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Polyurethane belts can be used for a wide variety of applications including food conveyors, packaging equipment, dental drills, brake rollers, chemical mixers, computer printers, HVAC equipment and much more. Read More…

Urethane Belting Polyurethane belts (which are sometimes referred to as urethane belts) are made from the thermoplastic polyurethane. High-quality polyurethane belts have an average life-span of four to six years, but they can last much longer depending on usage and environmental conditions.
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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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Polyurethane and urethane are two different substances; urethane is another word for ethyl carbamate, which is not a component of polyurethane and is chemically distinct from it. Despite this distinction, the words "urethane" and "polyurethane" are often used interchangeably. Polyurethane belts are used as power transmission belts and as conveyor belts in comparatively light-duty applications.

Temperature has a definite effect on the resiliency of polyurethane belts. Polyurethane's physical resilience diminishes at higher temperatures. This means that a polyurethane belt's resiliency at 120°F (49°C) decreases to roughly 70% of its resiliency at room temperature, it and drops to about 10% at 150°F (66°C). Also, as temperature decreases, polyurethane becomes more brittle. When polyurethane belts are left overnight in low temperatures, they can take a set that can cause welds to shear apart.

Cleaning polyurethane belts with Oxine (Chlorine Dioxide) or isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) is acceptable without prolonged exposure or high concentrations, which can damage the polyurethane. Polyurethane belts may also be washed in lukewarm water with regular liquid dishwashing soap.

Frequent washing is not recommended for more hygroscopic polyurethane belts as it can cause damage over time, especially with hot water temperatures. Polyurethane belts should not be sanitized with bleach because it causes them to crack and lose elasticity. Polyurethane belts can be formed into almost any required shape; this is one of the primary benefits of manufacturing polyurethane belts.

Polyurethane is just one of many synthetic polymer materials that are used for the construction of belts. Natural rubber as well as synthetic rubber materials like neoprene and silicone are also widely used. Correctly pairing a polyurethane belt with its application will ensure the longevity of the belt and the effectiveness of the process in which it is involved.

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