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  1. KN Fabric / Carcass ? for Conveyor Belting

    What does the KN stand for in conveyor belting fabric , is it KURALON / Nylon ?

    Also require use , properties of this type of fabric and any other information.
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    Bruce Baker

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  2. Hi Bruce,

    I am not familiar with the KN fabric designation (but I'm interested in finding out about it). Do you have the manufacturer's name? I would not be surprised if this designation is a marketing ploy to separate a belt from the pack.

    Alternatively, it could be an erosion of ISO/DIN designations in the same manner that N is frequently used instead of P to signify Nylon.

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    Dave Miller
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    Casey Price - ContiTech USA Guest

    KN designation

    Dear Bruce:

    There are a couple of things that this can designate. kN is the designation for kilonewtons, which is a measurement of stress. The other possibility is an old BF Goodrich designation for their PVC constructions-Koroseal Nylock or KN.

    Hope this helps.

  4. #4
    Ray Latchford Guest
    Hello Bruce
    KN does stand for Kuralon Nylon and it is also known as VN = Vinylon Nylon.
    Kuralon was the trade name from Kuraray, I think, of Japan for their polyvinyl acolohol yarn.
    For many hears it was the only available alternative to nylon for synthetic belt duck but had a number of undesirable features - high moisture absorption combined with strength and modulus loss, low elongation at break.
    It has now been replaced by Polyester Nylon (PN or EP). It would be 10 years since we made our last KN belt.

    hope this helps
    Ray Latchford

  5. Thanks Ray

    I thought this was the case but had nothing to verify it with.

    It's been many years since I heard the term, we are showing our ages.

    Ray, I know your name, where are you from ?
    Regards

    Bruce Baker

    Conveyor Consultants & Project Managers
    http://www.conveyor-services.com

    ________________________________________
    "Professional Service"
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    "Worldwide Installations"
    We've worked all over the world and in all circumstances and conditions, from the Tropics of North Queensland, Australia to the Deserts of Saudi Arabia.
    "Expert Training"
    With 26 years experience, our customers bank on our extensive knowledge and expertise when they ask us to conduct training, we create a training programs customized to suit your specific requirements.
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