Recycling Textile and Plastic Waste

Recycling Textile and Plastic Waste

1st Edition - January 1, 1996

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  • Editor: A R Horrocks
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857093004

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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

Table of Contents

  • 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.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 192
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 1996
  • Published: January 1, 1996
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857093004

About the Editor

A R Horrocks

Dr Richard Horrocks is Research Professor in Textiles at the Centre for Materials Research and Innovation, The University of Bolton.

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University of Bolton, UK

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