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Newsletter July 25 2016

July 25, 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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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"These turf pads look like they could be the makings of a great floating island on waste water ponds to help clean up the water!" - Joe
1-yr-old...Gym Floor.  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.
Insulated Pavers.  These are highly engineered 2' x 4' panels that are a combination of lightweight concrete adhered to foam insulation.  L: Atlanta, Philadelphia  Click Here for Insulated Paver Prices>>

repurposedIDEA:  "Could you quote me shipping on the pavers.  I'm thinking of laying them on our flat roof where we're having 'ponding' issues.  I'm thinking the mass of the pavers will displace most of the standing water." Jack  REJack, we're not roofers but it sounds logical!
repurposedINBOX.  "We have 72 pallets of Pumpkin pie puree (approx 175,000 lbs) in large aseptic gaylord containers.  It was to be used for pumpkin pies but our customer is closing operations.  The best by was Nov 2015.  It is near Los Angeles.  Can you find a use?" - Kurt  If you have serious interest in these four truckloads, please Contact Us>>
repurposedARTISAN.  "Here are the flags 'repurposed' from old fire hoses I was telling you about. We will make one and can bring to show you. Typical size is 4'x3'. We are interested in trading material for one of this size if that works. We really would like to have some of the couplings like you see in the photos." - Rhonda Hood

Fire Hose:  
L: DFW, Den, Chi, Atl  Click Here for Prices>>

operationDISCOVERY.  We are fielding more and more calls from companies with different kinds of foam waste.  So, we'd like to find out from you, our readers, what is going on with foam recycling.  Several Questions: 1) Do you know of any really smart, innovative applications for a certain type of recycled foam product?  2)  Are you a large generator of foam waste that you'd like to find a higher and better use for?  3)  Or, on the flip side, are you looking to find more sources for a certain type(s) of recycled foam?  Contact Us>>

Our Customers.  We often get asked, "Who buys all these used materials?"  A: Well, last week Sony Pictures bought a bunch of billboards to cover stuff on one of their film sets.

Billboard Vinyls.  L: Den, Chi, DFW, Atl, Chi  
Click for Sizes and Prices>> 


Polypropylene Rolls.  BEFORE: This aviation equipment manufacturer imports this non-woven, needle punched, 100% polypropylene felt from Germany.  A certain % doesn't meet their demanding tolerances.  That is what we got in.  STATUS:  For sale.  L: Denver  Click for Pricing>>

Bowling Alley Wood... Furniture.  We have large quantities of bowling wood available.  L: PhiladelphiaAtlantaDenver  Click Here for Pricing>>
Guardrail Offset Blocks.  Location: Atlanta  Click Here for Offset Prices>>

repurposedIDEA"For centuries, in high traffic areas Douglas fir has been used as flooring with blocks placed upright so that the end grain is the top surface. The top surface is sanded just like for any wood floor,  then sealed and varnish applied. The blocks can be set in many different methods, typically on a concrete slab with adhesive.  Of course, I am not certain as to the species of these blocks but do expect that the most likely species is Douglas fir." - John
Steel Cable.  L: Atlanta, Denver  Click Here for Steel Cable Sizes and Prices>>

repurposedPROJECT...Steel Cable.  David Mauriello sent us this great "how to" video for making a backyard suspension bridge.  Watch Video>>  
Pool Covers.  Pool Cover sizes and pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT:  "You pool covers are working great for shade for our chickens."Kaarin Scoma w/ 

RE #2:  "Damon, You won't believe this but a swimming pool magazine contacted me after they saw our 'repurpose' in your newsletter.  They now want to feature us in their magazine.  Thanks for the publicity.  And, I would take it as quite a compliment to know journalists are reading your newsletter!" - Kaarin  


55 gal Drums w/ Lids.   We have several more truckloads of used barrels.  L: Philadelphia, Atlanta, Denver, Dallas  Email Us for Truckload Pricing>>

repurposedINQUIRY.  "I am looking to purchase steel drums to ship waste powder from our operations.  The drums must have lids and not leak." - Jim  NOTE: Like Jim's inquiry demonstrates, probably our #1 buyer of open top barrels is companies that need to ship various kinds of waste and byproducts.

MOVING SALE.  As you may have read, we're going to be moving to a new Chicagoland location this summer.  We want to move as little as possible.  So, we're open to offers on some of our inventory!

20 gal Steel Drums.  Qty 450+ barrels.  19" Dia x 21 1/2" H.  L: Chi 
 Email Offer>>

275 gal Totes.  Qty 60 totes/truckload  Make offer on a full truckload!  L: Chi  Email Offer>>

Glass Vials.  They are 10 mLs vials.  The vials DO NOT include any caps or closure methods.  Each bottle is 54 mm tall and have a 25 mm diameter.  There are 17,550 vials/pallet.  L: Illinois Email an Offer>>
MOVING SALE.  Parking Lot Fabric.  L: Chicago (Also, in Denver & Atlanta).  Click Here for Sizes and Prices>>

repurposedPOSSIBILITY.  "I am looking for an outlet for spent Isopropyl Alcohol. It is spent because it contains food flavors and moisture – I believe up to 12% water.  Approximately 25,000 gallons per month so about one tanker per week.  We are in the Los Angeles area." Todd

Q #1
: What are some of the "repurposes" for used Isopropyl Alcohol?  
Email Ideas>>

Q #2: If you have interest in the 25,000 gal/month IPA let us know.  Contact Us>>

Aviation Paint.  We just took in 200+ gallons of PPG Desothane HS 8800.  L: Denver  Email for Details>>

Mobile DTE 10 Excel 15.  We have seven 55 gal drums.  L: Dallas   Contact Us for Pricing>> 

Dupont Zonyl 8740.  The Zonyl 8740 is a penetrating sealer for porous, less porous, and polished stone surfaces.  L: Atl  Make Offer - We are open to offers on a single 55 gallon drum or on all 7 we have in stock.  Email Offer>>

Sample Request"Any trial sample that I can try out in Singapore?" - Vincent Lee in Singaporeus

repurposedPROPERTY.  We're focusing this edition on "repurposing" as it relates to properties and real estate.  
Limestone Quarry --> Concert Venue.  Take a look at this limestone quarry "repurposed" into a world-class concert venue - Dalhalla - in Sweden

Q: Do you have property you'd like to sell that would be a good candidate for "repurposing"?  
Email Details>>

repurposedSUCCESS...Tapioca Starch.  BEFORE: We took in 40,000 lbs of bio certified tapioca starch manufactured for the cosmetic industry.  AFTER: One of the distillers who bought the starch..."The ONLY thing in the bottle is the spirit we fermented form the tapioca starch we got from you guys. If we could get more of the starch at the same price we’d do another few runs  for sure. When it came off the still it tastes like a smooth vanilla vodka." - Mark Allen

: Like the cosmetic company, do you have any product, chemistry, ingredients, etc, that are out-of-date, off-spec, etc...that would be a candidate for "repurposing"?  If yes,
 Send Details>>