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The July issue of Designing with Plastics will feature Plastics in Manufacturing Applications

June 2014

Plastics for Safer and More Efficient Sawmills

Redco(TM) UHMW Wearplates are used extensively to reduce wear, eliminate noise and cut installation cost.

The profitability of typical sawmilling operations can vary based on a variety of factors, such as over-run, raw material prices, labor costs, etc. However, minimizing downtime is one of the most important factors to control, since labor costs are one of the most significant expenses for a sawmill operation. Fortunately, advances in industrial plastics are now being used often for a variety of parts and applications in the sawmilling industry, and they have significant benefits that minimize unscheduled downtime and improve worker safety.

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High-Performance CPVC Pipe Stands Up to Harsh Chemicals in Paper Mill

Pipe and fittings constructed of durable chlorinated polyvinyl chloride boast a number of superior performance characteristics over engineered metallic systems to serve as a reliable alternative for the transport of corrosive chemicals. CPVC piping has demonstrated excellent service in bleach-plant process lines, even when exposed to several corrosive acidic and caustic solutions found in bleach preparation and process operations.

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Technical Advisory: Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW-PE)

UHMW-PE has outstanding abrasion resistance and an extremely low coefficient of friction. Impact strength is high and chemical resistance is excellent. The material does not break in impact strength tests using standard notched specimens.

Click here to learn more about plastics from IAPD’s Introduction to Plastics, a manual about the behavior and properties of plastic materials.


Plastics for Paper

Lumber and paper processing operations that use plastics instead of metal parts have longer wearing, less noisy, more reliable equipment that performs better. Clearly, plastics are the way to go.

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