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Dan_Lehman

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Fishy Filaments >> recycling nylon cord
« on: August 05, 2018, 09:20:46 PM »
As we continually pollute the earth with plastics,
here's an attempt to convert some of the waste
(i.p. nylon) into useful material instead.

https://fishyfilaments.com/

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Fishy Filaments? doesn?t pretend to address all these issues.
Our aim is to provide a win-win solution to fishing communities
by taking end-of-life fishing gear and some of the plastics
caught during normal fishing activities, then transforming them
into commercially viable products that have the potential for
a multitude of uses.

Our first product will be a recycled nylon filament for use in 3D printing.
Unlike established nylon recycling routes our solution uses simple
mechanical and thermal processes that can be achieved at a local
scale and with no harsh chemicals added. Our next project is
to complete on-going R&D on recycling larger trawl nets made
of polyethylene and polypropylene.


Looking further re recycling (as I recall there being some
effort at this when Maine lobster fishers were required to
get rid of floating (PP) rope for sinking line so as to avoid
their "trawls" --mile-long "strings" of lobster pots tied on w/snoods--
from snagging northern right whales, who tend to swim with
open jaws when feeding and can thus snag the line),
I found that apparently recycling such stuff is yet an open
challenge --to wit:

[ca. April 2017]
www.penbaypilot.com/article/eva-murray-pot-warp-and-its-huge-waste-stream/85143

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?Over 1 million pounds of the float rope was sent to Conigliaro Industries
in Framingham MA where it was chopped up and used as a lightweight
aggregate in concrete products.?
And then this short-lived recycling program was ended.


 :)
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