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08/11/2018 at 21:04

Hi Guys, I’m new to the PP community but am curious about recycling plastic in fibers to make textiles and clothing and be able to open up new design possibilities. I love the Idea of the Melt Blow nozzles. and was wondering if anyone has seen or dealt with the Polyfloss machine before.

It is a converted cotton candy maker to melt blow plastic fibers. I’m wondering if it might be possible to make textiles using a process of

1. Melt Blow,
2. Comb to align fibers in direction (use a mini cotton gin),
3. spin in thread/yard using an automated spinning wheel/machine.
4. weave into textiles.

My thought is that if you can make the thread then you can get artisan weavers to use it on a loom and they can be utilizing recycled materials and help the plastic problem getting more people involved.

I was wondering what you guys think of this??

P.S. Here is the link to a video showing the Polyfloss machine working.

01/11/2018 at 23:48

Can’t wait to hear how the Thread Extrusion Tests come out. I’m interested in turning plastic trash into new fabrics, garments, and textile products.

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