High thickness polyurethane belts for the recycling industry

Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into new or reused composite materials and objects, thereby beginning the life-cycle process of a material once again. This helps to contribute to what is known as a circular economy, a system in which waste and unnecessary consumption of resources is minimised. Plastic recycling is the biggest area of the industry, but metal, paper and cardboard recycling are also common.

The recycling industry is a demanding one for a number of reasons. It features harsh environments resulting in high wear and frequent replacement of belts and other components, with some parts typically lasting less than a year. The low temperatures involved can also prove problematic, particularly for materials that are not designed to withstand difficult conditions.

Black rubber belts are commonly used in this industry, but in some phases of the recycling process (for example, in the optical sorters) polyurethane belts can offer superior benefits. Chiorino has developed a range of thick polyurethane belts that offer superb performance and durability, as well as a number of additional benefits such as:

  • High flexibility and lightweight construction
  • Smooth matte surface
  • High chemical and abrasion resistance
  • Very high resistance to low temperatures
  • Highest efficiency thanks to less downtime for belt replacement, allowing for quick restarts
  • Excellent joining quality
  • Wide belt manufacture (no need for longitudinal joint)
  • Unmatched quality/price ratio

Chiorino’s dedicated offer for recycling plants offers a range of key products – . Thanks to their high performance and long lifespan, these products are ideal for a variety of industrial applications, particularly optical sorting and recycling.

Recycle centres use machinery from a variety of builders, as no one OEM produces the entire system. Each plant has different requirements and so in turn will need to custom build or modify their system line, tailoring or modifying their conveyor systems and /or sorting machinery. Our quality, reliable product range makes this process simple and ensures that your conveyor systems can reach and maintain peak performance.

With over 100 years of experience, Chiorino are leaders in the production of high-quality handling solutions for a variety of industrial sectors around the world. To find out more about our extensive range of products, contact us today by calling us on 01977 691 880 or emailing our team at sales@chiorino.co.uk.