The case for switching from traditional steel to HDPE (high-density polyethylene) for the manufacture of conveyor guards is not just confined to better safety. There are significant environmental sustainability advantages and reduced maintenance costs as well. So it’s no surprise that HDPE is fast replacing steel at many mine sites.
Never before has there been such interest in embracing the latest technology to improve safety, productivity and a reduction in the environmental footprint when procuring much of the equipment and machinery needed to enable mine sites, mineral processing plants and bulk materials handling facilities worldwide to operate. There is perhaps no better example than the key mainstay of all such facilities – the conveyor system. Steel has been the material of choice for decades for most of the conveyor’s structure simply because there has been no better alternative.
But now there is. HDPE is changing the way many of these products are manufactured. To find out why, download the whitepaper below.