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Materials

The coatings used on Synthetic Belts are called polymers and can be made of various materials which have influence on the suitability of the belt in a certain application.

Polymers can be separated into two different groups: thermoplastic or thermoset.

Mainly used compounds for coatings are:

PVC | Polyurethane | Polyolefin | Polyester

PVC

Polyvinyl chloride, commonly abbreviated to PVC, is a widely produced plastic. PVC is a type of thermoplastic polymer that is flexible and durable, and therefore suitable for use on conveyor systems. 

Main PVC coating types:

  • Flexam
  • Nonex
PVC

 

Flexam

Product features:

  • Good chemical resistance (including chlorine)
  • Hydrolysis resistance (hot water and steam)
  • Flame-retardant types available (ISO 340)
  • Some food types available (dry food)
  • Economically priced
  • Available in many different hardnesses, profiles and colours

Industries:

  • Airports
  • Logistics
  • Agriculture
  • Fruit and Vegetables
Flexam

Nonex

Product features:

  • Good resistance to oil and fat
  • Food compliance for all foodstuff
  • Available in white and light blue, and with different profiles

Industries:

  • Food
  • Handling unpacked food
Nonex

Polyurethane

Polyurethane belts are mainly used in the Food Industry. Due to its structure, polyurethane belts do not give off damaging toxins or chemicals. Polyurethanes for process and conveyor belting can be either thermoplastic – TPU, or thermoset – PUR. Thermoplastic polyurethane coating material excels through its exceptional resistance to grease, oils and chemicals.

Main polyurethane coating types:

  • Ropanyl (TPU)
  • Ropanol (PUR)
  • Ropan (PUR)
Polyurethane

Ropanyl

Product features:

  • Belts with thermoplastic polyurethane coating
  • Very flexible even at low temperatures
  • Very good resistance to oil and fat
  • Good abrasion resistance
  • Food compliance for all foodstuff
  • Available in many colors, and with profiles

Industries:

  • Food
  • Packaging
  • Wood
  • Textile
  • Metal  
Ropanyl

Ropanol

Product features:

  • Belts with polyurethane impregnation (zero thickness)
  • Low friction top side for accumulation
  • Very flexible even at low temperatures
  • Good abrasion resistance
  • Food compliance for all foodstuff
  • Available in different colors

Industries:

  • Food
  • Logistics
  • Airport
  • Electronics
Ropanol

Ropan

Product features:

  • Belts with unique heavy duty polyurethane coating
  • Extremely good abrasion and cut resistance
  • Thermoplastic inner layer, suitable for hot splicing
  • Available in white colour

Industries:

  • Metal
  • Building Materials (bricks)
Ropan

Polyolefin & Polyester

Polyolefins are the largest group of thermoplastics; they are polymers of simple olefins such as ethylene. Polyethylene is probably the polymer you see most in daily life; it is the most popular plastic in the world.

Main polyethylene coating types are:

  • Peflex
  • Poliflex
  • Polikleen

Polyester is a category of polymers that contain the ester functional group in their main chain. Our polyester coating type:

  • Amtel
Polyolefin & Polyester

Peflex

Product features:

  • Flexible at low temperatures
  • Chemically inert material, good chemical resistance
  • Pyrolysis resistance (non-toxic when burning, tobacco approved)
  • Food compliance
  • Easy release properties
  • Wide range of types available, with different profiles

Industries:

  • Tobacco
Peflex

Poliflex

Product features:

  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Pyrolysis resistance (non-toxic when burning, tobacco approved)
  • Food compliance for all foodstuffs
  • Very good release of sticky products
  • Special types available for small pulley transfer points

Industries:

  • Tobacco
  • Food
Poliflex

Polikleen

Product features:

  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Pyrolysis resistance (non-toxic when burning, tobacco approved)
  • Good wear resistance
  • Very easy to clean

Industries:

  • Tobacco
  • Wood (lacquering)
Polikleen

Amtel

Product features:

  • Mechanically very strong
  • Flexible at low temperatures
  • Good hydrolysis resistance
  • Pyrolysis resistance (non-toxic when burning, tobacco approved)
  • Good abrasion and cut resistance

Industries:

  • Tobacco
  • Food
Amtel

Fabric & Felt

Fabric and Felt belts are used in a wide variety of material transport applications such as car manufacturing, food processing and heavy industry. Felt is a non-woven fabric. The most important raw material for belting fabrics is polyester.

Main fabrics used:

  • Cotton (natural)
  • Flax (natural)
  • Polyamide (synthetic)
  • Polyester (synthetic)
Fabric & Felt

Specials

By mixing polymers together, Ammeraal Beltech produces variations on PVC or PU called
“Special Blends”. E.g.:

  • Pletex (red): a special thermoplastic low hardness polyblend for high grip applications
  • Elastoflex: a rubber / PVC compound which combines the excellent mechanical properties of PVC with the wear resistant characteristics of rubber
  • Elastonyl: a rubber / TPU compound which combines the excellent mechanical properties of TPU with the wear resistant characteristics of rubber
  • Ultraclean: a special compound of TPU with a high tech polymer with superior release properties
Specials

Silam

Product features:

  • Good release of sticky products
  • High temperature resistance
  • Chemical resistance

Industries:

  • Food
  • Tyre
Silam

Pletex

Product features:

  • High grip
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Available in red colour

Industries:

  • Paper and Print
Pletex

Elastoflex

Product features:

  • Very good wear resistance and good grip
  • Good oil resistance
  • Available in green and beige colour

Industries:

  • Paper and Print
  • Wood
Elastoflex

Elastonyl

Product features:

  • Excellent wear-resistance and good grip
  • Very good oil resistance
  • Available in green colour

Industries:

  • Paper and Print
Elastonyl

Ultraclean

Product features:

  • Excellent release properties
  • Very good oil and fat resistance
  • High chemical resistance

Industries:

  • Food (sticky products)
Ultraclean

Ultranyl

Product features:

  • Very good hydrolysis resistance
  • Good oil and fat resistance
  • Flexible, suitable for high temperature

Industries:

  • Food
Ultranyl

*Consult your local Ammeraal Beltech expert to determine the most appropriate belt type, colour and material combination for your specific requirements and local stock availability. 

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