Food & Beverage

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Our Redco™ Neptune™ line of materials have all been specifically engineered for the food and beverage industry. Extreme temperatures, sanitation and contamination can cause frustrating problems in food processing environments. Redwood Plastics and Rubber products can resolve many of these frustrations with materials that are non-conductive, chemical resistant, FDA/USDA/3A Dairy compliant, and impervious to hot and cold temperatures.

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Redco™ Neptune™ materials are the perfect solution for parts that are wearing out prematurely due to rust or chemical wash-downs. Contact us to learn more about our fabrication and machining capabilities for quality finished parts as well.

Neptune™ FDA Complaint Materials Include (more information on each below):

  • Redco™ Neptune™ Colored UHMW, Acetal & Nylon
  • Redco™ Neptune™ Silicone, EPDM and Nitrile
  • Redco™ Neptune™ Polyurethane
  • Redco™ Neptune™ Slide
  • Redco™ Neptune™ High Speed
  • Redco™ Neptune™ X-ray Detectable UHMW
  • Redco™ Neptune™ X-ray Detectable PEEK
  • Redco™ Neptune™ X-ray Detectable Acetal
  • Redco™ Neptune™ Metal Detectable UHMW
  • Redco™ Neptune™ Metal Detectable Acetal

 

APPLICATIONS:

Bearings, bushings, seals, slides, scrubbers, housings, tanks, valves, washers, wear plates, wear strip, rollers, bumper pads, chain wear parts, slides, guides, wear liners, gaskets, tubing  hoses, spacers, diaphragms, sprockets, etc.

 

REDCO™ FEATURE APPLICATIONS:

 

Redco™ UHMW Wearstrip

Redco™ UHMW Wearstrip offers superior protection for rails, chain and other moving machinery. Redco™ UHMW-PE wearstrip is easy to install, weighing about 1/8 that of steel.

It can outwear steel by up to 6 times and can reduce noise levels by 50%. Redco™ Black UHMW has good dielectric properties and will not absorb water or swell.

Available in various thicknesses and widths in 120? lengths.

B E N E F I T S

  • Eliminates wear on the bottom and side rails
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Light weight
  • Easy to install

Common Wearstrip Configurations:

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Redco™ Rubber & Urethane Rollers

food-processing-rollersRedwood Plastics and Rubber provides roll Recovering, Regrinds & New Builds. We offer a wide range of elastomer materials such as SBR, Neoprene, EPDM, Urethane, Silicone, HNBR, Nitrile and Natural Rubbers and more!

We are very skilled at achieving the finish you require on any of our materials in any durometer. We can offer anything from a Smooth Wrapped un-machined finish for conveyor applications all the way up to an Ultra Polished finish for packaging or film production. Learn more.

  • Cast Urethane up to 60” dia x 144”, Longer or Larger Custom Sizes on Request
  • Rubber Lagging up to 46” dia x 167” Long
  • Fast Turnaround. Typically 12 – 14 Business Days
  • Emergency Turnaround Delivery Available
  • New Core Builds & Core Repairs
  • Material Analysis and Compound Matching
  • Excellent Value vs. OEM Replacement
  • Non-Stick Coating Options
  • FDA Compliany Materials Available
  • Anti-Static – Fire Retardant Options
  • Crowing & Grooving Available

 

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Redco™ Neptune™ Colored UHMW, Acetal & Nylon

White materials can be hard to visually detect if they have fallen into the production process. Fortunately white isn’t your only option in regards to FDA Approved UHMW, Acetal and Nylon materials. We also offer a variety of colors to make is easy to spot the slightest contamination. Blue materials being the most popular choice – because no food is blue. Download PDF Brochure.

Red, blue, yellow, orange… you choose the color and we provide a cost effective solution.

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Redco™ Neptune™ Silicone, EPDM and Nitrile

fda-gaskets-rubberRedco™ Neptune™ Rubber (Silicone, EPDM and Nitrile) are FDA/3A compliant materials available in white or blue colored sheet.

