GKD will present what it claims to be 'tomorrow's woven process belt solutions for the manufacture of nonwovens' at the leading nonwovens expo, INDEX, which takes place next month in Geneva.
At the GKD stand during 8-11 April the focus will be on innovative belt coatings that substantially prolong cleaning cycles and on ultra-flexible, self-tracking woven metal V-crimp type belts for high-speed applications in the hygiene sector. Light, flexible and highly durable, nonwovens are becoming increasingly popular as a cost-saving alternative to conventional materials.
Depending on the specific requirements of the application, raw materials and manufacturing processes are adapted to the product. This is where the custom-configured, high-performance process belts made by GKD offers potential for optimisation in demanding production processes.
The woven technical mesh specialists from Dueren, Germany, has responded to demands for smooth-running processes and prolonged cleaning cycles with innovative belt coatings. Adhesion and fouling, even with extremely sticky products, can be reduced or even completely prevented by using custom-coated woven metal process belts. This prolongs the cleaning cycle by up to 150%.
The benefit is a substantial increase in consistency of quality and in the productivity of manufacturing processes running at temperatures up to 240°C.
The company claims it is setting new standards for the growing market for hygiene products with its self-tracking woven metal belts for high-speed applications running at up to 800 metres per minute. V-crimp type belts with ultra-stable special plastic cables woven in parallel to the running direction are particularly suitable for coping with the extreme forces involved in embossing processes.
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