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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 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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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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