Coated Belts: Add a Coating to Your Belt for Improved Performance

Coatings alter the surface properties of metal belts and tapes , optimizing their performance. Our engineers can work with a virtually unlimited surface coatings, including:

  • Teflon®
  • Neoprene
  • Polyurethane
  • Silicon

These specialized surface treatments can be applied to one or both sides of a PureSteel® metal belt or tape via coating, plating, laminating or bonding methods. Depending on the method of application, the surface treatment can be as thin as 0.0005” (.0125 mm).

PTFE coated steel belt | Metal belt with Teflon coating

Endless metal belts can be tailored to suit a variety of applications with specialty coatings and surface treatments.

Benefits of Metal Belt Surface Treatments

The benefits of surface coatings vary depending on the type of coating applied. Some common benefits include:

  • Non-stick qualities
  • Improved lubricity
  • Increased friction
  • Compressibility

Some surface coatings, such as polyurethane, neoprene, and silicone, can be used to provide pockets on a belt’s surface that will hold small components during transport. Belt Technologies has the ability to provide these coatings with specific die-cut pocket geometry that can also be combined with vacuum perforations for more positive orientation and retention of small or delicate parts during transport.

Common Applications

A variety of industries benefit from coated metal belts. For example, food processing, heat sealing bands in the packaging industry and high-temperature manufacturing environments benefit from Teflon®. Silicone or neoprene may be used in manufacturing to aid in conveying small components that might otherwise roll off the belt and be lost. They will also increase the friction coefficient of a metal belt, tape or pulley to overcome slipping issues and allow the belt to run at a lower tension.

From common coatings to specialized surface treatments, our engineers are happy to guide you in choosing the ideal coating for your applicationContact us to get started.

Customize your metal belts with specialty surface treatments and coatings.
Design Guide and Engineer’s Reference for Metal Belts

Belt design guide

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