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Tagged With: polyurethane

SFK Housings and Custom SN Inserts

We get requests from customers disappointed that Redwood Plastics and Rubber does not yet carry SN inserts for the newer (and larger) SKF bearing housings. The question “why” is pretty easy to answer: the mold for each size would cost upwards of $6,000 and demand simply isn’t out there yet. We would have to be … 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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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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Shark Fin Replacement Parts

The Shark Fin Board Turning System (www.Sharkfinsystems.com) has plastic components manufactured from durable Redco polyurethane. Even though these components are high-wear and take significant impact, they will eventually require replacement. What you may not know; however, is that through the many years the Shark Fin System has been used the fin-shaped lugs have undergone several … 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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SPS-2000 vs. Synsteel

We often get asked about the difference between SPS-2000 Kraftmill safe polyurethane and Redco pulp-safe Synsteel UHMW. In many cases, customers think they’re equivalent products except one happens to be made from polyurethane and one happens to be made from UHMW. This is not correct! The materials are for two different applications. SPS-2000 is a … Continue reading »

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Design Your Deadplate

Redco Deadplate by Redwood Plastics is a shock absorbing polyurethane design for use in lumber mills. Deadplate’s elastomeric properties cushion the blow of lumber reducing rebound and protecting machinery. Getting a quote on a custom Deadplate application isn’t as complicated as you might think. You need to be able to provide four pieces of information: … Continue reading »

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Pulp-Safe: More Important Than Ever

Contamination is an issue in many industries. But with how quick information travels with social media and mass media these days even a small contamination issue can lead to a disproportionate amount of bad PR.  In the case of pulp mills a single incident of contamination could be a disaster resulting in entire shipments of … Continue reading »

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Redco Saw Blade Carriers – FAQs

The new model Redco Saw blade carrier has been on the market for a couple years and has received a very positive response. The saw blade carriers are manufactured out of quality Redco polyurethane and are the result of years of research and planning into the best way to make this important safety product. As … Continue reading »

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Redco Polyurethane In Sawmill Applications

Out of all the plastics used in sawmills polyurethane is the most versatile. The material is available from “eraser soft” to “bowling ball” hard and permits a use in a very wide range of applications. A quick overview of the different types of Redco polyurethanes and potential applications: Redco Deadplate: at 52A this is our … Continue reading »

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