1981: DuPont Antron XL Filament Timelines: 1980s

After the recessions of the 1970s, the carpet industry focussed on regaining lost ground through material innovation. This strong, lightweight nylon fiber, available as hollow filaments or in a trilobial cross section, promised a revolution in stain-resistant, durable carpets. The Antron trademark is now held by Invista.