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Posted by Marketing on February 07 2019 in Gated 1 (Glass) 

Do you keep stock of PBO textile and belt products?

Marathon maintains a stock of standard PBO product lines in popular widths and short lengths are often available.  However, demand varies significantly over time and we cannot guarantee availability of the exact desired specification every time.  When a short length is requested and...
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Posted by Marketing on February 07 2019 in Gated 1 (Glass) 

What benefits do PBO textile products provide, compared with other high temperature materials?

So how does PBO compare with other high temperature solutions? PBO is capable of self-extinguishing flames from burners.  The decomposition temperature of the fibre is as high as 650°C PBO products typically have a ~100°C higher decomposition temperature compared with p-aramid fibres. This additional 100...
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Posted by Marketing on February 07 2019 in Gated 1 (Glass) 

At what temperatures can PBO textile/belt products be used?

PBO yarn has a temperature resistance well in excess of that of aramid yarns and will not start to decompose until an air temperature of 650°C is reached. Our experience is that, subject to application, PBO should perform well in the temperature range 550-600°C. ...
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Posted by Marketing on February 07 2019 in Gated 1 (Glass) 

Why is PBO more expensive than Aramid textile components and belting?

We have been asked over the years by customers why our PBO high temperature textile products are more expensive than our other high temperature solutions.  Different raw materials vary in terms of cost and performance. PBO is capable of working at elevated temperatures Marathon...
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Posted by Marketing on February 06 2019 in Glass 

What do I need to know about high temperature textile products and conveyor belting for the glass industry?

If you purchase specialist equipment or materials for a glass manufacturing plant, you will be well-aware of the need for quality, efficiency and ongoing technical reliability when it comes to the conveyor belting and high temperature contact materials that you source. What do you need...
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Posted by Marketing on November 02 2018 in News Press Pads 

“Do you have to bed the pads in before use?”

Optimising press pad life and usability One of the most important procedures for optimizing press pad life is to remember to install them without over-tensioning. click here to visit our latest article on the best value press pads “How many cycles are required before applying...
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Posted by Marketing on October 19 2018 in News Press Pads 

“Do you supply a press pad for deep structure applications?”

The answer is yes.  We can produce high performance press pads that are designed with additional compensation in mind, with an ability to absorb pressure for deep structure applications. Unique silicone technology provides superior compensation properties All of our pressure compensating mats are used...
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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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