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April 1, 1999 Feature

Ldpe Reduces Worker Fatigue

by Canadian Plastics

Disposable transfer pipettes for laboratory use are often used for hours on end to transfer precise quantities of fluids. The right degree of flexibility for a comfortable grip must be combined with a…

April 1, 1999 Feature

Sparkle colors give lustre and glitter to plastics and coatings

by Canadian Plastics

Hi-Lite Sparkle Colors are the new line of extra-large special effect pigments from Englehard Corporation. They increase the visual impact of plastics and coatings by providing luster and glitter. New…

April 1, 1999 Feature

Software Developer, Helios Systems Join Forces

by Canadian Plastics

Helios Systems, Inc. (Mississauga, Ont.), a longtime distributor of Matra Datavision’s CATIA family of CAD/CAM/CAE engineering software packages, has become a formal business subsidiary of the interna…

April 1, 1999 Feature

Ultrasonic welder with more precise control

by Canadian Plastics

The new SONICS high-resolution stepper press from Sonics and Materials Inc. is an ultrasonic welder that replaces pneumatics with a digital stepper motor for greater control of the weld cycle. The wel…

April 1, 1999 Feature

Control drive ideal for converting applications

by Canadian Plastics

The Uni drive V3 drive from Control Techniques Drives, contains third generation software for enhancing performance and simplifying operations. The Unidrive delivers precise tension control for extrus…

April 1, 1999 Feature

Monitor and automate up to eight tanks

by Canadian Plastics

Davis Controls introduces the Flowline LeveLink multi-channel control system. It provides a total solution for level measurement, monitoring and control of bulk chemical storage, day tanks and process…

April 1, 1999 Feature

New high-clarity antiblock for tacky polyethylene film resins

by Canadian Plastics

Equistar Chemicals’ new antiblock additive concentrate, Spectatrech CM12392, is the first inorganic antiblock available for use with tacky polyethylene film resins, including metallocenes, metallocene…

April 1, 1999 Feature

Accurate specific gravity measurement for elastomeric compounds

by Canadian Plastics

The new Benz Specific Gravity Tester SG2100 quickly and accurately measures and records the specific gravity of elastomeric compounds so that researchers and quality control engineers can determine th…

April 1, 1999 Feature

Acetal Copolymer holds tight tolerances in fuel application

by Canadian Plastics

Ticona’s 15 percent glass-filled Celcon GC15 acetal copolymer was chosen for the design of a new fuel pump for automotive OEM’s throughout the world. The material is resistant to a variety of aggressi…

April 1, 1999 Feature

Quote software comes with cavity flow analysis

by Canadian Plastics

The Spirex Mold Fill, a new cavity flow analysis program, is now bundled with the Molder’s Technician, the Spirex software program that provides part quote computation and many other functions for the…

April 1, 1999 Feature

Static control for wide webs

by Canadian Plastics

Meech Static Eliminators USA has developed the Model 925 high-efficiency static elimination bar to dissipate electrostatic charges in applications where wide webs of plastics and other non-conductive …

April 1, 1999 Feature

PEOPLE (April 01, 1999)

by Canadian Plastics

Robert Telford has joined Canadian Plastics as associate publisher. Formerly sales manager at packaging distributor Ampak Distribution Inc., Bob has a “passion for plastics”. His sales and marketing b…

April 1, 1999 Feature

LOOKING BACK…

by Canadian Plastics

Cover Story: MOLDING THE FUTURE OF AUTO EXTERIORSNew developments in materials and processing is making for exciting, and profitable, times for suppliers of automotive exterior systems, like Ontario-b…

April 1, 1999 Feature

Porous polyolefins aid mixing of additives

by Canadian Plastics

DSM’s Stamypor is a new family of highly porous polyolefins which can be used as carrier beads for liquid or low-melting additives and reactants. With a porosity of 50 percent by volume, Stamypor empl…

April 1, 1999 Feature

Gassing Up

by Jim Anderton, associate editor

Would you like to add a third or more to effective press tonnage without changing machine internals? Most injection molders would, and an increasing number are adding the unique technology which makes…

April 1, 1999 Feature

Royal Acquires Quebec Extruder, Enters J.V.

by Canadian Plastics

Royal Group Technologies Ltd. has announced plans to purchase Laval, Quebec-based Thermoplast Inc., as well as its subsidiary, Profiplast Inc., for an undisclosed price. The two companies primarily ex…

April 1, 1999 Feature

Robert Schad Honored by Sales & Marketing Executives

by Canadian Plastics
April 1, 1999 Feature

Supplying The Might

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April 1, 1999 Feature

New Solid Silicone Masterbatch for Styrenic Resin Systems

by Canadian Plastics

Dow Corning Corp. has introduced a new silicone additive in a dry masterbatch pellet form designed for use in a range of styrene-based resin systems. Dow Corning MB50-008 Silicone Masterbatch is a 50 …

April 1, 1999 Feature

Finishing the Job

by Jim Anderton, associate editor

Decorating: put your best foot forwardApplication of a decorative treatment to a resin part can take many forms, but at its simplest, decorating is about putting a pigment or coating either directly o…