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November 1, 2010 Feature

“Keep buggering on”

by Canadian Plastics

Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t 2010 supposed to the year of the economic comeback?

October 1, 2010 Feature

Power to the people

by Jim Anderton, Technical Editor

Here’s a question: What is “power”?

October 1, 2010 Feature

Lighter in-flight trolleys

by Canadian Plastics

Seems like everyone and everything is trying to loose weight these days — even airline trolleys.LSG Sky Chefs, the world’s largest provider of in-flight services, recently partnered with cabin product designer Norduyn to create a new line of…

October 1, 2010 Feature

Smooth riding baby buggy

by Canadian Plastics

A smooth, luxurious ride isn’t just for those of us old enough to drive anymore.The new BABYZEN stroller, manufactured by French company Advanced Baby Concepts (ABC) and Scalea Innovation, has been designed to handle a lifetime of uneven…

October 1, 2010 Feature

Shock-absorbing aircraft hubcaps

by Canadian Plastics

If you’re wondering where the wheel is in this application, it’s the thing going behind a very important hubcap that’s been designed to help absorb the extreme stresses regularly placed on aircraft landing gear.When aerospace systems supplier…

October 1, 2010 Feature

Materials (October 01, 2010)

by Canadian Plastics

Elastocon TPE Technologies Inc. has expanded its line of special STK series of overmolding thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) compounds and concentrates for overmolding onto PC, ABS, PC/ABS and acrylic. The company’s new STK 50 and STK70 grades have…

October 1, 2010 Feature

Ultrasonic welding

by Canadian Plastics

A new semi-automated ultrasonic welding station from Herrmann Ultrasonics is designed for easy welding of catheters for the medical market by a single operator.The loading and unloading are accomplished at the operator station. The operator…

October 1, 2010 Feature

Blown film (October 01, 2010)

by Canadian Plastics

A new system of air rings from Future Design Inc. allows for choices: a processor can start with a standard air ring and up- fit the same air ring at any time to a manual profiling air ring. Any time after that, the same air ring can be…

October 1, 2010 Feature

Conveying technology

by Canadian Plastics

A newly designed slide gate (SG2) from Lorenz Conveying Products features 3/8th-inch thick top and bottom flanges for improved sealing capability by achieving increased pressure on the seals with greater torque on the plates. This also allows…

October 1, 2010 Feature

Hot runners (October 01, 2010)

by Canadian Plastics

Mold Hotrunner Solutions Inc. introduces the new Rheo-Pro iVG, said to be the first internal valve gate on the market.The compact design of Rheo-Pro iVG nozzles makes it possible to build “short stacks” or stack molds with a tip-to-tip length…

October 1, 2010 Feature

Mold technology

by Canadian Plastics

Company has expanded its line of mold components with the addition ofBlack and Gold interlocks in metric sizes, designed to provide accurate alignment and guidance of the mold halves during mold set-up and throughout mold operation.The…

October 1, 2010 Feature

Enhanced digital caliper line

by Canadian Plastics

Mahr Federal has introduced a new generation of its line of MarCal digital calipers.

October 1, 2010 Feature

Infrared film thickness measurement gauges

by Canadian Plastics

NDC Infrared Engineering Ltd. has three new offerings for measuring sheet film: the revised FG710S NIR sensor, the TFG710S-ER (Extended Range) film gauge, and the OptiMike Shadow LED sensor.The revised FG710S NIR sensor now has extended…

October 1, 2010 Feature

Testing & measuring equipment

by Canadian Plastics

The new Spectronic 200 spectrophotometer from Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is designed to deliver fast, cost-effective, full-wavelength scan data and multi- standard quantitative analysis for superior performance in low-and mid-level…

October 1, 2010 Feature

Recycling

by Canadian Plastics

The RG62 K from Vecoplan LLC is designed for processing large extruder purgings, reject parts, trim scraps, baled or loose film for reclamation and recycling.The unit has a hopper in-feed opening of 63 inches by 80 inches, and allows up to…

October 1, 2010 Feature

Robots & automation

by Canadian Plastics

New from SAS Automation LLC, a smaller version of the company’s internal diameter gripper (IDG) 16-26-33 is designed for parts that are small, fragile, or that have an irregular shape.The IDG grips and releases on command, and is well suited…

October 1, 2010 Feature

Injection molding (October 01, 2010)

by Canadian Plastics

The new MacroPower two-platen machine range from Wittmann Battenfeld marks the company’s return to large machine manufacturing.An 800-ton unit was launched in April, a 1,000-ton machine will be available in October, and a 1,600-ton unit will…

October 1, 2010 Feature

Mobile leveler increases safety, productivity

by Canadian Plastics

The PalletPal mobile leveler from Southworth Products Corp. allows workers to lift, transport and position up to 3,000 lb. loads.Whether used for loading or off-loading pallets, picking orders, or for positioning materials at workbenches or…

October 1, 2010 Feature

Auxiliary equipment (October 01, 2010)

by Canadian Plastics

A new rapid part cooling system from Dynamic Conveyor is designed as a fast alternative to air cooling by either natural or moving ambient air with fans.In conjunction with a DynaCon modular conveyor system, a portable spot air-cooling unit…

October 1, 2010 Feature

Reading the clariant color roadmap

by Canadian Plastics

For years, Clariant’s annual ColorForward forecast has served as a roadmap for manufacturers of plastic products and packaging, outlining the twists and turns of color trends for the year ahead. The company’s research team assesses worldwide…