Verdex Recycling Capabilities
Verdex has developed innovative technology that can take recycled PET carpet (and bottles) and turn it into nonwoven apparel, filtration and acoustical products. Verdex Has Successfully Spun Recycled Materials into Nano/Micro Fiber, High Loft Matt & Sheet Products:
- PET Post-Consumer Recycle
- Reprocessed PET, Carpet Fiber (Unifi)
Verdex is currently working with 2 of the world’s leading recycling companies to help them turn a product that would normally have been put into landfill, to now turning this material into a high value market product such as high energy filters.
This disruptive technology enables the nonwovens industry & associated businesses alike, to play a vital role in solving the ever-growing problems of landfilling carpet and ocean plastic.
Innovative Recycling Technology
Verdex’s patented spinning nozzle technology converts PCC material directly into nano/micro fibers which are blended with larger fibers to form the apparel, air and acoustical filtration products.
Verdex technology is capable of spinning recycled cleaned PET carpet containing polypropylene and calcium
carbonate components to form apparel, air filtration and acoustical products.
Verdex Recycling Technology Advantages
Alternative To Landfill – Spinning post-consumer carpet material into nonwoven products is an alternative to landfilling the carpets.
PET California Post-Consumer Carpet – Verdex technology is capable of spinning recycling cleaned PET California-Generated Post-Consumer Carpet “Compressed” Product (Containing PP and Ash) into nanofibers.
Verdex Spinning Process – Verdex technology is capable of spinning recycling cleaned PET California-Generated Post-Consumer Carpet “Compressed” Product (Containing PP and Ash) into nanofibers.
Filtration & Acoustical Products – Verdex’s patented spinning nozzle technology converts PCC material directly into nano/micro fibers which are laid down to form sheet layer components of nonwoven apparel, filtration and acoustical products.
Markets for Verdex Recycled PET Nano-Micro Fiber Products
There are three high potential markets based on samples made by Verdex:
1. High Efficiency Air Filters
Verdex Spun Recycled PET Materials have an Exact Fiber Size Match with Micro-Glass Fibers used in High Efficiency Air Filtration
Since the Verdex material has high loft, Verdex Spun Recycled PET Materials have Same Filtration Efficiencies as micro Glass with ½ the Pressure Drop and Twice the Dirt Holding Capacity
2. Thermal & Acoustic Barrier Matts
Nano fibers are known to enhance sound Absorption materials. Since Verdex can spin Nano-Micro Fibers into a High Loft Material at the same time, Verdex is experiencing significant market exposure as the Polymer is recycled (PET).
3. Carpet Backing Material
A Carpet Backing Material could be made by combining “strength fibers” with the recycled Verdex spun PET fibers.
The Patented Verdex spinning process can aspirate high strength filaments from bobbins into the process and random orientate these high strength fibers through the Nano-Micro Fiber Matt.
- spin range of fiber size distributions by simply varying process parameters
- attach functionalizing powders while spinning the fibers
- tailor our processes to client requirements
PLA, PCL, PeOx, PP, PBT , PVDF, Nylon 66 and blends.
Removal of contaminants such as pesticides and pharmaceutical residuals from drinking water.
Greater efficiency and lower energy input in removing dissolved organics from water than reverse osmosis.
Higher adsorption efficiency at lower pressure drop than traditional ultrafiltration and microfiltration.
Customization opportunity of novel polymers through surface functionalization
Replacing Glass Media
- Polydisperse fiber distribution for structural integrity
- Single homogeneous layer
- High efficiency
- Low Pressure drop
- High Loft
Polydisperse fibers with activated carbon particles immobilized in 3D nanofibrous scaffold
- High particle loading rate for high capacity
- Low pressure drop
- High adsorption rate from finer particles
- Can use carbon nanoparticles for ultrafiltration
Hydrophilic functionalized nanofibers
- Higher efficiency from greater particulate surface area
- Silver nanoparticles can be added for antibacterial properties
- Nanofiber membrane sandwiched between microfiber layers
Super Absorbent Materials
Super absorbent polymer powders captured in 3D nanofiber matrix
- Media can absorb many times its weight in liquid
- High powder loading
- Hydrophilic surface functionalization