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Synthetic Shaw Awarded Patent For SoftBac Carpet

Synthetic Industries, Chattanooga, Tenn., and Shaw Industries, Dalton, Ga., were awarded a U.S. patent for the invention of SoftBac carpet, a collaboration of both companies.The patent was given for a composite fabric consisting of a woven scrim combined with a fiber batt. It also covers the method for manufacturing the carpet. The object of the invention is to provide a modified secondary carpet backing that will increase the delamination strength and dimensional stability of the carpet, as well as block the latex or other adhesive from exuding out of the back of the carpet.The physical properties of SoftBac carpet are second to none, said Carey Mitchell, director of technical services, Shaw. To date, we have yet to find a carpet system that offers the same dimensional stability, is as easy to work with and that is as consumer friendly as SoftBac.

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