English Abstract

Conveyor Belts for Industry and the Recent Trend of Technologies

Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., Hiratsuka, Kanagawa, Japan
Nippon Gomu Kyokaishi,(2017),90(9),450-455 General Review in Japanese

Conveyor belts are widely used in various industrial fields as a means of conveying things that can not be carried by human power and efficiently conveying them to a remote place.
A conveyor belt is designed with appropriate material, thickness, width and length according to the conveyance conditions, and in particular, the material of the cover rubber greatly affects the life of the belt. Therefore, depending on the properties of the material to be conveyed and chute conditions, the rubber for the abrasion resistance or heat resistance or oil resistance is selected.
In recent years, in addition to the basic performance required for conveyor belts, conveyor belts that take environmental or safety into consideration have been required(e.g. Low-Rolling-Resistant, Flame-Resistant).
In this report, we introduce these products and technologies.

Keywords: Conveyor, Belt, Low-Rolling-Resistance, Flame-Resistant, Recycled Raw Materials