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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…

October 1, 2010 Feature

The “Obama colors”: still hot

by Canadian Plastics

His own approval ratings might be in a slide, but the colors associated with U.S. President Barack Obama’s wife and daughters remain popular almost two years after his inauguration.If you don’t know anything else about contemporary American…

October 1, 2010 Feature

Leaping into prosperity (with a bit of caution)

by Canadian Plastics

Last year, with the Great Recession in full groove, color suppliers predicted that most product hues would be soft, soothing and understated.Twelve months, and umpteen dubious economic forecasts, later? The recession may or may not be over,…

October 1, 2010 Feature

Hydraulic material lift for lean manufacturing facilities

by Canadian Plastics

Wildeck Inc.’ s new V-Lift unit is a hydraulically operated, cantilever material lift designed for crowded manufacturing facilities that are shifting towards leaner operation.

October 1, 2010 Feature

Dedusters reduce scrap rate, save money

by Canadian Plastics

Pelletron Corp. has unveiled two new series of dedusters, both designed to reduce the scrap rate and increase profitability by removing dust, streamers, and other contaminants before injection molding…

October 1, 2010 Feature

Two new offerings: bulk bag and manual dump system, open chute box dumper

by Canadian Plastics

Flexicon Corp. has introduced two new raw materials handling components.

October 1, 2010 Feature

Raw Materials Handling: Pneumatic conveying

by Mark Stephen, Editor

Some things are inherently confusing: the definition of “pie” comes to mind. Others shouldn’t be confusing, but still are somehow. Take pneumatic conveying. In theory, it’s simple, since there are really only two categories. If the conveyed…

October 1, 2010 Feature

Moldmaking Report: A tale of two surveys

by Mark Stephen, Editor

WHO, WHAT, WHEREAlmost 100 per cent of this year’s respondents were located in Ontario: forty-one per cent in Windsor, 41% in the Toronto area, and the reminder in Quebec. Last year, 48% of respondents were in Windsor, 43% in Toronto, and the…

October 1, 2010 Feature

Bioplastic stars in award-winning under-the-hood application

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A plant-derived radiator end tank found in some 2009 Toyota Camry vehicles has been given a big green thumbs up by the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE).Made from DuPont Zytel 610 nylon resin, the part marks the first use of DuPont…

October 1, 2010 Feature

Automotive: Green gets in gear

by Mark Stephen, Editor

With environmentally friendly green products becoming today’s norm, it’s no surprise to see them being incorporated — via renewably-sourced biopolymers — into one of the most important aspects of daily life: our cars.And yet a lot of people…

October 1, 2010 Feature

Skilled workers: North America’s most wanted

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Despite the shaky economy, scores of North American manufacturers are reporting a dire need for skilled labor. It’s a claim borne out by industry surveys and studies. According to a 2009 survey conduc…