Plastic Rivet blends into food industry applications.
December 30, 2008 -
Colored blue and made of FDA-accepted material, Alligator® Plastic Rivet fasteners are available to match conveyor belts used in food industry applications from -20 to +180°F. Non-magnetic product can be mechanically applied with portable installation tool, is non-scratching, and provides quiet splice as it operates over conveyor components. Removable hinge pin facilitates belt cleaning and installation with minimal dismantling.
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2525 Wisconsin Avenue
Downers Grove, IL, 60515-4200
Flexco Expands Alligator Plastic Rivet Product Line
Now available to match blue conveyor belts within the food industry.
DOWNERS GROVE (IL) December 11, 2008 - Flexco has recently expanded its Alligator Plastic Rivet product line to include a blue offering to be used with blue belts associated with the food industry.
The Alligator® Plastic Rivet fastener system now has a new blue plastic fastener available that is FDA-accepted material with the same resistance as the white fastener, but is colored blue to match blue belts used in many food applications. As with the rest of the Alligator Plastic Rivet fastener line, the blue fastener has the unique ability of being mechanically applied with a portable installation tool, in addition to other non-metallic features such as: non-scratching, non-magnetic, and a quiet splice as it operates over conveyor components.
Being a mechanical fastener design, the hinged splice allows for users to remove the hinge pin for easy belt cleaning or installation onto the conveyor system with minimal dismantling. These features of the Alligator Plastic Rivet system make it a low-cost alternative to the time and expense associated with vulcanization. With three color choices available, select the fastener that best fits your needs for applications from -20F to 180F (-29C to 82C). Other colors choices are Black: UV-resistant for extended life in outdoor applications; and White: FDA-accepted material resists weak acids, alkali, hydrocarbons, ester solvents, and alcohols.
Flexco provides the world's belt conveyors with efficient, safe products, services, and solutions for mechanical splicing, cleaning, slippage, spillage, and belt tracking. The company is based in Downers Grove, Illinois and operates subsidiaries in Australia, China, Germany, Mexico, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. Flexco markets its broad line of products through a worldwide network of distributors under the brand names including Flexco®, Alligator®, Clipper®, and Tatch-A-Cleat.
For more information, visit Flexco's website at www.flexco.com, or contact the Customer Service Department, Flexco, 2525 Wisconsin Ave., Downers Grove, Illinois, 60515-4200, USA. Phone (630) 971-0150; fax (630) 971-1180.