What is a silicone conveyor belt, what are the advantages of silica gel?

- Jul 18, 2019-

The silica gel conveyor belt is a highly active adsorbent material, which is an amorphous substance, and its chemical formula is mSiO2┬ĚnH2O. It is insoluble in water and any solvent, non-toxic and tasteless, chemically stable, and does not react with any substance except strong alkali and hydrofluoric acid.


         Various types of silica gels have different microporous structures due to their different manufacturing methods. The chemical composition and physical structure of silica gel determine that it has many characteristics that are difficult to replace. The silica gel belt has high adsorption performance, good thermal stability, chemical stability, and high mechanical strength.

Silicone conveyor belt

advantage:


         1, food grade, this feature is an important reason for its use in the food industry;


         2, high temperature resistance, silicone belt can be used to withstand high temperatures of 100-500 degrees, chemical stability;


         3, anti-stick, silicone with non-stick sugar, chocolate and other foods with high sugar content.

Anti-stick silicone conveyor belt

Disadvantages:


         1, expensive, silicone belt is more expensive than ordinary conveyor belt;


         2, the hardness is low, so that some conveyor belts in the oven mostly use Teflon mesh belt / cloth;


         3, the roller is poor, the silicone belt has no lateral stability, and the material is relatively soft.

Teflon mesh