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October 1, 2012 Feature

Taking a fresh look at LIQUID COLORANTS

by Canadian Plastics

All plastics processors out there who don’t want to gain a competitive advantage, raise your hands. Nobody, right? Well, interest in one such solution is spiking right now: a growing number of processors are considering liquid colorants…

September 1, 2012 Feature

Driving into China

by Mark Stephen, editor

In a famous scene from the classic western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Paul Newman convinces Robert Redford to pull up stakes for Bolivia by telling him, “If we were in business during the California gold rush, we’d have…

September 1, 2012 Feature

LIGHTEN UP!

by Mark Stephen, editor

The war against overweight is being waged on many fronts — low-fat foods, sugar-free drinks, and gruelling P90X-style workout regimes. But what about an overweight blow molded bottle? 

September 1, 2012 Feature

Plastics recycling in Canada: It’s Getting Better

by Mark Stephen, editor

At present, the post-consumer plastics industry in Canada is in a bit of a good news/bad news situation. 

September 1, 2012 Feature

Copol International Ltd.

by Canadian Plastics

Most of us probably know Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island for a few specific things: the Cabot Trail, the coal industry, and maybe the Rankin Family. 

September 1, 2012 Feature

Farnell Packaging Ltd.

by Canadian Plastics

Integrated converter Farnell Packaging Ltd. isn’t just located in Dartmouth, N.S. — it developed almost literally alongside the city. Dartmouth was incorporated as a city in 1961, the same year in which the company was created by…

June 1, 2012 Feature

A Discrete Question

by Mark Stephen, editor

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June 1, 2012 Feature

A Matter of Control

by Mark Stephen, editor

Underperformance is a drag. Ever go to the movies and watch an actor clearly phoning in his lines, or to a concert and listen as the singer goes through the motions? Irritating, right? Now imagine that you’re a plastics part molder, with…

June 1, 2012 Feature

New adventures in Part Designing

by Canadian Plastics

Pneumatic tube carrier makes hospital life easier WHAT: A new medical grade carrier assembly has been designed to lift the workload of hospital staff that use these carriers every day in the course of caring for patients. To be an…

June 1, 2012 Feature

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association picks a FRESH CROP of Honorees

by Canadian Plastics

PLASTICS INNOVATOR AWARD

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…