When it comes to improving the capabilities of your dump truck and protecting it from potential damage, few products are better than the Durapro bed liner. This protective liner is created to lie flat in the bottom and against the sides of your dump truck bed, ensuring the liner endures the majority of the abuse from the job. But this item isn’t just designed to resist harm from physical impact. In fact, it’s also thoroughly tested to withstand chemical substances. These are some key chemical resistance properties of Durapro bed liners and how they contribute to the product’s overall performance.
Strong and Weak Acids
Acidic compounds pose the number one threat to most mechanical equipment. Capable of eating away anything with which they come into contact, these solutions can cause severe damage that can in turn lead to costly repairs. As such, it’s crucial that any material used to protect your dump trucks has the ability to withstand any acidic compounds. Durapro liners have acceptable levels of resistance to weak and stronger acid mixtures. This ensures your truck can transport any substance with few repercussions.
Hot Water and Steam
Durapro liners are also designed to resist hot water and steam. They probably won’t often come into direct contact with these substances, but it’s important to make sure that excess moisture doesn’t cause the material to shrivel or expand. For this reason, these liners are constructed with incredibly durable plastic that actively repels water from their surface. As such, water and steam are much less likely to get trapped under the liner and cause your equipment to rust. However, it’s important to mention that this resistance is limited with prolonged exposure.
Strong and Weak Alkalis
Another vital chemical resistance property of Durapro bed liners is their durability against alkali solutions. Contrary to acids, which measure highly acidic on the pH scale, alkalis register as extremely basic. They can also cause certain materials to corrode when the materials are exposed to them for lengthy periods of time. Durapro liners show an acceptable level of resistance to strong alkalis as well as to weaker ones—which makes them great items to transport materials containing lime.
At Linings Inc., we consider the Durapro one of our proudest creations. It encompasses decades of experience and research into the dump truck industry, and it’s the product of years of diligent testing and perfecting. Through these efforts, we’ve developed not only a tool that can protect the bed of your equipment, but also secondary dump truck body liners to keep other parts safe.