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Newsletter July 25, 2017

July 25, 2017     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.  LEARN MORE ABOUT US>>   
In this Edition Denver | Chicago | Atlanta | Dallas | Philadelphia

Runway Idea #1:  "We are looking for 54"+ widths of conveyor belting to lay down for a runway for our model airplanes at our airfield in New York.  What do you have available?" Scott  RE: Scott, we have this giant 54" x 1,000'+ roll of belting in Philly.  It is taller than a shipping container as you can see in picture below.

Conveyor Belt.   L: Denver, Dallas, Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta 
 Click for Sizes and Prices>>


Runway Idea #2 "Could your used turf be laid down beside runways to help with rodents, birds, etc?  I know that they use new turf for this application.  I see no reason why you couldn't install used turf.  It would save airports money and it would be a beneficial re-use for large quantities of turf." - Bill O'Shea  

Turf.  L: Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Chicago, Philadelphia  Click for Pricing>>

13x Molecular Sieve.  BEFOREThis molecular sieve was supposed to be a part of a manufactured product that ended up getting canceled.  We have 42,000 lbs.  The bead size: .8-1.6MM.  L: Atlanta  Click Here for Pricing>>

repurposedSUGGESTION:  "Your 13x could work in several industries.  Natural Gas and Ammonia plants would use 13X…as would air pre-purifiers.  Need to look for 'mom and pop' operations in these sectors.  These are companies that would really like this at your $.50 on the dollar price." Bob in Kentucky

Forward to a Friend:  Please forward info about our 13x if you know somebody in the processing industries of natural gas, ammonia, or air purifiers. etc.


Wood I Joists.  BEFORE: These I-joists by Redbuilt were used on a temporary framing project before we made a deal for them.  These are 13 1/2' and we have about 1,500 of them.  L: Chicago  Click Here for Pricing>>  

SURPLUS...Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Tanks.  "We have 4 very large, unused FRP tanks that have been stuck in our yard for 8 years tied up in foreign bankruptcy.  These tanks ranging in size from 150,000-750,000 gallons are now available at a deep discount.  We just want them off our lot.  These are so large they can't be moved on the highways.  So, they'll have to go on some waterfront property with barge or ship access.  These four tanks cost $3,000,000 new." Sam  AVAILABLE:  If you're a mine, an oil & gas operator, or a petrochemical company and you have serious interest, Contact Us>>

repurposedSUGGESTION:  "Damon, don't think about these tanks just for liquid storage.  They would also work well for dry material storage like wheat, corn, fertilizers, etc." Joe

repurposedROLODEX "We take discarded clothing and cut them into rags that we sell to machine shops, etc. to use as grease rags...or, wipers as is call them in the industry." - Alex Gomez  RE: Alex, thanks for sharing how you make money in the used economy!!

Q:  Like Alex, does your company repair, upgrade, restore, overhaul, recondition, cleanup assets or materials that industry is discarding to increase their value?  We are building our Rolodex of companies that add value to castoffs of Corporate America.   If yes, we’d like to hear from you!  Call Damon @ 303.321.1471 or Email Damon>>

BEFORE"Our hose distributorship was acquired by a big national company.  They didn't want any of our existing inventory.  Can you help?" - Greg  STATUS:  Greg accepted our offer, and all their hose inventory is up for bid in our online auction. 

AUCTION...Hose Shop Inventory.  All kinds of hoses: air, hydraulic, fuel, concrete, asphalt, etc  - Auction Ends Thurs, July 27th -  L: Denver  Click Here to Bid>>

Media Inquiry.  "We write about the hidden gems of Atlanta and the surrounding areas - from the best restaurants and nightspots to the best places to shop or get your yoga on.  We're working on a series of articles featuring interviews with the Greater Atlanta area's most inspiring entrepreneurs and independent businesses and we'd like to feature repurposedMATERIALS." -Dianne Lopez 

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Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia

Rolls of 100% Polyester.  BEFORE: "Hello, We have about 10 pallets of new 100% polyester, non-woven fabric.  It was part of an window blind R&D project that we  did not proceed with.  But they had to purchase a container load at the time.  Each are 37.5" wide with about 500 yards on them.  It is Unitika brand, 35 grams/sq meter.  Are these something you would be interested in?" Dianne  AFTER:  Dianne accepted our offer.  We now have the fabric for sale.  L: Denver  Click for Pricing>>

repurposedHOPE:  "My 'repurposing', I do dye sublimation printing.  A key element in the process is the polyester based coatings, or, in the case of fabrics, simply being made of polyester.  When polyester fabric is imprinted the image is actually dyed INTO the cloth rather than being applied to the surface as is the case with screen printing, vinyl, etc.  I am hoping that the texture of the polyester material will be suitable for printing photographs." Gordon 

