Backings

EcoWorx. It is our revolutionary backing system that is a proven workhorse for performance and complete recyclability . And through research and innovation, we keep improving it – EcoWorx Broadloom and Performance Broadloom now have 20 percent post consumer recycled content.

EcoWorx

Backing Description
100% thermoplastic polyolefin compound with a high performance precoat and a reinforcing layer

Backing Process
5-step process:

  1. High performance precoat for maximum tuft bind
  2. Thermoplastic laminate for superior delamination strength
  3. Fiberglass reinforcement for unmatched stability
  4. Final thermoplastic layer for added stability
  5. Die-cut into carpet tiles

Primary Backing
Synthetic

Stabilizer
Fiberglass mat

Average Weight
78 oz/yd² (2644.65 g/m²)

Dimensions
24” x 24” (standard) (60.96 cm x 60.96 cm); optional sizes available

Testing

  • Radiant Panel Fire –Class 1 (based on pile construction)
  • NBS Smoke <450 (based on pile construction)
  • TVOCs < 500 micrograms/sqm/hr

Antimicrobial

  • Passes AATCC 174 when installed with Shaw 5036

Installation

  • Full spread Shaw Sureset N5000 releasable adhesive
  • Ecoworx ES, Shaw’s environmental self-adhesive system (custom option)

Performance

  • Superior performance to traditional carpet tile backing
  • 8X greater tear strength (ASTM D624)
  • 5X greater tensile strength (ASTM D3574)
  • 2X greater delamination strength (ASTM 3936)

Environmental

  • Certified Silver Cradle to Cradle by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC)
  • PVC free
  • Optimized for human health and safety
  • Low VOC’s meeting CRI Green Label and Green Label Plus requirements
  • 44% recycled content contributing to LEED certification
  • 40% lighter in weight than traditional carpet tile backing

Warranty
Lifetime Commercial

Reclamation
Environmental guarantee: For cradle-to-cradle recycling, call 800-509-7429

EcoWorx ES

Backing Description
EcoWorx with a thermoplastic hot melt pressure sensitive releasable adhesive

Backing Process
6-step process:

  1. High performance precoat for maximum tuft bind
  2. Thermoplastic laminate for superior delamination strength
  3. Fiberglass reinforcement for unmatched stability
  4. Final thermoplastic layer for added stability
  5. Die-cut into carpet tiles
  6. Hot melt adhesive for odor free installation

Primary Backing
Synthetic

Stabilizer
Fiberglass Mat

Average Weight
78 oz/yd² (2644.65 g/m²)

Dimensions
24” x 24” (standard) (60.96 cm x 60.96 cm); optional sizes available

ES Adhesive
1.1 oz/yd² (36 g/m²)

Testing

  • Radiant Panel Fire –Class 1 (based on pile construction)
  • NBS Smoke < 450 (based on pile construction)
  • TVOCs < 500 micrograms/sqm/hr

Antimicrobial

  • Passes AATCC 174 when installed with Shaw 5036

Installation

  • Full spread Shaw Sureset N5000 releasable adhesive
  • Ecoworx ES, Shaw’s environmental self-adhesive system (custom option)

Performance

  • Superior performance to traditional carpet tile backing
  • 8X greater tear strength (ASTM D624)
  • 5X greater tensile strength (ASTM D3574)
  • 2X greater delamination strength (ASTM 3936)
  • May be applied to substrates, including raised floor panels
  • Prevents the mess and cost of additional floor prep and/or skim coating

Environmental

  • Non-aqueous adhesive with minimal odor
  • Environmental Guarantee
  • Certified Silver Cradle to Cradle McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC)
  • PVC free
  • Optimized for human health and safety
  • Low VOC’s meeting CRI Green Label and Green Label Plus requirements
  • 40% recycled content contributing to LEED certification
  • 40% lighter in weight than traditional carpet tile backing

Warranty
Lifetime Commercial

Reclamation
Environmental guarantee: For cradle-to-cradle recycling, call 800-509-7429

EcoLogix

Backing Description
Performance precoat, fiberglass reinforced thermoplastic layer laminated with a fiber matrix secondary containing 88% post consumer material

Backing Process
6-step process:

  1. High performance precoat for maximum tuft bind and moisture resistance
  2. Thermoplastic laminate for superior delamination strength
  3. Fiberglass reinforcement for unmatched stability
  4. Thermoplastic laminate
  5. Attached post consumer recycled fiber matrix pad for comfort under foot
  6. Die-cut into carpet tile

Pad Thickness
.150 inch (4.70 mm)

Pad Density
8.5 – 9.5 lbs/ft³ (136-152 kg/m³)

Primary Backing
Synthetic

Stabilizer
Fiberglass mat

Average Weight
85 oz/yd² (2949.80 gsm)

Dimensions
24” x 24” (standard) (60.96 cm x 60.96 cm); optional sizes available

Testing

  • Radiant Panel Fire –Class 1 (based on pile construction)
  • NBS Smoke < 450 (based on pile construction)
  • TVOCs < 500 micrograms/sqm/hr
  • Moisture Barrier – 24 hr. British Spill

