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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…

January 1, 1999 Feature

Composite Cores for Strong Skis

by Canadian Plastics

New EP Wide Track water skis from Wellington Leisure Products (Madison, Ga.) are wider than conventional water skis for exceptional stability for beginner and advanced user alike. High strength and li…

January 1, 1999 Feature

Compact Bar Eliminates Static Cling

by Canadian Plastics

The new EXAIR Ionizing Bar, from Tech Sales Co., eliminates static electricity on paper, film & plastics that can attract dust and foreign materials, ruin product appearance, produce tearing or jammin…

January 1, 1999 Feature

Light Weight Gives Robots More Speed

by Canadian Plastics

Robots with carbon fibre fabricated components enable extremely high accelerations and top speeds which directly reduce total molding machine cycle times, according to Wittman Robot and Automation Sys…

January 1, 1999 Feature

Canadian Pavilion Makes Its Mark at K’98

by Canadian Plastics

The K’98 show, held at the Dusseldorf Trade Fair Centre in October, featured strong participation from Canadian companies. Over 30 Canadian companies and organizations exhibited at the Canadian pavili…

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…