The Federal Trade Commission has granted Mohawk Industries, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., and PTT Poly Canada a temporary fiber designation for a new generic fiber name and definition under the Rules and Regulations Under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act. The ruling allows Mohawk, DuPont and PTT Poly Canada to use a temporary alphanumeric designation, PTT001, for a new fiber product the companies have created.

The temporary designation is the result of a petition to the FTC from the three companies, and marks the first step in what the companies said they hope will become a permanent subclassification for fibers made from polytrimethylene terephthalate, or PTT.

The vote approving the temporary designation was 5-0.

According to the FTC, the ruling "should not be construed as indicating that the Commission will either grant or deny the application or that the Commission has determined the application to be complete."

If the FTC concludes that the companies' petition merits further consideration, the Commission will publish a Federal Register notice seeking comment on whether to amend the Textile Rules, the next step in achieving a new generic fiber subclassification, the FTC said.