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Lining gives build-up the slip

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BINS, hoppers, chutes and other materials handling units can have their operating efficiency increased with a simple re-lining.

K-Slip, a high quality polyethylene lining material with a low co-efficient of friction, is attached easily to any metal surface by normal cold rubber bonding to provide a uniform and controlled flow rate.

It has proved extremely effective in applications in minerals processing, chemical handling, coal handling, pulp and paper, food, manufacturing and the bulk solids handling industries.

"Rat-holing, bridging, arching and caking have always been a major obstruction to continuous flow rates due the variance of material moisture content causing erratic flow, flooding, or worst still, no flow at all," Kinder & Co managing director Neil Kinder said.

Control of fine particle flow - recognised as the major source of flow obstruction - is particularly crucial in crushing and grinding circuits that incorporate complicated chute shapes through which product travels.

K-Slip facilitates a smooth flow of material - even for ultra fine grades of products - and relieves any potential for build up because the method of attachment is adhesion rather than surface fastening, a potential cause of build up in itself.

Mineral concentrates, among the worst offenders for build up in processing systems as they can adhere to virtually any surface on any angle, are handled virtually problem free by K-Slip.

K-Slip is supplied in 1800mm x 900mm sheets, at nominal 2mm thickness.

It has the following properties:

· 0.94g/cm3 density.

· A melting point of 136ºC.

· Durometer hardness of 67 Scale D; ASTM D2240.

· Thermal deformation rating of 95 (4.6kg/cm3 (ASTM 648).

· A frictional coefficient of 0.09 (ASTM D1894).

"K-Slip has proven itself to be a quick solution for virtually any flow or discharge problem in most industries where flow rates can often be undone by the high co-efficient of friction achieved by standard bins, hoppers and chute linings," Kinder said. Kinder & Co 03 9553 4533.

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