Patent Number: 8,870,104

Title: Method for separating carpet fibers

Abstract: A system for separating carpet U's from carpet backing is described. The separation method includes a means for transporting a blend of carpet U's and backing material containing at least backing fibers and an adhesive material to a shaker box. The shaker box has at least one opening for receiving the blend. One or more portions of the shaker box have one or more orifices. The shaker box causes the carpet U's to pass through the orifices when the shaker box is activated leaving at least the backing fibers in the shaker box. The U's are passed to a cleaning means where said U's are treated to remove portions of adhesive material present on said U's. The backing fibers are released from said shaker box and transported for further treatment.

Inventors: Levy; Frank (Quogue, NY), Dell'Orco; Sergio (Capalle, IT)

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International Classification: B02C 17/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-28 0:00:00