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Square Antron cross section (center) compared to trilobal fibers


[DuPont] A registered trademark for a strong, lightweight Nylon fiber with a unique four-hole hollow design. Antron was introduced in 1960. The bulked continuous filament fiber provide an exterior grooveless design that cleans readily. Additionally, the four holes diffuse light, reducing discolorant due to soil. The fiber is advertised as durable, resilient, soil-resistant and readily dyed. Antron is used for upholstery, draperies, and carpets. The carpet fibers are often treated with a DuraTech fluorochemical application for added soil resistance.


Physical and Chemical Properties

Microscopic cross section shows 4-hole filament design.


Properties of Synthetic Fibers

Resources and Citations

  • Richard S. Lewis, Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Rosalie Rosso King, Rosalie Rosso King, Textile Identification, Conservation, and Preservation, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ, 1985
  • Random House, Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997