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April 22, 2014 Feature

Charged and ready: Engineering resins for electric and hybrid vehicles

by Canadian Plastics

As any blackjack player could tell you, doubling down involves a big risk. But it’s one thing to chance it at the local casino for half a day’s pay, quite another when careers, reputations, and hundreds of millions of dollars are on…

March 21, 2014 Feature

PolyCello’s extended family success story

by Canadian Plastics

Repeated selection as one Canada’s “Best Managed Companies” doesn’t happen simply by maintaining best business practices. If it did, probably every third firm in the country would get the nod. Instead, it takes more…

February 20, 2014 Feature

The rise of 3D printing

by Canadian Plastics

Sometimes layering can take a long time — as in millions of years. Take rocks. They’re stacked in layers containing fossils, with the oldest fossils at the deepest layers and the most recent near the top. For scientists and…

December 10, 2013 Feature

R&M Plastic Products beats the third-generation curse

by Canadian Plastics

Some family businesses just don’t work. Fans of The Godfather trilogy, for example, may recall the brothers in the Corleone mob clan winding up as how-to guides for dysfunction. And it’s not like you couldn’t find a gazillion…

November 18, 2013 Feature

K 2013 WRAP UP: OTHER COOL STUFF

by Canadian Plastics

New additive manufacturing machine

November 11, 2013 Feature

K 2013 WRAP UP: MOLD TECHNOLOGY

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November 5, 2013 Feature

K 2013 WRAP UP: RECYCLING

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November 4, 2013 Feature

K 2013 WRAP UP: MATERIALS

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November 1, 2013 Feature

K 2013 WRAP UP: ROBOTS & AUTOMATION

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October 31, 2013 Feature

K 2013 WRAP UP: AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT

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October 29, 2013 Feature

K 2013 WRAP UP: EXTRUSION

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October 28, 2013 Feature

K 2013 WRAP UP: INJECTION MOLDING

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September 26, 2013 Feature

MEGA BRANDS lays building blocks for growth

by Canadian Plastics

The business of making toys isn’t exactly fun and games — more like the latest extreme roller coaster ride, complete with white knuckle loops, plummets, and 180-degree turns.

July 26, 2013 Feature

Schad’s Athena Automation hits the stage

by Canadian Plastics

Famed writer F. Scott Fitzgerald claimed there are no second acts in American lives. Lucky for him he wasn’t looking north of the border, because up here in Canada, plastics industry pioneer Robert Schad is well into Act 2, Scene 4.

June 18, 2013 Feature

The man who helped KO TO’s plastic bag ban: Talking with CPIA Leader of the Year Gerry Maldoff

by Canadian Plastics

Most of us would probably consider being a lawyer as a safe-as-houses route towards economic security. Gerry Maldoff didn’t, and gave up practicing law for a career in plastics.

May 28, 2013 Feature

After 50 years with one company, a plastics worker looks back

by Canadian Plastics

In 1963, Lester Pearson was Canada’s Prime Minister, the Beatles were still in Liverpool, and Branko Muich started working at a new Toronto-based custom extrusion shop called Polyform Ltd.

May 2, 2013 Feature

Quebec’s Precimold is finding its own way forward

by Canadian Plastics

The mid-1960s was a long time ago, and you don’t last from then until now without reinventing yourself along the way.

April 8, 2013 Feature

Winnipeg’s COLOR AD PACKAGING finds its sweet spot

by Canadian Plastics

For any hockey fans working at Winnipeg-based flexible packaging manufacturer Color Ad Packaging Ltd., these are salad days. First, you’ve got the Jets back. Second, Color Ad’s business is booming.

April 1, 2013 Feature

DRYERS: The Necessary Nine

by Mark Stephen, editor

When it comes to drying polymers, figuring out the “why” is easy: to control viscosity and ensure maximum performance. It’s the “how” that can keep you up at night. Resin drying — especially involving…

April 1, 2013 Feature

Some Assembly Required: Chiller installation made semi-easy

by Mark Stephen, editor

Installation can be everything. That surround sound home theatre system in your man cave will sound worse than a two-cans-and-a-string telephone if it hasn’t been put in properly. Ditto chillers. Whether portable or central, the most…