browser icon
You are using an insecure version of your web browser. Please update your browser!
Using an outdated browser makes your computer unsafe. For a safer, faster, more enjoyable user experience, please update your browser today or try a newer browser.

nylon

Cost-Saving And Time-Saving Measures For Kiln Bushings

Redco kiln wheel bushings are a cost-effective solution that have been proven over decades of use. However, the turnaround time on orders often reaches 3-4 weeks, which doesn’t work for emergency needs. Besides stocking up on extra bushings, there is the possibility of stocking plastic rod, which is available in both Redco blue (heat-stabilized) nylon … Continue reading »

Categories: nylon | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

Machine Your Own Kiln Bushings

Redwood Plastics and Rubber has a long history of providing premium quality machined kiln wheel bushings to customers. But leads times can often be 4 weeks or sometimes more to ship your bushings and there are times you simply cannot wait. The good news is we can often get tube stock to you, oversized on … Continue reading »

Categories: nylon | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

Sheaves For Sawmills

While not an application unique to sawmills, nylon sheaves bring the same benefits and advantages to sawmill applications as they do to any other industry. Plastic sheaves are long-lasting, lightweight, easy to install, and excel in high-load, low RPM applications. Another advantage of nylon sheaves is that the sheave itself can serve as a bearing: … Continue reading »

Categories: nylon | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

Solutions In Action!

We can talk all we want about different plastic applications in sawmills but you really need to see them in action as words just cannot do them justice. Redwood Plastics has recently posted a YouTube video of a number of applications. These are real Redco products in real applications for our customers. The video is … Continue reading »

Categories: nylon, planermills, polyurethane, sawmills | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Phenolic Kiln Cart Bushings

We’ve discussed previously the applications cast nylon has as kiln cart bushings both the regular blue bushings and the Redco hi-temp yellow advanced bushings that have gained some real traction in the marketplace. However, certain kilns need something even stronger: a bushing to handle very heavy, waterlogged hardwoods and especially for applications where kiln carts … Continue reading »

Categories: nylon | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Kiln Wheel Bushings: Order Them Right

Kiln Wheel Bushings are an excellent nylon application for lumber kilns. Blue (heat-stabilized) nylon is practically synonymous with kiln wheel bushings, though phenolic laminates also have a large footprint with this application. Metal has a problem with seizing in this application, which is why plastic is so suitable. If you’re looking for a quotation you … Continue reading »

Categories: nylon | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

“Super Nylon” PVM

Of all the performance plastics to hit the market in recent years, perhaps none has created as much interest as Redco™ PVM nylon. PVM stands for “Pressure-Velocity-Maximum” and is a performance material designed for the most demanding applications. PVM has already proven itself as a replacement in kiln cart bushings. Traditionally, these bushings were made out … Continue reading »

Categories: nylon, sawmills | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

Nylon Hard At Work

Cast nylon is a plastic that should not be overlooked in sawmill applications. Nylon is able to bear a large amount of load compared to other plastics, especially UHMW and PTFE but is readily available and reasonably priced. Nylon applications have actually been increasing in the mills over the years, one notable example is nylon … Continue reading »

Categories: nylon | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Next-Gen Bushings

Several mills on the pacific coast of the U.S. are currently running tests on a new kiln cart bushing. These were designed by Redwood Plastics’ Woodland location in response to complaints about existing bushings in the mills. The regular blue nylon was causing frustrations as the kiln carts were difficult to move. To the point that, … Continue reading »

Categories: nylon | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

One Tough Bed

UHMW is well-known in the sawmill industry. Maintenance managers understand the material and the track record of benefits it provides. However, UHMW is not a ‘miracle’ plastic that makes sense in all situations. Other materials may be optimal, and sharp chain bed is one application where UHMW has an upgrade. The standard for chain bed is changing. One … Continue reading »

Categories: chain-channel, nylon | Tags: , , , | Comments Off