GRANBY, QC, April 8, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - With the introduction of a new webbing resistant to sharp objects, Belt-Tech Products provides a major improvement in occupational safety.
Each year, material losses and serious accidents take place because of the lifting sling's rupture when hit by a sharp object while under tension.
As a member of the Chair of Innovative Industrial Technical and Protection Textiles of the École de technologie supérieure (ETS), the president of Belt-Tech, Robert Bélanger, had identified the need for a safer webbing. A development project ensued with the collaboration of researchers from the CTT Group, supported by the Accord program of the Ministère des Finances et de l'Économie.
The result surpasses expectations. In addition to offering a significantly superior cut resistant product, the new webbing, marketed under the name SDS, shows exceptional UV resistance that makes it even safer. "Steel chains used to lift or tie-down loads have a good UV resistance, but may often damage the product they are meant to protect. With our product, we can now afford to manipulate sharp-edged loads without damaging them and, more importantly, in a safer manner", states Mr. Bélanger, head of the company since its creation.
Belt-Tech Products Inc.
Founded in 2005 following the purchase of assets from Lagran Canada inc., the company has tripled its sales in the last three years in addition to creating fifty new jobs. Belt-Tech is a world leader in the production of automotive and aviation webbing with a annual production capacity of more than 80 million meters. The company is proud to serve more than 50% of the worldwide aviation seatbelt market. In its portfolio, we also find narrow fabrics for all kinds of safety harness and various lifting straps. Earlier this year, Belt-Tech received the 2013 Award of Distinction for major manufacturing companies from the Haute-Yamaska and region Chamber of Commerce.
The CTT Group which supports the textile, geosynthetics and polymers industries, is the Center of technology transfer for the St-Hyacinthe Cegep. This association facilitates the growth of the industry through innovation and research and development, thanks to its exhaustive technical and commercial resources. The CTT Group innovation network gathers leaders from the business world, research and the public sector, in order to align research and development activities to market needs and to promote multidisciplinary networking. For further information, please visit our site at: www.gcttg.com.
SOURCE: Belt-Tech Products Inc.
For further information:
Hugo Boisclair, vice-president Finance
450-372-5826 ext. 321