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FW: Uses for Nylon Yarn Scraps



Responses to question.

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>From: 	Charles McEntyre
>Sent: 	Friday, June 20, 1997 3:36 PM
>To: 	Knight, Vernon R.
>Cc: 	Beth Mayes; Joe Phillips; Steve Hillenbrand
>Subject: 	RE: Uses for Nylon Yarn Scraps
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>I finally found a reference.  It was an exerpt from Business and the
>Environment, March 1997. It implies that it is being done at the Chattanooga
>plant initially.  It says they melt-recycle the nylon carpet fibers and mixes
>them with virgin nylon resin.  It doesn't mention an amount, but it says they
>produce air cleaner housings for nearly 3 million vehicles per year.
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>Charlie Mc
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>From: 	Knight, Vernon R.
>Sent: 	Friday, May 30, 1997 9:34 AM
>To: 	Hillenbrand, Steve J.; McEntyre, Charles L.
>Cc: 	Eranki, Sarada M.; Schwenk, Kevin L.
>Subject: 	RE: Uses for Nylon Yarn Scraps
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>Interesting.  This type carpet probably has little latex in it, reducing a
>big recycling problem.   Do you know how much they use, ie. lb/yr?  Do you
>know where they do this?  I think I know where they can find just a "little"
>bit of waste carpet.  I wonder if GM, Chrysler, Nissan, and the others would
>be interested in something like this?   Ga Tech has developed a cheap pressed
>board process that uses waste carpet which could be used for products like
>this as well.  
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>VRK
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>From: 	Hillenbrand, Steve J.
>Sent: 	Friday, May 30, 1997 8:13 AM
>To: 	Knight, Vernon R.
>Subject: 	FW: Uses for Nylon Yarn Scraps
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>FYI
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>From: 	McEntyre, Charles L.
>Sent: 	Thursday, May 29, 1997 8:04 AM
>To: 	Hillenbrand, Steve J.
>Subject: 	RE: Uses for Nylon Yarn Scraps
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>DuPont is taking back nylon carpet from Ford automobiles, breaking it down,
>adding mineral fiber, and making the manifolds for air filters for Ford.
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>From: 	Hillenbrand, Steve J.
>Sent: 	Wednesday, May 28, 1997 7:09 AM
>To: 	Knight, Vernon R.; Charles McEntyre; Joseph Phillips; Marvin Jarrett
>Subject: 	FW: Uses for Nylon Yarn Scraps
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>Q&A FYI
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>From: 	Jeff Seadon[SMTP:jseadon@unitec.ac.nz]
>Sent: 	Wednesday, May 28, 1997 4:22 AM
>To: 	p2tech@great-lakes.net
>Subject: 	Re: Uses for Nylon Yarn Scraps
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>> Date:          Tue, 27 May 1997 18:06:09 +0000
>> From:          Wendy McPherson <Wendy_McPherson@mail.dnr.state.ga.us>
>> To:            p2tech@great-lakes.net
>> Subject:       Uses for Nylon Yarn Scraps
>> Reply-to:      p2tech@great-lakes.net
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>> 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). 
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>> I was wondering, is it possible to "re-spin" scraps of nylon yarn?  What
>> are some other options for reusing this material?
>> 
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>What about as stuffing in stuffed toys or as an insulating material.
>Jeff Seadon
>UNITEC Institute of Technology
>Private Bag 92025
>Auckland
>New Zealand
>Phone 64-09-8494180
>Fax 64-09-8154326
>E-mail jseadon@unitec.ac.nz
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