nylon carpet fiber


Nylon Carpetnylon carpet fiber

Nylon carpet fiber is the most popular fiber (about 90% of residential carpets and 65% of all carpets). Nylon carpet fiber is a good choice for all traffic areas because it is durable and static free, maintains fiber height, and resists soiling, staining, and mildew. Nylon fibers, which are dyed after production, maintain color. Some nylon carpet fades with sunlight. It comes in continuous or spun fibers. Spun yarn is made of short lengths of fibers that are spun together. Thus, continuous filament are less likely to unravel.


Nylon Fiber Facts:

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

  • Offered as BCF or staple, both used for commercial application

  • Sold as a solution-dyed yarn

  • Accounts for 65% of all face fibers in carpet products

Fiber Advantages:

  • Good bulk and cover

  • Good crush resistance

  • Long wearing

  • Clear colors

  • Range of dye depths

  • Excellent luster range

  • Good performance, even at low weights

  • Good soil resistance

  • Responds we to cleaning


  • Higher cost


  • Practically any style carpet, in any price range, can be made with Nylon and easily dyed and finished by any method.

Fibers: acrylic | olefin | polyester | wool  
See Also: branded | blended | yarn economics
 | yarn processing

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