ARTIS® – Primary Carpet Backing
Over the last decade, modular carpet tile grew in popularity based on ease of installation and increased design possibilities. To answer the growing demand for modular carpet tile, in 2011, PFS engineers developed Artis® – the world’s first woven PET primary backing.
Using the following illustration, Artis® combines the form and function of a woven polyester primary backing versus the traditional spun-bond polyester backing. No wonder we call Artis® the canvas of modular masterpieces. Whether you are a product designer, plant manager, specifier, or purchaser, no other product compares to Artis®.
Artis® Tru is a multi-layered composite of PCR PET fiber bonded to standard Artis using a unique technology. Artis Tru is engineered for highly patterned carpet tiles needing additional dimensional stability beyond Artis Fuze. Due to its uniform placement of bonded fiber, it eliminates any probability of the backing being seen through the face, allowing for lighter face weight tiles.
Artis® FLW (Fiber Lock Weave) is Artis combined with PCR PET fiber. The fiber is locked in standard Artis through needle punching, and is designed for patterned carpet tiles that need additional dimensional stability. Artis FLW also has much lower luster due to the fiber cap which greatly reduces the probability of the backing being noticed on low to medium face weight tiles.
Artis® Fuze is a multi-layered composite where PCR PET fiber is needled to standard Artis and then calendared. Artis Fuze is engineered for highly patterned carpet tiles that need additional dimensional stability beyond Artis FLW. Artis Fuze, due to its calendaring of fiber, basically eliminates any probability of the backing being seen through the face.