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January 1, 1999 Feature

Polypropylene window being commercialized in Europe

by Canadian Plastics

As part of its display at K’98, Montell Polyolefins featured a polypropylene window profile it is helping to develop and commercialize with a European partner. According to Patrick Rijks, manager, adv…

January 1, 1999 Feature

Sunroof ring has enhanced price/performance properties

by Canadian Plastics

Webasto Sunroofs, Inc. has chosen Montell Hivalloy G alloy for its AirOne Inbuilt Sunroof series. The 35 percent glass-reinforced resin replaces aluminum and reinforced nylon in the automotive applica…

January 1, 1999 Feature

Resin Outlook 1999

by Jim Anderton, associate editor

Canadian Plastics’ Third Annual Resin Outlook Conference is history, and the results suggest a very interesting 1999 for resin supplies and processors. Record attendance and a broad range of informati…

January 1, 1999 Feature

Machine for injection molding of thermosets

by Canadian Plastics

Arburg has introduced a line of injection molding machines for processing themosets. The specially equipped injection molding machines are based on standard production machines, S-series, C JUBILEE, T…

January 1, 1999 Feature

Reduce density, not properties, of polyurethane

by Canadian Plastics

The NovaForm and VakuForm technologies from Hennecke Machinery allow polyurethane foam molders to reduce molded foam densities by up to 20 percent, without any significant change in the overall charac…

January 1, 1999 Feature

High-temperature control units

by Canadian Plastics

Regloplas’s Series 300/301 temperature control units using thermal oil are intended for use with injection molds, presses, and extruders at temperatures up to 300*C.With the microprocessor control sys…

January 1, 1999 Feature

Applying the edge

by Michael Legault, editor

Advanced engineering resins are continuing to evolve to meet the requirements of designers intent on adding value to new applications in maturing markets.An example of this trend is the hybrid plastic…

January 1, 1999 Feature

No Hassle Static Control

by Canadian Plastics

BFGoodrich Performance Materials has developed a new line of inherently dissipative polymer (IDP) alloys that is two orders of magnitude lower in surface resistivity than existing electro-static disch…

January 1, 1999 Feature

Nova Scotia Named as Site for New Ethylene Plant

by Canadian Plastics

A consortium of U.S. companies has announced plans to build a $600 million ethylene plant in the Canso Strait area of Nova Scotia by 2002. Sable Petrochemical will build the plant and says it plans to…

January 1, 1999 Feature

Turning Scrap Into Profit

by Canadian Plastics

Civiera & Silver International Inc. has published an article on its website entitled “Twelve ways to get more from the sale of your plastic scrap”. The article is intended to show sellers of plastic s…

January 1, 1999 Feature

Hot Runner Supplier to offer Gas Assist Technology

by Canadian Plastics

UK-based Gas Injection Ltd. (GIL) and Michigan’s Incoe Corporation have announced a deal in which Incoe is licensed to manufacture and market a comprehensive range of gas assist equipment and technolo…

January 1, 1999 Feature

MOLDMAKERS MERGE

by Canadian Plastics

Wentworth Mould & Die Co. Ltd. (Hamilton, Ont.) has purchased Izon Industries Inc. (Brampton, Ont.), a moldmaker specializing in thin-wall packaging. Wentworth and its two subsidiaries, North Ontario …

January 1, 1999 Feature

TORONTO GRABS PRESTIGIOUS RESOURCES CONFERENCE

by Canadian Plastics

Toronto has been selected as the site for the 5th World Congress on integrated resources, the R’ 2000. The Congress will take place in June 2000, with more than 1,200 delegates from some 80 countries …

January 1, 1999 Feature

World’S Largest Electric Press Sold

by Canadian Plastics

Ube Industries, Ltd. has sold what it claims is the world’s largest AC-servo all-electric press yet to be manufactured. The press, a 950-ton model, was sold to the Stanley Electric Company in Ohio for…

January 1, 1999 Feature

Canadian Molder/Moldmaker Purchased

by Canadian Plastics

Horn Plastics Ltd., D&E Precision Tooling Ltd. and Valro Tool & Die have been purchased by the House of Habib and will be united under the name Horn Plastics Inc. The injection molding and moldmaking …

January 1, 1999 Feature

MOLDMAKING APPRENTICE TRAINING SHOWING MORE FLEXIBILITY

by Canadian Plastics

Both the employer and employee can benefit from an alternative moldmaking apprentice training program offered by Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology (Downsview, Ont.). Seneca’s courses for the…

January 1, 1999 Feature

SUPPLIER NOTES… (January 01, 1999)

by Canadian Plastics

Sterling Inc.’s Ball & Jewell division (North Uxbridge, MA) is now partnering with shredder manufacturer Satrind, distributing machines and parts for the plastics industry in North America.The JDL Gro…

January 1, 1999 Feature

Quebec Film Manufacturer Acquired by New Owner

by Canadian Plastics

Ownership of Beckwith-Bemis, a manufacturer of plastic coated fabrics, films and adhesives, has returned to Quebec with the purchase of the company by Blair McIntosh. McIntosh recently purchased the c…

January 1, 1999 Feature

Recession proofing with resin power

by Canadian Plastics

Let’s be straightforward here and state openly what everyone fears — this is not going to be a great year of profits for suppliers and processors in the plastics industry. The bigger question is, wil…

January 1, 1999 Feature

COMING EVENTS… (January 01, 1999)

by Canadian Plastics

CPIA Plastics in Packaging Council, Reducing Volatile Organic Compounds Seminar, January 20, Toronto Congress Centre. For more information contact Charmian Entine, 416/323-1883.SPE Quebec meeting Janu…