Polyurethane Timing Belts suit wide range of applications.

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Available in straight-tooth, offset-tooth, or helical styles, Polyurethane Timing Belts suit linear motion, product conveyance, and power transmission applications. Steel-cord reinforced belts come in 3 configurations: open-end rolls in 325 ft lengths; welded or jointed belts made from roll material cut to length and spliced; and endless types made from long continuous cord with no splice or welding. To combat corrosion, Kevlar cord belts are available for high humidity applications.

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Goodyear Offers Complete Line of Polyurethane Belts

AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 4 /-- Goodyear Engineered Products (NYSE:GT) has introduced a comprehensive line of polyurethane timing belts for a wide range of applications, including linear motion, product conveyance and power transmission.

The straight-tooth synchronous belts complement the company's industrial timing belt product lineup, according to Michael Lyons, marketing manager for Goodyear's industrial power transmission products.

"We now offer straight-tooth polyurethane, offset-tooth, or helical, polyurethane and rubber belts, to help our distributors grow their businesses as one-source suppliers," Lyons said.

He said the straight-tooth polyurethane belts can provide advantages over rubber and offset-tooth polyurethane synchronous belts in specific applications. "The new polyurethane belts are more resistant to cuts, tears, abrasions and flex fatigue; have a higher load bearing capacity; are resistant to mold and ozone degradation; and can be color coordinated to spec," Lyons explained.

The steel-cord reinforced belts are supplied in three configurations. Open-end rolls are available in 325-foot lengths; welded or jointed belts are made from roll material that is cut to length and spliced; and "endless" belts are manufactured using one long continuous cord with no splice or welding, providing additional cross-section strength.

To combat corrosion, Kevlar cord belts are also available for high humidity applications, such as car washes.

Lyons said the polyurethane belts, available in a broad range of the most popular tooth pitches, accommodate a variety of industries and applications, including package handling, electronic component manufacturing, automatic sliding doors, vertical storage retrieval and power transmission.

The belt part numbering system provides easy cross-reference, as well as drop-in replacement, for existing competitors' specifications.

"We are belting out a one, two, three punch with straight- and offset- tooth, as well as rubber power transmission belts," said Lyons.

In addition to industrial power transmission belts, Goodyear Engineered Products manufacturers and markets heavy-duty and lightweight conveyor belt, industrial hose and hydraulics, automotive replacement products, air springs and rubber track. For further information on Goodyear's full line of synchronous power transmission products, go to www.synchronousbelts.goodyear.com/ or to order a catalog call customer service at 800-235-4632.

CONTACT: Sue Deckard of Goodyear Engineered Products, +1-330-796-2363

Web site: http://www.goodyear.com/

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