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Nylon Fiber

EF Contract offers two types of nylon – type 6 and type 6,6. We manufacture our products in a range of fibers to meet your project’s aesthetic, durability, environmental and special needs requirements. There has been much debate regarding the superiority of one nylon chemistry versus the other. Our position is that no slight deviation in a single physical property (e.g. melt temperature or hardness) of these chemistries translates to on floor performance. There are many variables that dictate on-the-floor performance that are better indicators (e.g. density, pile type, tuft bind, and more) than merely nylon type. Nylon, in general, makes an exceptional commercial carpet fiber.

About Dye Methods

Encore SD Ultima Fiber

The first step in building a better commercial carpet is using a superior nylon. At EF Contract, we have produced our own solution dyed nylon since 1991 to control the color, quality, and appearance retention of our carpet products. We were one of the first mills to extrude our own nylon, which is now branded Encore® SD Ultima® and featured exclusively in select products.


Encore BCF (with ColorLoc® Plus Stain Resistant Technology)

Encore RE

Encore® RE nylon is a beautiful blend of various colors and dye levels. By combining these first quality yarns, we are able to maximize potential usage of materials and offer a collection of aesthetically striking products


Kinetex Fiber

Kinetex proudly features 100% polyester fiber. Our fiber is 100% solution-dyed, providing rich long lasting color with superior stain resistance and color fastness to ultraviolet light and aggressive cleaning methods. This continuous filament fiber system also delivers superior wear performance, soil resistance, anti-abrasion and extended new flooring appearance.

100% Polyester Fiber

PET Fiber

EF Contract breaks this paradigm with TeraPlex SD. Produced by the world’s most advanced carpet fiber extrusion process, TeraPlex SD is an advanced generation continuous filament PET fiber engineered for today’s commercial flooring needs. It was created by leading polymer scientists and utilizes the most advanced PET resin to create carpet fiber with vibrant color, superior fade-resistance, and long-term performance.

Encore® SD Nylon with TeraPlex® SD Fiber