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Invista expands Stainmaster into polyester market

Entry-level Essentials line includes PET, nylon styles

by Matthew Spieler

Kennesaw, Ga.—The times they are a changing. As the Bob Dylan song denotes, there is no stopping time and the changes it brings. And so it goes with Stainmaster. The industry’s first stain-resistant nylon fiber is branching out to now include polyester under its umbrella.

Invista, owner of the Stainmaster brand, announced the name will now be used on an entry-level line of carpets consisting of both nylon 6,6—the traditional fiber used by Invista to make Stainmaster-branded yarns—and polyester. Continue reading Invista expands Stainmaster into polyester market

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Metroflor seeks to ‘Engage’ consumers

New floating LVT employs Uniclic locking system

Norwalk, Conn.—Anyone who attended Surfaces couldn’t help but notice the onslaught of luxury vinyl tile products utilizing the increasingly popular locking systems. Ironically, many of the companies introducing these products were not resilient suppliers but rather laminate and/or wood manufacturers.

One of the few pure resilient suppliers that took the wraps off its new click LVT was Metroflor, which introduced Engage at a cocktail party honoring its top distributors. What separated Engage from the masses was while others introduced a product, Metroflor came to the table with a full program. Continue reading Metroflor seeks to ‘Engage’ consumers