Rubber belts used in the food industry must have a high resistance to abrasive wear and the damage caused by oil, grain and sugar. Those operating in ATEX-controlled zones (where there’s a risk of explosion or fire due to the presence of flammable gases and vapours) must also be fire-resistant. Other common requirements include anti-static properties and profiled belts to safely convey goods up steep inclines.
The belts must be made from rubber that conforms to the Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemical substances (REACH) regulation EC 1907/2006. The law states that potentially harmful chemicals should not be used in the belts, unless it’s on a very restricted basis, because of their category three carcinogenic classification.
UK Rubber Belting manufactures belts that conform to the appropriate regulations. With excellent durability, our products assure the longest possible working life.