August 2002

Close-Up on Technology

Cut the 'Chatter' in Window Profile Extrusion
A new class of heat stabilizer and an unusual lubricant are said to allow high-speed extrusion of rigid PVC window profiles without such common problems as "chatter" lines, die plateout, and frictional heat build-up in the calibrator.

Two New Ideas for Injection Molding Unveiled at ANTEC Meeting
A new method of coinjection molding dissimilar materials was presented at this year's SPE Annual Technical Conference in San Francisco.

Processor's Edge

First Plastics Molders Sign Up For Ford's 'Supplier Park'
A 155-acre lot in the Chicago area, vacant for 40 years, will be converted into the site of the first automotive "supplier park" in the U.S.

Starting Up

Your Business in Brief - August 2002
Future Design Moves OfficeExtrusion equipment maker Future Design Inc. has moved from Brampton, Ont., to larger quarters at 5369 Maingate Dr., Mississauga, ON L4W 1G6.

Your Business Outlook - August 2002
Shipments of electronic devices should recover in early 2003 and could exceed this year's totals by up to 10%. Based on interviews with injection molders of electronics parts, Mastio & Company's latest North American Injection Molding Market Study forecasts average annual growth of 7% through 2006.


Chips in a Bottle?
They first caught my eye a few weeks ago, when I pulled off a highway at a convenience store in southern Virginia.

Long-Glass Leader-How Faurecia Helped Put TP Composites In the Driver's Seat
Europe's third largest automotive molder, Faurecia, uses five different long-glass thermoplastic molding processes, more than any other molder in the world. It invented half of them, including the world's first in-line compounding- and-injection process.

CW Brabender
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