US-based Blair Rubber has launched a new natural rubber lining called Enduraflex VE210TN, designed for the mining industry.

The company said that durable rubber linings are useful for mine operators to avoid expensive repairs and downtime.

Enduraflex enables mine operators protect their gear and avoid wear and tear on piping, chutes and other equipment.

The linings are required to be changed every few months during tough mining environments in a bid to keep up with expensive demand.

"It’s a pricey endeavor having to replace your linings every few months."

Dave Jentzsch of Blair Rubber said: “The mining industry is famous for its harsh conditions.

“Given the highly aggressive service conditions found in mining, it’s a pricey endeavor having to replace your linings every few months.

“That’s why we created a cost-effective solution for our mining customers. Applicators need a lower-cost alternative in high turnover applications.”

Enduraflex VE210TN has been designed as an economical alternative to other natural rubber linings, possessing abrasion and impingement properties.

The steam-cured tan, soft, natural rubber lining can be used for piping and chutes that carry aggregate or slurry content out of mines.

This lining is susceptible to overcure, which may occur when heat cure time and temperature parameters are exceeded.

Blair manufactures a complete line of corrosion-resistant rubber linings and conveyor belt splice products.