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/3A Dairy compliant, 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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APPLICATIONS:

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.

 

REDCO™ FEATURE APPLICATIONS & MATERIALS:

Redco™ 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™ Food Grade FDA/3A Nitrile and Redco™ Neptune™ EPDM

fda-gaskets-rubberRedco™ 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™ 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. 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. Neptune™ Polyurethane is available in a broad range of durometers. 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™
Sliding Materials for Conveyors (LubX® & Tivar HPV)

A high performance FDA compliant material (FDA/21CFR 177.1520) 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 needs 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)
  • Suitable for contact with food (FDA/21CFR 177.1520)
  • Noise-reducing
  • 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
  • Food Contact Compliance
  • Noise reduction

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)

Redco™ Neptune™ High Speed is a sliding material especially for systems and machinery used in conveyors and automation. It was specially developed for systems to be operated at faster speeds and high loads, retaining its excellent sliding characteristics and high wear resistance, resulting in higher productivity. The material significantly improves system performance and efficiency with exceptionally good sliding properties and a very low temperature development which results in lower wear and a longer lifespan. Download PDF Brochure.

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

  • 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™ 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. 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.

 

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™ 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.

 

Redco™ Neptune™ X-ray Detectable PEEK

Redco™ Neptune™ X-Ray Detectable PEEK is specifically designed for high temperature 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.

 

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™ PVC Strip Door (Flexible Vinyl)

Redco™ PVC strip door and partitions contain heated or cooled air resulting in energy savings lost from unprotected openings. Dust, dirt and other contaminants also remain contained to reduce overall clean up costs. We offer a wide range of vinyl PVC for either pedestrian use and/or light traffic right up to heavy vehicle traffic such as fork-lift trucks.

Easy to clean, easy to replace and outstanding value. Redco™ Flexible PVC creates a safer and more productive work environment by providing protection from noise and harsh working environments while creating an easy to use, fully visible passageway for personnel, animals, product and machinery. Download PDF Brochure.

 

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™ and Neptune™ are a registered trademark of Redwood Plastics Corporation.