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THE EVOLUTION OF CARPET FOR GREEN BUILDINGS




I have been down in the R&D departments of a couple of carpet mills and seen the latest in carpets. Carpet fibers are being created that reflect light better.


These fibers have a whole new set of unique issues. The two most important issues are that if a bonnet system is used to clean the carpet the pattern of the carpet is messed up. This has always been the case to some extend but these new high luster fibers are particularly susceptible. Soapy residues can also have an affect on these yarns.


The commercial carpet manufacturers are becoming more and more adamant that no bonnets are used on their carpets. The statements being made by them are even broader–the carpet mills want no rotary action at all on their carpets.


I hope that some of my competitors get the message because they are ruining so many carpets. Its terrible.

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