Antimicrobial
Passes AATCC 174 when installed with Shaw 5036

Installation

  • Full spread Shaw Sureset N5000 releasable adhesive
  • EcoLogix ES, Shaw’s environmental self-adhesive system (custom option)

Performance

  • Outperforms traditional cushion backed carpet tile
  • 4X greater lamination strength
  • 2X greater cushion retention

Environmental

  • 88% post consumer recycled content
  • High contribution to LEED project certification
  • PVC free
  • Low VOC’s meeting CRI Green Label and Green Label Plus requirements

Warranty
Lifetime Commercial

Classicbac

Backing Description
SBR latex precoat and secondary coat laminated to a woven secondary backing

Backing Process
3-step process:

  1. Direct application of SBR polymer to back of carpet face
  2. Light coat of SBR polymer to woven secondary backing
  3. Layers are joined at compression roller

Primary Backing
Synthetic

Average Weight
35 oz/yd² (1186.70 g/m²)

Width
12 feet standard (3.66 m)

Testing

  • Radiant Panel Fire –Class 1 (based on pile construction)
  • NBS Smoke < 450 (based on pile construction)
  • TVOCs < 500 micrograms/sqm/hr (meets CRI Green Label and Green Label Plus requirements)

Installation

  • Direct glued with Shaw Subset 1000
  • Shaw Subset 2057

Warranty
10-year commercial

Ultraloc Pattern

Backing Description
High performance enriched polymer laminated to a woven secondary backing

Backing Process
3-step process:

  1. Direct application of enriched polymer to back of carpet face
  2. Light coat of enriched polymer to woven secondary backing
  3. Layers are joined at compression roller

Primary Backing
Synthetic

Average Weight
35 oz/yd² (1186.70 g/m²)

Width
12 feet standard (3.66 m)

Testing

  • Radiant Panel Fire –Class 1 (based on pile construction)
  • NBS Smoke < 450 (based on pile construction)
  • TVOCs < 500 micrograms/sqm/hr
  • (meets CRI Green Label and Green Label Plus requirements)

Antimicrobial
Passes AATCC 174 when installed with Shaw 3600

Installation

  • Direct glued with Shaw Subset 1000
  • Shaw Subset 2057

Warranty
Lifetime commercial

EcoWorx Broadloom

Backing Description
100% thermoplastic polyolefin compound with a high performance reinforcing layer

Backing Process
3-step process:

  1. High performance precoat for maximum tuft bind
  2. Thermoplastic laminate for superior delamination strength
  3. Woven reinforced layer for stability

Primary Backing
Synthetic

Stabilizer
Woven reinforced layer

Average Weight
31 oz/yd² (1051 g/m²)

Width
12 feet standard (3.66 m)

Testing

  • Radiant Panel Fire –Class 1 (based on pile construction)
  • NBS Smoke < 450 (based on pile construction)
  • Meets CRI’s Green Label Protocol

Antimicrobial
Passes AATCC 174 when installed with Shaw 3600

Installation

  • Shaw 3500, 3600

Performance

  • Superior performance to traditional broadloom backing
  • Lifetime warranty against edge ravel and delamination
  • Excellent pattern match

Environmental

  • Certified Silver Cradle to Cradle by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC)
  • PVC-free
  • Optimized for human health and safety
  • Low VOC’s meeting CRI Green Label and Green Label Plus requirements
  • Lighter weight than traditional broadloom backing
  • Fully recyclable using Shaw’s proprietary dissolution process
  • Contains 20.8% post consumer recycled content

Warranty
Lifetime Commercial

Reclamation
Environmental guarantee: For cradle-to-cradle recycling, call 800-509-7429

EcoWorx Performance Broadloom

Backing Description
100% thermoplastic polyolefin compound with a high performance precoat and a reinforcing layer

Backing Process
3-step process:

  1. High performance precoat for maximum tuft bind
  2. Thermoplastic laminate for superior delamination strength
  3. Woven reinforced layer for stability

Primary Backing
Synthetic

Stabilizer
Woven reinforced layer

Average Weight
39 oz/yd² (1322 g/m²)

Width
12 feet standard (3.66 m)

Testing

  • Radiant Panel Fire –Class 1 (based on pile construction)
  • NBS Smoke < 450 (based on pile construction)
  • TVOCs < 500 micrograms/sqm/hr

Antimicrobial
Passes AATCC 174 when installed with Shaw 3600

Installation

  • Shaw 3500, 3600

Performance

  • Superior performance to a 6-foot backing with fewer seams
  • Excellent pattern match
  • Lifetime warranty against edge ravel and delamination
  • Moisture barrier

Environmental

  • Contains 20% recycled content
  • Certified Silver Cradle to Cradle by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC)
  • PVC-free
  • Optimized for human health and safety
  • Low VOC’s meeting CRI Green Label and Green Label Plus requirements
  • Lighter weight than traditional high performance broadloom backing
  • Fully recyclable using Shaw’s proprietary dissolution process

Warranty
Lifetime Commercial

Reclamation
Environmental guarantee: For cradle-to-cradle recycling, call 800-509-7429