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Patent

PRODUCTS OF PROCESSES FOR RECYCLING CARPET


Application Date:
Mar 15, 2017
EPO Patent:
EP 3141366 A2
Abstract:

Methods for the recycling of carpet are disclosed that produce clean face fiber suitable for industrial use. The methods allow the recovery of face fiber material, for example a polyester or a polyamide, from carpet...

Inventors:
BORK, Joseph, E.
PASPEK SR., Stephen, C.
SCHROEDER, Alan, F.
HEISE, William, H.
International Classification:
B29B 17/02 20060101AFI20170116BHEP

Claims

What is claimed is:

Face fiber material, obtainable by a process for recovering face fiber material from a carpet that includes a face fiber material and a backing material, the process comprising: a) heating the carpet to a temperature lower than the melting point of the face fiber material, but higher than the thermal decomposition...

Description

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to methods for carpet recycling, and more specifically, to processes of recycling carpet that produce clean face fiber suitable for industrial use, and to the face fiber and other products produced using such processes.

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