Redco™ Neptune™ Rubber in blue is used extensively in food and beverage processes because it is easily identified resulting in a cost-effective way to increase safety and decrease costly contamination problems. Download PDF Brochure.

Color: Blue and White
Hardness: Shore 60A
Available Thicknesses: 1/16”, 1/8”, 3/16”, ¼”, 3/8” and ½”
Sheet Size: 48” Wide x 50’ Long

Applications: Skirting, seals, spray aprons, seals, gaskets, etc.

 

Redco™ Neptune™ Polyurethane (FDA and 3A Dairy Compliant)

This special formulation of polyurethane is FDA and 3A Dairy Compliant with strength and durability far beyond the range of most rubbers and plastics. Redco™ Neptune™ Polyurethane combines the toughness of metal with the elasticity of rubber and has the ability to withstand severe abuse which saves downtime, replacement costs and minimizes maintenance. Redco™ Neptune™ Polyurethane is available in a broad range of hardnesses, from eraser soft to bowling ball hard. Available in a variety of colors including blue and white. Download PDF Brochure.

  • Unlimited Custom Molded Shapes
  • Outstanding Abrasion Resistance
  • High Load Bearing Capability
  • Exceptional Impact Strength
  • High Flexural Properties
  • Oil & Solvent Resistant
  • Resistant to Cold
  • Heat Stabilized
  • UV Stabilized
  • Non Marking
  • FDA/3A Dairy Compliant

 

Redco™ Neptune™ Slide & Neptune™ High Speed (LubX® , LubX® CV & Tivar HPV)
Sliding Materials for Conveyors

Redco™ Neptune™ Slide (LubX® C & Tivar HPV)

A high performance material that has outstanding dry-running properties designed especially for applications in material handling and automation. Compared to conventional sliding materials, conveying systems equipped with Redco™ Neptune™ Slide need considerably less energy and the installation eliminates the possibility of the “slip-stick” effect (backsliding) almost completely and thus increases process stability. The elimination of slip-stick (chatter and/or squeaking) provides an extraordinary amount of motion control for high-precision applications. Download PDF Brochure.

  • Energy saving
  • Especially aligned to POM and steel (e.g. chain conveyors)
  • Coefficient of friction with POM as sliding partner up to 75% less than of PE-UHMW
  • Coefficient of friction with steel as sliding partner up to 60% less than of PE-UHMW
  • Suitable for contact with food (FDA/21CFR 177.1520)
  • Noise-reducing
  • Food Contact Compliance

Applications:

  • Chain guides
  • Sliding strips and guides
  • Rollers
  • Single and multiple corner wear bends
  • Straight guides

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Redco™ Neptune™ High Speed (LubX® CV)

Specially developed for systems to be operated at higher speeds and therefore higher productivity, Redco™ Neptune™ High Speed has exceptionally good sliding properties and exhibits a very low temperature development which results in lower wear and a longer lifespan of the entire system. Download PDF Brochure.

Applications: Sliding and conveyor parts for conveyor technology, automation, food industry.

Your benefits with Redco™ Neptune™ High Speed:

  • Reduced energy consumption
  • Less stress on all parts of the conveyor system
  • Significantly reduced temperature development
  • Long life
  • Increased process stability
  • Lower noise emission
  • Shorter run-in phase
  • Longer maintenance intervals

 

Properties of Redco™ Neptune™ High Speed:

  • Excellent sliding properties even at higher velocities
    and pressure loads
  • Excellent dry running properties
  • High wear resistance
  • Food Compliance according 10/2011/EU, 1935/2004/EC, FDA
  • GMP-compliant according to 2023/2006 EC
  • Good machinability

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Redco™ Neptune™ X-ray Detectable UHMW

Today’s processors are turning to x-ray inspection equipment especially in post-package inspection. The need for traceable plastic machined parts for filling, sorting, and packaging machinery is critical due to strict FDA regulations regarding foreign materials and contaminants.

