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June 1, 2012 Feature

LEADER OF THE YEAR – Paul Cohen: Film Buff

by Mark Stephen, editor

For someone who prefers to fly under the radar, Paul Cohen has a habit of making the kinds of contributions that get noticed. 

November 1, 2010 Feature

Cyber attack, atom bombs and your PLC software

by Jim Anderton, Technical Editor

I suppose it had to happen eventually: computer viruses have morphed from nuisances into real hazards to business data and our personal identities. For plastics processors, the silver lining

November 1, 2010 Feature

Fibre towing cables lighten up seismic research

by Canadian Plastics

Understanding earthquakes can take you to strange places — like the middle of the ocean, where seismic research vessels constantly deploy measuring devices, sometimes on the ends of towing cables tha…

November 1, 2010 Feature

Ultra-white alternative to black and grey data cables

by Canadian Plastics

Wire manufacturers have long been trying to offer halogen-free, flame re ant cables made for high-end, direct current chargers and data cables i ny colors other than black and grey.

November 1, 2010 Feature

Renewably sourced wire jackets can take the heat

by Canadian Plastics

You knew it was coming: renewably sourced polymers have broken into the wire and cable industry.

November 1, 2010 Feature

Software (November 01, 2010)

by Canadian Plastics

The new Freedom eWARE software suite from e-tekx, a division of MAG IAS, is the first all-encompassing manufacturing data reporting platform to provide performance, utilization and availability feedback from any industrial asset on the…

November 1, 2010 Feature

Materials (November 01, 2010)

by Canadian Plastics

Two new low-smoke, zero halogen, flame retardant TPEs from Polymax Elastomer Technology are designed as an environmentally friendly and safe alternative to PVC or halogenated flame retardant TPE for wire and cable jacketing…

November 1, 2010 Feature

Hot Runners (November 01, 2010)

by Canadian Plastics

Synventive Molding Solutions has redesigned its QCVG16 quick-couple actuator for simpler installation and maintenance, and also made it available for use with the company’s entire global product line of valve gate hot runner systems.This new…

November 1, 2010 Feature

Blow Molding (November 01, 2010)

by Canadian Plastics

W. Amsler Equipment Inc. has expanded its custom line of filling equipment for a broad range of liquid filling applications including beverage, edible oil, household cleaners and pharmaceuticals.The company’s rotary monoblock filling lines…

November 1, 2010 Feature

Auxiliary Equipment (November 01, 2010)

by Canadian Plastics

The new Versatron case packer with “soft catch” technology from Standard-Knapp is designed for high-speed packing of fragile containers, in particular challenging packaging applications with reduced and/or lightweight materials.Unlike many…

November 1, 2010 Feature

The Color of Control

by Mark Stephen, Editor

Efficient plastics processing is all about control. Part parameters, temperature set points, cycle times — they should all combine to make the perfect finished part, every time. The obverse is that if something — anything — is off, the part…

November 1, 2010 Feature

Micro Moving

by Mark Stephen, Editor

It’s been said that, with the rise of modern telecommunications, we’re living in an ever-smaller world. True or not, it’s undeniable that plastic parts are getting smaller, as their use in the medical and electronic industries continues to…

November 1, 2010 Feature

Canadian Extruders: Lean, Mean and Ready to Invest

by Mark Stephen, Editor

With the worst of the worst recession in living memory hopefully behind us, it’s as good a time as any to cast a backwards glance to assess the toll taken on Canada’s pipe and profile extruders. How d…

November 1, 2010 Feature

After the storm, confusion

by Mark Stephen, editor

“It’s a strange time for plastics processors,” remarked James Virosco, one of the speakers at the 15th Canadian Plastics Resin Outlook Conference in October. “Two years ago, you had the materials and not the orders; now, you have the orders and…

November 1, 2010 Feature

Don’t lose track of your company’s cash flow

by Edm

Cash flow management is at the heart of every business, and that’s doubly true in the rough and tumble world of manufacturing. The observation that cash is king in business is hardly new. Indeed, you …

November 1, 2010 Feature

People (November 01, 2010)

by Canadian Plastics

— Husky Injection Molding Systems has made leadership changes within its sales organization in the Americas. Mike Urquhart, vice president, Latin American sales, has replaced Carmen Lowe as vice president, North American sales. Lowe is…

November 1, 2010 Feature

News Briefs (November 01, 2010)

by Canadian Plastics

Quebec injection molder and extruder IPL Inc. is being purchased by private equity firm Novacap and Quebec provincial venture capital firm Fonds de solidarite FTQ for $94.2 million.The offer “will permit shareholders to realize promptly a…

November 1, 2010 Feature

CPIA forum links industry with academia

by Canadian Plastics

On Tuesday October 5, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) hosted its first Plastics Innovation Forum in Toronto. Approximately 210 people attended the event, including sales, manufacturi…

November 1, 2010 Feature

Industry gathers for Quebec City trade events (November 01, 2010)

by Canadian Plastics

Quebec City was centre stage for the only Canadian plastics industry trade show in 2010. More than 400 business leaders, decision-makers and delegates from across Canada attended the PCMExpo, Forum Ca…

November 1, 2010 Feature

Composite resins might take wind turbine towers to new heights

by Canadian Plastics

When it comes to generating wind power, it’s simple: taller towers are key to harvesting more energy.