Additional features include a high longitudinal tensile strength that is creep-free and a high fatigue resistance. Bekaert steel cord tape offers the ideal reinforcement for high impact and high pressure applications including flexible pipes, handrails, rubber hoses, conveyor belt splices and more.
In order to meet the requirements for specific applications, the features of this tape can be easily fine-tuned. We can use various cord constructions, apply specific rubber or plastic, use different coatings, tweak friction properties, and so on. Moreover, the tapes can be cut, spliced, fusion bonded, etc. to ensure a continuous production process for the customer.
Today, Bekaert steel cord thermoplastic reinforced tape is most often used as a helical reinforcement for pipes used in the oil and gas industry. This product is known as Armofor®. However, thanks to its flexible design options, this tape can be used for many different static or dynamic applications, in different industries or environments.