Redco™ Neptune™ X-ray Detectable UHMW has proven to be detected with a particle size as small as a 3mm cube at running speeds as fast as 250 feet-per-minute. Download PDF Brochure

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APPLICATION SUGGESTIONS:

  • Scraper Blades
  • Fillers
  • Mixer Components
  • Wear Plates
  • Hopper Guides
  • Baffles
  • Pillow Blocks
  • Cups & Sleeve
  • Dividers

 

Redco™ Neptune™ X-Ray Detectable Acetal

Redco™ Neptune™ X-Ray Detectable Acetal has excellent impact and wear resistance with low sliding properties. It has been proven to be detected in a particle as small as a 3mm cube on production lines running as fast as 250 feet-per-minute. It is FDA compliant and meets the federal requirements for food contact. Download PDF Brochure.

  • High strength and stiffness
  • Easy to machine
  • Dimensionally stable for tight tolerances
  • Low moisture absorption
  • FDA compliant

 

 

Redco™ Neptune™ X-Ray Detectable PEEK

Redco™ Neptune™ X-Ray Detectable PEEK sheet and rod for machined parts and components specifically designed for high temperture applications in the food processing industry. It is FDA compliant and meets the federal requirements for food contact.

In addition to outstanding mechanical properties, chemical resistance and thermal performance, Redco™ Neptune™ X-Ray Detectable PEEK can withstand long term continuous temperatures of 480°F as well as exposure to hot water or steam with low moisture absorption. This makes it the material of choice for high temperature applications in food processing.

Redco™ Neptune™ X-Ray Detectable PEEK has been proven to be detected in a particle as small as 3mm cube on production lines running as fast as 250 feet-per-minute. Download PDF Brochure.

Applications:

  • Scraper Blades
  • Filler Plates
  • Pocket Fillers
  • Piston Fillers
  • Mixer components
  • Wear Plates
  • Volumetric fillers
  • Hopper Guides
  • Baffles
  • Pillow blocks
  • Cups and Sleeves
  • Dividers

 

 

Redco™ Neptune™ Metal Detectable UHMW

Polystone-M-MDTFood processors face the ever present risk of contamination finding its way into their product. The risks and potential financial losses can be significant if not detected early. Redwood Plastics and Rubber now offers a ground breaking solution to this problem with the introduction of Neptune™ Metal Detectable UHMW. The unique additives in this product allow it to be easily traced by standard metal detectors while continuing to provide the outstanding wear resistance and sliding properties you would expect from Redco™ UHMW. Designed to replace machined parts made from steel and lower performing plastics, this engineering polymer has high-impact strength, is easily machined and has no moisture absorption.

Redco™ Neptune™ Metal Detectable UHMW complies with FDA regulations concerning direct contact with food. Every food processor that utilizes metal detectors in their processing or packaging operations can benefit from the processing advantages and increased safety of using Redco™ Neptune™ Metal Detectable UHMW. Download PDF Brochure.

Available as:  Rods: 1/2” to 8” dia, Sheets: 3/8” to 4” thick, Profiles: standard or custom.https://www.redwoodplastics.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/RedcoPolystoneMMDT.pdf

 

 

Redco™ Neptune™ Metal Detectable Acetal

Redco™ Neptune™ Metal Detectable Acetal has special additives that allow it to be traced by standard metal detectors and removed before causing further contamination. Quality assurance engineers at some of the largest food processing manufacturers in the world have tested this product and found it to be highly effective.

The important mechanical, thermal and chemical resistance properties remain unchanged from standard Redco™ Acetal.It is easily machined and has excellent dimensional stability for close tolerance parts. Redco™ Neptune™ Metal Detectable Acetal also complies with FDA regulations concerning direct contact with food. Download PDF Brochure.

Available as:  Rods: 1/4” to 8” dia, Sheets: 3/8” to 4” thick, Profiles: standard or custom.

 

 

Redco™ Neptune™ UHMW Liner

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Redco™ Neptune™ UHMW & Redco™ Acetal – Slicer Parts

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Redco™ Neptune™ UHMW – Guides, Rollers, Wear-strips and Bearings

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Polystone® and Sustarin® are a registered trademarks of Roechling Engineering Plastics, Redco™ is a registered trademark of Redwood Plastics Corporation.