Balta Unveils Softline® Yarn, Carpet Collections

Belgium-based Balta Group’s Balta Rug division has developed Softline® polypropylene yarn to impart
softness to rugs. The new yarn incorporates a high volume of ultrafine fiber strands that are
softened via a chemical process during production. Softline yarns are not made with traditional
softeners such as oil, making it environmentally friendly.

Balta has introduced two rug collections featuring the new yarn. Softline View rugs are
suitable for contemporary interiors, while Softline Style rugs are targeted to more traditional

September/October 2007