Available now from Kinder & Company , K-SLIP is a low co-efficient of friction thin polyethylene lining material with a synthetic rubber backing that is ideally used as a lining for bins, hoppers and chutes to provide a uniform, and therefore controlled, rate of flow.
The thin flexibility of K-SLIP lining materials allows almost any complicated shape to be lined, and application to a metal surface is made by normal cold rubber bonding.
The flow of very fine particles, although not presenting a high wear problem, does present a new challenge in the way in which it flows, or importantly, does not flow. Fine, non abrasive particles that have already passed through the crushing and grinding circuit may be required to flow through complicated shaped chutes where restricted head room limits the advantage of effective chute design.
Conventional low co-efficient of friction material is difficult to install in these complicated transition and confined points. Round corners, acute angles do not fix well with fasteners, in fact they provide another point on which the material can bridge. Mineral concentrates especially can tend to build up on any surface on any angle. K-SLIP low co-efficient of friction polyethylene lining has been used to overcome these flow problems.
K-SLIP lining specifications are as possible:
- sheet size - 1800mm x 900mm
- total thickness - 2mm (other thicknesses available on request)
- density - (ASTM D1505) 0.94g/cm²
- melting point - (ASTM D2117) 136°C
- durometer hardness - (Scale D; ASTM D2240) 67
- thermal deformation - 4.6 kgf/cm³(ASTM D648) 95
- frictional co-efficient - (ASTM D1894) 0.09.