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3 Custom UHMW Chain Channel Options

UHMW chain channel is used at most medium to large sawmills in North America. The product is wear resistant and slick, extending chain life. Primarily chain channel options are for H78 and 81x chain. Several profiles are available from Redwood Plastics and Rubber and you can view them HERE. However what if you need a … Continue reading »

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Product Spotlight: Roller Chain Diverter Gates

Roller nose diverter gates are a popular sawmill product. They’re available manufactured out of two materials, with the bulk being natural UHMW. They are; however, also available made from sturdy Redco 750 polyurethane. The nose kit with the roller is actually a popular, but optional, addition. It consists of two laser plates with a UHMW … Continue reading »

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Product Spotlight: Redco Pusher Lugs

The humble plastic pusher lug is a workhorse of the sawmill industry. Plastic pusher lugs, made from Redco polyurethane or UHMW, offer excellent impact and low-temperature tolerance (especially UHMW). These lugs will not mark the wood and also absorb shock. Being lighter than metal, these lugs reduce the amount of power required to move the … Continue reading »

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Oregon Bends

Oregon bends are segments of Redco chain channel that have been cut to a specified length and bent to a certain radius to go around equipment (see picture below). These bends are essential to allow the sawmill chain to return to the start of the table in a smooth and unbroken pattern. They can be … Continue reading »

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Quoting Trimmer Lugs

UHMW trimmer lugs are one of the most common plastic applications in sawmills. But quotes tend to be delayed when the request is just for “20 trimmer lugs, P & D please.”. All trimmer lugs are not created equal! Most are made from natural (white) UHMW polyethylene; however, that’s there the ‘standard’ of this part … Continue reading »

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Redco Titanium And Tivar 88 In Sawmill Applications

Don’t let the title of this article fool you: it is not about comparing and contrasting Redco Titanium vs. Tivar 88. In fact, we here at Redwood Plastics would consider those plastics virtually interchangeable in sawmill applications. Both are premium types of UHMW, both will outwear and outlast reprocessed and natural grade UHMW in similar … Continue reading »

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Redco Tivar 88 In Sawmill Applications

For some people the economy coupe is a good enough vehicle…But for others “good enough” doesn’t cut it. They’re willing to pay for the pickup truck with the V-8 engine, power, and leather options. Such are plastics in sawmills where a dependable product like reprocessed-black UHMW may do the job adequately but another, more expensive, … Continue reading »

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Product Spotlight: Trimmer Lugs

The humble trimmer lug is one of the simplest but most effective products Redwood Plastics offers. The soft, yet durable, UHMW plastic lasts a long time and is easier on the lumber. The trimmer lugs are fairly inexpensive, ranging from perhaps $10-$19 depending on size and quantity. The 1″ pin in the center is fairly … Continue reading »

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UHMW Wear Strip

UHMW wear strip is a common plastic application for sawmills but not all wear strip is the same. The basic wear strip is probably black-reprocessed UHMW because not only is it a cost-effective solution, but the manufacturing process actually makes the reprocessed UHMW more wear resistant than natural! An additional benefit is that reprocessed UHMW … Continue reading »

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Tivar 88 Wear Strip

When considering new or replacement wear strip in your sawmill or planar mill, Tivar 88 UHMW should be considered*. Many long-time customers of Redwood Plastics already request Tivar 88 after years of excellent performance in their sawmills. Traditionally, cheaper reprocessed-black or natural (white) UHMW is used in wear strip applications; however, Tivar 88 has several … Continue reading »

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