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Why Choose Phenolics?

Some plastics are easier to discuss than others. For example, although we recently wrote an article on the properties of polyurethane, most (if not all) people have at least heard of polyurethane and likely encountered it in certain consumer products like skate...

“Christmas Vacation” and Plastic Coatings

Anyone who has seen the classic  movie “Christmas Vacation” will remember the sled scene. In the scene Clark Griswald (Chevy Chase) uses a “non-chloric, silicon-based kitchen lubricant” to grease his sled. The lubricant works too well and Clark...

Happy Holidays!

  Wishing you a joyful Holiday Season and a happy and prosperous New Year.   ~ From our team to yours

Tuffkast and the Storm of 2006

Redwood Plastics has been in business for over 40 years with a long track record of success across a variety of applications. One of our proudest moments was our installation of Redco™ Tuffkast fenders at the B.C. Ferries terminals in Tsawwassen. These were...

Blue Acetal – Why It Matters

What’s in a color? This fall we started selling Redco™ ZL 900 Blue®. The name sounds “fancy” but it really just refers to standard acetal that we now sell in the color blue. No new properties, heat tolerances, or anything else. So why does this...

Take a PEEK

Here at Redwood Plastics we are constantly reinforcing the value of plastics to a variety of industries. One thing we do is constantly remind people of the remarkable properties of plastics. Properties like low coefficient of friction, impact strength, or ease of...

Urethane 101

At times in the plastic industry it seems like certain engineering plastics such as UHMW-PE and PTFE get all the attention as far as properties and applications. While those polymers certainly are worthy of attention, other plastics have outstanding characteristics,...

Redco Introduces New FRP Product Lines

Recently Redwood Plastics Corporation and Strongwell, the world’s largest producer of pultruded materials, signed a distributorship agreement. This has greatly expanded Redwood’s Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) product lineup. The pultrusion process...

Lubx Creates Energy Savings

Energy costs are a major threat to modern business. As the world’s emerging economies continue to grow the pressure on energy sources (and the price of energy) will only increase. FDA compliant Redco™ LubX® is a new High-Performance plastic designed specifically...

Un-Böring Borotron

Industrial plastics have a wide-variety of valuable and interesting applications. Resource-based industries receive a lot of due attention; however, plastics have their role in  industries such as medical and nuclear as well. Perhaps no product is a better example of...