If you are new to the sawmill industry you might be surprised by the use of industrial plastics in mills. If you look closely you may see plastics virtually everywhere in sight. Plastic sprockets, hooks, wheels, wear strips – all while mill chain is running on a bed of plastic channel. The reason for this volume of plastic is because investments in plastic just make financial sense. Plastics outwear metals in many applications, maintenance is easier with less downtime, and plastics increase efficiency (for example, reducing power requirements).
For an overview on some products and applications check out this video by Redwood Plastics.