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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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Leading Manufacturers

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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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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