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November 7, 2014 Feature

The latest ANTIMICROBIALS for plastics

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Microbes may be nothing more than tiny single-celled organisms, but they’re harder to kill than Rasputin. They’re resilient enough, in fact, that scientists have revived them from fossils more than 250 million years old. They also…

October 14, 2014 Feature

ROTOVAC is on track

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A train wreck usually marks the end of the line. Listen to any of the billion old country and western tearjerkers about them, for example, and you won’t hear many lyrics about the cars getting refurbished and put back on the tracks.

September 15, 2014 Feature

Exxel Polymers: sous le signe du succes/Under the sign of success*

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Si la route qui mène au succès est souvent parsemée de difficultés, elle est ussi faite de moments charnières au cœur desquels les décisions prises par les dirigeants sont déterminantes….

September 8, 2014 Feature

Big order marks a big year for W. Amsler Equipment

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The Beatles sang “It was 20 years ago today” back in the 60s, turning 20th anniversaries into big deals ever since.

July 10, 2014 Feature

A closer look at CPIA Leader of the Year MARK DANIELS

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Given such monumental screw-ups as the City of Toronto’s infamous flirtation with a plastic bag ban last year, we Canadians could be forgiven for thinking of these bans as our own unique problem, like snowstorms in May. Far from it….

June 1, 2014 Feature

Athena Automation keeps on building

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Processing machinery maker Athena Automation Ltd. is putting down some deep roots.

April 22, 2014 Feature

Charged and ready: Engineering resins for electric and hybrid vehicles

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As any blackjack player could tell you, doubling down involves a big risk. But it’s one thing to chance it at the local casino for half a day’s pay, quite another when careers, reputations, and hundreds of millions of dollars are on…

March 21, 2014 Feature

PolyCello’s extended family success story

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Repeated selection as one Canada’s “Best Managed Companies” doesn’t happen simply by maintaining best business practices. If it did, probably every third firm in the country would get the nod. Instead, it takes more…

February 20, 2014 Feature

The rise of 3D printing

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Sometimes layering can take a long time — as in millions of years. Take rocks. They’re stacked in layers containing fossils, with the oldest fossils at the deepest layers and the most recent near the top. For scientists and…

December 10, 2013 Feature

R&M Plastic Products beats the third-generation curse

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Some family businesses just don’t work. Fans of The Godfather trilogy, for example, may recall the brothers in the Corleone mob clan winding up as how-to guides for dysfunction. And it’s not like you couldn’t find a gazillion…

November 18, 2013 Feature

K 2013 WRAP UP: OTHER COOL STUFF

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New additive manufacturing machine

November 11, 2013 Feature

K 2013 WRAP UP: MOLD TECHNOLOGY

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November 5, 2013 Feature

K 2013 WRAP UP: RECYCLING

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November 4, 2013 Feature

K 2013 WRAP UP: MATERIALS

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November 1, 2013 Feature

K 2013 WRAP UP: ROBOTS & AUTOMATION

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October 31, 2013 Feature

K 2013 WRAP UP: AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT

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October 29, 2013 Feature

K 2013 WRAP UP: EXTRUSION

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October 28, 2013 Feature

K 2013 WRAP UP: INJECTION MOLDING

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September 26, 2013 Feature

MEGA BRANDS lays building blocks for growth

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The business of making toys isn’t exactly fun and games — more like the latest extreme roller coaster ride, complete with white knuckle loops, plummets, and 180-degree turns.

July 26, 2013 Feature

Schad’s Athena Automation hits the stage

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Famed writer F. Scott Fitzgerald claimed there are no second acts in American lives. Lucky for him he wasn’t looking north of the border, because up here in Canada, plastics industry pioneer Robert Schad is well into Act 2, Scene 4.