Gates Mectrol urethane backings are available in several different varieties. Available in different durometers, with different coefficients of friction, urethane backings are the toughest and most durable backing material.
Feeding applications generally require extremely high friction. Rubber can provide this high friction, even while wet. Some rubber backings also offer antistatic properties, higher temperature ratings, and good chemical and abrasion resistance.
Many applications require a combination of friction and the ability to conform to unusual product shapes. Gates Mectrol foam backings are available in different densities for various compliance, cushioning and friction surfaces.
Available with unusual surface patterns and characteristics, PVC backings offer a well bonded, economical solution with very good wear properties.
Gates Mectrol can develop nearly any type of backing for unusual applications. Antistatic backing is an example.