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Tagged With: uhmw

UHMW Extruded Channel Profiles

UHMW channel profiles are a very common sight at North American sawmills. The channel serves to reduce power requirements by making the chain slide easier. In addition, the soft channel reduces wear on the chain as it slides. This saves money immediately (in the lower power costs) and in the long-term with reduced chain wear. … Continue reading »

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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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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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Why Choose Plastic Sprockets?

For customers who haven’t used plastic sprockets before, at first the product seems like a novelty. Many users think that the sprockets will be cheaper than metal because “it’s just plastic”. When they find out this isn’t true the question inevitably comes up “then why choose plastic sprockets?” It’s a good question and the answer … 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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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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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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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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