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PHOENIX Conveyor Belt Systems launched in NAFTA

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On 30 January 2015, international automotive supplier and industrial partner Continental concluded its acquisition of the U.S. industrial rubber company Veyance Technologies Inc, Fairlawn, Ohio. The Goodyear Engineered Products Conveyor Belt mining brand, in the North American region, is now branded Phoenix Conveyor Belt Systems.

The new business will be an important part of the global Phoenix conveyor belt portfolio. “Phoenix has always been a pioneer and industry leader in the development and manufacture of conveyor belts, bringing over 100 years worth of experience to the market,” describes Bret Hall, who oversees the mining business in the NAFTA region. “The company is recognised worldwide as a specialist in providing customised solutions for highly complex applications. We are now joining forces with Veyance’s Conveyor Belt Mining business which has also been in the mining industry for 100 years.” Phoenix is known worldwide for its claim of “Extreme Conveyor Belt Solutions” and has achieved a large quantity of world records in conveying solutions around the globe. The first appearance of the newly launched Phoenix brand in NAFTA will be at the International Coal Prep 2015 trade show from 27 to 29 April at the Lexington Center, Lexington, KY. “To learn more about Phoenix and its wide range of specialised solutions, visitors should come see us at booth 105,” Hall continues.

Phoenix Conveyor Belt Systems has produced conveyor belts that include world records such as the strongest belts, both textile and steel cord, the steepest overland, and the world's heaviest belt. The brand serves the worldwide bulk material handling industry from international production facilities.

Ranging from steel cord to textile conveyor belts and specialised solutions as well as protection systems, Phoenix covers the full spectrum of the conveyor belt business. For example, for the last sixty years, Phoenix has manufactured the Phoenocord steel cord conveyor belt. Phoenocord‘s properties include high breaking strength coupled with high capacity as well as a long working life reducing the need for costly maintenance. For specialised solutions, S-Wall is the latest in a long line of industry leading innovations introduced by Phoenix. The corrugated sidewall belts are suitable for vertical conveyance at angles of up to 90 degrees. They are ideal for applications within confined spaces. A newly developed rubber compound for the corrugated sidewalls and cleats ensures they cope with the high demands of steep angle conveying. These hardwearing materials can significantly increase the service life of the belt and prevent time-intensive maintenance and repair work. “These are just two examples of the rich portfolio of products that Phoenix has to offer for the mining market in the NAFTA region,” Hall emphasises and continues, “We are now looking forward to working with our customers closer than ever.”

Adapted from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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