• 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.
    • 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.
    • 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 ...