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At SA Services and Trading we supply only quality conveyor belt for the mining, tunneling, quarry and heavy-duty processing industries. As an exclusive distributor of both underground and surface mining conveyor belt, SA Services and Trading has the ability to include belts in conveyor package quotes to offer the best possible deals to its customers.
SA Services offers a complete range of products for all mining and industrial applications. Investment in capital equipment underpins our objective to supply in the most cost efficient manner but always driven by design criteria which focus on the lowest total life cycle costs ensure that we deliver maximum value to our customers.
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Global Rubber Conveyor Belts
Global demand for rubber conveyor belts is forecast to rise 5.3% per year through 2022. Growth in demand is expected to stem largely from acceleration in global mining output and sustained advances in global manufacturing. The expanding use of rubber additives to increase the performance capabilities of rubber conveyor belts will also contribute to growth, as these types command a higher price.
Key Findings in the Global Rubber Conveyor Belts Study:
Industrializing Nations to Comprise the Largest Share of Rubber Conveyor Belt Demand Gains
Led by China, the world’s industrializing nations have significant growth potential for rubber conveyor belts. These countries typically have mining industries that are less mechanized and manufacturing industries that are less automated than those in developed countries, historically limiting sales opportunities for rubber conveyor belts. However, as foreign investment in developing countries increases, these industries are expected to continue modernizing and developing, bolstering conveyor belt sales.
Developed countries have more limited growth prospects. These areas already possess highly automated manufacturing and mechanized mining industries that utilize a large number of conveyor belts. While some opportunities remain for conveyor belt sales in new production lines or mining operations, the majority of demand is replacement-oriented.
Textile Reinforced Belts to Remain Dominant but Continue to Lose Share to Steel Cord Belts
The lower costs associated with textile reinforced belts will allow these products to retain their position as the most widely used type of rubber conveyor belt. Textile reinforcements provide a good balance between price and strength, making these products suitable for use in most applications.
However, rubber conveyor belts with steel cord reinforcement will register faster gains in demand through 2022, largely supported by an acceleration in global mining output and increased exploration activity in new mines. Steel cord belts are generally preferred in mining applications because of their greater impact resistance. Higher raw material costs due to expected price increases for steel will also contribute to value growth.
Manufacturing to Register the Fastest Growth; Power Generation to Post Slowest Gains
Strong expected gains in manufacturing output – largely a result of continued economic growth in developing countries – will stimulate associated rubber conveyor belt sales.
Rubber conveyor belt use in power generation applications, on the other hand, will expand most slowly. A global shift away from coal-fired power plants, where conveyor belts are overwhelmingly installed, will limit additional demand opportunities. Some developed countries are seeking to completely phase out coal as a power source, which would effectively eliminate this market segment in those countries.