Artis®


In 2011, Propex engineers developed an innovative primary backing equal to the increasing design demands in the highly popular and rapidly growing modular carpet tile category. Today, Artis® by Propex has become the backing of choice for designers who seek a “canvas” worthy of their most challenging creations and for engineers wanting a quality, dependable backing for worry-free production.

Original Artis®

This is the first woven post-consumer recycled polyester primary carpet backing for modular tile. Artis® combines all the advantages of spun bond and woven and sets a new standard for performance, pattern definition and sustainability.

 

Artis® Matte

Artis® Matte is Artis® combined with a low luster finish that is perfect for medium face weight tiles. Artis® Matte reduces the chance of the backing being noticeable in carpet tiles.

 

 


Artis® FLW

Artis® FLW (Fiber Lock Weave) is Artis® combined with PCR PET fiber. The fiber is locked into the Artis® FLW is designed for carpet tile designs that are very light in face yarn weight. Artis® FLW, having very low luster due to the fiber cap, basically eliminates the probability of the backing being noticed on very low face weight tiles.

 

Artis® Tru

Artis® Tru is a multi-layered combination of Artis® bonded with PCR PET through technology unique to Propex. Artis® Tru is engineered for highly patterned carpet tiles that need additional dimensional stability. If you want your patterns truly straight, then Artis® Tru is for you.

 

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Features & Benefits

Artis™ comes in four styles, each designed with specific benefits for you:

 

Original ArtisTM ArtisTM Matte ArtisTM FLW ArtisTM Tru
This is the first woven post-consumer recycled polyester primary carpet backing for modular tile. Artis™ combines all the advantages of spun bond and woven and sets a new standard for performance, pattern definition and sustainability. Artis™ Matte is Artis™ combined with a low luster finish that is perfect for medium face weight tiles. Artis™ Matte reduces the chance of the backing being noticeable in carpet tiles. Artis™ FLW (Fiber Lock Weave) is Artis™ combined with PCR PET fiber. The fiber is locked into the primary backing through needling. Artis™ FLW is designed for carpet tile designs that are very light in face yarn weight. Artis™ FLW, having very low luster due to the fiber cap, basically eliminates the probability of the backing being noticed on very low face weight tiles. Artis™ Tru is a multi-layered combination of Artis™ bonded with PCR PET through technology unique to Propex. Artis™ Tru is engineered for highly patterned carpet tiles that need additional dimensional stability. If you want your patterns truly straight, then Artis™ Tru is for you. 

ArtisTM Advantages:

  • Improves First Quality Yield
  • Increases Effective Capacity
  • Eliminates excess yarn weight
  • Adds >3 oz./sy of post-consumer recycled content to weight of tile
  • Provides greater pattern definition, dimensional stability, ability to tuft, mend and match broadloom
  • Is made with 100% polyester with at least 85% post-consumer recycled content