Urethane Outlasts Rubber


A producer of concrete construction blocks, slabs and pavers was having problems with one of it’s production lines. A piece of equipment called an antiquer had gripper pads made of rubber that were wearing out prematurely. The antiquer takes a split face block and pulls it through a set of carbide tipped flapper wheels to give the surface an antique appearance. The gripper pads are on the top and bottom of the chain to pull the blocks through.

We suggested moving to Redco™ 80A (polyurethane) and put 100 pads in place. The urethane pads are outlasting the rubber pads and standing up  much better, even with their most “ugly” blocks.


Redco™ Plastics can outlast traditional materials such as rubber, wood and some metals by up to 20 times. Call us today about your application, we can help save you part replacement costs and downtime expenses.

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About redwoodplastics
Since 1971 Redwood Plastics and Rubber has worked directly with customers to find solutions for a variety of problems including shock, abrasion, noise, wear, & friction. In partnership with our manufacturing divisions, Redwood Plastics and Rubber molds, machines, and fabricates a wide-range of high quality, custom components. Our dedication to ethical and respectful interaction with our customers, suppliers and each other is the key to our long standing relationships. Relationships that are enabled by the pride, enthusiasm and commitment of each member of our organization.

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