SYNTHETIC AND NATURAL TEXTILE FLOORING
ITC manufactures carpet flooring and other textiles using synthetic or natural yarns. Synthetic yarns such as polyamide (PA), which we produce in-house from PA granules, polyester (PES) and polypropylene (PP) offer advantages like high stain and water resistance. These yarns balance humidity and ensure a comfortable indoor climate.
Some of our yarns carry the YMPACT quality label by Belysse. Uniting various types of sustainable yarns, YMPACT is your guarantee for a greener, eco-friendly carpet.
Polyamide (PA), colloquially called nylon, is a synthetic material based on polymers and is used to create soft and high-performing yarns. These lightweight fibres are produced, heated and processed to create a soft yet insulating surface. PA is resistant to crushing and can stretch up to 33% while retaining its original shape – great for high-traffic areas. Solution-dyed PA is highly stain resistant, as colour is added to the liquid state of the fibre components before the fibre is actually produced. This ensures that rich colour penetrates through every fibre, for industry-leading colourfastness and stain resistance. ITC produces its own polyamide yarn in-house from start to finish. Because we control the entire production process from beginning to end, superior quality is always guaranteed. Some of our collections are crafted with a sustainable polyamide yarn under the YMPACT quality label.
Polyester is another category of polymer composed of closed-cell fibres, for the ultimate in water-based stain resistance. In fact, it outperforms both nylon and wool in this aspect while also offering comfort and softness.
YMPACT QUALITY LABEL FOR SUSTAINABLE YARNS
YMPACT is a quality label from our parent company, Belysse. The label ensures that your carpet is crafted with an eco-friendly type of yarn.
Discover the yarns.
This in-house made yarn is produced from polyamide granules made from both virgin and recycled materials. These are mixed using a mass-balance approach, leading to a type of yarn with 35% allocated recycled feedstock. This mass-balance approach reduces greenhouse gas emissions and fossil feedstock inputs, while maintaining the virgin grade quality as regular yarn.
Produced from recovered fishing nets, old carpets and other nylon waste, we select a 100% regenerated polyamide yarn, known as Econyl®. It tackles the challenge of ocean and landfill waste while enabling the production of sustainable carpet products at the same time.
Requiring limited energy to make, this 100% recycled yarn is made from post-industrial plastic waste that would otherwise pollute the earth.
Polypropylene (PP) is a thermoplastic polymer using chain-growth polymerisation from monomer propylene. PP is solution dyed, meaning that no water is used in the dyeing process. It offers excellent stain resistance, colour fastness, durability, softness and value for price. It’s also bleach cleanable, for easy stain removal. In addition, thanks to its low water absorption, it resists mould growth and comes with a low risk of allergies.
We exclusively use wool yarn that assures the finest quality and highest reliability. It is then tufted to create high-quality wool carpets that are beautiful, easy to care for, naturally stain resistant and extremely durable.
Carpet care and maintenance is important to get the most out of your flooring. Download our carpet maintenance guide for cleaning tips.
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