Technical Information about Belt Materials
Knowledge of belt materials – their physical and chemical properties, durability – is a very important prerequisite in selecting a suitable belt to be applied to machine devices. Modern belts are made from special materials and reinforced fibres, which give them the necessary properties and durabilty.
Basic materials used in belt manufacturing:
- compound rubber or polyurethane (according to belt type)
- reinforced fibres
- woven fabric
Basic materials in the manufacture of power transmission belts are natural rubber or a blend of synthetic rubbers.
Applications of natural and synthetic rubber: vehicle tires, hoses, belts and conveyor belts, sealants, gaskets, rings, elastic inserts, bags, helmets, etc.
|Basic materials – technical name:||Common name:|
|Natural rubber||NR, NK|
|Acrylonitrile Butadiene||NBR, HNBR
|Etylene Propylene Diene Monomer||EPDM, EPM|
|Hydrogenated Nitrile Butadiene||HNBR|
|Fluorocarbon, Fluoronated Hydrocarbon||FPM, FKM|
|Isobutylene Isoprene Butyl||IIR|