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Oil-Impregnated Plastics

One of the common advantages of performance industrial plastic is that, when the optimal material is used, they reduce maintenance costs and equipment downtime. This results in substantial cost-savings and, overall, increased profits. Customers ask – how do plastics result in less maintenance or downtime? One common part of maintenance when it comes to bearings, … Continue reading »

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On-Site Sawmill Audit

Are you a purchaser or a maintenance manager at a North American sawmill? Are you curious how performance plastics might be able to positively affect your bottom line and lower costs such as you’ve read on this website previously? While we can only offer it in select territories, Redwood Plastics and Rubber’s team of technical … Continue reading »

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Simple Nylon Pulleys For Sales Online

Do you have a sawmill and are you in need of some simple sheaves/pulleys? Redwood Plastics and Rubber now offers an online store for quick purchase of a simple pulley. You need to know the following information: -Diameter -Thickness -Rope diameter or groove width -Groove depth -Bore diameter The online site will also give you … Continue reading »

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Solution Spotlight: PVC Strip Door – Keep The Cold Out!

With the fall comes a bitter chill in many sawmilling regions and it’s consequently the time to invest in PVC strip door supplied by Redwood Plastics and Rubber. PVC strip door covers open entrances helping to keep inside work spaces warm and clear of drafts. The product also serves to protect machinery from dust and … Continue reading »

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BL400 Dovetail Sawguides

Sawguides made from Redco BL400 are one of Redwood Plastics and Rubber’s ‘standard’ products. Stock is kept in full lengths at both our Canadian and U.S. Manufacturing facilities allowing for quick turnaround on orders. This product is a graphite-filled phenolic laminate and offers incredible structural, dimensional, and wear properties. These guides are compatible with any … Continue reading »

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LSI Plates

If you’re considering a custom lug or hook you need to consider an LSI plate. This is an insert between the Redco 750 polyurethane which provides added sheer strength for the hook or lug. They are not always necessary as some designs build up a “bump” of extra urethane around the mounting holes, which provides … Continue reading »

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The Future Of Sawmill Automation

Automation has been increasing in sawmills for decades. Redwood Plastics and Rubber’s own “Shark Fin Board Turning System” provided mechanical automation of board grading starting in the 1990s. Many industries continue to push for higher automation in order to reduce (human) errors, reduce costs, increase productivity, and therefore increase profits. Automated grading systems are one … Continue reading »

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Redco 9600 Impact Bearings

Perhaps an underutilized plastic sawmill solution, Redco 9600 impact bearings serve an important role. They consist of a double-hardness polyurethane combined with a durable steel outer shell. The system is designed to provide easy-to-change components and self-lubrication properties. Designed for high-impact, low-speed applications such as hour glass rollers and log kickers the 9600 Impact Bearings … Continue reading »

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Current State Of The Softwood Lumber Dispute: All Bark And No Bite?

As the softwood lumber dispute between Canada and the U.S. continues despite the angry rhetoric from both sides, it appears that the duties the U.S. Trade Commission applied to Canadian softwood lumber haven’t had a large effect. According to an article by CTV, softwood lumber remains at very high prices. In fact, even though exports … Continue reading »

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PVC Strip Door – Keep The Cold Out Of Your Mill

In the world of engineered plastics solutions for sawmills – plastics that function – it can be easy to overlook some of the simpler applications. One of those is flexible PVC strip door available from Redwood Plastics and Rubber. This strip door is sold by the roll and is all cold-weather rated. This means it … Continue reading »

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