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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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)
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...