Locally manufactured wear lining for fine slurry abrasion applications
22 November 2019 | Web Article Number: ME201917116
CLAIMING to provide superior wear performance to counter fine slurry abrasion, Linacure 40 is locally manufactured by Weir Minerals Africa. This uncured natural rubber compound is suitable for applications where hot bonding is the preferred method of installation.
“Using the same formulation principles employed in Weir Minerals standard Linatex premium rubber, Linacure 40 was created to provide a differentiated wear performance when compared to competitor uncured natural rubber products,” the company said in a statement.
It added that worldwide tests had confirmed the performance of this wear lining which is rated at 40 IRHD against the ISO 48-2010 standard. It offers a tensile strength of 21,5 (3118 psi) and is suitable for use in operating temperatures from -40 C to +70 C.
“Linacure 40 is manufactured in sheet form of varying thicknesses, allowing it to be cut or configured into any shape that the application may require. It is lighter and more flexible than other wear liner materials such as steel and ceramics, making it easier to handle and install “
Typical applications for the product would be to line pipelines, chutes, tanks and hoses.