Ballistic Byproduct Recycling for Manufacturing Companies

Fiber Brokers International, LLC is looking to purchase your manufacturing para-aramid scrap and other byproduct materials for non-ballistic recycling purposes.

As a service provider to agencies throughout North America for more than 15 years, we constantly strive to provide unparalleled service to manufacturing companies, as well as military and law enforcement professionals. Feel free to contact us today to discuss the disposal and deconstruction of your byproduct material.

We are dedicated to helping companies with their zero-waste recycling efforts through our innovative green recycling programs. We strive to create new ways to reclaim hard to recycle material. Feel free to give us a call to discuss selling or recycling your specific material.

The Material Byproducts We Recycle

While ou core business at Fiber Brokers is the secure and safe deconstructing aged, out of date ballistic vests, we also recycle most other technical manufacturing scrap or byproduct materials, including all of the following (and more!):

  • Para-Aramid Fibers: Para-aramids are our specialty, we proudly reuse and recycle para-aramid scrap from manufacturers. Para-aramids are high-strength, high-heat-tolerance fibers, making them ideal for protective gear (like protective ballistic material and fire-resistant clothing). Para-aramid scrap can be reclaimed and reused to create gloves, composite materials, and much more.
  • Nylon: From resin to mold making to fabric, nylon is all around us. We accept nylon byproducts, and can recycle them, ensuring that excess fibers, fabric, etc. don’t end up in a landfill. We often work with clothing manufacturers who create nylon remnants in their production process. Nylon may be broken down into a polymer and reused for any number of uses. On the other hand, nylon that reaches a landfill can take three to four decades to decompose naturally. We recycle nylon to reduce the energy footprint of the substance, while elongating its service life.
  • PET (Polyethylene terephthalate): From bottles to polyester fabric, PET is one of the most commonly manufactured materials available. PET can be re-plasticized, which means that it can be remodeled and used in a number of applications. We aim to keep PET fabric byproducts out of the landfill through our recycling program. PET that makes it to the dump may take hundreds of years to decompose into a microplastic form.
  • PP (Polypropylene): PP may be used to create numerous fabrics, including non-woven fabris. This makes PP an ideal material for mass-produced items, from sanitary products to filters to winter clothing. PP scraps can be reclaimed to create any number of items, and it can be recycled to create anything from fabric to furniture. Otherwise, polypropylene is not a biodegradable product, which means that it will sit in a landfill for decades on end. As a petroleum-based plastic, its best to recycle PP material to lower the energy footprint of production.
  • PE (Polyethylene): This synthetic plastic is everywhere, from plastic bags to industrial containers. And like other synthetic plastic, it takes time for PE to biodegrade. Moreover, PE produces greenhouse gases, and it takes energy to create the substance. Recycling PE helps to keep this chemical plastic out of landfills, giving it a second life while reducing the carbon footprint of the substance.
  • PC (Polycarbonate): This polymer material is valued for its strength and moldability. However, polycarbonate materials may release BPA, a hazardous chemical, in the right conditions. And unfortunately, BPA in landfills may make its way to bodies of water, polluting the ecosystem. We recycle polycarbonate materials and reuse polycarbonate scrap to ensure that they don’t harm the environment. 
  • PC/ABS (Polycarbonate-ABS): Flexible yet strong, PC/ABS has a huge foothold in the manufacturing world. Like polycarbonate, PC/ABS is valued for its strength and heat resistance, yet it is more flexible than its traditional polycarbonate. Due to its chemical composition, PC-ABS doesn’t decompose well, yet it may be recycled or remolded.

Don’t see the material you work with on our list? Don’t hesitate to give us a call to see if we can use your scrap material. We work with an ever-growing list of materials and fibers, and we’ll let you know what we can do for you.

The Benefits of Working With Fiber Brokers

Here at Fiber Brokers, we aim to help manufacturers dispose of fiber and material waste responsibly, while contributing to the community and environmental organizations. We’ve partnered with a myriad of companies, non-profits, and charities, in order to ensure that materials are making their way back into use, instead of the landfill — all while reducing our impact on the environment, and contributing to those in need. In short, we’re here to help. Learn more about some of the benefits of working with Fiber Brokers below.

