Plastic Multiflex Chains for Automotive Painting Process

In the realm of material handling and power transmission, plastic multiflex chains have emerged as a versatile and effective solution for conveying a wide range of products and materials.

These chains, constructed from durable thermoplastic materials such as polyethylene (PE) or polypropylene (PP), offer a compelling combination of flexibility, strength, and low maintenance, making them well-suited for diverse applications.

Advantages of Plastic Multiflex Chains

  1. Lightweight
  2. Flexibility
  3. High Strength
  4. Low Maintenance
  5. Noise Reduction
  6. Chemical Resistance
  7. Cleanliness and Hygiene
  8. Energy Efficiency
  9. Versatility

Plastic multiflex chains offer several advantages over traditional metal chains, including:

1. Lightweight

Plastic multiflex chains are significantly lighter than metal chains, making them easier to handle and reducing the load on the conveyor system.

2. Flexibility

The modular design of plastic multiflex chains allows for flexibility in multiple directions, making them ideal for conveying products around curves and corners.

3. High Strength

Despite being lightweight, plastic multiflex chains are also high-strength, capable of handling heavy loads and resisting wear and tear.

4. Low Maintenance

Plastic multiflex chains require minimal maintenance compared to metal chains, thanks to their self-lubricating materials and resistance to corrosion and abrasion.

5. Noise Reduction

Plastic multiflex chains produce less noise and vibration than metal chains, making them ideal for use in environments where noise pollution is a concern.

6. Chemical Resistance

Plastic multiflex chains are highly resistant to chemicals, making them ideal for use in corrosive environments, such as those found in chemical processing plants.

7. Cleanliness and Hygiene

Plastic multiflex chains are easy to clean and sanitize, making them ideal for use in industries that require strict hygiene standards, such as food and beverage processing.

8. Energy Efficiency

Plastic multiflex chains require less energy to operate than metal chains, thanks to their lightweight design and reduced friction.

9. Versatility

Plastic multiflex chains are highly versatile and can be customized to suit a wide range of applications, including:

  • Conveyor Systems
  • Manufacturing and Assembly Lines
  • Distribution and Warehousing
  • Packaging and Bottling
  • Material Sorting and Grading
  • Cleanroom Environments

How Plastic Multiflex Chains Work

Plastic multiflex chains operate on the principle of interlocking modular units. The chain consists of individual plastic links or modules that are interconnected to form a continuous chain loop. Each module has built-in tabs or hinges that allow it to flex and articulate, providing flexibility in various directions.

The chain is driven by sprockets or sprocket wheels, which engage with the tabs on the modules and propel the chain forward. The modular design allows for easy assembly, disassembly, and customization of the chain to suit specific conveyor layouts and requirements.

As the sprockets rotate, they engage with the modules, causing them to articulate and move along the conveyor path. The interlocking design ensures smooth and synchronized movement of the chain, allowing for the efficient transfer of products or materials from one point to another.

How to Choose the Right Plastic Multiflex Chains

When selecting plastic multiflex chains for your application, there are several factors to consider:

  1. Load Capacity
  2. Application Environment
  3. Chain Material
  4. Chain Profile and Design
  5. Environmental Factors
  6. Conveyor System Layout
  7. Maintenance and Cleanability
  8. Cost Considerations
  9. Supplier and Support

Each of these factors can impact the performance and longevity of your plastic multiflex chains, so it’s important to choose carefully based on your specific needs and requirements.

Installation and Maintenance


Proper installation is essential for the performance and longevity of your plastic multiflex chains. The installation process typically involves the following steps:

  1. Preparatory Steps
  2. Chain Assembly
  3. Sprocket Installation
  4. Tracking Adjustment


Regular maintenance is essential for ensuring the continued performance and longevity of your plastic multiflex chains. Maintenance tasks may include:

  1. Regular Cleaning
  2. Inspection
  3. Lubrication
  4. Repair and Replacement
  5. Training and Documentation

Plastic Multiflex Chains and Sprockets

Our company offers a range of sprockets that are designed to work seamlessly with plastic multiflex chains. Sprockets play a critical role in the performance and longevity of plastic multiflex chains, as they help to ensure proper engagement and synchronization of the chain as it moves along the conveyor system.

Our sprockets are custom-designed to match the profile and design of our plastic multiflex chains, ensuring optimal performance and longevity.

Other Chain Products We Offer

In addition to plastic multiflex chains and sprockets, our company also offers a range of other chain products, including:

  • Plastic Chain
  • Stainless Steel Chain
  • Agricultural Chains
  • Leaf Chains

About Shaoxing Chaoli

Established in 2006, Shaoxing Chaoli is a professional manufacturer of power transmission components. We have multiple advanced production and inspection equipment, including CNC gear grinding machines, gear measuring machines, CNC gear shapers, machine centers, CMMS, and torque test systems.

We are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality products and services, and are certified to ISO 9001:2015, ensuring that our processes and procedures meet the highest international standards.

We offer customized solutions to meet the unique needs of our customers, and are committed to providing exceptional customer service and support at every step of the way.

Contact us today to learn more about our products and services, or to request a quote or custom solution.