To ensure that they meet specific conveyor belt needs, Intralox Australia conveyor belts and components are manufactured in various plastic materials, each with distinct properties and characteristics.
There are three Intralox standard conveyor belt materials. Firstly, Acetal (PA) thermoplastics are considerably stronger than PP and PE. Acetal features a good balance of mechanical, thermal, and chemical properties and a low coefficient of friction when used for conveyors.
Secondly, Polypropylene (PP) is a standard material that’s suitable for use in many general applications where chemical resistance to acids, bases, salts, and alcohols may be required. A relatively strong material in normal use, polypropylene exhibits a somewhat brittle quality at low temperatures.
And thirdly, Polyethylene (PE), another lightweight thermoplastic, is characterized by superior fatigue resistance, high impact strength, and flexibility. It is chemically resistant to many acids, bases, and hydrocarbons and can be used at lower temperatures than polypropylene.
Generally, one of Intralox’s standard conveyor belt materials will be suitable. If this is not the case, they can provide one of the following special application conveyor belt materials:
- Electrically Conductive (EC) Acetal
- High Strength Electrically Conductive (HSEC) Acetal
- Flame Retardant Thermoplastic Polyester (FR-TPES)
- Polypropylene Composite (PPC)
- Detectable Polypropylene
- X-ray Detectable Acetal
- High Speed Intralon
- Enduralox Polypropylene
- Heat Resistant (HR) Nylon
- Impact Resistant (IR) Nylon
- Abrasion Resistant (AR) Nylon