Used Climbing Rope.  Finally, we’ve got more climbing rope in.  These retired ropes primarily come out of climbing gyms so they haven’t rec’d much, if any, exposure to the outdoors.  WARNING: These ropes are NOT to be re-used for any life supporting purposes!  Order Online>>

repurposedIDEA:  "When I buy me a loft, I'm going to buy a bunch of your climbing rope and weave this too cool hammack between the 1st story and 2nd story." Allie Hernandez

BEFORE"I have 24 NEW natural gas heaters in original packaging.  They are excess inventory the makes are Sterling and Beacon Morris.  We do business with an HVAC distributor.  These are no longer under warranty. They asked us scrap them." - Ryan in Massachusetts  STATUS:  Ryan thanks for not sending these to scrap metal!  He accepted our offer, and we now have these heaters for sale.  

Q: Like Ryan, do you have new or used machinery or equipment you'd like sell? 
Email Us Details>>

SURPLUS...Unused Heaters.  L: Philadelphia  Click for Models and Pricing>>


Rolls of Rubber.  1/8" x 56" x 150'   (NOTE: The blue fabric is protective layers between the black rubber.)  L: Denver  Roll Pricing>>

BEFORE: 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?  AFTER: A Oklahoma bison rancher purchased 4 rolls yesterday.  He purchased a bunch of rolls last fall, too.  So, it must work!   He uses the rubber as a visual barrier in his corrals.  NOTE: The two pictures on the right with the solid fencing.  Not being able to see through the fence helps with animals staying calm during roundups.  Charles, we appreciate your business!  BEFORE/AFTER: From truck accident waste to a 2nd life on a bison ranch.  That is what we do everyday here at repurposedMATERIALS.

UHMW Polyethylene (Ultra High Molecular Weight) Flat Bar Stock.  BEFORE:  This is unused bar stock that was rejected by the U.S. Coast Guard for a big marine project in Oregon because the color was wrong.   (Qty 35 - 4" x 12" x 18') L: Denver  Click here for UHMW Details and Pricing>>

interestPARTY:  "We normally use this UHMW material on our indoor race track as a barrier. It is bolted to used NASCAR tires.  This UHMW material is expensive but superior to the other track barriers. I will give this to my partners." Ed Bradford  RE:  Ed, We like your "repurposing" of old NASCAR tires, too.)

Floating Rope.  BEFOREThis is unused, off-spec floating water line rope.  We have 60' and 75' pieces.  FREE SHIPPING   Order Online>>

Military Cargo Parachutes.  35' and 100' diameter.  L: Denver, Chicago   ORDER ONLINE>>

Our Customers:  "Finally put this together last week and your email today gives me the opportunity to share. We are using the 35’ diameter parachute as a shade provider for the zoo’s farm animals. Alpaca got under it before I had a chance to get it fully attached. We folded it in thirds to make it fit with the option to open it more if needed." - Eric Krussman w/ the San Francisco Zoo


Different View.  "Colorado Assoc for Recycling’s new director, Laurie Johnson, is anxious to develop new ideas that go beyond its traditional historical scope. In thinking about people she might meet who have a different view of how we can re-use what others consider junk, repurposedMATERIALS came up quite quickly.  So I’d like to introduce you to her in the hope you could find an hour sometime to meet with her and give her your views on how we might be doing a better job with the 'reuse' element in the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle mantra." -Graham Russell  REGrahamLaurie did come out yesterday for a tour to learn about "repurposing"!  Thanks for the introduction!

Q: Would you, or your organization, like to come out for a tour at one of our five locations across America?  
Contact Us>>


repurposedEQUIPMENT.   How about this Canadian icebreaker "repurposed" as an expeditionary yacht!  (Yes, this is the same ship in both pictures.)

Q #1: Like with this icebreaker, what other equipment have you seen "repurposed"?  
Email Ideas>>

Q #2: Do you have a ship or piece of marine equipment that would be a candidate for "repurposing"?  If you want to do a deal, Email Us Details>>