Logging and Paper
The strength, high wear, and durability of plastic compounds make them excellent solutions for the parts and components in logging equipment. Plastic flange caps are just one example of plastic parts that are superior to traditional metals because they help reduce damage to lumber during processing, and increase profits as a result. Heavy-duty plastic liners, chutes, and hoppers are used to move and transport logs to the mills. High wear and self-lubricating plastics are used in conveyors both in the forest and in the sawmills. The reliability and durability of plastic parts ensures that the machinery in the field and in the mills performs at the highest levels while minimizing breakdowns and downtime. Polycarbonate, nylon, and UHMW are common materials in the manufacturing of paper for printing and packaging applications.