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US Patent Issued to Tandus Flooring on March 11 for "Textile Backing Formed from Recycled Materials" (Georgia Inventors)

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 11 -- United States Patent no. 8,669,297, issued on March 11, was assigned to Tandus Flooring Inc. (Dalton, Ga.).

"Textile backing formed from recycled materials" was invented by Paul D. Evans Jr. (Sugar Valley, Ga.) and Gabe Moore (Acworth, Ga.).

According to the abstract* released by the U.

S. Patent & Trademark Office: "Backings for carpet and carpet tiles are formed from various post-consumer and/or post-industrial polymeric waste materials, for example, post-consumer textile waste material (e.g., carpet and carpet tiles), post-industrial textile waste material (e.g., carpet and/or carpet tiles), and/or other post-consumer and/or post-industrial polymeric materials. …

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