Belts in recycling industry come across with many materials of different nature. This industry transports large volumes of material that varies greatly, from household waste and organic byproducts to construction waste, the belt needs to overcome a lot of challenges.
Belts need to be chosen very carefully as to withstand the abrasive nature of hard and sharp materials being transported. Once these materials are trapped, they cause irreversible damage on the conveyor line. In addition to the physical features of the transported materials, the chemical content of these materials may seriously damage the belt by causing cracks, swelling and distortion. Risk of flammability and combustion should also be considered by choosing flame resistant belts in this industry. Recycling industry belts should be designed in such a way to mitigate any risk that may cause low operational lifetime.