Teijin Aramid has won an award for the performance of conveyor belts reinforced with its aramid products.
Teijin Aramid has won an award for the performance of conveyor belts reinforced with its aramid products.

Teijin Aramid has received the 2016 Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award from independent market research firm Frost & Sullivan for the performance of conveyor belts reinforced with its aramid products.

Within the mining industry, the transportation of minerals and heavy burdens on conveyor belts can account for a significant share of energy consumption and CO2 emissions. A Twaron-reinforced belt weighs up to 40% less and has less rolling resistance, resulting in high energy savings of up to 25% and reduced emissions, the company saus. Twaron aramid fibers are reportedly five times stronger than steel weight for weight, reducing the weight of the conveyor belt and lowering the system rolling resistance.

‘This award recognizes our frontrunner role in supporting global conveyor belts manufacturers to develop more sustainable and cheaper operational practices,’ said Gert Frederiks, CEO of Teijin Aramid. 

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