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Recycling Textile and Plastic Waste

Edited papers from the 1995 conference Ecotextile - Wealth for Waste in Textiles, organised by Bolton Institute and the British Textile Technology Group.

Textile scientists; Technologists; Engineers and those designing and manufacturing textiles; Academics and researchers in the textile field

Paperback, 192 Pages

Published: January 1996

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-85573-306-0


  • Part 1 Introduction: Recycling and recovery strategies; Municipal waste. Part 2 Waste minimisation: 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. Part 3 Science and technology: 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. Part 4 Environmental issues: The eco movement; Waste: The politics and philosophies; Dyestuffs: The myths explored and problems solved; Environmental husbandry.


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