Sealing elements undergo continuous changes in operating and environmental conditions. They are subject to natural, thermo-oxidative or mechanical aging processes and must be replaced after a certain time.
Rubber seals consist of elastomer composites that cannot process signals in their pure form. In many cases, however, signal processing would definitely be advantageous, since seals are often installed at crucial key positions in machines and or parts.
Billions of pounds of carpets are generated annually worldwide. A large percentage of which ends up in landfills is problematic because nylon is non-biodegradable.
Limitations in landfill capacity and the environmental impact of disposing of carpet waste in this manner have made recovering nylon from carpet waste an increasingly important enterprise.