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Universal Fibers signs license for Sorona

Screen Shot 2013-11-20 at 10.57.36 AMBristol, Va.—Universal Fibers said it has entered into a licensing agreement with DuPont Industrial Biosciences to produce and market carpet fiber using DuPont Sorona polymer. 
The scope of the collaboration includes sales into the commercial, residential (outside the U.S.) and automotive market segments. Continue reading Universal Fibers signs license for Sorona

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DuPont expands sustainable carpet offering in European market

Hanover, Germany – DuPont Sorona has announced further expansion into the European market with three key carpet and rug manufacturers, including The Balta Group, a global market leader. The Balta Group is officially launching the Amaize carpet collection, made with DuPont Sorona renewably sourced polymer and patented DuPont fiber technology.  HBC Bulckeart and Fletco Carpets have also launched carpet and rug styles made with DuPont Sorona. The carpets and rugs were on display during the Domotex Hanover – World of Flooring Show, Jan. 12 to 15. Continue reading DuPont expands sustainable carpet offering in European market

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Karastan offers up to $1,000 on consumer rebate during fall sale

DALTON, Ga.— Karastan is extending a consumer rebate offer this fall to entice luxury buyers to purchase floor covering. The offer is part of the semi-annual National Karastan Month sales event, which is underway now through November 6. Consumers can earn up to $1,000 cash back on select styles, including Karastan’s premier wool, Metropolitan Collection, SmartStrand with DuPont Sorona, Wear-Dated and Stainmaster fibers. Continue reading Karastan offers up to $1,000 on consumer rebate during fall sale

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Luxury meets savings during national Karastan month

DALTON — The perfect luxury design solution has never been more attainable. Karastan is extending a strong consumer rebate offer as part of its semi-annual National Karastan Month sales event. The rebate encompasses many of Karastan’s design-driven broadloom and rug styles, and includes Karastan’s premier wool, SmartStrand with DuPont Sorona, Wear-Dated and Stainmaster fibers. Consumers can earn up to $1,000 cash back on select styles during the celebration, which takes place April 18th through May 30thContinue reading Luxury meets savings during national Karastan month

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Suppliers set to jumpstart sales via spring promos

From March Madness and the Grapefruit League to spring sales and rebates, many phrases and terms make their way into the conversation this time of year. Numerous flooring companies gear up for the season by running special springtime promotions, an annual rite of the season. Here are just a few specials being offered. Continue reading Suppliers set to jumpstart sales via spring promos

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New commercial carpet collection with DuPont Sorona featured at Greenbuild 2011

TORONTO— DuPont Sorona renewably sourced polymer is the fiber of choice for the new “What Moves You” commercial carpet collection from The Mohawk Group. The new Lees styles will be featured at the DuPont Sorona booth, no. 1135N, at Greenbuild, the ‘green’ design and construction exposition and conference sponsored by the U. S. Green Building Council from Oct. 4 to 7 here. Continue reading New commercial carpet collection with DuPont Sorona featured at Greenbuild 2011

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DuPont Sorona receives Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification

WILMINGTON, DEL.—DuPont Industrial Biosciences announced that DuPont Sorona has received Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Class 1 Certification from Oeko-Tex and the Hohenstein Textile Testing Institute. Sorona renewably sourced polymer is certified for use in fiber applications for textiles (apparel, home, office, and automotive interiors) and for carpet (residential, commercial and automotive including mats). Oeko-Tex Class 1 certification is the most stringent test and includes textiles and carpets intended for use by infants and toddlers. Continue reading DuPont Sorona receives Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification

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Perceived value, soft fibers drive category

Consumers these days are opting for the comfort, warmth and perceived value of carpet over hard surfaces for their homes. So said some of the industry’s major suppliers.

Emily Morrow of Shaw Industries certainly thinks so. Morrow, the director of color, style and design for residential broadloom and hard surface, said consumers sense they are getting more bang for their buck with carpet. She has seen enough examples in 2010 to suggest this is more than just happenstance. “The pendulum is shifting back to carpet because of its value and comfort and the aesthetics. It’s more affordable. There’s a wonderful feeling you get with carpet that you don’t get with anything else.” Continue reading Perceived value, soft fibers drive category