Canadian Plastics

K 2001 DEADLINE APPROACHES

Companies considering an exhibit at K 2001 in Dusseldorf will have to make up their minds now. The deadline for exhibitor registration is May 31, 2000. Contact the Canadian German Chamber of Commerce ...

April 1, 2000   Canadian Plastics



Companies considering an exhibit at K 2001 in Dusseldorf will have to make up their minds now. The deadline for exhibitor registration is May 31, 2000. Contact the Canadian German Chamber of Commerce Inc., 416/598-1524, for more details.

Another option for exhibitors is a Canadian pavilion organized by the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, 905/678-7748.

NEW HOME FOR NEW TECH

Manufacturer’s representative New Tech Machinery Inc. has changed owners and changed locations, but still represents many of the same companies. Owner Michael Davis says New Tech has an emphasis on the newer injection molding technologies, such as gas-assisted molding and all-electric machines.

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The company recently signed a contract to represent Nitrojection Corp. (Middlefield, OH) for its gas-assist systems, and continues to represent Ferromatik Milacron (Batavia, OH) for its small tonnage machines and the Roboshot line of all-electrics.

Other principals include Rapid Granulator Inc. (Rockford, IL), auxiliary equipment manufacturer Motan Inc. (Plainwell, MI), and Pelletron Corp. (Lancaster, PA), a supplier of equipment to remove fines and dust from regrind.

New Tech has relocated to 48 Ashwood Cres., Brampton, Ont. L6T 1M2. Tel.: 905/791-0307, fax: 905/789-0009. Bob Davis serves the western region from an office in Edmonton, while Dan Green has joined the company to cover Ontario.

CONGRATULATIONS…

A triple coup: Cavalier Tool and Manufacturing Ltd. (Windsor, Ont.) has achieved ISO 9001, QS 9000 and QS 9000 TE supplement certification. Cavalier designs, builds and trial tests molds for injection and compression molding.

NEW ALLIANCES IN TRAINING…

Polymer Training Resources (Des Moines, IA) and A. Routsis Associates (Dracut, MA) have formed a working relationship to provide custom training programs for companies in the plastics industry. The alliance combines A. Routsis’ interactive training CDs with Polymer Training’s instructor-based, on-site training.

Paulson Training Programs Inc. (Chester, CT) has merged with Kruse Analysis, an engineering resource company. Kruse Analysis will continue to provide MoldFlow analysis services and will be involved in the ongoing development of Paulson’s injection molding machine simulation software.

NORTH-SOUTH ALLIANCE…

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (Mississauga, Ont.) has formed an alliance with the American Plastics Council (Arlington, VA). The two groups will cooperate to maintain North American resin statistical data; will provide free access to each other’s documents and research, and are establishing a crisis response team to ensure coordinated media and public policy response.

DID YOU KNOW …

Canada is responsible for about 3% of total world exports of plastic products, based on data from the World Trade Database.


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