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Re: Concrete Additives

I wish the company you are assisting was local.  If you have any
pharmaceutical type companies, (e.g. wound dressing/surgical supply
manufacturers) in your area) there is a scrap waste stream of wound
dressing material left over after product manufacturing.  While
lightweight, these materials also add strength.  Maybe this material is
an option as an additive.  Please let me know if this is applicable in
your area.

Tammy L. Allen
Senior Environmental Specialist
Pinellas County Environmental Management
512 S. Ft. Harrison Ave.
Clearwater, FL  33763

(727) 464-4761
Fax (727) 464-3174

e-mail: tallen@co.pinellas.fl.us

>>> Laura Estes <laurae@montana.edu> 07/15/99 05:13PM >>>
P2 purists please feel free to skip this message. We were recently
contacted by a company looking for ideas for a fibrous material that
be added to the mix for a lightweight concrete. They were considering
shredded fabric (sans zippers, buttons, etc.) as a possibility and had
considered straw.  Major consideration was being given to reuse of a
material that is readily available locally. We put them in contact
local thrift stores and recycling organizations but thought the
mind might have some more creative solutions. Thanks for any ideas you
could pass on.

Laura Estes
Peaks to Prairies P2 Information Center
Montana State University
300 Taylor Hall - Bozeman, MT  59717-3580
Phone: (406) 994-6948 * Fax: (406) 994-5417