is easily recyclable and economic.
POLYVINYL CHLORIDE (PVC): is a highly durable, water and fire resistant (actually self-extinguishing) material. It has excellent thermal and acoustic insulation, and is versatile and elegant. Easy to clean (with water and neutral detergent) and maintain, it is ideal for industrial spaces, offices, hallways, entrances and reception areas but also in residential applications such as kitchens, kids rooms and bathrooms.
The symbol SD (Solution Dyed Fiber) found on some synthetic fibers indicates that they are “mass dyed”, prior to being extruded. Generally the material is a neutral color and is dipped in dye after it has been spun into yarn (hence the term “yarn dyed”). On the contrary, SD fibers are inherently colored, making the fibers even more resistant to discoloration caused by UV rays and stains.