PVC (polyvinyl chloride) conveyor rollers, also known as plastic conveyor rollers have many benefits over stainless or steel conveyor rollers.
When corrosion resistance is a concern, the two tubing materials that are utilized in manufacturing conveyor rollers are:
(1) Stainless Steel Tubing
(2) PVC Tubing
Although stainless is a good corrosion resistant material, due to its cost, PVC can be a more viable alternative.
The benefits of PVC conveyor rollers compared to stainless conveyor rollers are as follows:
Conveyor rollers manufactured utilizing PVC as the tube material are more cost effective than stainless steel conveyor rollers.
PVC conveyor rollers are lighter than metal or stainless conveyor rollers.
PVC conveyor rollers are environmentally friendly due to the source of the raw materials used to make PVC resin. Since PVC is light in weight, more PVC tubes can be transported per truckload than metal pipes. This saves fuel for transporting the raw material and the finished conveyor rollers. PVC can be easily recycled.
PVC is resistant to a broad spectrum of chemicals and corrosives.
PVC conveyor rollers will not mar most products that are conveyed.
PVC can be colored in almost any color.
PVC can be saw cut to length without special equipment. After PVC is cut, there is no need to deburr the inside or outside diameter. This saves time and cost of production.