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Conveyor Belt Materials Conveyor belts are manufactured out of many different materials, all with differing specifications, properties and benefits. They are integral components of a conveyor system, and physically transport bulk materials from one place to another in a continuous motion.
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Hilliard, OH  |  800-770-2358

Our conveyor belts are ISO 9002 and FDA certified. We can use our belts in nearly every industry, from transmission timing belts to conveyor belts for foods.

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Dura-Belt, Inc. $$$

St. Louis, MO  |  314-890-0070

MIR is the premier specialty fabricator of light weight belting and conveyor accessories in North America. Offering dozens of materials and specialty conveyor products, MIR provides unsurpassed versatility and comprehensive customer service. Technical expertise combined with top quality products make MIR your choice for all conveyor belting, timing belting, transmission belting needs and more.

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MIR $$$

Valley City, OH  |  800-700-2358

Con-Belt produces rugged & dependable conveyor belting, including steel & piano hinged conveyor belts, combination rubber/PVC & chain conveyor belts and beaded pan & special conveyor belts.

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Con-Belt, Inc. $$$

Pine Brook, NJ  |  877-865-8287

Volta Belting is a world leading manufacturer and supplier of Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE) conveyor belt materials and related services. We have been developing and designing belts for over forty years. Our belts have the unique characteristic of being homogenous and are all extruded in one piece without factory splicing. Call or visit us online today for more detailed information.

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Volta Belting Technology Ltd $$$

Mississauga, ON  |  800-354-7213

For almost four decades we have been providing conveyor belt materials to customers all over the world. We are dedicated to providing high quality customer service. Our products serve many industries and are customer designed for a full range of processes. Visit our website or call one of our customer service representatives today for more information about our products!

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The Furnace Belt Company Limited $$$
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There are five main materials that conveyor belts are made out of: thermoplastics, metal, rubber, fabric and leather. Plastics include polyester, polyvinyl chloride, silicone and polyethylene. The metals are stainless and carbon steel, and the fabric materials are canvas or cotton. The most popular material is a rubber composite because it is flexible, resistant, smooth and seamless.

It also doesn't have any holes or openings. To increase strength, many belt materials contain additives, including fabric, steel, polyester or fiberglass. Many flat belts are actually composed of a core material and a covering. These belts are parts of many different types of conveyors, including troughed, inclined, horizontal, food grade and overhead conveyors, but they are not used in chain, pneumatic or screw conveyors.

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Choosing the right belting material is the most important specification involved with conveyor systems because the wrong material could compromise productivity or worker safety.

Conveyor systems, especially those in manufacturing facilities, travel through many different environments. For example, assembly line conveyors may travel through an oven, underwater parts washer or some sort of secondary operation like painting. Therefore, they must be resistant, durable and able to handle these harsh conditions on a continuous and regular basis.

Belts that carry ingredients, raw materials and finished, unpackaged goods in food or beverage processing plants are made of either stainless steel or a heat resistant, non contaminating plastic resin. They must be FDA or USDA approved and easy to clean and sanitize. Materials like some hard plastics or metal lack the flexibility needed to convey, which requires the belt to bend, as they are on a continuous loop around two sets of rollers.

In these situations, small parts are interlocked together or woven in order to bend and twist. However, these tend to have holes or cracks and are not smooth or water tight. They are not made for carrying small or irregularly shaped objects as well as products in bags, which could sag or fall through the cracks.

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