South African rubber specialist, TRUCO (Transvaal Rubber
Company), has developed a new
skirting rubber to be used along the sides of a
conveyor belt to
keep materials from spilling during loading and to
protect the conveyor system at the same time.
The Truco Grey Skirting comes in a 55 shore hard compound. It is available in rolls of 1200mm wide or cut widths of 100mm, 150mm, 200mm and 300mm. On request, Truco can deliver even wider units. Available in thicknesses of between 10 and 12mm, the abrasion-resistant product will be sold as skirting rubber in lengths of 10 or 20 m each.
Neoprene, a medium grade red polymer, and a beige natural gum rubber is also now available from Truco's sheeting division. Neoprene can handle oil based products, higher operating temperatures and harsh weather conditions. It is also flame retardant. This material, normally used in the manufacture of components like gaskets and high temperature resistant conveyor skirting, is available in thicknesses from 1,5mm to 20mm.
The natural gum beige rubber is a natural rubber product offering good memory and excellent abrasion resistance. Ideal for abrasion prevention in linings, chutes and buffers, it comes with a high tensile strength and elongation and is available in thicknesses from 1,5mm to 6mm.
Finally, Truco is offering a new white food grade natural rubber. This non-toxic product has good abrasion resistance and is generally used in the food and beverage industry for food gaskets, buffers, liners and also as conveyors. Standard thicknesses available range from 1,5mm to 10mm.