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    • The Eighth Annual Conference on Recycling of Fibrous Textile and Carpet Waste. Conference Program. 

      Unknown author (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003-04-12)
      Conference program from the Eighth Annual Conference on Recycling of Fibrous Textile and Carpet Waste held at the North West Georgia Trade & Convention Center, Dalton, GA, May 12-13, 2003. Additional material: title page ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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. ...
    • Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE): An Update 

      Hurd, Frank (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003-05-12)
      This presentation provides an update on CARE, including Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), overall progress, and committees and their activities. Efforts to support research, development, and commercialization will be ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • CARE - A Market and Product Development Update 

      Peoples, Robert (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003-05-12)
      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 ...
    • 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 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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)
    • 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, ...
    • 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), ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...