November, 2016 – New polyolefin conveyor belt scores top marks in the confectionery industry for strong tension member and superb release characteristics
Forbo Movement Systems’ new polyolefin Transilon E8/2 Xo/A2 MT-NA- HACCP white FDA conveyor belt was developed for use in long cooling tunnels, the extrusion of sticky fruit and muesli bars and consequently for the high pressure of a forming roller.
The excellent release characteristics on the top face are a real bonus when processing and conveying sticky products. Tests under real world conditions at international confectionery manufacturers prove just how good the belt is.
In addition to the new polyolefin type’s above-mentioned release characteristics, special, dirt-resistant impregnation on the underside prevents dirt sticking and protects the belt from contamination at the same time. The non-antistatic version also makes it suitable for use in metal detectors. Further applications are drying machinery and check-weighers in the wood-processing industry, or the chemical industry due to the polyolefin coating’s exceptional resistance to chemicals.
Forbo Movement Systems (previous called Siegling) employs more than 2,000 people globally in nine production sites and 25 international companies. Forbo conveyor and power transmission belts are used in nearly all industries, but also in the retail and services sectors. Key competencies are the food and packaging industries, logistics and airports, as well as paper, print and raw materials industries. The company was founded in 1919 in Hanover. Since 1994 the company has belonged to the Swiss company Forbo International. The products have been marketed since 2007 under the “Forbo Movement Systems” master brand.