May 2018 Recycling & Waste World
Time to expect more from your conveyor belts
Conveying waste is a demanding task even for the very toughest of belts because it contains a multitude of elements that damage and destroy rubber.
The oils, fats and greases, found in household waste have a particularly detrimental effect on the performance and life expectancy of conveyor belts.
Throw some acids and chemicals into the mix such as sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide (commonly found in soaps for example) and it is little wonder that the recycling industry gets through thousands of conveyor belts every year, the vast majority of which have to be regularly repaired before ultimately being replaced far too prematurely.
The recycling industry spends millions each year buying, fitting and repairing conveyor belts.They are an essential but very expensive overhead...
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Recycling & Waste World 2018