The Use of PTFE-Coated Open Mesh Belt in the Textile Drying Industry

Conveying Textiles through the Drying Process Using PTFE-Coated Open Mesh Belts

Are you looking for a new or replacement belt to convey your textiles through your heated drying oven?

The textile drying industry involves the drying of assorted fabrics, including woven, non-woven, and felts by the introduction of heat from sources that include gas, oil, electric, or radio frequency (RF). The process of drying these materials involves conveying them using a PTFE-coated open mesh belt through a heated drying oven.

Open Mesh Belts Provide a Number of Advantages

What Makes the PTFE-Coated Open Mesh Belt an Ideal Choice for Conveying?          

The PTFE-coated open mesh conveyor belt allows ample airflow that assists in the drying process.

Additional to its airflow qualities, the PTFE-coated open mesh belts are spliced together using either a metal alligator or a non-metallic fabric notch splice for a durable mechanical connection. Other common splices that incorporate maximum airflow are SmartLoop™ or peek splicing.

Both edges of the belt are normally sewn and sealed with a PTFE-coated fiberglass fabric, giving these belts exceptional edge reinforcement. Other edge reinforcements, such as sewn-only or heat-sealed PTFE film edge, are also used at times.

The PTFE-coated open mesh belt has a maximum width of 189 inches and is chemically inert. It also has phenomenal strength and dimensional stability.

With its non-stick properties, extensive operating temperature range from -100°F (-73°C) to +500°F (260°C), and impressive air flow qualities, PTFE-coated open mesh belting makes for an ideal solution for most drying applications.

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