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Carpet mills must submit all products for certification as a condition for using the Ultron brand.
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Why does this matter? Ultron certification ensures that carpet made with premium branded Ultron nylon 6,6 fiber provides superior floor performance. All Ultron branded products are tested using industry standard test methods. Ultron Certification provides 3rd party assurance that carpet made with Ultron nylon 6,6 meets the following minimum performance requirements:
|Pile Weight||ASTM D418||Substrates must have 4200 minimum density|
|Pile Height||ASTM D418||As specified by manufacturer; 4200 minimum density|
|Density||Pile Wt X 36/Pile Height||4200 Minimum Density|
|Delamination||Instron Pull ASTM D3936||3.0 lbs|
|Tuft Bind||Instron Pull ASTM D1335||
Cut Pile: 4 lbs; Loop Pile: 8 lbs
Carpet Tile: 8 lbs
Hexapod (Heavy Ball); ASTM5252,
ISO Scale 1-5 (5=Best)
Loop pile must grade 3.0 after 12k revolutions.
Cut pile must grade 3.0 after 12k revolutions.
|Pile Height Retention||Retention after Hexapod||Minimum of 85% of original height following construction appropriate Hexapod appearance retention testing.|
|Static||AATCC 134, Step Test||Average < 3.5 kV after 2 walks|
|Soil Protection||Flourine analysis||>500ppm|
AATCC- American Association of Textile Chemists and ColoristsASTM- American Society for Testing and Materials
ISO- International Standards Organization