  • Experience: We have over 15 years of experience partnering with manufacturers and various recycling program providers. That experience means that we can provide better customer service for our manufacturing clients.
  • Dedication to Our Community: We support a number of charitable organizations and environmental groups, including all of the following: The Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the Ottawa Hills Schools Foundation, the Muscular Dystrophy Association of America, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the YMCA, the Wounded Warrior Project, Oceana, WildAID, the Toledo Museum of Art, The Children’s Heart Foundation, and the USO.
  • Environmental Considerations: One of our main goals is to keep waste out of landfills. Often, fiber materials are difficult to obtain from the earth and energy-intensive to create. Yet, scrap material is often discarded off the production line. We aim to help manufacturers to reduce their impact on the environment, while reducing energy costs for material production and creating useful products whenever possible. We help manufacturers to create zero-waste recycling programs, as well as eco-friendly programs.

Safe Recycling for Ballistics Materials Manufacturers

We work with ballistics material manufacturers to properly dispose of excess material and leftover scrap that doesn’t get used in production. When we recover ballistics material from manufacturers, this scrap material will not be used in body armor or for ballistics purposes, so you can trust that it is disposed of properly, without any liability. Again, we aim to recycle as much material as possible, but all recovered materials will not be used in the body armor industry.

Partner With Fiber Brokers International

Join us to make the most out of your excess materials and scrap. Reach out to us to learn more about the materials that we work with, how our recovered materials are recycled, and how to get started. We’d be ecstatic to work with you and to take scrap material off of your hands so that it can be disposed of responsibly. If you’d like to learn more, feel free to contact Trip.M for additional details.

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Ballistic Byproduct Recycling for Manufacturing Companies

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Fiber Brokers International, LLC specializes in the secure destruction and recycling of aged ballistic body armor, as well as other ballistic and non-ballistic materials. As a service provider to agencies throughout North America for more than 15 years, we constantly strive to provide unparalleled service to military and law enforcement professionals alike. Feel free to contact us today to discuss the disposal and deconstruction of your out of date material.

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To Get Started

  1. Complete the Enrollment, Receipt, and Destruction (ERD) Request with all specified information.
    • Seal all vests (excluding carriers) in boxes using tamper-evident tape.
  2. Ship items via common carrier (for example, Fed-Ex, UPS, or DHL).
    • All departments should retain tracking records for all shipments and provide this information, as necessary, to maintain a chain of custody of the material.
  3. Once the items are received at our Fiber Brokers location in Brent, Alabama, your designated point of contact will be notified of the shipment's arrival in its entirety.
  4. Once the materials have been destroyed and deemed no longer usable for ballistic protection applications, your department will receive a letter certifying the proper disposal and destruction of all submitted vest material, and an accurate and complete list of serial numbers (via US Mail).
    • This process can take approximately 30-45 days to complete.

*Information is subject to change. Contact Trip for specific details regarding your shipment.

The Benefits of Working With Fiber Brokers

Fiber Brokers International, LLC strives to provide superior service for law enforcement and military agencies who seek to dispose of body armor and ballistics materials. We also seek relationships with manufacturing companies, recycling organizations, environmental organizations, community organizations, and the National Institute of Justice, ensuring that the materials we receive are disposed of properly and responsibly, while creating a positive impact within the community. When you work with Fiber Brokers International, you can take advantage of all of the following benefits:

  • Experience: We bring over a decade of experience to the table. Our experience lends itself to a quicker turnaround time for our services, stronger communication as we obtain and destroy ballistics materials, and better overall customer service.
  • Dedication to Service Members: We strive to make our ballistics material destruction as easy as possible, while lending confidence to law enforcement and military agencies that their materials have been disposed of properly. We also support the idea that our services help to keep law enforcement and military agency service members safer by keeping ballistics materials out of the wrong hands while also ensuring that service members don’t rely on “out of service,” outdated body armor.
  • Dedication to Our Community: We’re proud to support a number of charitable organizations, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the Ottawa Hills Schools Foundation, the Muscular Dystrophy Association of America, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the YMCA, the Wounded Warrior Project, Oceana, WildAID, the Toledo Museum of Art, The Children’s Heart Foundation, and the USO.
  • Environmental Considerations: We choose to recycle as much material as possible, in order to keep these precious materials out of the landfill. We are dedicated to helping companies with their zero-waste recycling efforts through our innovative green recycling programs. Our recycling efforts reduce manufacturing costs and energy waste, while providing funding for various environmental programs.

Ballistic Disposal & Recycling FAQ

Trust Fiber Brokers for Body Armor Recycling

Getting started is easy, simply reach out to us to receive an Enrollment, Receipt, and Destruction Request. We’ll work with you so that you understand how to properly package, ship, and track your ballistics materials, up until you receive your letter of disposal. Please, feel free to contact us to learn more and get started. We proudly provide ballistics material and body armor disposal and recycling services for law enforcement and military agencies throughout the United States and North America.

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