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Mohawk: Continuum drives PET; character wood is hard surface story for ’14

January 20/27, 2014; Volume 27/Number 19

By Steven Feldman

Screen Shot 2014-02-12 at 12.06.41 PMDallas—The floor covering industry began its long climb from the depths of the downturn last year as retailers saw more customers walk through their front doors, something that is only expected to continue in the years ahead. With such a backdrop, much of Mohawk’s 2014 carpet introductions reflect the return of that diverse customer who may be seeking more than higher-end products like SmartStrand and SmartStrand Silk, on which the company focused over the last few years.  Continue reading Mohawk: Continuum drives PET; character wood is hard surface story for ’14

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Carpet: Latest recycling initiatives

Nov. 4/11 2013 Volume/number 14

By Ken Ryan

Screen Shot 2013-11-11 at 2.49.19 PMThe carpet industry has maintained a reputation as a leader in landfill diversion by virtue of its recycling efforts. Not only are groups like the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) spearheading the movement, but individual manufacturers are also taking innovative approaches in their recycling initiatives. Continue reading Carpet: Latest recycling initiatives

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Mohawk reveals most exciting launch since SmartStrand

By Steven Feldman

PETillustrationCalhoun, Ga.—Mohawk has created a process it claims will yield the best-performing polyester carpets on the market today. The result of a $180 million investment, the process, called Continuum, creates PET carpets that not only start clean and stay clean, but offer outstanding performance as well, according to Tom Lape, president of Mohawk Residential and Commercial.

Lape told FCNews in an exclusive interview the Continuum process represents Mohawk’s largest financial commitment since the launch of SmartStrand in 2006 as it seeks to take the PET filament category into another stratosphere. The process by which products such as Aladdin Everstrand and Horizon Wear-Dated will now be manufactured involves a combination of superior raw material sourcing and a proprietary cleaning procedure, completed with Scotchgard Protector Advanced Repel Technology. The end result is a stronger, cleaner, more sustainable fiber. Continue reading Mohawk reveals most exciting launch since SmartStrand