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Newsletter - April 15 2016

August 8, 2016     Please FORWARD to a friend or colleague.     SUBSCRIBE

re·pur·posed·MA·TE·RI·ALS (noun) - byproducts and waste that have value "as is" to a second, unrelated industry.  WATCH "repurposing" Video Introduction>>
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Surplus Insulation.  This is new, still-in-the-wrapper polyiso insulation.  We got in 3 truckloads.  L: Dallas  Email for Sizes and Details>>


Rolls of Rubber.  These rolls of rubber were involved in a truck accident on the way to a factory where they were going to be die cut into diaphragms for truck air brakes.  The customer rejected the whole load.  Really!?!  How bad can you hurt rolls of rubber?  Anyway, these brand new rolls of 1/8" x 56" x 100-200' are available for sale.  (NOTE: The blue fabric is protective layers between the black rubber.)  L: Denver  email for Pricing>>

Q:  Can anyone refer us to gasket making companies?  OR  Anyone know an industrial gasket-type application where the industry has wide tolerances?  We're thinking like gaskets in the pipeline industry or something!?!   If yes, Submit Ideas>>


Our Customers.  Who are our customers?  Last week it was both the Nashville Zoo and the San Antonio Zoo who both purchased street sweeper brushes for their large animals to scratch on!

Sweeper Brushes.  L: Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago 
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Chemistry Auction.  We are having our first ever Chemistry Auction starting this week.  All the lots are liquids or powders that are products, chemicals, ingredients, etc. (Auction EndsFriday, Aug 26th)  L: Denver, Chicago, Atlanta  Click to Bid in our Auction>>

Auction Includes: 
AUCTION...Multi Surface Sealer.  We just did a deal for 4,000 liters of the super concentrated sealer Zycosil.  Location: Denver  Click to Bid in our Auction>>

backSTORY:  The chemistry behind this multi surface sealer was originally developed to seal the heat tiles on the underside of the Space Shuttle while it sat on the launch pad during rainstorms.
New Location.  We have finished our move!  Our Chicagoland facility is now inKankakee, IL!


Warehouse Fire.  repurposedCALL:  "We had a fire at our grease manufacturing facility.  We had several batches of grease finished but not yet in finished packaging.  We don't think there is anything wrong with it, but we don't want to chance it with our customers.  We just put it all in 55 gal drums.  The two types we have are Lithium Grease OO and Calcium Sulfonate Complex ISO 460.  Are you interested?" - Carter  Q: We need your help!  What applications could use either of these two types of greases in 55 gal drum quantities and without any warranties or certifications?  (It will probably be some industrial application with wide tolerances in their grease specifications.)  Oh, and if you have interest in about 70 drums of either, email us, too!  Email Us Details>>


RR "repurpose" #1...Railroad Rail.  L: Denver  Click Here for Rail lengths and prices>>

repurposedPROJECT"I saw these railroad rails turned foot rests at a bar.  I thought of you guys!" - Raymond
Bowling Alley Wood.  L: Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver  Click Here for Wood Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT"Wanted to get you some pictures of our friend's bowling alley wood island.  It is stunning!" - Shawna Mosier in Kansas
Composite Lumber.  We just took in a truckload of these 1/2" x 11 1/4" x 12' panels.  They come in 6 colors  L: Atlanta  Email for Colors, Quantities & Pricing>>
Turf Pad Underlayment.  BEFORE:  These interlocking pieces of expanded polypropylene were used as turf underlayment on a football field.  FOR SALE:  The pieces are 1" x 48" x 48".  We have 60,000 Sq Ft of this underlayment.  L: Denver  Click for Pictures and Pricing>>  *A,C,E:  These pads are sturdy, water permeable, interlocking, etc.  

repurposedIDEA"Those pads would make a great base for pavers on your patio.  There are several companies that make similiar products!  Here is a picture that talks about the load transfer." - Gene Francis
Military Cargo Parachutes.  35' and 100' in stock.  L: Denver, Chicago  ORDER ONLINE>>

warmEQUIPMENT"We use these cargo parachutes up here in Canada to make a portable, temporary heated shelter to work on our heavy equipment.  We drape the parachute over the equip and then put a propane burner under it.  And, it expands like a hot air balloon.  Keeps us nice and toasty!" - Bill in Alberta 

