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Status on the Recycling of Automotive Carpeting
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 24, 1997 by SAE International in United States
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EcoPlus™ Automotive Carpet Systems, are used in trunks, on floors, for throw in mats, and more and contain many different thermoplastics polymers in various forms. New technologies are being developed to recycle complex carpet systems. One system has been evaluated at the Vehicle Recycling Partnership using a “remelt’ recycling process which can be used on a wide variation of thermoplastic materials, or blends of thermoplastic materials. The remelt process takes normally incompatible thermoplastic polymers and makes them compatible in a homogenous mix. This proprietary process yields a useable plastic. Plastic made from automotive carpet systems can be used to manufacture new automotive parts or other plastic articles of commerce.