Plastic Multiflex Chains for resistance to aggressive chemicals

Multiflex Chain


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.


1. Lightweight

Plastic multiflex chains are lightweight, allowing for easy installation and reduced energy consumption.

2. Flexibility

These chains offer excellent flexibility in various directions, enabling smooth and efficient movement.

3. High Strength

Despite their lightweight nature, plastic multiflex chains exhibit high strength and load-bearing capacity.

4. Low Maintenance

Minimal maintenance is required for these chains, resulting in reduced downtime and cost savings.

5. Noise Reduction

Plastic multiflex chains produce less noise compared to traditional metal chains, creating a quieter working environment.

6. Chemical Resistance

These chains possess excellent resistance to aggressive chemicals, ensuring long-lasting performance in challenging environments.

7. Cleanliness and Hygiene

Plastic multiflex chains are easy to clean and maintain, making them ideal for applications with strict cleanliness requirements.

8. Energy Efficiency

Due to their lightweight and low friction, plastic multiflex chains reduce energy consumption and contribute to energy efficiency.

9. Versatility

These chains can be customized to suit various conveyor layouts and specific application requirements.

Multiflex Chain Application


1. Conveyor Systems

Plastic multiflex chains are widely used in conveyor systems for industries such as manufacturing, food processing, and logistics.

2. Manufacturing and Assembly Lines

These chains play a crucial role in efficiently moving products along manufacturing and assembly lines.

3. Distribution and Warehousing

Plastic multiflex chains facilitate the smooth flow of goods in distribution centers and warehouses.

4. Packaging and Bottling

These chains are ideal for conveying packaged goods and bottles in packaging and bottling processes.

5. Material Sorting and Grading

Plastic multiflex chains enable the automated sorting and grading of materials in various industries.

6. Cleanroom Environments

Due to their cleanliness and hygienic properties, these chains are commonly used in cleanroom environments, such as pharmaceutical and electronics manufacturing.

Multiflex Chain Application

Working Principle

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.

Multiflex Chain Working Principle

Selecting the Right Plastic Multiflex Chains

1. Load Capacity

Consider the weight and load-bearing requirements of your application to ensure the chain can handle the intended load.

2. Application Environment

Evaluate the environmental conditions, such as temperature, humidity, and exposure to chemicals, to choose a chain with appropriate resistance.

3. Chain Material

Select the right material, such as polyethylene (PE) or polypropylene (PP), based on the specific application requirements.

4. Chain Profile and Design

Choose a chain with a suitable profile and design to ensure compatibility with the conveyor system and efficient product transfer.

5. Environmental Factors

Consider factors like dust, debris, and potential contamination to select a chain that can withstand the environmental challenges.

6. Conveyor System Layout

Take into account the layout and configuration of the conveyor system to choose a chain that fits seamlessly and optimizes performance.

7. Maintenance and Cleanability

Consider the ease of cleaning and maintenance to ensure smooth operation and compliance with hygiene standards.

8. Cost Considerations

Weigh the upfront cost, maintenance requirements, and overall value to select a chain that offers the best cost-performance ratio.

9. Supplier and Support

Choose a reputable supplier that offers reliable support, technical expertise, and customization options.

Multiflex Chain Selection

Installation and Maintenance


1. Preparatory Steps: Ensure the conveyor system is properly prepared for chain installation.

2. Chain Assembly: Assemble the plastic multiflex chain according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

3. Sprocket Installation: Install the sprockets onto the conveyor system, aligning them with the chain tabs.

4. Tracking Adjustment: Adjust the chain tracking to ensure proper alignment and smooth operation.


1. Regular Cleaning: Clean the chain regularly to remove any debris or contaminants that may affect performance.

2. Inspection: Regularly inspect the chain for signs of wear, damage, or misalignment.

3. Lubrication: Apply appropriate lubrication to ensure smooth movement and reduce friction.

4. Repair and Replacement: Repair or replace worn-out or damaged chain components as needed.

5. Training and Documentation: Provide training to maintenance personnel and maintain proper documentation for maintenance procedures.

Multiflex Chain Maintenance

Sprockets for Plastic Multiflex Chains

Our company also provides sprockets that are compatible with plastic multiflex chains. Sprockets play a crucial role in engaging with the chain modules and driving the chain forward. They are designed to match the profile and design of the plastic multiflex chain, ensuring smooth and efficient operation. The selection of appropriate sprockets is essential for the overall performance and longevity of the plastic multiflex chain system.


Other Chain Products

In addition to plastic multiflex chains, we offer a wide range of other chain products to cater to various industrial needs. Our product lineup includes plastic chains, stainless steel chains, agricultural chains, leaf chains, and more. Each type of chain is specifically designed and manufactured to meet the diverse requirements of different applications.

About Shaoxing Chaoli

Shaoxing Chaoli was established in 2006 as a professional transmission components company. We have a wide range of advanced production and inspection equipment, including CNC Gear grinding machine, gear measuring machine, CNC gear shaper, machine center, CMMS, and Torque test system. Our company is committed to providing high-quality products and services to our customers worldwide.

With our expertise, international certifications, customized solutions, state-of-the-art production equipment, and reliable after-sales service, Shaoxing Chaoli aims to exceed customer expectations and build long-term partnerships. We welcome inquiries and custom requests from customers.

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