The Fabric Dyers' Use of Recycled Water

by Chuck Jones,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water


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: Water reclamation | Recycling | Manufacturing | Fabrics | Water use | Water treatment | Integrals | United States | New York | New York City

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