Food & Beverage

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Extreme temperatures, sanitation and contamination can cause frustrating problems in food processing environments. Redwood Plastics products can resolve many of these frustrations with materials that are non-conductive, chemical resistant, FDA/USDA approved, and impervious to hot and cold temperatures. Redco™ Plastic Products are the perfect solution for parts that are wearing out prematurely due to rust or chemical wash-downs.

 

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A P P L I C A T I O N S :

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

 

R E D C O™  F E A T U R E   A P P L I C A T I O N S :

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™ Colored UHMW, Acetal & Nylon

White isn’t your only option in regards to FDA Approved UHMW. White UHMW can be hard to detect visually. We 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™ Food Grade FDA/3A Nitrile and Redco™ Neptune™ EPDM

Redco™ Neptune™ Rubber (Silicone, EPDM and Nitrile) is a FDA approved material available in white or blue colored sheet. Redco™ Neptune™ Blue Rubber sheet is easily identified in food and beverage processes and is 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™ High Speed
Sliding Materials for Conveyors – LubX® , LubX® CV & Tivar HPV

Redco™ LubX® C

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 LubX® C need considerably less energy and the installation eliminates the possibility of the slip-stick effect (backsliding) almost completely and thus increases process stability. 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

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Redco™ LubX® CV

Specially developed for systems to be operated at higher speeds and therefore higher productivity, LubX® CV 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.

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

Your benefits with Redco™ LubX® CV

  • 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™ LubX® CV

  • 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™ Tivar® HPV

Redco™ Tivar® HPV was designed for challenging production environments including high speeds, high temperatures, high loads and aggressive cleaning agents. It is Food-Contact Compliant and is suitable for all touch points within a conveyor system where friction and wear appears to deliver longer production cycles between maintenance and shorter downtimes.

Redco™ Tivar® HPV also offers smoother conveying nearly eliminating “slip-stick”. The elimination of slip-stick (chatter and/or squeaking) provides an extraordinary amount of motion control for high-precision applications. Download PDF Brochure.

  • Improved sliding behavior and high wear and abrasion resistance.
  • Built-in dry lubricant, giving it a limiting pressure velocity (LPV) value 18% higher than competitive materials
  • Very low wear of both belt and slide plates
  • COF reduced by 80%* vs POM-C
  • LPV value appr. 18%* higher than competitive dry lubricant material
  • Food Contact Compliance
  • Noise reduction

Applications:

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

 

 

 

Redco™ Polystone® M XDT – 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 Polystone M XDT 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: Redco™ Polystone® M XDT

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APPLICATION SUGGESTIONS:

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

 

 

 

Redco™ Polystone® M MDT – 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 now offers a ground breaking solution to this problem with the introduction of Redco™ Polystone® M MDT. 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 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™ Polystone® M MDT complies with FDA regulations concerning direct contact with food. Every food processor that utilizes metal detectors in their processing or packaging operations can easily realize the advantages of Redco™ Polystone® M MDT. Download PDF Brochure: Redco™ Polystone® M MDT

Available as:  Rods: 1/2” to 8” dia, Sheets: 3/8” to 4” thick, Profiles: standard or custom.

 

 

 

Redco™ Sustarin® C MDT – Metal Detectable Acetal

Redco™ Sustarin® C MDT 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 country have already tested this product and found it to be highly effective.

The important mechanical, thermal an chemical resistance properties remain unchanged from standard acetal.It is easily machined and has excellent dimensional stability for close tolerance parts. Redco™ Sustarin® C MDT complies with FDA regulations concerning direct contact with food. Download PDF Brochure: Redco™ Sustarin® M MDT

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

 

 

Redco™ UHMW Liner

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Redco™ UHMW & Redco™ Acetal – Slicer Parts

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Redco™ 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.