Q: Like with these parachutes, have you seen other "repurposing" done in conjunction w/ Equipment Maintenance? 
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Gym Floor...1-yr-old.  This is an 8,800 Sq Ft gym floor that is just 1 year old.  It hasn't even had it's 1st birthday, yet...LOL!  L: Atlanta.  Click for Sizes and Prices>>

BEFORE:  "Damon, We installed this floor last summer and unfortunately is being replaced with a new floor due to the spacing of nails near the ends of the boards and some low spots in the concrete below.Rob   OPPORTUNITY:  Do you know of a school or organization looking to replace a gym floor on a tight budget?  If yes, PLEASE forward this opportunity.
equipmentSIMILARITY:  "Damon, You've shown the mixers off concrete trucks the last few editions.  Funny, those mixers look almost identical to big stainless meat tumblers used in the meat packing industry to marinate meat.  These might be a 'repurpose' opportunity for you." Jim  RE: Jim, Yes, it is funny how much machinery is similar between different industries.  They probably change the Concrete Mixer vs Meat Tumbler...but otherwise, they do about the same thing.  That is where "repurposing" comes in.  Can you find the same machine that has the same *A.C.E. in another industry where you can buy it for less?

Q: Do you have surplus or idle equipment that you would like to deal on to get it out out-of-your-warehouse or off-the-books?  Contact Us>>
foamIDEA:  "Hi Damon, If you spray bedliner (LineX or diy products) on foam products they become a lightweight yet extremely durable building material, shelves, storage buildings, etc.  I do, it takes on a hard rigid form, the overlanding (vehicle based off-road expeditions) community uses it for gear boxes, or side steps on vehicles/trailers, while we typically use a polyurethane foam I don’t see the problem with using other types of foam.  It essentially becomes 40% to 60% lighter than plywood with the same durability.
" Kirk 


foamSOURCE:  "Hi Damon,  We have bags of foam buffing dust which is a byproduct of one of our processes.  We buff off the excess foam and collect it in a dust bag house then transfer it too plastic bags.  Each bag weighs about 40-50 lbs. and we put out around 11-14 bags a day.  It’s a fine powder consistency.  The colors change but it’s basically the same product, a polyurethane foam." - Charlie

foamIDEA:  "Fine polyurethane buffing dust could be good for stucco, paint texture, plaster texturing, mortar aggregate, sculpting concrete aggregate.  It is probably a lot more dense than fine shredded EPS and a lot less dense than sand.  I am considering it to be a mortar sand replacement.  I would take 2 or 3 parts foam dust with 1 part portland cement, and add water til you get a workable mortar.  It might be fantastic, or it might still need a couple additives." Dave


foamOUTLET:  "We do equestrian vaulting (dance and gymnastics on horseback) and are always looking for reasonably-priced foam to put under/around our practice equipment and to pad under the horse’s equipment." - Natalie
Train Wheels.  repurposedPROJECT"Up here in New England I've seen guys take a train car wheel and use them as mooring for their boats.  They weld an eye-bolt on the 700-800 lb wheel and then sink it.  If they have a larger boat and need more weight, they simply weld a few wheels together.  BTW, I love what you guys are doing.  Just like with these steel wheels...of course, they could be melted down, but re-use is way better than recycling!" - Robert in Massachusetts

internationalEXPANSION.  "I would like to say that this appears to be a very purposeful service that you provide.  It would be extremely useful to a  number of enterprises I work with.  If only it serviced Far North Queensland, Australia.  Let me know if your company or any others will be operating in this are in the near future."Gwen  RE:  Though, we haven't franchised our "repurposing" concept, yet, internationally, we have had several foreign groups express interest.  We're always interested in such discussions!  Contact Us>>

repurposedWEBINAR  Q: Would you like to learn more about our mission/concept of "repurposing"?  Damon Carson, our founder, will give you an introduction in this 45 minutes webinar.  Register at this link, and you'll be able to access the video to view>>
Learn More...about repurposedMATERIALS.  Watch 2 Minute Introduction Video>>  
waste/basedBUSINESS.   repurposedMATERIALS is actively seeking opportunities to acquire, partner, or joint venture with companies that have unique, durable niches within the re-use, re-manufacturing, re-blending, re-moval, marketplace.  Contact Us>>
* A.C.E.  This acronym stands for AttributesCharacteristicsEngineering.  We use this acronym to tell you a little about a used material and what qualities it has in hopes that someone can find a "repurpose" for it.  Asked another way...what did the material do in its 1st life that might help identify a very different, 2nd life for it?

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