Chain offers double barrier against corrosion.

Press Release Summary:

NEPTUNE(TM) Chain has chromium-free top coat that protects chain from physical impact and corrosive agents. Zinc base coat extends protection through sacrificing function that prevents oxidization from reaching chain core. Product withstands 500+ hours of saltwater spray testing without rusting. NEPTUNE Roller Chain is available in sizes 35-100, and NEPTUNE Conveyor Chain is available in single pitch and double pitch, sizes 40-100. NEPTUNE Leaf Chain is also available.

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U.S. Tsubaki Introduces Neptune(TM) Chain

Groundbreaking corrosion protection offers strength AND safety

Wheeling, Ill., November, 2002 -U.S. Tsubaki has developed groundbreaking surface treatment technology that provides better corrosion resistance in a stronger, longer-lasting chain. New NEPTUNE(TM) Chain lasts ten times longer than nickel-plated chain in operations exposed to water, seawater, or outdoor conditions.

New NEPTUNE(TM) Chain from U.S. Tsubaki offers carbon-steel strength with a unique double barrier against corrosion. A specially developed top coat protects the chain from physical impact and corrosive agents. A zinc base coat extends the protection through a unique sacrificing function that prevents oxidization from reaching the chain core. The low-temperature process requires no acid wash, so chain strength and wear life is maintained.

In more than 500 hours of saltwater spray testing, NEPTUNE(TM) Chain showed no occurrence of rust - and when rust did occur, it advanced slowly, allowing longer chain use.

In addition, NEPTUNE(TM) Chain is the only corrosion-resistant chain with a chromium-free coating, which means it won't expose your plant or your personnel to hexavalent chromium - a known carcinogen that may be harmful if inhaled or absorbed. The use of hexavalent chromium is already being phased out by the automotive, construction, and steel industries. NEPTUNE(TM) Chain protects your people and your environment while providing super-strong rust block. You can avoid costly retrofits to comply with environmental codes.

U.S. Tsubaki has produced a new, 8-page, full color brochure that provides detailed specifications on NEPTUNE(TM) Chain. NEPTUNE(TM) Roller Chain is available in sizes 35 to 100. NEPTUNE(TM) Conveyor Chain is available in single pitch and double pitch, sizes 40 to 100. NEPTUNE(TM) Leaf Chain is also available.

U.S. Tsubaki is one of the country's only manufacturers of a complete line of drive chains, attachment chains, engineering class chains, sprockets, and power transmission components. The company is a subsidiary of Tsubakimoto Chain Co. of Japan, the world's leading chain and power transmission component manufacturer.

For more information about NEPTUNE(TM) Chain or to receive a copy of the new brochure, contact U.S. Tsubaki, Inc. at 301 E. Marquardt Drive, Wheeling, IL 60090, 1-800-323-7790, or visit our web site at

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