Today, Solutia has five brands of carpet yarn fiber, built on the foundation of Wear-Dated as well as Acrilan
Bean sells in a blend of 40 percent Acrilan
, 20 percent wool, 20 percent Quallofil and 20 percent Dacron, at $36 for a twin, $42 for the 80 by 90 full, 90 by 90 queens at $54 and 108 by 90 kings at $60 described by Bean as "combining the protection, breathability and warmth of natural wool with the high performance and easy care of synthetic fibers.
Products include carpet fibers like those in the Wear-Dated family of products; nylon 6,6 for engineering thermoplastics, Ascend nylon plastics and polymers for textiles, specialty and automotive applications; and Acrilan
acrylic fibers for upholstery and apparel.
For instance," Petersen said, "our Acrilan
chenille yarns are very exciting because of color and hand, and they are being used extensively in upholstery, sweaters, in blankets and throws and craft yarns.
Brands include Resimene amino crosslinkers, In addition to specialty resins, Solutia also makes and markets a broad range of other high-value chemical products including nylon and Acrilan
acylic fibers, Saflex plastic interlayer for laminated glass, industrial fluids such as Skydrol aviation hydraulic fluids, and Santicizer plasticizers.
Monsanto is also finding newer home furnishings applications for its Acrilan
plastics and polymers, including Vydyne and Ascend, and Acrilan
NEW YORK--Monsanto's Wear-Dated Upholstery program for Acrilan appears to be catching on.
Jim Allen, marketing director for Malden Mills, says the company bought into the program because Acrilan helps set Malden's velvets and textured fabrics apart.
The biggest cause was Acrilan acrylic fiber, which continued to show poor operating results, as compared to the prior year, due to the effect of the Asian financial crisis on sales to that region, and its residual effect on the Americas.
Note: Acrilan, Saflex, and Vydyne are registered trademarks of Solutia Inc.
The three segments will be: Fibers (including carpet fibers, industrial nylon fibers, and Acrilan
acrylic fibers business units), Chemicals (including intermediates, phosphorus derivatives, and industrial products), and Polymers and Resins (including Saflex plastic interlayer, nylon plastics and polymers, resins, and polymer modifers).
The company makes and markets nylon for Wear-Dated carpet and industrial uses, Saflex plastic interlayer, Acrilan acrylic fiber, Vydyne nylon plastic, intermediates and a variety of specialty products.
NOTE TO EDITORS: Wear-Dated, Saflex, Acrilan and Vydyne are registered trademarks of Solutia Inc.
A high-quality sock made from 80 percent cotton/20 percent nylon or 75 percent Acrilan
II/25 percent nylon, SOCAROOs come in a variety of colors and style combinations of crew and tube socks.