February 2002

Close-Up on Technology

Get Faster, More Accurate DSC Results
Two makers of thermal-analysis instruments last year launched new differential scanning calorimeters that reportedly increase speed and accuracy.

New Crowd of Servo Robots Debuts At Two Recent Shows
The vast majority of new robots introduced at two recent trade shows were all-servo models tailored for speed and precision.

Nickel Shells Bring Shorter Lead Times And Faster Cycles to Blow Molding
Two Canadian tool builders have formed an alliance to introduce the first blow molds made by nickel-vapor deposition (NVD). The partners are the Nickel Tooling Technology div. of Weber Manufacturing Ltd. in Midland, Ont., and Ryka Blow Molds Ltd. of Mississauga, Ont.

Recycling at K 2001: New & Better Ways to Reclaim PET
 Last fall's K 2001 show in Dusseldorf brought out new advances in bottle-to-bottle PET recycling.

Processor's Edge

A New Plant Is a Blank Slate
The nice thing about a start-up is that you get to start from scratch.

Starting Up

Your Business in Brief - February 2002
GE Plastics to Buy Compounder LNPGE Plastics, Pittsfield, Mass., has agreed with Kawasaki Steel Corp. of Japan to acquire Kawasaki's LNP Engineering Plastics business, based in Exton, Pa.

Your Business Outlook - February 2002
With an annual growth rate of 8% or more, medical plastics molding in North America is sprinting toward a 1.2-billion-lb/yr consumption level.


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