News | May 3, 2017

Plastic Machining Showcases Paper Manufacturing And Packaging Solutions At PaperCon 2017

Portland, Ore /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of PaperCon 2017 in Minneapolis this week, Plastic Machining Company (PMC), a leader in OEM replacement parts applications for paper and packaging machinery demonstrates its paper manufacturing and packaging solutions to the paper industry.  

PMC is a leader in plastic parts to replace metal components used in packaging and paper mill machines exposed to corrosives, moisture, temperature and changing conditions.

In Kraft, duplex, newsprint and other manufacturing machines, PMC offers replacement of OEM parts made from durable nylon, UHMW, acetal, Delrin and other low friction materials to increase dewatering efficiency while keeping the properties of the paper intact and consistent.

UHMW and acetal are some of the common high moisture resistance materials provided by Plastic Machining Company to resist corrosion from chemicals. These plastic components do not rust like many metal counterparts and survive in the harshest of environmental conditions. OEM plastic replacements allow paper manufacturing machines to operate effectively with a variety of paper types.

Our OEM replacement parts also play to plastics' advantage in "pulpers" - paper pulp machines that operate in wet conditions. Pulpers have recently seen an increase in the use of plastic components as new plastic technologies have pushed the previous limits of plastic load-bearing, torque handling, and gear drive capacities. PMC OEM parts can turn heavy pulp loads without deformation.

Many materials used in paper pulp applications leave small filings or chips that contaminate the paper pulp. This problem is not unique to plastics, but can be solved by using a "pulp safe" plastic grade (materials with a specific gravity greater than 1). PMC provides Quadrant's Tivar® PolySteel due to its high specific gravity and its magnetically detectable polymer material which can easily be separated from wood pulp in solution. This is an especially important solution in premium and sensitive paper products like those used in glossy magazines. Tivar® PolySteel is highly utilized in chip sizing screens, flat back elbow liners, under chain wear plates, and wood chip drag conveyor flights.

UHMW, nylon and acetal components work well in other paper producing applications include pressure screens, pulp agitators, formers, presses, dryers, reels, fluids, threaders and finishing systems. Examples include Paperchine® SigmaPro™, DeltaPlatform™ and VIB systems; AstenJohnson®, S.L. Paper Machines®, and Krystian® paper processing and pulp preparation systems.

OEM plastic applications work well in paper packaging conveyor systems where plastic wear parts enable extended part life. Plastic parts featuring low friction lead to damage free boxes, bags, rolls, and sensitive packaging materials. This will save money on reduced damaged runs and longer intervals between replacing parts.

PMC plastics have been used in DGT Solutions® and Parker SSD Engineered Drives® side loading, drop load, and pick and place case packaging machines. UHMW, nylon and acetal components are also used in bundler strapping machines, seal systems, printers, label applicators, wrapping systems, as well as case, box, carton and tray erectors.

PMC offers nylon and natural UHMW in FDA approved and USDA compliant grades. 

Plastic Machining Company (PMC) provides industry leading plastic machining, semi-finished sheet and rod, custom-designed and OEM parts, as well as plastic replacements for metal power transmission components. PMC plastic sheet, rod, and parts are crafted from high-performance materials from Quadrant, Cast Nylons, Ensinger, Poly-Hi Solidur and other resin converters, manufactured with precision state-of-the-art CNC routers, mills, and lathes. PMC parts scale from over twenty feet long and ten inches thick to parts that can rest on the tip of a finger. PMC can produce most custom parts within fifteen working days. Contact a PMC representative for specifics. Call 877-762-5449 or visit

SOURCE: Plastic Machining Company