Invista has launched Antron Lumena solution dyed nylon with TruBlend fiber technology, which the company calls “the first carpet fiber to combine recycled and renewable content in a single fiber offering.” The product combines up to 25 percent pre-consumer and post-consumer recycled content with up to 5 percent bio-based content derived from castor beans, a high-yield and renewable resource.
“Antron Lumena solution dyed nylon with TruBlend fiber technology delivers a balance of recycled and renewable ingredients for today while anticipating innovative blends for tomorrow,” said Diane O’Sullivan, global marketing director of Invista’s commercial flooring segment. “The TruBlend fiber technology product line allows us to introduce new blends over time as technology changes and new innovations and resources are available. This is another step towards introducing products that strive to change the conversation from one focused just on single-product ingredients to one that includes a balance of resources and understanding the cycle of our products.”
InterfaceFLOR will showcase new products that feature TruBlend fiber technology at NeoCon. Due to its unique composition, Antron Lumena solution dyed nylon with TruBlend fiber technology is the only commercial solution dyed nylon carpet fiber that can contribute to both the Rapidly Renewable and the Recycle Content Credits for LEED projects, according to Invista.
TruBlend fiber technology is currently available in seven colors of Antron Lumena solution dyed nylon including Granite, Fawn, Mushroom, Antique Olive, Gingerbread, Glacier and Graphite.
Antron Lumena solution dyed nylon with TruBlend fiber technology joins Invista’s other carpet fibers with sustainable attributes, including more than 50 colors of Antron Lumena solution dyed nylon with 25 percent pre-consumer recycled content, Antron Legacy and Lumena nylons with 90 percent pre-consumer recycled content and Bio_Antron carpet fiber, which contains up to 10 percent bio-based content.
Invista's TruBlend tech features recycled, renewable content
June 2, 2010