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Recycling Textile and Plastic Waste

Edited By: AR Horrocks

178 pages, Illus, tabs

Woodhead Publishing

Paperback | Dec 1996 | #63941 | ISBN: 1855733064
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About this book

Contains nineteen edited papers originally presented at the first major conference on the environmental aspects of the textile and plastics industries - Wealth from Waste in Textiles. It discusses the consequences of excessive waste production, waste minimisation strategies and practices and recent scientific and technological advances.


Recycling and recovery strategies; Municipal waste; Turning environmental concern into real profit; Reclaimed fibres, the sources and usage; Industrial waste water minimisation and treatment; The fibre industry and waste management; Recycling of plastic fibres and packaging waste; Key lessons for plastic recycling; Nonwovens from recycled waste; Recycling Zeftron carpets; Cotton waste reclamation; Recycling in the Far East; The production of high tenacity tapes from waste polypropylene; The role of process stabilisers in recycling polyolefins; Recycling carbon Fibre-PEEK composites; The eco movement; Waste: the politics and philosophies; Dyestuffs: the myths explored and problems solved; Environmental husbandry.

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