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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…

March 1, 1999 Feature

Faster film

by Jim Anderton, associate editor

Pity the blown film processor. Compared to molders or extruders, blown film operations combine multiple extruders, complex dies, cooling systems and takeoff apparatus in a system which would seem inhe…

February 1, 1999 Feature

Today’S Toggle Machines More User Friendly

by Canadian Plastics

Toggle clamp machines have been getting a bad rap that is no longer justified.That, at least, is the view of a major manufacturer of toggle clamp machines, J.S.W. Plastics Machinery Inc. (64). Accordi…

February 1, 1999 Feature

Hot Runner Software for Speedy Diagnosis

by Canadian Plastics

Gammaflux Mold Doctor software analizes and reports on the basic faults which can occur in a mold, including pinched and reversed thermocouples. Wiring analysis tells the user about problem wiring in …

February 1, 1999 Feature

Major Acquisitions/Divestitures & Mergers in the Plastic Additives Industry

by Canadian Plastics

Acquiring CompanyDivesting CompanyProductAir ProductsICIMethylamines and derivativesAkzo NobelElementisRemaining 50% stak…

February 1, 1999 Feature

Clarification (February 01, 1999)

by Canadian Plastics

We apologize for an editing error in the site selection article in our January issue which gave an unbalanced picture of the work ethic in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania has more than 600 plastics compani…

February 1, 1999 Feature

Streamlined co-extrusion die provides super temperature isolation

by Canadian Plastics

Brampton Engineering Inc., introduces the ISO-therm streamlined co-extrusion die (SCD) for super temperature isolation of up to 150C between adjacent layers. The ISO-therm module is supplied with an …

February 1, 1999 Feature

Easy handling bottle with “brand look” style

by Canadian Plastics

Graham Packaging’s new 96-ounce PET plastic juice bottle made for Veryfine Products, Inc. is a prominent example of a recent trend in juice packaging: bottle design that combines easier handling for c…

February 1, 1999 Feature

PPS grade makes tougher transducers

by Canadian Plastics

A leading provider of medical diagnostic ultrasound systems and image management products has chosen RADEL R Polyphenylsulfone, made by Amoco Polymers, as the material for its ultrasound probes (trans…

February 1, 1999 Feature

Bemis plans more custom molding with new capacity

by Canadian Plastics

Bemis Manufacturing Company has extended its manufacturing capability in Canada with a massive expansion of the company’s molding facility in Barrie, Ont. Bemis also has six production facilities in t…

February 1, 1999 Feature

Clariant Masterbatches Opens Quebec Facility

by Canadian Plastics

A 24,000 sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Lachine, Quebec has been opened by Clariant Masterbatches Division. Clariant-Division Mlanges-Mtres features three concentrate lines and a fully equipped c…

February 1, 1999 Feature

Heat Resistant Polypropylene Meets Unique Standard

by Canadian Plastics

Olympia Lighting Products’ Bar-B-Que Light casts a clean, white light for nighttime grilling, subjecting the resin to the heat of both a halogen bulb and of the grill itself. Olympia chose RTP Company…

February 1, 1999 Feature

Polyurethanes Get Greener, More Productive

by Canadian Plastics

Polyurethanes (PUR) are a bigger segment of the industry than many realize, with a global consumption in 1998 of approximately 15 billion pounds. Europe and North America each account for 35 percent o…

February 1, 1999 Feature

Film Laminate “Paints” Bumper Parts in the Mold

by Canadian Plastics

General Motors Truck Division has selected an insert-moldable dry-paint film to produce both high- and low-gloss finishes on thermoplastic bumper caps for its GMT 800 Series of trucks. The film lamina…

February 1, 1999 Feature

Clear Tpe Alloy Provides Alternative to Silicone

by Canadian Plastics

VERSAFLEX TPE alloys, manufactured by GLS Corporation, claim to be the clearest TPE products of their type on the market–particularly the CL30 and CL40 series. The products offer many of the favorabl…

February 1, 1999 Feature

Leasing

by Lisa Larking

Today it is critically important to balance the short-term operating needs for capital against the long-term equipment needs. That is why businesses today are looking at leasing as a form of financing…

February 1, 1999 Feature

Canadian auto suppliers go get a piece of the American pie

by Michael LeGault, editor

By all reports the Detroit Auto Show, held earlier than usual in January, was the perfect remedy for post-holiday zombie-dom. Not only did it offer the thousands of show-goers the chance to ogle, touc…

February 1, 1999 Feature

Mergers Continue in Plastic Additives

by Canadian Plastics

Probably the biggest news in additives in recent times was the proposed merger of the world’s two largest specialty chemicals companies, Clariant AG and Ciba Specialty Chemicals AG, both based in Swit…