Italian specialists in equipment for tanneries, Equitan, launched their Condutex 4 Wet belts for staking machines at APLF. This antistatic solution has been specially developed for wet stretching and softening. The new patented Condutex 4 Wet belt is washable, longer lasting and highly resistant. The joints are reinforced for additional durability. The belt is antistatic as it contains carbon fibres. Prior to its launch, Condutex 4 wet had been extensively tested in Italy. It is supplied with a polyurethanic rope and ready to install in the staking machine.

These innovations are part of Equitan’s policy of continuous research and development, responding to the needs of the customer.

A further product which was launched at the fair is the RSE (Rubber Stat Expel), which is self adhesive to cover the tracking cylinder of the staking machine. RSE contains carbon to ground/discharge static electricity, conducting it safely to the ground.