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FW: Uses for Nylon Yarn Scraps -Reply
>From Vernon Knight, TVA Textile Industrial Rep:
>If you want to feed back to these people some points. Several of the nylon
>suppliers, DuPont, Allied Signal, BASF, etc have programs that are currently
>active to take back nylon scraps. Usually they will use the program as a
>"hook" in their marketing of nylon. Buy from us and we have a program to
>take back your scrap under these conditions.
>Yes there has been a long standing process for taking scrap CLEAN nylon and
>converting it back to a monomer and remaking CLEAN nylon. But it is
>uneconomical for the current market situation, and it is not expected to be
>economical for the foreseeable future.
>I would refer people to Carroll Turner at the Carpet and Rug Institute in
>Dalton GA, 706-226-2477. He is a source for this information also. Most
>carpets are primarily nylon. CRI has a home page but I can not remember it's
>address. Search for Carpet on your search engine and it will come up. It
>may not have the detail info that people are looking for.
>The carpet industry, through CRI, has been preparing for full scale recycling
>which may be imposed by some countries around the world. Full scale meaning
>that used carpet would be returned to the supplier for proper
>disposal/reuse/recycling, no matter how dirty etc. They have made many
>responsible preparations. Many companies are investigating carpet made all
>of one material instead of a composite, as it is now.
>>>> Wendy McPherson <Wendy_McPherson@mail.dnr.state.ga.us> 5/27/97,
>I am working with a rug manufacturer that produces a significant
>amount of nylon yarn waste (small pieces fall off from around the
>edges of the rugs after tufting and cutting).
>I was wondering, is it possible to "re-spin" scraps of nylon yarn?
>What are some other options for reusing this material?