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Tagged With: redwood-plastics

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 »

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Deadplate: 5 FAQs

Redco Deadplate is a polyurethane with very specific properties and the sole application in sawmills of absorbing and deadening shock. Because Deadplate is so unique, sometimes customers don’t understand how to use incorporate it into their mill or even request a quote. Fortunately, it’s an easy material to quote, manufacture, and install. So what are … Continue reading »

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Product Announcement: H78 Sprockets

Redwood Plastics and Rubber has discontinued their line of sprockets for H78 sawmill chain. However, their 81X sprocket, which is now standard, is perfectly suitable for use on H78 chain. The difference lies in the thickness of the A-plate which holds the teeth. The H78 mold was 1″ wide whereas the 81X sprocket A-plate is … 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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SN Bearing Inserts – Part Numbers and Profiles

The Redco series of plastic SN bearing inserts is a popular sawmill product Redwood Plastics branches widely stock. These inserts are made of Redco 750 polyurethane and have proven their success in this application for decades. In the beginning, these inserts were meant as an emergency replacement for SN bearings but worked so well many … 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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Product Spotlight: Redco Saw Guides

Redco saw guides, available in both dovetail and “pacific style”, are a phenolic product we’ve manufactured for decades. The standard dovetail saw guide is 2″ x 2″ and available in lengths up to 96″. The guides are extremely strong and compatible with whatever oils and solvents are used with your saws. They stand up well … 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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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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Why Choose To ‘Swim With A Shark Fin’?

With every substantial investment people want to know “how does this benefit me?” and sawmill technology is the same. The Shark Fin Board Turning system has over 20 years of excellent performance in sawmills all over the world – from Canada, to Russia, to Brazil, to Australia, and throughout the USA. But why does a … Continue reading »

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