Antron® carpet fiber’s new and advanced DuraTech® is now made with a fluorine-free topical soil resistance formula that meets the brand’s rigorous certification testing process, ensuring the carpet will perform and last.
“As an industry leader dedicated to bringing innovative products with unparalleled performance to the marketplace, we saw market value in introducing a fluorine-free topical soil resistance product,” said Marc Ahrens, Vice President – Commercial for the Antron brand. “After significant testing, we were unable to identify a commercially available fluorine-free product that could deliver the performance and durability benefits promised by the Antron brand. Therefore, we focused our research and development efforts on creating our own, unique chemistry and have now introduced a truly differentiated product to the marketplace.”
Eliminating fluorine from the soil resistance product will enable carpet mills who manufacture carpet with Antron carpet fiber to enhance their sustainability messaging, programs and certifications.
The new fluorine-free DuraTech is a patent-pending, durable soil resistance treatment that helps deliver the same performance attributes and soil resistance expected of carpets made from Antron fiber and will remain one of the most effective soil release systems in the commercial marketplace. DuraTech remains an integral part of the Antron brand performance certification and does not need to be specified.