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Heavy Duty Bands for Core Boxes

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
One very special technique used in the process of exploration, whether it’s for coal mining or for oil and gas is called “core sampling” or sometimes just simply “coring.” A core sample is a is a cylindrical piece of material removed by a special drill and brought to the surface.  The sample is then removed from the core barrel of the drill for further examination. These samples are generally 20 to 30 feet long. 
 
The core sample from each core barrel is laid out on the ground, and the sections sampled for analysis are preserved in a cardboard or wooden core box. 
 
Core boxes are designed to carry and store cores in an orderly fashion. These boxes have four or five dividers to hold a total of 8 to 10 feet of core. Care is taken to preserve and keep the core oriented in their original position inside the boxes so that it can be properly logged and analyzed.
 
The best way to keep these boxes secure in the harsh elements is to use a heavy-duty EPDM® Band.
 
EPDM® (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) all-weather bands are UV and ozone resistant and are not affected by changes in temperature. These attributes make EPDM® the perfect material for all-weather outdoor bands to secure Core Boxes. It offers a tight stretch and heavy wall that is designed for industrial use.
  • 100% Non-Latex
  • Extruded up to a ten-inch flat length
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