It All Starts
With The
Fibre

When you select the fibre, you determine the quality of your carpet. Fibre influences many aspects such as surface structure, colour and feel as well as functional aspects. So, why do carpets of Antron® fibre perform so well?

All Antron® carpet fibre products, including Antron®, Antron® Legacy, Antron® Lumena and Antron® Brilliance benefit from being made exclusively of nylon type 6,6 polymer. In Antron® Legacy, Antron® Lumena and Antron® Brilliance the benefits of nylon type 6,6 polymer are combined with hollow filament fibre shape technology in a powerful combination that can keep carpets looking newer longer.

The exceptional performance of Antron® carpet fibre is based mainly on the following elements:

TYPE 6,6 NYLON POLYMER

Products: Antron®, Antron® Legacy, Antron® Lumena and Antron® Brilliance

Key Benefit: Type 6,6 nylon polymer has a tighter, more dense molecular structure with on average stronger, shorter hydrogen bonds than type 6 nylon.

The stronger the hydrogen bonds, the more heat or mechanical energy required to break them. With a more ordered structure and stronger hydrogen bonding, carpets of type 6,6 nylon when compared to carpets of type 6 nylon will have:

  • better texture retention or resistance to matting and crushing and greater resilience/recovery after compression.
  • higher melting point (over 40°C higher) for a substantially greater safety margin for recovery from contact with hot objects.
  • lower permeability and therefore stains will diffuse more slowly into type 6,6 nylon so there is more time to clean up a spill before it becomes a stain.

ADVANCED FIBRE ENGINEERING - HOLLOW FILAMENT

Products: Antron® Legacy, Antron® Lumena and Antron® Brilliance

Key Benefits: Soil hiding and cleanability

Antron® Legacy, Antron®® Lumena and Antron® Brilliance feature hollow filament fibre shapes that help hide soiling. Internal voids refract and diffuse light, enhancing soil hiding capability. Also, the smaller surface area of the hollow filament fibre shapes minimize soil accumulation, making cleaning easier.

Example of light refraction enhancing soil hiding capability in Antron® Legacyand Antron® Lumena:

Example of light refraction enhancing soil hiding capability in Antron® Brilliance: