Special Materials for modular plastic conveyor belts
In order to solve tasks out of the ordinary, we are able to deliver a variety of special materials as well as additives.
High Temperature Areas
For cookers, steamers and air dryers etc. it will be an advantage to use a temperature stabilised polypropylene material that is not affected by a constant high temperature.
For blanchers and pasteurizers etc. where the belt’s thermal expansion may be an issue, we supply belts in COMPOSITE MATERIAL. This reduces the thermal expansion coefficient by approx. 75% from normal polypropylene. Furthermore, it has excellent chemical resistance and will help dissipate static charges that might build up in certain applications.
For more general applications in high temperature areas, we recommend various nylon types, which will give a great combination of pulling force and high impact strength.
Nylon can be used in both warm and cold areas as it handles temperatures ranging from -45° to 160° (depending on the choice of nylon). It is a soft material with a good pulling force. It has a high impact strength as well as a decent chemical resistance. Density ranges from 1.08 to 1.37. We use standard Nylon, Nylon 6 glassreinforced, Nylon 6.6, Nylon 6.6 glass-reinforced, Akulon Nylon. The Nylon 6 types are FDA approved. Note that not all our belt types are offered in Nylon.
In areas with distinct necessity for added pulling force, we can supply either fibre or mineral reinforced materials. These will improve the pulling force significantly, but at the same time lower the impact strength.
Most materials can be delivered either as electrically conductive or antistatic. The electrical conductivity can be varied to suit your requirements.
There is often a need for ”non-stick” effect; particularly for freezing applications where it is necessary to avoid the products sticking to the belt surface. For this purpose, we deliver
polyethylene in a non-stick version.
The material is highly relevant in food applications where there is a risk of contamination. The compound is designed to be detected by metal detectors and X-ray machines. Sensibility
degrees may vary with customer’s equipment. The material complies with FDA regulations for use in food processing and packaging.
Flame Retardant Materials
For use in fire hazardous areas, we can supply V-0 rated materials that will not sustain a flame or burn actively.
Cut resistant POM
The Cut Resistant POM has an improved cut resistance compared to the regular POM and PP materials. It has a superior abrasion resistance and a better impact strength than regular POM materials and it is highly rigid while maintaining pulling force and surface hardness. It also has a low coefficient of friction.
The Cut Resistant POM is offered in the S.25-800 S-L and S.50-808 S-L Flat top series. It is available in POM/Blue for both types.