Engineered products manufacturer Trelleborg launches RedFine+, an innovative compounded abrasion-resistant sheet rubber for underground construction equipment preservation and wear protection.
Suitable for use in a range of applications including hoppers, pipe and spools, cyclone launders, and vibrating screen under-pans, and hoppers, RedFine+ delivers an abrasion-resistant rubber that can help minimise downtime and help lower total costs.
“Across the underground construction industry, operational excellence and the ability to find new productivity gains and cost-down initiatives are extremely important,” said Colin Turnbull, General Manager of Mining within Trelleborg’s Engineered Products Operation.
“Downtime as a result of unscheduled maintenance repairs due to material failure results in costly downtime and reduced output. At Trelleborg we are constantly looking at ways we can improve abrasion resistance in our materials to ensure that maximum throughput in processing plants is achieved.”
The new RedFine+ sheet rubber features superior mechanical properties resulting in unrivalled performance in slurry transfer. “RedFine+ is our most advanced abrasion resistant rubber ensuring the protection of critical plant equipment,” said Turnbull.
Made from a high-performance rubber compound and manufactured with a bonding layer for optimum bonding strength, NR R397, RedFine+ is available in thicknesses from 3–25mm. It features tensile strength and tear resistance, resistance capability even in wet slurry applications, and corrosion protection.
Trelleborg is best known within the underground construction industry for its range of sealing solutions for immersed tunnels.