Wayn-Tex Colbond Develop Stabilok Primary Backing

Stabilok, a combination of woven and nonwoven primary carpet backing, has been created through a
partnership between Wayn-Tex Inc., Dalton, Ga., and Colbond Nonwovens, Enka, N.C. The backing was
designed to eliminate the potential bowing and skewing that occasionally develops during the
tufting, dyeing and finishing process.The requirement for a stable, almost bow- and skew-proof
primary backing was evident when standard backings werent able to consistently meet the challenges
of patterned tufted carpets, said Durwood Knight, vice president, sales and marketing, Wayn-Tex
Inc. The two companies hope the alignment of resources and combination of products is solving an
expensive problem for the industry.

November 2000