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Tolerances And Surface Finish

When we here at Redwood Plastics and Rubber get our estimators to work on a project we are required to fill out an internal form that, among other properties, specifies surface finish of the part and tolerances. Assumptions in these matters can occasionally result in...

Application Spotlight: Redco HDPE “Play” As Outdoor Tabletops

Recently Terrapin Brewing Co (www.terrapinbeer.com) approached us with an interesting application. They wanted to create a plastic table surface for use at their brewery but this offered some unique challenges. For one, the tables were outside which meant that a...

Plastics in Construction

                      Recently, plastic building materials have become increasingly popular in the construction industry. Plastic building materials have many benefits and applications. For example, because of...

Performance Plastics Conquers Friction to Reduce Maintenance

Metal-to-metal wear from friction is a maintenance nightmare for many industries. Constant lubrication, prematurely wearing parts and seizing lead to an increase in wage expenses, safety issues, productivity losses, and equipment damage that could be avoided....

Redco Anti-Slip Surfacing

Slippery areas at the workplace are a major hazard, that’s obvious but how do you prevent it? There are several options out there from painted coatings, to mats, to replacing the flooring with FRP (fiberglass reinforced plastic) grating. Sometimes grating and...

Case Study: Marine Fendering

Recently Redwood Plastics was approached by a large California-based construction contractor for assistance with a marine fendering project involving an electromagnetic detector array. The application had called for Redco HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene) however, lead...