Polyurethane is one of the main plastics used for sawmill applications. Everything as diverse as kraftmill safe machined U-channel, to sprockets, Shark Fin lugs, and bearings. Softer urethane being used for Redco Deadplate or other shock and vibration dampening products. Most of the time for customers color isn’t important but sometimes a mill manager or maintenance supervisor might think it is. This could be for any reason from part identification to ensuring a part is high visibility for safety reasons. The good news is that the polyurethane sawmill parts offered on this site are available in custom colors, usually with no additional cost! This assumes its a standard colorant that is stocked by Redwood Plastics and Rubber.
The exception to the “no additional cost” is the bearing-grade urethane Redco 750 used also in sprockets. To be clear, this product IS available in custom colors too – but there will be a charge that is quoted on a case-by-case basis. The reason is a separate machine is used to make these products that requires cleaning and a new set up to change color from the standard red. It is important for you to know it CAN be done! The high visibility option mentioned previously in either orange or yellow has potential that shouldn’t be discounted. If you have any questions, please contact Redwood Plastics and Rubber.