TPU belts

Thermoplastic polyurethane is widely used in food processing as a belt coating material. Habasit’s coating technology ensures a superbly smooth surface, no porosity of the coating layers, and a homogeneous belt thickness.

General purpose TPU belts

TPU belts provide high flexibility even at low temperatures, combined with excellent abrasion- and wear resistance. TPU’s resistance to edible fats and oils makes it a widely used choice for multiple applications. The closed belt surface does not develop micro-cracks and thus reduces the risk of microbes settling in. 

General purpose TPU belts feature the valuable mechanical advantages of TPU coated belts. They are used as a "Jack of all trades" in basic belting.

Hydrolysis-resistant food TPU belts
feature improved temperature-, hydrolysis, and chemical resistance.

Antimicrobial belts*

Antimicrobial belts are specially designed for the food industry. These conveyor and processing belts contain an antimicrobial additive that prevents the growth of micro-organisms which can cause spoilage on the belt surface. The antimicrobial additive remains effective even in areas that are difficult to clean. It does not affect the taste of the foodstuff conveyed.

Due to the variety of regulations in force in different markets, Habasit offers a choice of belt ranges, with additives appropriate to each set of requirements:

  • HabaGUARD antimicrobial belts use an additive that is FDA compliant and EPA approved for conveyor belts used in direct contact with food, and can therefore be used in the USA.
  • Habasit HyGUARD antimicrobial belts can be used in Japan as the additive is on the MHLW positive list.

*These products do not protect users or others against food-borne or disease-causing bacteria. Proper cleaning procedures must always be adhered to.

TPO belts

Thermoplastic olefin coatings are used when the belt surface needs to deliver excellent chemical resistance and outstanding product release. Especially the Habasit Cleanline belt range has been designed to meet the most stringent demands of the food industry. Featuring a specially modified thermoplastic olefin coating, these belts offer numerous added-value benefits. Polypropylene coating is used when elevated temperature needs to be paired with good release properties.

Fabric surface belts

As food contact materials, fabrics offer very good release properties. This is provided either inherently through the suction effect of cotton, wool, polyamide, or other fibers, or by impregnation, since skim-coated fabrics offer one of the lowest coefficients of friction for accumulation and pushing off of goods.   Habasit’s range of fabric surface belts for food applications is used in areas extending from bakery to packaging, with both one- and two-ply designs.

 

Bare fabric belts have unimpregnated food contact surfaces.

 

Impregnated belts allow excellent accumulation and release.

 

Solid woven belts feature interwoven fabrics, which support bakery applications in particular, as well as other industry needs, based on their high capacity to absorb moisture and to allow airflow.

 

Nonwoven belts feature fleece material on their surface, using either natural or man-made fibers. They combine moisture absorption with ease of release, which is highly beneficial for dough handling.

PVC belts

PVC coated belts are a good choice for handling both wet and dry foods, such as dough or processed meats and poultry. PVC coating is also used on heavy belt carcasses. Nonwoven belts are especially suitable for the heavier loads, while belts with interwoven design offer good oil resistance through their PVC coating.

Silicone belts

Silicone is a common food contact material used in food handling. Belts coated with silicone provide excellent release properties, high-temperature resistance, and good hydrolysis- and chemical resistance. The use of a silicone coating must always respect the mechanical limits of this elastomeric material, which is subject to scratch and wear and can thus lose its properties in rough applications. Habasit has two ranges of silicone-coated belts to meet different application requirements:


General purpose silicone belts feature a silicone with a super-adhesive surface and regular abrasion resistance and durability.

 

Wear-resistant silicone belts use a high-grade silicone rubber, which offers excellent surface quality. Good wear resistance and durability are combined with temperature resistance up to 180 °C / 356 °F.

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