Because of the wide variety of use for conveyor belts, there are many different materials and thicknesses used when creating industrial belts. The following is a list of a few of the most common coating types for conveyor belts:
Abrasive proof: These belts have a coating that protects them from harsh abrasions. Abrasive materials like rocks, sandpaper, and other rough surfaces can scratch and dent regular conveyor belts. Abrasive-proof coatings help extend the life of any conveyor belt and stand up to rough materials.
Tear resistant: Sharp objects can tear through conveyor belts in just a few minutes. Some coatings protect the belts from sharp objects and tears by adding strengthening materials to the rubber, like fiberglass and even strands of metal. These additives make the belts resistant to tearing.
Flame and heat resistant: In areas where heat and flames are present, conveyor belts must be immune to burns and melting. Flame-resistant coatings allow belts to be used in hot conditions without the belts breaking down.
Food safe: Food safe coatings help protect food from the belts, and also protect the belts from harboring bacteria from food. Often, this coating is made from urethane, which is food safe and impenetrable.
Chemical resistant: Many conveyor belts must resist chemicals because of the products placed along the conveyor line. These chemical coatings prevent the chemicals from eating away at the belt and help make the belts easier to clean between uses.