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March 1, 1999 Feature

Wieland Acquires European Manufacturer

by Canadian Plastics

Electrical connector manufacturer Wieland Electric Inc. (Oakville, Ont.) has acquired Wuppertal, Germany-based Stocko Group, whose product range includes crimp and IDC connectors, contacts and customi…

March 1, 1999 Feature

First magnetic clamping system for vertical thermoforming machines

by Canadian Plastics

O.S. Walker has introduced the world’s first QMC magnetic clamping system developed specifically for vertical thermoforming machines. With the PRESSMAG QMC, no clamps or any accessory hardware is need…

March 1, 1999 Feature

Award winning thermoplastic braket

by Canadian Plastics

DaimlerChrysler, InMold Corporation, and DuPont Automotive have earned the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Most Innovative Use of Plastics award in the chassis/hardware/assembly category for a ste…

March 1, 1999 Feature

Advanced control of on-line gauging system

by Canadian Plastics

Pro.Net, a new PC-based controller from NDC Infrared Engineering, combines sophisticated monitoring and control with the latest open-architecture communications technology. It is designed for reliable…

March 1, 1999 Feature

Reusable containers are versatile and collapsible

by Canadian Plastics

Ropak’s 4048 40 in. by 48 in. containers are available in four heights ranging from 25 to 39 in., with drop-down doors on one or both of the 48 in. sides to create containers with extreme versatility….

March 1, 1999 Feature

Certified Diamond Compounds for a Superior Finish

by Canadian Plastics

For over 60 years, Adamas Laboratory Corporation has graded its own diamond powder to ensure superior polishing quality in their oil-soluble and water-soluble compounds. All Adamas Diamond Compounds a…

March 1, 1999 Feature

Maax Continues Acquisition Strategy

by Canadian Plastics

Maax Incorporated (Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce, Quebec) continues its strategy of quiet acquisition with the purchase of C.E. Cabinets (Laval, Quebec), the third largest manufacturer of kitchen cabinets in…

March 1, 1999 Feature

Non-Contact Precision Film Measurement

by Canadian Plastics

The BF 200 Gauge Control Unit from SolveTech Incorporated measures on-line film thickness after the layflat for improved productivity and quality with reduced scrap. The non-contact measuring head con…

March 1, 1999 Feature

Blowmolder Bites the Dust

by Canadian Plastics

Olympus Plastics Ltd., a blowmolder of PE, PP and PVC plastic bottles and containers based in Richmond Hill, Ont., has gone into receivership. Its assets, which included seven Bekum blowmolding machin…

March 1, 1999 Feature

New Grades of Biodegradable Plastic

by Canadian Plastics

BASF Corp. has recently introduced a new class of fully biodegradable plastics, Ecoflex (71), with a profile of properties similar to LDPE, the company claims. Ecoflex, a biodegradable polyester, can …

March 1, 1999 Feature

Canadian Association of Moldmakers Student Awards Night

by Canadian Plastics

Honors were bestowed on a select group of students enrolled in the St. Clair College Moldmakers Apprentice Program at CAMM’s January meeting. The awards are sponsored by CAMM with support from a numbe…

March 1, 1999 Feature

Canadian Calibration Lab Wins U.S Recognition

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian Central Gauge Laboratory, part of Frank J. Cox Sales Ltd. (Brampton, Ont.), has become the first facility outside the U.S. to be certified by the Frederick, Maryland-based American Associ…

March 1, 1999 Feature

CPIA QUEBEC NAMES NEW OFFICERS

by Canadian Plastics

A gathering of new and old members, as well as a delegation of CPIA members from Western Canada, were in attendance at CPIA Quebec’s ninth annual conference held in late last year in St. Hyacinthe. CP…

March 1, 1999 Feature

Thermoforming molds benefit from porous aluminum

by Canadian Plastics

What porous steel does for injection molders, a recently introduced porous aluminum will do for thermoformers, claims International Mold Steel, Inc. (Florence, KY). The company, also known for its por…

March 1, 1999 Feature

Software performs no-hassle shrinkage and warpage simulation from solid models

by Canadian Plastics

C-MOLD Mesh Express is a software that is fully integrated within the C-MOLD Advanced Solutions interface. The new technology automatically converts solid models into midplane finite element models (F…

March 1, 1999 Feature

In-House Mold Testing Saves, Makes Bucks

by Canadian Plastics

If your mold shop is testing molds on in-house presses, you’re part of a growing trend to on-site tryout. In fact, one third of Canadian moldmakers listed in the Canadian Plastics Industry Association…

March 1, 1999 Feature

Largest thermoforming tool built with new material

by Canadian Plastics

What may be the largest tool for thermoforming parts has been built in the U.S. using a new castable tooling system, Espor (54), according to Tom Schade, vice-president and general manager of Internat…

March 1, 1999 Feature

Safe, accurate non-contact measurement

by Canadian Plastics

Raynger ST series of handheld, non-contact thermometers, distributed by QPC Instruments Inc. (Milton, Ont.) uses infrared technology to measure the temperature of materials up close or from a distance…

March 1, 1999 Feature

Protecting Your Valuables

by Anneli LeGault

In 1993 Mr. Jose Ignacio Lopez, the purchasing chief of General Motors Corporation, left to join Volkswagen AG in a position involving purchasing and production improvements. In a nasty and very publi…

March 1, 1999 Feature

Order From Chaos

by Michael Legault, editor

To Chuck Morgan, tech center manager, Conair (The Conair Goup, 60, is represented in Canada by Stephen Sales Group, Markham, Ont., for injection, and Metaplast/Conair, Lachine, Que., for extrusion) th…