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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.

How can we be sure that the textile/belt will not mark our glass products?

How can we be sure that the textile/belt will not mark our glass products?

Working with any new (or different) textile belting or material is bound to cause a degree of concern or doubt. But that doesn’t mean that a change isn’t worth the effort if new materials can help production staff to improve product quality, reduce the incidence of rejects...
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What is the typical lifetime of a textile conveyor belt?

What is the typical lifetime of a textile conveyor belt?

Most production environments require long-life belts. This alleviates supply issues, minimises replacement costs and is less disruptive to manufacturing routines. Marathon products are designed to respond to these demands and offer peace of mind. Proven to work, over time Subject to the specific application, a textile conveyor...
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How can I be sure that Marathon textile materials will work for my conveyor belt?

How can I be sure that Marathon textile materials will work for my conveyor belt?

When you change supplier, or opt to buy new textile belting or materials, we completely understand that some glass/crystal manufacturers will be apprehensive about the product, technical compatibility, the range of services and support provided, and things like costs over time. Marathon Belting is one business known...
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What range of textile/belt widths are available?

What range of textile/belt widths are available?

The technical team at Marathon are aware about the exacting requirements of supplying high temperature textile products and conveyor belts to the glass industry. That is why they have developed a range of textile materials in various widths and thicknesses, in response to the market requirements. Marathon’s...
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Why should I use textile conveyor belts?

Why should I use textile conveyor belts?

Over the years the use of steel conveyor belts for processing delicate glass articles such as tableware, cosmetic bottles and light bulbs has been challenged by new, improved higher temperature woven textile fabrics. But are they as cost effective, durable and reliable in practice? Marathon summarise the benefits of...
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How can I be sure that a PBO textile will work in my application?

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 in your application...
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Can we test and try out the PBO belts before purchasing?

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

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

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 will always strive...
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