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Laboratory Evaluation of Blended Cotton/Low-Melt Synthetic Fiber Carpet

Y.K. Kamath, R. Amundson, J. Krone, B. Miller


An attempt has been made to determine the properties of cotton/synthetic fiber blend carpets which are important from a consumer's viewpoint. Being a natural fiber it is well suited for indoor applications and is known to improve indoor air quality. Even though cotton fiber is much finer than the normal carpet denier synthetic fibers, blending with small amounts of synthetic fiber and increasing the tuft density has given floor coverings of desirable characteristics. We have evaluated three properties which are considered as important to floor coverings by the consumer; i.e.; flammability, durability and "body". TRI/Carpet Walker has been used to evaluate durability. The changes in appearance of the carpet as a result of "trafficking " was evaluated by the image analysis method.

Reprinted from Proceedings of the 1996 Beltwide Cotton Conferences pp. 1507 - 1510
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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