Proven Plastic Components For High Performance Cutting, Sorting And Conveying Machines
Contact DPI for Lumber and Timber Plastic Parts Expertise
From design to prototyping to process engineering, our team’s experience and expertise with the wide range of plastic solutions allows us to solve any plastic component challenge. Learn how we can put polymers to work for you! Contact the engineered plastic experts at DPI to discuss your lumber equipment part needs, problem parts, weight reduction objectives, or custom part needs and we’ll deliver the solution.
DPI Serves the Forest and Lumber Industry with Durable Plastics Parts and Components
Diversified Plastics, Inc. (DPI) has been serving the forest and lumber industry with quality, engineered plastic parts and components for equipment repair and maintenance for nearly 50 years. Additionally, DPI provides creative engineering and plastic parts design solutions for custom built machines and OEM equipment applications.
Based in Missoula, Montana, DPI serves customers in the Pacific Northwest as well as the entire U.S. lumber industry. Today, DPI is a North American innovator and leader in the creative engineering, prototyping, manufacturing, and injection molding of industrial grade polymers.
No Matter How You Cut It, Our Plastic Parts Will Help You Finish It
It’s the machinery and equipment you depend on to mill and fill your orders. From intake and rough sorting to loading and delivery, we see to it that lumber, timber, and wood production operations run as smoothly and cost effectively as possible, helping to minimize maintenance or downtime.
Diversified Plastic Parts Provide the Hard Working Solutions To Make Your Equipment Run Smoother, Quieter, Longer, and Cost Effectively
Maintenance and Replacement Parts
To keep your lumber and timber equipment operating at its best, consider DPI your best source for essential plastic parts to support your preventive maintenance program and replacement parts inventory. For emergency repairs or parts replacement, our team is standing by to provide the parts you need to minimize production downtown.
From timber harvesting and logging to plywood manufacturing and pulp production, Diversified Plastics, Inc. develops, engineers, and produces an extensive line of plastic components used throughout the lumber and timber industry to improve performance, including:
- Sprockets & Gears
- Bearings & Bushings
- Pulleys & Belt Sheaves
- Diverter Arms/Guides
- Chain Guides, Tops, and Lugs
- Wheel Rolls & Rollers
- Drive Components
- J-Hooks and Slider Blocks
- Impact Bumpers
- Guards and Shields
The Advantages of Industrial Grade Plastic
For lumber mills, sawmills, pulp mills, and timber producers, DPI’s engineered plastic and polymer products offer a range of important advantages.
- Plastic provides high durability and strength
- Plastic can be formed for any part replacement
- Plastic is corrosion resistant – does not rust
- Plastic reduces lubrication (grease) needs
- Plastic provides noise reduction (quieter than metal)
- Plastic eliminates hazards of metal
- Plastic is an excellent alternative to metal parts
Plastic Material Selection
The exact plastic material composition is an important factor when specifying parts for equipment used in the lumber and timber industry. Our plastic experts will determine the best plastic material, including custom resins and colors, for your application.
For example, DPI’s UHMW (ultra high molecular weight) polyethylene is an excellent material choice for parts and components used in lumber and timber industry equipment applications that require superior durability, wear resistance, low friction, and corrosion resistance. Additionally UHMW plastic can be machined, fabricated, or injection molded.
DPI’s Injection Molding Plastic Expertise
Diversified Plastics has mastered the art of injection molding Industrial Grade Polymers to meet custom designs and sizes. DPI is the only company with the capabilities to injection-mold UHMW polyethylene, thanks to our state-of-the-art facilities and plastics expertise. Our proprietary injection molding process can produce products of UHMW-PE, high density polyethylene, polypropylene, urethane, cast urethane, and nylon. Our injection molding capabilities provide benefits such as custom and precision parts work, faster cycle times, reduced material waste, cost efficiencies, and high production runs. So, why machine it when you can mold it?
Our proprietary injection molding capabilities of UHMW-PE and other Industrial Grade Plastics confirm long-term cost reductions in larger volume replacement components, safety and performance advantages
Why Diversified Plastics, Inc.?
We know that lumber, forestry, logging, and pulp and paper processing work calls for durable, wear- and impact-resistant plastic components. Whether your company makes the equipment that keeps lumber processing moving or it mills the lumber for retail and commercial sale, you can depend on Diversified Plastics OEM and replacement parts to keep up with your operation’s needs for the best value and lumber quality.
DPI’s components are used in:
- Sawmill Infeed
- Dry Kilns