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April 1, 1999 Feature

Supplying The Might

by Canadian Plastics
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…

April 1, 1999 Feature

Setting Your Sights on the Web

by Jocelyn Chu

With new communication lines to new forms of commerce, is it a forgone conclusion that you should have a web site?It depends on your objectivesNow a permanent business fixture, the Internet’s World Wi…

April 1, 1999 Feature

Site Lines

by Canadian Plastics

AT Plastics Inc., Brampton, Ont. (www.ATplas.com)Background: Est.1989. Makes polymers, agricultural films and industrial packaging. Market is mostly U.S. but includes some international. Has 750 emplo…

April 1, 1999 Feature

GLOSS RETENTION OF SURLYN MOLDED-IN COLORSUPERGLOSS ALLOY*

by Canadian Plastics

60 (degree sign) glossTypical expectationDuPont Supergloss alloyAs molded–all colors>9090-94Black color weathered…

April 1, 1999 Feature

Molding the future of Auto Exteriors

by Michael LeGault, editor

According to one estimate, North American vehicle production currently consumes about 700 million pounds of exterior plastics, and is expected to grow to 900 million pounds by the year 2002. This upwa…

March 1, 1999 Feature

High-impact resin ideal for retail environment

by Canadian Plastics

Clear plastic shelf extenders molded from Eastman Chemical Company’s EASTAR copolyester GN007 have helped a major supermarket chain achieve additional incremental sales. The shelf extenders, offered b…

March 1, 1999 Feature

High-tech help for PLASTIC PACKAGERS

by Canadian Plastics

Fortress-like security is not a prominent feature of most research labs, but at the Guelph Food Technology Centre, trade secrets stay secret. Code-locked doors and strict security sweeps keep prying e…

March 1, 1999 Feature

Versatile, Precision Film Measurement On-Line or in the Lab

by Canadian Plastics

The Model CX-1020 AutoCal Film Thickness Gauge by Oakland Instrument is designed for off-line use in the lab or on the production floor. Its dual sensor design allows automatic calibration of the non-…

March 1, 1999 Feature

Table 1: Key Questions to Answer When Deciding on a Materials Handling Layout*

by Canadian Plastics

Bulk outside storage?YesNoCentralized inside material storage?YesNoBeside the process material storage?Yes…

March 1, 1999 Feature

Wedtech, Wentworth Among Canada’S ‘Best’

by Canadian Plastics

Two companies in plastics-related industries have been recognized to be among the top-performing companies in the country. WedTech Inc., a resin distributor and supplier of custom masterbatch compound…

March 1, 1999 Feature

Custom molder makes the grade with NHL

by Canadian Plastics

If you want the business, you have to go out and get it, goes an old truism. Automatic Plastics Inc. (Toronto) has taken the advice to heart and seen its sales approximately double since 1996.At that …

March 1, 1999 Feature

Looks like steel, cuts like butter

by Canadian Plastics

Welcome to our first quarterly Moldmaker’s report in the new 12-times-a-year format of Canadian Plastics. Technically, this section is a carryover of the moldmaking section previously seen in the now-…

March 1, 1999 Feature

Moldmakers give specialty steels high marks

by Canadian Plastics

ApplicationIt has long been a truism among veteran moldmakers that the quality of the mold begins with the steel. If anything, the observation is even more critical today as customers, some of whom ma…

March 1, 1999 Feature

The double (and triple) whammy of our too-high taxes

by Michael LeGault, editor

It has taken 30 years of continuous, gradual and not-so-gradual tax increases to push Canadians to the point where they’re ready to push back. A poll conducted by Compass Inc. for the National Post sh…

March 1, 1999 Feature

Portable treater enhances plastic surfaces

by Canadian Plastics

Lectro Engineering Company, a global leader in providing plastic surface treating equipment, introduces its portable line of LT III Forced Air Plasma Surface Treaters. The LT III is used to enhance th…

March 1, 1999 Feature

Compounds make connectors safe, strong

by Canadian Plastics

For its electrical lighting connectors, Advanced Devices, Inc. uses RTP Company’s compounds for its 20, 60 and 100 amp models. The 20 amp version uses a strong, very high heat reinforced compound with…

March 1, 1999 Feature

Uv Protection With a Panoramic View

by Canadian Plastics

With 40 million golfers using 1.5 million golf carts globally, the market for replacement cart tops is considerable. Over 40,000 replacement golf cart tops will be needed annually to meet the demand f…

March 1, 1999 Feature

Acrylic elastomer boasts superior chemical resistance

by Canadian Plastics

Alcan Rubber and Chemical, Inc., has recently introduced Noxtite, a line of acrylic elastomers with excellent characteristics, chemical resistance and processability.Noxtite is particularly suited to …