The Gates Corporation to Introduce New 48” FlatClean™ Food Grade Belts at 2014 International Production & Processing Expo

Jan 23, 2014

Gates Mectrol will showcase its new 48” FlatClean™ food grade belts in 2mm and 3mm thicknesses at the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE).

Contact: Chad Young


  • Gates Mectrol is introducing two new thicknesses of 48” Flatclean™ belts at IPPE 2014 – 2mm and 3mm.
  • The new belts are designed with sealed Kevlar® tension cords to eliminate stretch. The unique dual-durometer 2mm belt allows for a smaller pulley diameter and different coefficients of friction.
  • Gates Mectrol will showcase its cost-saving solutions at booth 4930 during IPPE, Jan. 28-30, 2014.


DENVER, Colo. Gates Mectrol, a business unit of The Gates Corporation, today announced it will introduce a new version of its 48” FlatClean™ food conveying belt in 2mm and 3mm thicknesses at the 2014 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Ga. from Jan. 28-30.

Both the 2mm and 3mm 48” FlatClean belts are constructed with easy-to-clean urethane and designed with sealed Kevlar® tension cords to eliminate stretch. The 2mm belt is the first dual-durometer food grade belt on the market. Its different coefficients of friction provide better abrasion resistance and more grab, allowing for a smaller pulley diameter and better handoffs between conveyors.

In addition to its new FlatClean belts, Gates Mectrol will feature self-tracking CenterClean™ belts, which are designed for processing applications requiring synchronous motion, and PosiClean® belts. Both urethane belts feature sealed tension members for smooth, crevice-free surfaces, allowing them to be cleaned in place. While plastic modular chain belt washdowns consume as much as $1.3 million each year, urethane belts reduce cleaning time as much as 50%, saving water and improving productivity.

Gates food processing experts, including Chad Young, Tony Maniscalco, Jenny Dakos, and David Ray will also show Gates line of industrial synchronous belts, which are designed for less maintenance and downtime. All four specialists will be available at booth 4930 to answer questions, demonstrate Gates Mectrol products, and offer samples.

IPPE is the world's largest annual poultry, meat, and feed industry event of its kind. Gates Mectrol will join more than 1,100 other exhibitors showcasing the latest innovations in processing and production equipment, supplies, and services.

To learn more about Gates Mectrol food grade belting, visit IPPE Booth 4930 or

For more information about Gates Mectrol, please call 603.890.1515.

About IPPE

The International Production & Processing Expo is a collaboration of three shows - International Feed Expo, International Meat Expo, and the International Poultry Expo - representing the entire chain of protein production and processing. The event is sponsored by the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), and the American Meat Institute (AMI), and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY).

About Gates Mectrol

Gates Mectrol, a business unit of The Gates Corporation, is a leading manufacturer of synchronous timing belts, timing pulleys, and other polymer based automation components typically used in conveying, linear positioning, rotary positioning, and power transmission applications.

About Gates Corporation

The Gates Corporation is a global, diversified industrial company that provides advanced power transmission and fluid transfer solutions by engineering products and services that reduce the total cost of ownership for a wide variety of applications. Our products and services serve customers in five key end market segments: Energy/Exploration/Extraction, Infrastructure & Agriculture, Transportation, Automotive, and Process & Specialty.

As an engineering leader with a strong foundation in research and development, Gates is committed to advancing the science of motion performance by developing safe, forward-thinking products, services, systems, and solutions, as well as fostering long-term customer and employee relationships. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Gates employs over 14,000 people across 106 locations in 30 countries.

If it moves you, there’s a good chance Gates has a part in it. Gates. Powering Progress.

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