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August 2002

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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.

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.

Close-Up on Technology

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.

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.


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.

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.


Full-Body Labels Brighten Face of Blow Molding
Heinz, Nestle, Dannon, Tropicana, and other packagers have discovered an eye-catching way to launch new food products: They design a shapely blow molded bottle, then totally envelop it with a brightly colored shrink or stretch label. This marketing concept could launch tens of billions of plastic bottles in the next few years.

CW Brabender
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