Ultraviolet disinfection is gaining popularity in the food and pharmaceutical fields of industry. However, ultraviolet lights are one of the factors of fatigue wear of polymers. When exposed to UV radiation, in combination with oxidation processes, the belts may change their color, cracks might appear in the material, and, as a result, the conveyor belt fails prematurely.
To minimize these negative effects, Forbo stabilizes all coating materials (PVC and polyurethane) for Transilon and Transtex belts. This allows you to extend belts’ lifetime exposed to bactericidal ultraviolet lamps. For this reason, Forbo belts are the optimal solution for conveyors exposed to UV-C radiation.
Attention! It is important to remember that, nevertheless, conveyor belts need to be reliably protected from sunlight during transportation and storage.