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As an industry leading textiles business, we have completed some really exciting and challenging projects. Read about them here – and what our customers think.

Posted by Marketing on October 05 2018 in News Press Pads 

“What is the lead time for your press pads?”

We are almost always able to despatch customer requirements within 10-14 days from receipt of order, dependent upon order quantity.  In the case of large or bespoke orders, the lead time will be extended but we will endeavour to deliver what you need within...
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Posted by Marketing on September 21 2018 in News Press Pads 

“Can you offer a quick response and/or supply in emergency situations?”

We understand that in the world of laminate board manufacturing, you need to move fast – very fast! That’s why we took the decision many years ago to invest in an infrastructure that enables us to despatch any of our standard pressure compensating pads within 1...
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Posted by Marketing on September 07 2018 in News Press Pads 

“What is the maximum width of press pads that you can supply?”

Marathon supply a broad range of pressure compensating pads used in the production of various laminated products, including different lengths, widths, weights and thicknesses, all engineered for specific applications.  This ensures that all production, technical and manufacturing plate processes can be fully catered for. ...
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Posted by Marketing on August 24 2018 in News Press Pads 

“Can you provide press pads for HPL applications?”

A number of HPL (High Pressure Laminate) producers have asked Marathon whether they are capable of manufacturing press pads for these specific applications. Marathon understand that HPL is a compulsory requirement for certain high-end applications High pressure laminates are considered to be one of the...
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Posted by Marketing on August 10 2018 in News Press Pads 

“Which industries do you currently supply your press pads to?”

Marathon was formed in the UK in 1976, to fill a small niche as a woven conveyor belt manufacturer. Since the early days, our market research, development and innovation has taken us into the field of specialized performance textiles for wide-ranging industrial applications, including pressure compensating...
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Posted by Marketing on July 27 2018 in News Press Pads 

“What lifetime can your press pads achieve?”

“Are Marathon’s pressure compensating mats up to the job?” A press pad typically reaches the end of its life when it loses its compensation ability as the silicone finally gives up its attempt to return to its original configuration after repeated compression cycling. The...
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Posted by Marketing on July 13 2018 in News Press Pads 

“What is the fulcrum effect?”

The fulcrum effect occurs during the lamination process and can be a real problem for manufacturers.  When a board is being pressed (in a laminate press), the caul plate is larger in width and length than the board being pressed. This creates a margin...
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Posted by Marketing on June 29 2018 in News Press Pads 

“Do you have agents and/or distributors around the world?”

Marathon currently exports to over 120 countries worldwide, and works alongside a team of trusted agents that have been fully trained and have the necessary experience to sell their range of superior performance pressure compensating pads (Copsil™ and UltiMat™). Global reach From their manufacturing base in...
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Posted by Marketing on June 15 2018 in News Press Pads 

“What lengths of press pad material can you supply?”

When it comes to pressure compensating mats, you may require a longer length to suit specific equipment and product needs. No limitations – anything is possible! Marathon has the capability to produce press pad lengths up to 200-300 metres.  This effectively means that there are...
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Posted by Marketing on June 01 2018 in News Press Pads 

“When would I need to use a thicker/heavier press pad?”

It’s important to stop and consider what type of thickness and weight of pressure compensating pad you actually need, before making a final buying decision.  Understanding what type of press pad you actually need There are a number of scenarios that would benefit...
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