Propex Hazlehurst employees at the recent 50th birthday party celebration for its Polybac primary carpet backing.

“With billions of square yards sold, Polybac was instrumental in the success and rapid growth of the carpet industry and it is still the dominant primary backing in the world today,” said David Gartshore BU President, Furnishing Solutions.

With Polybac, carpet manufacturers realized several new advantages including dimensional stability, durability, moisture non-absorption, mildew resistance, and tufting pattern definition, according to the company.

“From Polybac came a whole new approach to backing carpet that spawned an entire industry of synthetic carpet backing systems,” added Tom Borders, business director, Domestic Furnishing Solutions.

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