25 Percent Recycled Content Available in More Than Fifty Colors of ANTRON Lumena® Solution Dyed Nylon

Recycled Content Offering Meets All ANTRON® Brand Performance Criteria

Atlanta (May 28, 2008) - INVISTA, the manufacturer of ANTRON® carpet fiber, announces the introduction of more than 50 ANTRON Lumena® solution dyed nylon colors with 25 percent pre-consumer recycled content. Additionally, the new recycled content fibers have been proven to meet all ANTRON® brand performance criteria.

"Offering 25 percent pre-consumer recycled content in more than 50 versatile colors gives carpet mills tremendous flexibility to design beautiful carpets with recycled content, all while delivering the same great performance the industry has come to expect from ANTRON® carpet fiber," said Bobby Berrier, vice president, commercial interiors, for INVISTA. "The colors we converted to 25 percent recycled content are among our most popular and were selected to work together, enabling the design of carpets with recycled content ready to help the commercial market reach its sustainability goals."

"This is one example of INVISTA's firm commitment to resource stewardship, waste elimination and environmental protection. These values are central to our culture, which guides every decision we make," said Berrier. "We start by producing a high-performing, durable carpet fiber, as we believe sustainability begins with carpet that lasts."

INVISTA color specialists, working closely with mill product development teams, conducted a thorough analysis of style trends and color forecasts to determine by market segment which colors from the ANTRON Lumena® solution dyed nylon line should be developed with recycled content to meet the greatest market need.

Ralph Grogan, chief operating officer of Tandus, said, "One of our largest clients, the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), has high sustainability standards and needs the most sustainable carpet available in the marketplace. Using INVISTA's ANTRON Lumena® solution dyed nylon with recycled content as the carpet fiber, we were able to achieve the results that LACCD wanted. Our product designers liked having more color options with recycled content so they could create attractive and inspiring carpet styles for the LACCD portfolio."

Valerie Ottaviano, vice president of product design, Bentley Prince Street, said, "INVISTA's new recycled content offering makes a huge impact on product development, giving us a wide selection of colors, including light neutrals, to design innovative carpet styles with recycled content. This is important because we have seen an increase among end users who are asking for products with recycled content face fiber." Bentley Prince Street used ANTRON Lumena® solution dyed nylon with recycled content in the ‘Functional Expressions' collection, launched in February.

Atlas Carpet Mills, Bentley Prince Street, InterfaceFLOR, Mannington Commercial, Masland Contract and Pacificrest Mills all plan to showcase carpet collections manufactured with the new recycled content colors at NeoCon 2008.

ANTRON® Legacy™ High Recycled Content and ANTRON Lumena® High Recycled Content nylons will continue to be available with a minimum of 90 percent pre-consumer recycled content.

ANTRON® nylon was the first carpet face fiber to be certified, and the only carpet fiber ever recertified as an Environmentally Preferable Product by Scientific Certification Systems. It is constructed with type 6,6 nylon polymer, exceptional fiber engineering and treated with DuraTech® soil resistance chemical treatment. Carpets made with ANTRON® carpet fiber must pass the 14 point ANTRON® Brand Performance Certification Standard for durable performance in construction, before they can bear the ANTRON® brand name. For more information on ANTRON® carpet fiber, please call 1-877-5ANTRON or visit antron.net.

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