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    • From Used Carpets to Raw Materials for the Plastic Industry - Experiences and Opportunities in USA and Europe 

      Schneider, Rulf; Dr. Poppe AG (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002-05-14)
      The activities of Dr. Poppe AG are based on the experiences made with one of the major projects, Polyamid 2000 AG, Premnitz/Germany (close to Berlin), which is capable of processing European as well as American carpets in ...
    • GeoHay Products from Carpet Waste 

      Weitz, Jack (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002-05-13)
      GeoHay™ erosion and sediment control products are made from recycled fibers. This talk discusses their characteristics in comparison with traditional products.
    • Georgia Tech and Dalton State College's CARPET Research Facilities and Activities 

      Cook, Fred L. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002-05-13)
      CARPET (Center And Research Program in Engineered Tufts) is an endowed program established by the carpet and allied industries to support research related to the floorcoverings sector. It provides a link between academic ...
    • Integrated Caprolactam and Hydrogen Production from Post-Consumer Nylon 6 Carpet 

      Evans, Robert J.; Scahill, John; Looker, Michael; Elam, Carolyn C.; Bash, Thomas; Czernik, Stefan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002-05-13)
      This talk discusses a thermocatalytic process performed in an extruder to first convert nylon 6 into caprolactam. The organic residue can be subsequently converted to hydrogen in a catalytic fluid bed reformer. The hydrogen ...
    • Latest Recycling Machinery Developments for Extrusion of Synthetic Fiber and Carpet Waste 

      Strzelecki, Chris (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002-05-14)
      Latest machinery breakthroughs in repelletizing synthetic fiber, nonwovens and carpet waste will be discussed. Different materials (PET, Nylon, PP) and economic factors (energy usage, labor, capital equipment cost, floor ...
    • LCA Analysis of Carpeting - a Discussion of Challenges, Progress and Future Directions 

      Realff, Matthew J. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002-05-13)
      LCA is a maturing area and tools exist for evaluating the environmental and economic performance of many products - including carpet. When the reverse component of the life cycle of carpet is incorporated into the analysis ...
    • LEED: Sustainability Goes Mainstream 

      Hoffmann, Steve (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002-05-13)
      A review of the US Green Building Council's 13-step LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building rating system citing case studies and forecasting the impact on the building and carpet industries. ...
    • Manufacturing Polyester Fiber from Recycled Raw Materials 

      Bouchillon, Randy (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002-05-14)
      This presentation outlines the processes for recycling polyester raw materials. Sources of the major recycled waste streams are discussed, including examples of the materials. The fiber manufacturing process is reviewed, ...
    • Miscellaneous Information 

      Park, Chunghee; Kang, Tae-Jin; Kim, Soo-min (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002-05-14)
      Abstract of a poster paper: Effect of Oxygen Plasma Treatment on Hydrophilicity and Biodegradability of Poly(butylene succinate) / by Chunghee Park, Soo-min Kim, Tae-Jin Kang, Seoul National University. Papers that were ...
    • National Recycling Agreement: the Next Phase in Carpet Stewardship 

      Hurd, Frank (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002-05-13)
      This presentation summarizes the agreement which establishes an ambitious ten-year schedule to increase the amount of reuse and recycling of post-consumer carpet and reduce the amount of waste carpet going to landfills for ...
    • Nyloboard Building Materials 

      Bacon, Forrest; Holland, Wendell; Weitz, Jack; Kelly, Patrick (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002-05-13)
      Three new categories of building materials are discussed, all made from needle-punched mats obtained from shredded carpet: (1) "Nyloprime" is made with a two-component adhesive mixture that undergoes foaming reaction to ...
    • Nylon Boards from Carpet Waste for Building Applications 

      O'Blennis, James (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002-05-13)
      Ny-Board is a plastic sheet material made from recycled nylon carpet. This talk describes the process, product characteristics, and applications of Ny-Board.
    • An Overview of Commercial Recycling Technologies and Textile Applications for the Products 

      Hawn, Kenneth L. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002-05-14)
      A broad overview is provided on commercial equipment for size reduction, densification, pelletizing. washing and sorting. Processes for converting the recovered materials into plastic parts, fibers and films will be discussed.
    • Panel Discussion on Carpet Recycling 

      Peoples, Robert; Bertolucci, Michael D.; Cook, Fred L.; Ewadinger, Matthew D.; Hurd, Frank; Poppe, Werner A. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002-05-13)
      The Industry has set a goal to recycle 1.5 billion pounds of carpet per year by 2012. Panelists from industry, government and academia will lead the discussion on challenges to achieve the goal and actions to make this a reality.
    • Patents as Fences to Protect Ideas and Properties 

      Kelly, Patrick (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002-05-14)
      No matter how much good they might do, very few ideas can be or will be developed and commercialized, unless the profit opportunity can justify the investments. Patents serve as fences that can be built around properties, ...
    • Preliminary Process Design for Depolymerizing Nylon 6 Carpet in a Twin Screw Extruder 

      Muzzy, John D. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002-05-13)
      Preliminary design and economic evaluations will be presented for the depolymerization of nylon 6 carpet in a twin screw extruder. The effects of plant size and selected processing conditions on crude caprolactam conversion ...
    • Purchasing Environmentally-Preferable, Cost-Effective Products: The BEES Approach 

      Lippiatt, Bobbie (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002-05-13)
      The BEES (Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability) software implements a powerful technique for measuring the environmental and economic performance of building products. Developed by the NIST with support ...
    • The Seventh Annual Conference on Recycling of Fibrous Textile and Carpet Waste. Conference Program 

      Unknown author (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002-05-13)
      Conference program from the Seventh Annual Conference on Recycling of Fibrous Textile and Carpet Waste held at the North West Georgia Trade & Convention Center, Dalton, GA, May 13-14, 2002. Additional material: title page ...
    • Strategies for Improving Carpet Recycling with Life Cycle Assessment 

      Tippens, Alyssa (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002-05-13)
      Results of a life cycle assessment of carpet tiles made with virgin and recycled backing are presented. The results are used to identify areas for improving the environmental performance of the recycled product.
    • Update on Carpet As an Alternative Fuel for Cement Kilns 

      Realff, Matthew J.; Clark, James L.; Cook, Fred L. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002-05-13)
      Cement kilns have a tremendous appetite for energy. Carpet has a relatively high value of energy content due to its high fraction of polymer material, and its calcium carbonate filler is a feed for cement kilns. This talk ...