News from Marathon

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 & PR on March 21 2019 in News Glass 

Heimbach and Marathon @ Interzum Guangzhou 2019

For all your Press Pad requirements Heimbach Specialities and Marathon will be exhibiting at Interzum, Guangzhou, 2019 on booth 15.2B10 Hall 15.2  
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Posted by Marketing on March 13 2019 in Glass 

Do your high temperature products contain asbestos?

Many people are aware of the health and safety implications of using asbestos materials.  Marathon high temperature textile materials do not contain asbestos. High temperature textiles have come a long way in recent years Aramid fabrics are often seen as the ideal substrate for...
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Posted by Marketing on February 07 2019 in Glass Gated 2 (Glass) 

How can I be sure that a PBO textile will work in my application?

Marathon has worked across the glass industry for many years. In that time, we have amassed a huge amount of experience, product expertise and technical knowledge about different applications. If we’re not 100% sure that one of our textile belts or components products will work...
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Posted by Marketing on February 07 2019 in Glass Gated 2 (Glass) 

We don’t use PBO conveyor belts in our processes, why now?

If you are interested in a different conveying solution than metal belts, wish to improve safety and the working environment in your glass plant whilst also reducing energy costs, please contact us. Not 100% happy with your existing conveyor belting and perhaps open to change? It...
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Posted by Marketing on February 07 2019 in Glass Gated 2 (Glass) 

Can we test and try out the PBO belts before purchasing?

We understand that your production team needs to have confidence in what they are buying when it comes to high temperature conveyor belting for transporting delicate glass articles. It is clear that any compromises can immediately impact on your ability to fulfil orders and achieve...
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Posted by Marketing on February 07 2019 in Glass Gated 2 (Glass) 

PBO textiles and belts appear to be very expensive, are they?

Customers keep on using PBO belts time and time again.  Why is that?  It’s because they trust in their performance given it has never let them down! Optimum cost v lifetime performance PBO conveyor belts give the optimum cost versus lifetime performance,...
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Posted by Marketing on February 07 2019 in Glass Gated 2 (Glass) 

We use Aramid belts in our production process, how can you convince me to change?

We are aware that many plant managers use standard aramid belts in their production environments and are more than happy with it. We want to open your eyes to another textile product that could save you money, time and eradicate unwanted inefficiency! We try to...
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Posted by Marketing on February 07 2019 in Glass Gated 2 (Glass) 

I am happy with our current textiles/belts. Why should I change supplier?

There are significant benefits in using Marathon high temperature belting and textiles over and above other designs in the glass industry. Whether it be the high temperature cut resistant belts that we produce, specially impregnated materials, or the level of customer service we provide, Marathon...
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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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