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Newsletter Oct 27 2016

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re·pur·posed·MA·TE·RI·ALS (noun) - byproducts and waste that have value "as is" to a 2nd, unrelated industry.  WATCH "repurposing" Video Introduction>>  or visit us at >>
Today's Edition… ( Denver | Chicago | Atlanta | Dallas | Philadelphia 
Used Climbing Ropes.  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>>
repurposedINBOX.  BEFORE:  "Damon, I've got 2 tanks that are like new, wanted to see if you are interested in them." - Wilson STATUS:  Wilson accepted our offer on the tanks, and we now have them for sale!

Pressure Vessels.  The two tanks are 60” dia x 190” long w/ a 2,200 gallon capacity.  They are designed for 137 psi. L: Atlanta 
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Q:  Like Wilson, Do you have obsolete/surplus/idle materials, inventory, or equipment that you'd like out of your warehouse?  If yes, Email Us Details>>
repurposedCHEMISTRY.  BEFORE:  "We have about 36 metric tons of Aluminum Hydroxide (Nalbatec's "Apyral AOH30").  Our customer we were selling this to you discontinued business.  We have this inventory we're looking for an outlet for." - Regi  STATUS:  Regi accepted our offer on the material, and we now have it for sale!

Aluminum Hydroxide.  36 bulk bags holding 1 metric ton each.  L: Chicago
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Q #1: What are some "repurposes" for this Aluminum Hydroxide?  Submit Ideas>>

Q #2:  Do you have obsolete/surplus liquids or chemistry, ingredients, product...that you'd like out of your warehouse?  If yes, Email Us Details>>
repurposedHUMOR.  "I thought of you guys when I saw this cartoon.  Like Dennis the Menace, you're probably always racing to beat the garbage truck to these warehouses full of stuff that can be 'repurposed'.  Keep up your great work!" - Debbie Otero

Particle Board.  We just did a deal for 1,700 sheets (3 truckloads) of 3/4" x 42" x 96" particle board.  This was used as shelving in a big palleting rack setup in a warehouse.  L: Philadelphia  Email for Pricing>>

Semi Trailer Flooring.   This is brand new, never installed mixed hardwood trailer flooring.  It is absolutely gorgeous.  We're starting to have buyers using it for architectural applications.  If you want a truly unique flooring, this is it!  The floor boards are 1 1/8" x 12".  NOTE: (Picture far right) We treated a section of the mixed hardwood planking with Eco Treatment  This produced a stunning silvery, weathered patina.  L: Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, Denver  EMail for Pricing and Details>> 

Steel Cable...Galvanized.  This is 3/4" galvanized steel cable that came out of highway median.  Once they remove a section for road repair, the DOT mandates that new cable be re-installed.  That means this old cable is in really good shape still.  Click Here for Steel Cable prices>>

repurposedPROJECT:  Highway Median Cable "repurposed" as mooring lines for a boat marina in Idaho.  Steve, we appreciate your business and your resourcefulness!

Rolls of 100% Polyester.  L: Denver  Email for Details & Pricing>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  We sold some of the 100% polyester fabric to a designer for a light installation she is doing at the upcoming Nuit Blache (White Night) Festival in Toronto.  "Here’s the fabric in action . . . " Mary Ellen

Stainless Steel Grates.  We just took in 750 of these grates  They are 13 1/2" x 25 1/2".  They come 25 grates per box.  L: Atlanta, Denver  Click Here for Pricing>> 

repurposedIDEA:  "Damon, use your stainless grates to make a redneck BBQ out of a toilet complete with an!" - Bruce

Mineral Oil.  BEFORE: We just got in twenty six 55-gal drums of high-quality mineral oil imported from Germany by a pharmaceutical company.  They have such super tight tolerances for their life-supporting application that they reject 2% of the mineral oil they import.  L: Denver  Click Here for Pricing>>

repeatCUSTOMER:  "Yes, to the question about purchasing 2 or 4 drums of the mineral oil. I bought some from you last time you had it.  I used it on my indoor riding arena for dust control.  It worked fairly well but it needs to be re-applied." RaeAnn



Cincinnati Fan Model HDBI-300 Blowers.  Qty 5.  L: Denver  email for Blower Pricing>>

repurposedIDEA"Those are some seriously huge fans.  They could move massive amounts of air.  Maybe some engineer could rig a ducting system so these could power one of the indoor skydiving facilities!?!" Abby in Indiana
SanotracinRTU.  This is asporicidal disinfectant cleaner.  Qty: Eleven 275 gal totes.  The active ingredient is 4-5% Hydrogen Peroxide.  L: Chicago  Read SDS Sheet>>  Make Offer - We are open to offers on a single tote or on all 11.  Email Offer>>

"Another use for this chemical is to eliminate mold spores and have proved to be a very effective method to eliminate mold." 
Ron Pass

"Sailboat owners are in a constant battle with mold.  Try Jamestown Distributors in Rhode Island.  They seem to like to package their own products." - James Maloney

mostWANTED.  FYI...We typically pay 1 1/2x the prevailing scrap metal rate.  QDo you have any scrap, pipe, girders, beams, etc that would be a candidate for "repurposing"?  Email Metal Details>>

repurposedARTISAN.  Miami-based artist Michael Loveland (in yellow shirt below) was at our Denver facility yesterday selecting some billboards for his newest art installation in Miami.  

Art Collection:  repurposedMATERIALS has started a "repurposed" art collection.  We chose a work from Michael Loveland - - as our first piece.  Michael has incorporated retired advertising billboards into a number of his works.  Since billboards were our very first product we sold, we thought it fitting to start our collection with an artist who uses billboards as an ingredient in his work.  

Q: We are looking to add to our art collection pieces by artists, like Michael, who has a large % of their portfolio fit in with our "repurposed" mission/concept.  If you have an artist whose work you think we should consider, please 
Email Us Suggestions>>    

repurposedINBOX: "I'm a realtor with a buyer who bought a skating rink.  It has 15,000 to 20,000 Sq ft of maple t&g skating rink flooring.  Do you have any interest in the flooring, or know anyone who may?" Van  RE: Van, send us pictures, location, etc please for consideration!

Q: Like Vern, do you, or one of your clients, have materials, equipment, etc. that would be a candidate for "repurposing"?  
Email Details>>


repurposedEQUIPMENT:  A fire truck "repurposed" as a tailgating and special event  must have.  Complete with multiple big screen TV's and more!  Q: How else have you seen fire trucks "repurposed", or have you seen another specialty piece of equipment "repurposed"?  Share "repurposes">>

Your Ideas:  "Here in farm country, people like to use trucks like this as a mobile repair truck to carry welders, tools, compressors, etc. to take to the fields during planting and harvest time." Jon

"Fire Truck - Revamped to spray a hydroseed mixture." - David Dantos


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, removal, marketplace.  Contact Us>>

Learn More...about repurposedMATERIALS.  Watch 2 Minute Introduction Video>>  
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>>
* 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 it's 1st life that might help identify a very different, 2nd life for it?

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