They look a bit like brown poker chips on steroids, but the chocolate-colored discs created by University of Alberta researcher Dr. David Bressler and his lab actually represent an unlikely new source for bio-plastics.
Sep 13, 2011
It's funny how things live up to their name sometimes. Take Ontario-based contract injection molder Niigon Technologies Ltd. After 10 challenging years and a recent $10 million revamping, Niigon (Ojibway for "the future") is finally securing...
Aug 15, 2011
Hot runner systems have hit their stride as the desire to reduce scrap and improve efficiency and productivity motivates mold buyers to shell out the added dollars for the technology.
Jul 15, 2011
During then-senator Barack Obama's run for the American presidency a few years back, TV news pundit Chris Matthews notoriously described himself as having tingles of excitement running up his leg.
Jun 20, 2011
Die buildup is, to put it bluntly, a pain in the a**.
Jun 2, 2011
It's something you hear all the time - "So-and-so was born to do this job" - but unless you're talking about Prince William, odds are it's an exaggeration. With Brian Bendig, however, a slight variation is the literal truth. Bendig, the...
May 9, 2011
Like everyone else in today's plastics industry, moldmakers are looking for ways to shorten leadtimes while still maintaining quality. Although not exactly new, one timesaver continues to win over new converts: unscrewing components, which can...
Apr 30, 2011
Here's a question: Superman aside, how many things can you name that are indestructible? Not many, right? And even Superman had to come from another planet.
Apr 7, 2011
Anchored by a recent $3 million equipment investment, Haremar Plastic Manufacturing Ltd., of Toronto is expanding the boundaries of its film extrusion capability.
Feb 27, 2011
Sometimes, it's the jobs performed behind the scenes that can be the hardest.
Feb 10, 2011