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Product Spotlight: Redco Tuffkast

Nylon applications are very common and alongside UHMW-PE, cast nylon is probably the most well-known industrial plastic. The issue is with nylon, as most plastics, is that it’s ideal in some applications but performs poorly in others. No plastic is a complete...

Tuffkast: The Problem Solver

Plastics solve problems and they can overcome issues that plague traditional materials such as metals and wood. But for the most part a plastic still has some weak spots that under certain situations can create a trade-off in properties: the optimal material but not...

When To Choose Tuffkast

Redco Tuffkast has been designed for use in “extreme” applications. But what exactly does this mean? In order to answer that question you need to first consider the properties of regular nylon 6. Nylon 6 can take a lot of load (4,000PSI in operation) and...

Tuffkast vs. Nylon

Redco™ Tuffkast and Nylon have similar applications in the world of plastics such as bushings, bearings, sheaves, pulleys and even outrigger pads. Some customers get confused between the differences in the material and still others are wary of Tuffkast because, as a...

Tuff Stuff

In the breadth of Redco™ products, certain plastics stand out for different reasons. When it comes to “strength” and “resiliance” Redco™ Tuffkast certainly has a niche. Tuffkast is a co-polymer and improves on many of the inherent qualities in...

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...