Warrington-based Optibelt designs and manufactures fully integrated rubber and PU power transmission, timing, synchronous, conveyor and cleated belts, including linear positioning belts. One example is the Alpha FDA Blue, a highly advanced timing belt for the conveying of processed foods and their individual packaging operations.

This is a blue based polyurethane (PU) belt, approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which also conforms with European legislation VO (EG) No. 1935/2004 § 10, covering products used in direct contact with food.

The ‘Alpha FDA Blue’ belts range is designed with high strength ‘Aramid’ tension cords, so as not to rust in wet operating conditions, or in washdown operations, although they can be supplied with stainless steel cords if required. A variety of standard widths and profile pitches are available.

FDA Blue is not only suitable for the welding of cleats using FDA approved based material, but is supported by attachments and food-grade backings.


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