Carpet Manufacture – Chemical Treatments
Author: Wools of NZ (2002), edited and updated by ITF Academy (2018)
Many chemical treatments are applied to wool carpets, usually in conjunction with dyeing
or yarn finishing, to enhance properties such as insect-resistance, flame-resistance, soil and
stain-repellency, and to control the generation of electrostatic charges. This publication
identifies the need for such processes and outlines the principal treatments available.
References are given to more detailed publications providing information for companies
intending to use the processes.