Conference co-sponsored by P2AD, Pollution Prevention Assistance Division, Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Textile & Fiber Engineering

Eighth Annual Conference Program

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  • ASME Carpet Recycling and Combustion Test Program 

    Hinshaw, Gary (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003-05-12)
    The American Society of Mechanical Engineers Research Committee on Industrial and Municipal Waste in conjunction with the Georgia Institute of Technology, carpet industry groups, and other interested parties has recently ...
  • Current Developments in Underwater Re-pelletization of Nylon, PET and High-MFI PP 

    Darley, Dana (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003-05-13)
    This talk describes the latest underwater pelletizing technology in comparison with the more traditional strand pelletizing and water slide systems. Effects of the spherical shape of the underwater cut pellet verses the ...
  • Latest Process Machinery for Recovery of Post-Industrial Fiber, Nonwoven and Carpet Scrap 

    Strzelecki, Chris (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003-05-13)
    This presentation covers the following topics: Tips for effective recovery of scrap--a Checklist of important factors to consider; Latest breakthroughs for recovery of industrial fiber, nonwoven and carpet scrap; Recommended ...
  • Proper Selection of Filter Media in Reclaim Fiber Operations 

    Willingham, Mark (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003-05-13)
    With the growing trend of using reclaimed synthetic fiber waste in the manufacturing of carpet fibers, manufacturers are recognizing the importance of effective filtration in their polymer extrusion processes. Selecting ...
  • Coal Fly Ash - A New High Performance Mineral Filler for Improved Environmental Sustainability in the Carpet Industry 

    Hemmings, Raymond T.; Hill, Russell L.; Sprague, Jim (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003-05-13)
    This paper discusses the role of coal fly ash as a high performance mineral filler for use in carpet backing that has the potential to provide significant improvements in environmental sustainability in the carpet industry, ...
  • Compounds and Products from Carpet and Tire Waste 

    Milgrom, Jack (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003-05-13)
    Compounds containing crumb tire rubber and 40-60% carpet scrap have been developed. They can be cured with peroxides in compression molding process to produce thermoset plastic products of varying flexibility, such as roof ...
  • Use of Recycled Post-Consumer Carpets as Building Materials 

    Banik, Gouranga (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003-05-13)
    In response to the need for developing and marketing products from post consumer carpets, we identified certain products as building and construction materials from the perspectives of designers (Architects and Engineers), ...
  • Freudenberg Recycling Activities with Carpet Backings 

    Bauer-Kurz, Ina; Skinner, Jean; Wallen, Joe (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003-05-13)
    While keeping or enhancing the backing properties, Freudenberg has focused on using post consumer and post industrial recycled plastics as raw materials in carpet backing, and on eliminating polymers other than polyester ...
  • Development of Engineered Acoustically Tunable Lightweight Automotive Components Utilizing Waste Fiber/Yarn 

    Khambete, Surendra; Mehta, Sandip (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003-05-12)
    This paper presents a case study of utilizing waste streams from diverse fiber/yarn products to create engineered automotive acoustic components. Cost, weight, acoustic performance and recyclabiHty are important attributes ...
  • Cyntech Technologies' Highly Efficient and High Capacity System for Conversion of Mixed Carpet Fibers into Fuels 

    Yancy, Ike (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003-05-12)
    Cyntech Technologies is implementing technology that will convert mixed carpet fibers (or almost any mixed plastics) into fuels such as ethanol, syngas, low sulfur diesel fuel, LPGs, etc. This highly efficient and profitable ...
  • Carpet as a Fuel in Cement Kilns 

    Realff, Matthew J.; Mulholland, James A.; Lemieux, Paul (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003-05-12)
    The use of carpet in cement kilns is a potential mechanism to build infrastructure for carpet recycling at a large scale. This presentation describes trials that were done at the EPA test kiln at Research Triangle Park. ...
  • Composites Derived from Post-Consumer Nylon 6 Carpet 

    Muzzy, John D.; Wang, Youjiang; Satcher, Melinda; Shaw, Bryan; McNamara, Andrew; Jin, Kun; Norton, Josh (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003-05-12)
    Over 2 million tons of post-consumer carpet is landfilled each year. This waste carpet is a potential resource for composites. This paper focuses on the processing and properties of nylon 6 post-consumer carpet. The carpet ...
  • Arnprior Nylon 6 Plant Recovery Processes 

    Guindon, Frank (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003-05-12)
    BASF's Arnprior site manufactures nylon 6 polymer and BCF products. Since 1966, millions of pounds of post-industrial and post-consumer nylon 6 waste has been depolymerized back to caprolactam. The recovered caprolactam ...
  • Panel Discussion: Industry's Effort on Waste Minimization and Recycling 

    Cook, Fred L.; Conyers, John, Jr.; Endrenyi, Frank; Hoffmann, Steve; Gjerde, Wayne (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003-05-12)
  • LEED: Understanding the Requirements 

    McRae, Ruth Simon (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003-05-12)
    The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System is rapidly becoming the standard and benchmark for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings. This presentation offers an ...
  • TIRECYCLE™ Technology in Advanced Recycling of Post Consumer Carpet 

    Jakush, Ed (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003-05-12)
    The TIRECYCLE technology enables post-consumer carpet, at 100% grind, to be effectively co-reacted with post consumer cured scrap rubber to create families of useful molding and extrusion compounds, both thermoset and ...
  • State of Plastics Recycling 

    Underwood, Rudy (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003-05-12)
    The number of plastics recycling businesses has tripled since 1990, with more than 1,700 businesses handling and reclaiming post-consumer plastics. Through their support of economically and environmentally responsible and ...
  • Current Status of Fiber Waste Recycling in Japan 

    Sugai, Kiyomi (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003-05-12)
    The total fiber consumption in Japan is 2,317,000 tons per year, and 2,076,000 tons of fiber waste is abandoned each year. This talk summarizes the consumption, generation, and recycling of fibrous waste in Japan. As the ...
  • State of the Art Post Consumer Carpet Recycling and Its Opportunities in the US Market 

    Kreklau, Frank (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003-05-12)
    Producers of plastics, like fiber and carpet manufacturers, feel an increasing need to develop recycling concepts for their products in order to compete in the marketplace. Producers of other floor covering systems, such ...
  • Current Status of Carpet Waste Generation, Disposal and Diversion from Landfills 

    Annis, Patricia A.; Brewer, Mary Sue (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003-05-12)
    Data was collected from carpet manufacturers and suppliers, reclaimable materials handlers and recyclers, and federal and local government agencies to quantify current material usage for carpet manufacturing, post-industrial ...

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