Performance Properties of Wilton Type Carpets with Relief Texture Effect Produced Using Shrinkable, High Bulk and Relaxed Acrylic Pile Yarns

ÇELİK N. , Kaynak H. K. , Degirmenci Z.

AATCC REVIEW, cilt.9, ss.43-47, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 9 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Dergi Adı: AATCC REVIEW
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.43-47


A manufacturing method was used to obtain a relief texture effect on the surface of a carpet using high bulk (HB) and relaxed (RX) acrylic yarns together as the pile in its pattern construction. The relief texture effect was imparted by heat treatments to the carpet after weaving. With this application, the HB acrylic piles shrank more than the RX acrylic piles. Samples were evaluated for pile withdrawal force, tetrapod durability, pile thickness loss after prolonged heavy static loading, and pile thickness loss after brief moderate static loading tests. While abrasive forces, pulling forces, and brief moderate static loading had no deterioration impact on the relief texture effect, prolonged heavy static loading destroyed the relief texture effect.