Chair: Howard Elder, J&J Industries
(Section 1)

Chair: James O'Blennis, Nylon Board Manufacturing
(Section 2)

Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • CARE - A Market and Product Development Update 

    Peoples, Robert (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002-05-13)
    CARE is now up and running. The key to the success for carpet recycling will be the creation of products and markets that are cost competitive. This talk will provide a review of CARE efforts to support the development of ...
  • 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.
  • 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.