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Little Paxton Quarry – Scene of a Quiet Revolution

by Karolina

4 minutes read

Little Paxton Quarry – Scene of a Quiet Revolution

Situated in the UK in the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside lies a 127 hectare (1.27 km2) biological site of Special Scientific Interest and a hugely popular local nature reserve. These flooded former gravel pits are of national importance for wintering wildfowl including large numbers of herons,…

Chinese belt manufacturer Zhejiang Fuda Rubber hits new low

by Karolina

3 minutes read

Chinese belt manufacturer Zhejiang Fuda Rubber hits new low

As any big brand owner in the world will tell you, impersonation, counterfeiting and plagiarism are a constant problem. The higher the level of brand recognition and automatic association with premier quality, the higher the chances that an unscrupulous manufacturer somewhere will try to take…

DUNLOP AND THE ENVIRONMENT – ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS

by Karolina

5 minutes read

DUNLOP AND THE ENVIRONMENT – ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS

Never before have the environmental issues facing the world presented a greater challenge. Sadly, far too many companies and organisations seem to place more importance on being ‘seen to be green’ rather than actually making genuine efforts. Here is a brief insight into the very…

Conveyor belt fire safety classifications and standards

by Karolina

3 minutes read

Conveyor belt fire safety classifications and standards

Choosing the correct standard of fire-resistant conveyor belt – EN 12882 The following guide is intended to clarify classifications and standards relating to conveyor belts that are for general purpose use.

An an eye-opening insight into what happens in the Dunlop laboratory.

by Karolina

3 minutes read

An an eye-opening insight into what happens in the Dunlop laboratory.

SCIENCE IS GOLDEN THE DUNLOP LABORATORY The laboratory, situated in our Drachten plant, lies at the very heart of just about everything we do. Our company has built its reputation and market strategy on quality and the laboratory plays a pivotal role in the whole…

Splicing heat resistant conveyor belts

by Karolina

3 minutes read

Splicing heat resistant conveyor belts

  There are three primary methods of making conveyor belts endless – mechanical fasteners, cold vulcanisation and hot vulcanisation. Under the right circumstances, especially for short, lower tensile strength applications, the use of mechanical (metallic and non-metallic) fasteners can be a quick and effective…

Oil-resistant conveyor belts CONVEYING ADVICE

by Karolina

3 minutes read

Oil-resistant conveyor belts CONVEYING ADVICE

Conveyor belts that are transporting cargo that contains oil or resin such as grain, biomass, organic fertilizers and other forms of cargo containing wood derivatives need to be made of a rubber compound that is resistant to oil. Rubber belts that are not adequately resistant…

by Karolina

3 minutes read

How the Russia – Ukraine conflict is affecting the European conveyor belt market

Just when we thought that we were beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel as far as the Covid 19 crisis was concerned, the world around us has again changed dramatically because of the Russian – Ukrainian conflict. The post-pandemic surge…

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