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Bridgestone Corporation Develops New Conveyor Belt With Energy-Saving, Flame-Resistant Rubber MaterialNew product supports global energy-efficient initiatives


Tokyo (Nov. 18, 2014) - Bridgestone Corporation announced today it has utilized technology developed for the company's fuel-efficient Ecopia tire line to create a new conveyor belt with energy-saving and flame-resistant rubber*1 material. It is available worldwide and will help industrial facilities*2 become more environmentally-friendly, while providing a safer working environment for operators.

In recent years, various industries have instituted efficiency initiatives, thereby making resource conservation a priority. During extended conveyor belt operation, energy loss occurs as the belt runs along the indentation resistant roller. This new conveyer belt material maximizes belt performance of energy-saving, even during extended use. Such capability increases product availability to meet growing customer demand.

In addition to the energy-saving technology, the new conveyor belt material is also flame resistant, which is critical to coal mines, port facilities, power plants and other industries that require flame resistance for disaster prevention.

Image of conveyor belt featuring various degrees of resistance during operation:
Image of conveyor belt featuring various degrees of resistance during operation

Image of roll-over resistance at idlers:
Image of  roll-over resistance at idlers

Committed to maintaining its position as global manufacturing leader, Bridgestone Corporation will continue to leverage its advanced technologies to find solutions to customer needs and challenges across all industries.

*1 This new flame resistance rubber material complies with Japanese Industrial Standard.
*2 This new conveyor belt will be applicable subject to the customers' operating conditions

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About Bridgestone Corporation: Bridgestone Corporation (BSJ), headquartered in Tokyo, is the world's largest tire and rubber company. In addition to tires for use in a wide variety of applications, it also manufactures a broad range of diversified products, which include industrial rubber and chemical products and sporting goods. Its products are sold in over 150 nations and territories around the world.