PHOENOCORD® St 4000 – The First Self-Extinguishing Steel-Cord Conveyor Belt
Safety is a top priority in the mining industry. In the past, conveyor belts with flame-retardant properties have been used particularly in underground coal mines.
Even though the belts had low flammability properties, they could not withstand burning when exposed to a constant combustion source. This would allow for fire propagation along the belt line over long distances.
The result had fatal consequences for miners, and destroyed machinery, equipment and infrastructure. A string of tragic accidents forced a change in policy and the industry has called for significantly higher safety standards ever since.
PHOENIX has always attached a great deal of importance to safety. PHOENIX was the first to bring self-extinguishing steel cord conveyor belts to market in 1974.
The first belt supplied to a German coal mine, was produced based upon intensive research and development that still meets the world’s most stringent flammability safety requirements.
These standards have now been implemented into the safety regulations by most countries worldwide. In addition, PHOENIX supplied Australia’s and China’s first steel cord conveyor belts manufactured in compliance with the latest international safety regulations. It is through our commitment to safety that PHOENIX continues to be the world leader in these product developments.