FB Chain proudly announce an upgrade to SuperShield leaf chain, its anti-corrosion solution for leaf chain applications exposed to rain, frequent wash-down and high humidity conditions. SuperShield leaf chain has superior corrosion and chemical resistance.  

For forklift trucks and other handling equipment operating in wet and damp environments, FB Chain’s SuperShield leaf chain, which keeps leaf chain rust-free without compromising tensile strength, has always a great solution. Previously the SuperShield coating (a type of high-performance zinc flake) was applied in three stages after assembly achieving an average of 7.4 micron coating thickness. Link plates now have an initial coating before assembly and a final one after assembly, achieving an average of 9.8 microns.  

In a 5% neutral salt spray test (ISO3768/ASTM B117), which aims to simulate harsh corrosive environments, standard leaf chain begins to rust after 12 hours while zinc-plated leaf chain begins to rust after 70 hours. FB’s upgraded SuperShield leaf chain however, will now remain rust-free even after 1,000 hours. This is an increase of over 100% compared to old versions of 500 hours. In real life conditions this is the equivalent of 7 years without rust.

 “At FB Chain we are dedicated to helping customers get the most out of their chain,” says Peter Church, Managing Director of FB Chain. “We were the first company to offer corrosion resistant leaf chain 20 years ago and have made a number of small improvements to it over the years. Our latest innovation delivers outstanding protection against corrosion, pushing the boundaries of what is possible in our industry. FB SuperShield corrosion-resistant leaf chain will keep forklifts and other material handling equipment on the go even longer whatever the weather, while saving our customers huge amounts of time and money replacing rusty chain.”




Oct 2017

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FB Chain Ltd. is the UK subsidiary of the FB Group, owned by Swedish company Addtech AB, a Swedish value added technology trading company listed on the Stockholm stock exchange. From its manufacturing base in Letchworth, England, FB Chain specialises in high quality industrial chain products for the materials handling and industrial process markets, including leaf chain and associated pulley and anchor bolt components as well as roller, attachment and large pitch conveyor chain. FB Chain is the only chain manufacturer to be represented by both the BITA (British Industrial Truck Association) and the FLTA (Forklift Truck Association) and employees are regular attendees at the esteemed BSI Technical Policy Committee meetings. FB Chain holds ISO 9001:2015 for the manufacture of chain and associated machined products.