Woven carpets are created by interlacing face yarns and backing yarns, thereby eliminating the need for a secondary backing. In fact, Axminster and Wilton style carpets are constructed using both weft and warp woven carpet yarns.
Carpets constructed using warp and weft woven carpet yarns, instead of primary and secondary backings, have a lower mass making the carpets ideal for use on aeroplanes and cruise liners. Don & Low produce a range of flat and twisted polypropylene warp and weft yarns under the Donfil® brand.
Weft yarns are made of a tightly controlled low-shrink specification, which enables them to be used in traditionally woven carpets without causing shrinkage of the carpet during latex or starch finishing.
Donfil® woven carpet weft yarns used in in the construction of woven carpets and are available as flat or twisted, lubricated and non-lubricated products with a flame retardant option. Our woven carpet weft yarns are available in a variety of tex values, twist levels and spool lengths.
Compared with natural fibres such as jute or cotton, our polypropylene woven carpet yarns offer greater bulk and an increased running length per kilo.
Donfil® warp yarns are used in the construction of Axminster and Wilton woven carpets as the chain-warp yarns offer consistency of tex and thickness, compared to traditional materials such as jute and cotton.