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Technofile : New rugs for old

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Construction on the world’s first commercial plant for recycling nylon carpets will start in a few weeks’ time. Sited in Augusta, Georgia, the plant will turn 90 000 metric tonnes of waste carpet each year into caprolactam, a monomer that can be reconverted into nylon. “As far as we know, it will be the first carpet recycling plant in the world,” says a spokesman for Augusta-based DSM Chemicals, which developed the process with AlliedSignal of Morristown,