Flex-Line® Low Friction Linings Solutions
Bulk materials don’t always flow reliably. They compact, rathole, and arch, which can be costly. Production shuts down. Work hours are wasted, and safety is compromised. But you can achieve mass flow and get your business moving again.
Problems that are frequently encountered involve:
Flooding of feeder interface
Blockages and rat-holing
Mechanical and cohesive arching
Lack of storage capacity
The Flex-Line® Solution
High Performance Low Friction Linings by Flex-line® The low surface friction of Flex-line® promotes the flow of cohesive, non-free-flowing bulk materials. Its unique surface permits shallower hopper wall angles in the new construction design. Flex-line® improves the performance of existing structures with linings on the interior surfaces of chutes, hoppers, and process equipment. Linings are mechanically fastened to substrates made of steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and concrete. Engineering firms and flow consultants worldwide specify Flex-line® linings more often than any other polymer.
Flex-Line® Applications & Different Grades
For the lining of:
Chutes, hoppers, bins, bunkers, silos, vibratory feeders, slider beds, conveyor skirting, drag conveyors, dragline buckets, front end loader and excavator buckets, off / on-road tipper truck bodies, railcars, dust collectors, cyclones & many more.
Bulk Material Handled:
Animal feed, anthracite culm, bauxite, bituminous coal, chemical powders, copper concentrate, dust, fertilizers, fly ash, foundry sand, grains, raw sugar, gypsum, iron ore, kaolin, lime, limestone, nickel ore, platinum ore, phosphate, salt, sand, silica sand, soap detergent, sub-bituminous coal, waste coals, wood chips & many more.
Sharp and / or large rocks must be avoided, especially crushed or blasted rock still in large form, as Flex-Line® is primarily a flow liner and not an impact or wear liner although it has the properties of high abrasion resistance and good impact resistance.
Examples of materials Handled:
Fine river sand,
Animal Feed Industry
Fine copper sulphate
Limestone Ammonium Sulphate
Examples of materials which will damage Flex-Line® - high impact & sharp cutting edges:
Large Sharp Rocks,
Rock pile, blasted rock
FlexLine is a partly crosslinked ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (PE-UHMW) with a molecular weight of from 7 - 9.2 million g/mol. A modification optimizes the material, both in terms of wear and sliding. This positions FlexLine as an excellent lining material with global applications.
Flex 8800 is a partly crosslinked ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (PE-UHMW) with a molecular weight of 9.2 million g/mol. A modification optimizes the material, both in terms of wear and sliding. This positions Flex 8800 as an excellent lining material.
A4® is a regenerated material based on ultra-high molecular weight low pressure polyethylene (PE-UHMW) with a corresponding high proportion of new material. This mixing ratio results in an economical material that is suitable for a variety of uses. Especially as a cost efficient option, the material A4® has proven its worth.
A4 G Confetti
A4® G multicolor is a regenerated material based on PE-UHMW (ultra-high molecular weight low pressure polyethylene). This economical alternative offers good material properties, is convenient to use (with certain restrictions), and is widely acknowledged. Also refer to A4® FQ 1000
A4® FQ 1000
A4® FQ is a regenerated material based on ultra-high molecular weight low pressure polyethylene with a low proportion of new material. Thanks to further development and enhancements, A4® FQ gains a finer look and better quality than the material A4® G multicolour.
ST 6000® Rubber back
St 6000® protect is a composite material with a sandwich structure; it is manufactured from St 1000® [PE1000] and an oil-resistant rubber (NBR). Our method of sintering under pressure permanently joins the two materials, enabling users to glue the rubberized side.