Industry Definitions for Dye Methods
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Solution Dyed: Extruded synthetic yarn from a colored solution; the filament is impregnated with pigment. Known for its outstanding colorfastness.
Yarn Dyed: White yarn dyed before being manufactured into carpet. Yarn dyeing includes multicolor space dyeing and solid color yarn dyeing.
Space Dyeing: Process whereby different colors are “printed” along the length of the yarn before it is manufactured into carpet.
Solid Color Yarn Dyeing: Solid color yarn dyeing includes four different methods: skein dyeing, stock dyeing, pad dyeing and jet dyeing.
Beck Dyeing or Piece Dyeing: Carpet dyed “in a piece” in a large beck or vat of dyestuffs and water after tufting but before other finishing processes.