The Fabric Dyers' Use of Recycled Water

by Chuck Jones,



Abstract: Tuftex Industries manufactures both residential and commercial carpets. As a Division of Queen Carpets, Tuftex is the largest carpet manufacturer on the West Coast and part of the fourth largest carpet company in the United States. An integral part of the manufacturing process is the coloring, or dyeing, of carpet. During the process of dyeing carpet, large volumes of water are required. At current production rates, Tuftex uses an average of one (1) million gallons of water a day.

Subject Headings: Recycling | Water reclamation | Fabrics | Water management | Manufacturing | Coastal environment | Integrals | North America | United States

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