• 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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.
    • 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, ...