Solution dying injects fiber with color throughout, like a carrot. Non solution dyed fiber only has color on the surface, like a radish. Solution dyed color lasts longer, resisting most bleaches and other harmful liquids as well as sun exposure. And with our Protekt2™ stain resistant technology built into the fibers, you’ve got added protection against staining with no need for an additional topical treatment.
Modification ratio estimates a fiber’s performance by how “round” it is. A larger, rounded core decreases the potential for crushing and wear, keeping fibers easy to clean. The concave aspects around the core provide strength while helping to hide soiling. In short, the fiber with the larger diameter performs better. The fibers we use have a modification ratio of 2.2 or less, whereas mill extruded Type 6 Nylon has a ratio of 2.5 or more.
Length of low modification ratio fiber before testing.
Length of low modification ratio fiber after testing: some minor distortion of the fibers can be seen but overall the rounded shape is intact.
Length of high modification ratio fiber viewed before testing.
Length of high modification fiber viewed after testing: The fibers have been destroyed. The tall peaks have flattened out and created deep valleys within the surface that trap and hold soil.