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Technical Textile Markets
Issue 87:
4th quarter 2011

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Editorial: European Directives Are Driving Initiatives for Carpet Recycling and Re-Use
Outlook for Man-Made Fibres and Technical Textiles: Report from the 50th Dornbirn Congress (20 pages)
The world nonwovens industry: 20 medium sized producers, part 2 of 3, 2011-12 (61 pages)
Profile of Borgers: Germany's Leading Supplier of Technical Textiles to the Automotive Industry (14 pages)
Global technical textiles business update, 4th quarter 2011 (19 pages)
Statistics: global and regional trends in mill fibre consumption and man-made fibre production, 4th quarter 2011 (26 pages)

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Editorial: European Directives Are Driving Initiatives for Carpet Recycling and Re-Use

published in Issue 87, 4th quarter 2011  

The recycling of carpets and carpet tiles in Europe is set to increase significantly as companies take steps to comply with targets for 2020 contained in the EU's Waste Framework Directive. According to a report from the UK-based Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP), the best solutions in terms of maximising resource efficiency gains and minimising the impact on climate change are likely to be landfill bans coupled with a requirement to sort materials. This report provides insight and analysis on environmentally-friendly schemes being established by a number of companies in Europe which are trying to reduce the amount of carpet waste that goes to landfill -- namely Aquafil, Desso, Filature Miroglio, Forbo Flooring Systems, Greenback Recycling, Penthouse Carpets, Protomax and Sellers. In addition, the report assesses the role of WRAP, whose work focuses on market development and support to drive forward recycling and materials resource efficiency.

Table of Contents
Editorial: European Directives Are Driving Initiatives for Carpet Recycling and Re-Use
  • Introduction
  • Separating Fibres from Carpet Backing
  • Take Back Schemes
  • Schemes for Recycling and Reusing Fibres and Polymers
  • Designing Carpet Backings for Recyclability
  • Composites and Other Materials from Carpet Waste
  • The Role of the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) in the UK
  • Recycling of Textile Waste in Europe

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