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Material Recycling for Carpet

This webinar is approved for 1 LU/HSW credit for Continuing Education through the AIA.


This webinar is approved for credit through the IDCEC.










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We're looking at everything through the lens of the future, from not only how it affects us, to its impact on coming generations. And synthetic carpet flooring is no exception. The Material Recycling for Carpet presentation will explore the many fibers used in the manufacturing of commercial and residential carpets and their properties that make them suitable for recycle. There are three key approaches to material sustainability: reduce, reuse, and recycle. In this presentation, the focus will be on the recycling aspect of materials and how each can contribute to overall sustainability efforts.



Learning Objectives
  • LEARN basics of material recycling
  • EXPLORE recycling attributes of the whole carpet
  • VIEW international recycling efforts
  • DISCUSS the impact of these options on future specifications




Ian Burt
Director of Sales and Marketing
Aquafil USA


Ian Burt graduated in mathematics and engineering from Queen's University (Cha Gheill!) in Kingston, Canada, where he was born. He began his career with Canadian Pacific in Toronto, Canada before moving to DuPont Canada in 1990. He moved through positions of increasing responsibility in engineering and manufacturing before moving into sales. In 2002 he accepted an expatriate assignment in sales with E.I. duPont de Nemours in Kennesaw, Georgia. After DuPont sold its nylon business to Koch Industries, Ian accepted an offer of employment from INVISTA in 2005 and was in the automotive fibers and Antron® businesses until moving to Mohawk Industries in Marietta, Georgia in 2011. After two years in Business Operations and Planning at Mohawk Industries, Ian accepted an offer of employment from Aquafil USA in 2013 as Director of Sales and Marketing. He is a past member of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering and the Textiles Human Resources Council in Canada. He is a current member of the Society of Automotive Engineers.