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February 1, 1999 Feature

High-speed, dependable punch station for in-line thermoforming systems

by Canadian Plastics

A new punch station is available on the SC Series of automated, computer-controlled, in-line thermoforming systems designed for the OEM and custom thermoformer markets, to produce blisters, clamshells…

February 1, 1999 Feature

TAKING THE MEASURE OF THE MACHINES

by Michael Legault, editor

This past year has seen the entrance of the first all-electric machines into the Canadian market (see CP, July 1998). Could this be a sign that more companies are shedding the typically Canadian wait-…

February 1, 1999 Feature

Ipl Buys Windsor Molder

by Canadian Plastics

IPL Inc. has acquired the privately-owned Windsor-based company, Prelude Plastic Products Corp. The purchase will enhance IPL’s automotive parts business by about $12 million in the first year of owne…

February 1, 1999 Feature

Virgin Pa6 From Recycled Sources?

by Canadian Plastics

AlliedSignal Europe (Leuven, Belgium) has launched a new post-consumer recycled PA6 called Infinity Forever Renewable Nylon. The difference between Infinity and conventional recycled thermoplastics is…

February 1, 1999 Feature

Thermoformer and trim press give high throughput

by Canadian Plastics

The Brown Machine Division of John Brown Plastics Machinery proudly introduces the CS-5505-S Thermoformer and T-345-V Trim Press. The CS-5505-S is designed primarily for production of plates, lids and…

January 1, 1999 Feature

Injection molder Poly-Nova rethinks and renovates to stay competitive

by Canadian Plastics

There’s no shortage of bad facelifts out there – seen Wayne Newton lately, for example? Poly-Nova Technologies LP is currently undergoing the right kind: the Guelph, Ont.-based custom injection molder has just completed the first…

January 1, 1999 Feature

Two K show “finds” offer diverse palette of resins

by Canadian Plastics

CREANOVA Spezialchemie GmbH was founded in 1998 under the Hls umbrella. With a staff of 650 currently working in CREANOVA’s Engineering Plastics Business Unit, the company appears to have significant…

January 1, 1999 Feature

World Grade Abs

by Canadian Plastics

BASF is establishing best-in-class standard grade of Terluran ABS. The “world grade” ensures customers are getting the same high-performance and quality material from BASF plants in North America, Eur…

January 1, 1999 Feature

Material innovation may expand thermoset applications

by Canadian Plastics

A new glass-reinforced thermoset composite material offers a new method for producing low-volume composite products with sheet molding characteristics at lower cost. The material, called OpTorr, from …

January 1, 1999 Feature

PEOPLE… (January 01, 1999)

by Canadian Plastics

Mary Harvey has joined Brampton Engineering Inc. (Brampton, Ont.) as corporate communications specialist.Rob Orpen has been named regional sales manager by Ontario Heater & Supply (Richmond Hill, Ont….

January 1, 1999 Feature

Before expanding outward, take a look inward

by Canadian Plastics

As more companies are lured into global markets by growth prospects double and triple that of their home market, they need to remember that the market potential of a new geographic area is only half t…

January 1, 1999 Feature

High-reinforced nylon

by Canadian Plastics

TP Composites introduces three nylon materials designed to be used as glass fibre concentrates. The material is designed to yield greater economy when blended with neat resin to produce reinforced nyl…

January 1, 1999 Feature

No room for error at auto interiors plant

by Canadian Plastics

Reliable equipment and employees keep an uninterrupted flow of instrument cluster finish panels moving from Collins & Aikman Plastics Ltd.’s Mississauga injection molding plant to Ford’s St. Thomas, O…

January 1, 1999 Feature

Site licensing available

by Canadian Plastics

Plastics University, formed by D-M-E Company and Ferris State University, is now available for site licensing. By becoming site licensed, companies will be able to educate employee groups at their hom…

January 1, 1999 Feature

New generation compounding equipment

by Canadian Plastics

Buss has introduced a 55mm version of its popular Modular Kneader System (MKS). This offers a Kneader designed for higher screw speeds and higher throughput rates compared to its former versions.Its u…

January 1, 1999 Feature

Optimize raw material consumption

by Canadian Plastics

A computerized plastics material management system based on gravimetric blending technology, introduced by Maguire, provides manufacturers with unprecedented capabilities to optimize raw material cons…

January 1, 1999 Feature

Mainstreet-size clamp in fast-lane package

by Canadian Plastics

Cincinnati Milacron debuted its global-platform Elektra 300 all-electric injection molding machines, demonstrating advances in performance, size and simplicity. The machine features a new base, inject…

January 1, 1999 Feature

Close tolerance cutter

by Canadian Plastics

Boston Matthews states that its servo-driven saw completely eliminates the need for secondary or off-line cutting of extruded rigid profiles. The new saws feature a servo-driven table, proportional pn…

January 1, 1999 Feature

Special resins for sophisticated traffic lights

by Canadian Plastics

LED’s replace conventional lamps in LumiLeds Lighting’s (Best, NL) new generation of traffic lights. Housings are co-injected with an aluminum pre-form, requiring a resin with low thermal expansion an…

January 1, 1999 Feature

Structural Composite Pillow Block Cuts Costs

by Canadian Plastics

Power transmission component manufacturer Fenner Drives has developed a lightweight thermoplastic pillow block for Tectrix’s line of heavy-duty exercise bikes. Designed primarily for health clubs, Tec…