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November 1st, 2010 at 6:22 pm

Post Industrial Recycled Material – Scrim

Post Consumer Recycled Material

Post consumer recycled materials are those materials which have already served their initial purpose to a consumer and are then reclaimed rather than being discarded in traditional landfills. Common post consumer recycled materials include tires, aluminum cans, newspapers, plastic bottles and glass. Innovative companies are finding new ways to break down these materials and incorporate them into their processes. Post consumer waste is generally recognized as being more environmentally friendly because once materials reach the consumer they are more likely to end up in landfills.


Post Industrial Recycled Material

Post industrial recycled materials are those materials that have been recovered or otherwise diverted from the waste stream during the manufacturing process. This does not include used, reconditioned or remanufactured components.


Scrim

The reinforcing fabric that acts as a carrier for the polymer modified bitumen. The scrim contributes to performance characteristics of the finished product that include tensile strength, puncture resistance and fire resistance. The two primary fabrics for scrim include fiberglass and polyester. There is also a combination scrim which incorporates both of these fabrics.


sources: The Garland Company, Inc.®

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