Anti-wicking is a technology used in synthetic conveyor belts with fabric bottom sides. Anti-wicking technology prevents any liquid or oil to penetrate into the belt. Even though it may not be clearly visible once demonstrated the results is obvious.
Belts with protected bottom sides enjoy benefits such as improving hygiene standards and extending belt lifetimes. The added benefit of anti-wicking compared to heavy impregnations or bottom coatings is the minimal impact on pulley diameters, which makes these belts especially suitable in combination with knife edges in the food industry.