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Propex Awarded US Patent for Secondary Carpet Backing Material Construction

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Chattanooga, TN -- Propex Operating Company, LLC was recently awarded US Patent number 7,670,660 for technology related to secondary carpet backing material construction.

"Receiving this patent reinforces Propex's leadership in innovation and product design," says Dave Gartshore, vice president of sales for Propex Furnishing Solutions division. "This patented technology will support new product introductions in Propex's secondary backing product line and we will work with select customers to commercialize. The high-end material construction provides improved performance, a plush feel and many other advantages that offer value to both our customers and the consumer."

With the market-leading brands Actionbac® and Polybac® carpet backing products, Propex is the largest independent backing producer in the industry. Polybac® primary backing provides a dimensionally stable foundation for superior tuftability, pattern definition and versatility. The industry standard for secondary backing, Actionbac® carpet backing effectively provides long-term stability in almost any carpet installation and is crucial in extending the life of the carpet. Innovation remains the anchor of Propex's success in providing high performance materials and solutions for the flooring industry.

About Propex Operating Company, LLC

Propex Operating Company, LLC ( is a global leader in the development, design, and manufacturing of brands and products that create advantages for customers. Propex's footprint covers three continents, with 11 facilities totaling over five million square feet of manufacturing and more than 2,000 teammates focused on the markets the company serves. Often the inventor and always the innovator, Propex has both the heritage and vision which makes it the leader in the marketplace today that will continue to grow in the future in all facets of the company's business.

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