Nyloboard Building Materials

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Title: Nyloboard Building Materials
Author: Bacon, Forrest ; Holland, Wendell ; Weitz, Jack ; Kelly, Patrick
Abstract: 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 drive the liquid through the dense fiber mat; this material can create a wood-like material in sheets, comparable to plywood or oriented strand board; (2) "Nyloflex" uses heat to soften low-melt polymers such as polypropylene, into a leather-like material; and (3) "Nyloplate" uses resins or heated compression of Nyloboard, to create a harder material that approaches a ceramic in its traits. All three forms offer several major advantages over wood products (including waterproof, bug-proof, and high strength), and can be made by placing a single additional machine at the end of a needle-punch line.
Type: Presentation
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1853/11092
Date: 2002-05-13
Contributor: Nyloboard LLC
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: Building materials
Wood-replacement products
Ceramic-like material made from recycled carpet
Leather-like material from recycled carpet

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