Known in the industrial and mining fraternity for its lightweight wheel chocks, National Plastics & Rubber will showcase these vehicle restraint systems and its other Australia developed, trialled and tested solutions to the South African mining industry.
Visitors to stand A19 in Hall 9 will be shown the load-rated support block system that National Plastics & Rubber manufactures at its premises in Queensland, as well as the light-weight Komatsu front wheel hub cap that the company has assisted in during development.
Sales manager Greg Oates explains that the load support system, Stacko Blocks, is made from virgin material and, as such offers more product consistency. The premium-grade materials that are used for the blocks reduce the opportunity for failure and extend the operational life of the product.
These blocks are also significantly lighter than other products, such as traditional timber blocks.
Stacko Blocks improve true load rating, are easy to use and offer a lockable stacking system, states Oates.
The Gladstone Port Authority, in Queensland, has used Stacko Blocks during the rebuilding of the gearboxes of its conveyor systems.
While National Plastics & Rubber’s wheel chocks can regularly be seen around mining sites, they can also be found chocking the wheels of large aircraft at airports around the world.
National Plastics & Rubber is not shy to state its proudly Australian heritage and tests all its products within the stringently governed mining sector.
However, the Queensland-based company is also proud of the impact its products are having on key mining countries around the world. Besides Australia and South Africa, its products can be found in Chile, the US and Mongolia.
National Plastics & Rubber has been growing at a steady pace that seems to defy the fairly lacklustre global economy over recent years. Oates claims that it is indeed these difficult mining conditions that make the company and its products so appealing.
“Now is the time to share the innovative and cost-saving products we have developed for industries in all parts of the globe,” he states.
An increasingly safety conscious industry looking to improve practices and explore alternative product at a time when budgets are kept tight, means National Plastics & Rubber comes into its own, Oates concludes.
Hall 9 Stand A19