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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. $$$

Sioux Falls, SD  |  888-291-5450

V-Belt Global Supply is the largest online distributor of industrial belts and now offers a Commercial Discount Program with savings up to 32%. Our tiered pricing benefits those spending between $300 and $25,000 annually, offering big savings on a wide variety of belts like Kevlar belts, Timing belts, Banded belts, Metric v-belts, Cogged metric belts, Kevlar Wedge Banded Belts, and more. Our distribution centers are located throughout the U.S. and offer Free Shipping on orders over $199.

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V-Belt Global Supply, LLC $$$

Erlanger, KY  |  800-733-5773

F.N. Sheppard is proud to offer innovative products to customers worldwide. We have grown our reputation based on providing outstanding customer service as well as conveyor belt materials that will provide long lasting value. We are committed to excellence and committed to our customers. For more information on how we may be able to assist visit us online or get in touch with us today!

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F.N. Sheppard & Co. $$$

Huntersville, NC  |  704-948-0800

At Forbo Siegling, our conveyor belts can be found in a variety of industries and applications, such as conveyor and processing belts in the food industry, treadmills in fitness studios, and flat belts in letter sorting systems. We are a leading manufacturer in our industry, and leading companies all over the world partner with us in developing groundbreaking solutions.

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Forbo Siegling, LLC $$$

Newcastle, ME  |  800-540-1846

MIPR is a conveyor belt manufacturer and gasketing specialist as well. Light industrial belting, high-temperature belting, conveyor belting for package handling, agricultural belting and conveyor belts for food handling are available. Belting information is a communication effort away.

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MIPR Corp. $$$

Grand Rapids, MI  |  800-729-2358

Mol Belting Systems manufactures conveyor belting for light industrial applications. Products include grocery checkout conveyor belts, ThermoKing Plastic Belting™, belts for treadmills plus yellow TrackSeal® safety edge, which protects legs & feet at the assembly line. Over 200 belt styles in inventory! Contact us today and benefit from our leading edge manufacturing capabilities & dedicated staff.

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Mol Belting Systems $$$
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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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