In keeping with our commitment to Believe in Better, Mohawk Group introduces Duracolor® Tricor. Delivering unsurpassed stain resistance, colorfastness, durability, color clarity and enhanced soil performance, Duracolor Tricor builds upon the trusted Duracolor promise with over 100 million yards installed since 1992.
To combat carpet staining—often regarded as the biggest challenge in maintaining commercial spaces—Duracolor Tricor utilizes the patented Duracolor process for permanent built-in stain resistance that won’t wash or wear off. Up to 96% of the most common stain-causing substances can be easily cleaned with just water, saving facilities time and money. Duracolor Tricor’s stain resistance also translates to less frequent replacement, for additional lifecycle savings.
The most common stains are caused by acid-based substances that carry a negative charge. Since most fibers are positively charged, the negatively charged acid-based substances are attracted to the opposite charge of the fibers and bond, creating a stain.
Duracolor Tricor fiber utilizes negatively charged polymers. The negative charge of the polymer ensures that the fiber, through its inherent characteristics, will repel negatively charged substances. The fiber never allows the common stain makers to bond, so the carpet resists the stain.
Our advanced Duracolor Tricor fiber optimizes soil hiding, soil removal and color clarity through its unique modified-delta shape and triangular hollow core. The result is carpet with brilliant color that retains its beauty between cleanings and requires less maintenance over time, saving facilities time and money.
Most nylon fibers have a solid core, which magnifies the appearance of soil between cleanings. And fibers with the trilobal shape also create deep crevices that obscure color clarity and trap dirt.
The toughest balancing act for carpet fiber engineers is to develop a fiber that hides dirt between cleanings without sacrificing clarity of color. The unique shape and placement of the hollow core scatters light for optimal soil hiding between cleanings, while enhancing color clarity.
Tricor’s unique design provides advanced performance for beautiful carpet that is easy to maintain. Compared to common nylon fibers, Tricor’s modified delta shape results in 1/3 less surface area where dirt could attach, so less time is spent on maintenance. What’s more, the smooth contours of the Tricor fiber readily release dirt for a more complete clean.