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Conveyor roller coating outperforms existing material options

15 February 2011

Durathane is a coating material that rivals traditional urethane and provides many customer benefits. Developed by conveyor product specialist Bryant Products Inc, and initially applied to its range of pulleys, Durathane lagging is now available on the company’s conveyor rollers. This option is also now available to UK customers via sole distributor, R. A. Rodriguez. The polyurethane elastomer is 100% solid with no VOC content.

Durathane provides superior performance in rapid cold mould casting, conveyor roller lagging and as a protective coating system. Good adhesion to optimally prepared mild steel, stainless steel and aluminium is a quality of Durathane as it is fast curing. This greatly reduces moisture sensitivity.

Available in two grades, the material exceeds the abrasion resistance of carboxilated rubber and its chemical and UV resistance are also superior. Compared with other roller coverings, Durathane exhibits considerably reduced belt slippage and it is not prone to dye and particle transfer - a common drawback when rubber coatings encounter extruded belts, often resulting in tracking problems.

A key benefit of Durathane over urethane alternatives is that its application doesn’t involve a mould. Coating is a form-following process, which means it can be applied to irregular shapes, such as tapered conveyor rollers, with far less waste.

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