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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…

January 1, 1999 Feature

JOINING FORCES…

by Canadian Plastics

Two providers of business information services for the plastics and chemical industries have announced their intention to merge. Phillip Townsend Associates, Inc. and Tarnell Co. (Plastics Information…

January 1, 1999 Feature

Six-axis, top-loading robot a first

by Canadian Plastics

FANUC Robotics recently introduced its new six-axis overhead rail-mounted robots. The first of their kind in North America, these robots are designed for load/unload applications for the machine tool …

January 1, 1999 Feature

An easy, affordable way to automate parts degating

by Canadian Plastics

A new line of air nipper stands made by JDV Products Inc., Fair Lawn, NJ, provides a simple, flexible and cost-effective way to automate the degating of plastic parts. The stands can be table mounted …

January 1, 1999 Feature

All-electronic vertical printer

by Canadian Plastics

The ES Press is a vertical press for hot stamping or heat transfer that requires no compressed air, is servo-motor driven and has precision accuracy and repeatability up to 0.0001 in.The ES Press keep…

January 1, 1999 Feature

High-impact PET for structural parts

by Canadian Plastics

Ticona reports that its new Impet Hi 430 PET, an injection moldable thermoplastic polyester, has 40 percent higher notched impact strength than conventional glass-reinforced PET resins.”Through recent…

January 1, 1999 Feature

High-performance HALS has FDA sanction

by Canadian Plastics

A high-performance tertiary hindered amine light stabilizaer (HALS), CYASORB UV 3529, is said to be the first of its type on the polymer additives market to be sanctioned as an indirect food additive …

January 1, 1999 Feature

High-output film line

by Canadian Plastics

A new die concept, ProPak, in combination with the new cooling ring WesJet II and ENTRAC, allows for high outputs and better gauge tolerances on Davis-Standard’s ProSack, a three-layer coextrusion blo…

January 1, 1999 Feature

Higher torque for twin-screw extruders

by Canadian Plastics

The Leistritz HP series of twin-screw extruders enable screw rpm of up to 1200 with a 30 percent increase in translated torque via modified splined shafts. The HP series is targeted for compounding an…

January 1, 1999 Feature

CNC machining centre handles heavy milling

by Canadian Plastics

The Roka-2000, a mid-size, CNC machining centre from Reko Machine Builders Inc., brings together roughing and high-speed machining. All cast iron construction and double box ways provide the rigidity …

January 1, 1999 Feature

FRP cuts weight of ferry’s water inlets

by Canadian Plastics

Four fibre-reinforced plastic sets of water jet inlet fairings for a new high-speed ferry have achieved a 40 percent weight reduction over the originally proposed aluminum block fairings. Manufactured…

January 1, 1999 Feature

Should processors use hedging strategies?

by Canadian Plastics

While the general raw materials outlook for ’99 points to low, stable pricing, volatility remains an issue for processors working with tight margins. Few industries react as quickly through the pricin…

January 1, 1999 Feature

Award-winning bike uses composite monocoque frame

by Canadian Plastics

K2’s Proflex 5500 mountain bike features a high rigidity, lugless all composite frame manufactured from Applied Fibre Systems’ TowFlex continuous-fibre thermoplastic composites. The monocoque frame wa…

January 1, 1999 Feature

Making the Move

by Cindy Macdonald, associate editor

If you have trouble delegating responsibility, don’t set up a second plant in another country, counsels one molding company owner. “You need to put your trust in the local employees,” he says.”There a…