December 5

THE NEW CANADA ­ EU TRADE AGREEMENT: “THE WAYNE GRETZKY OF TRADE DEALS”

According to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the new Comprehensive Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union (EU) is the “biggest deal our country has ever made” – and some of Canada’s largest manufacturing associations agree.

Canadian economic analysts agree the CETA pact between Canada and the 500­million strong EU market is the most ambitious Canada has even attempted – larger even than NAFTA in scope – since it encompasses virtually every facet of economic activity.

Canadian Head of Mission in Dusseldorf, Mr. Leslie Thomas Reissner, announces the Canada – EU Trade Agreement at K Show 2013 Canada Night event, organized by The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) and the Canadian Consulate in Dusseldorf.

The Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), the country’s largest trade and industry association, is also singing CETA’s praises. “This is the Wayne Gretzky of trade deals,” said CME president and CEO Jayson Myers. “This landmark agreement gives Canada a competitive advantage over other leading nations around the globe, providing us with preferential access to the world’s largest economy. CETA is our economic power play in the global arena.”

More CETA news HERE

December 5

OFF TO THE K-SHOW INDUSTRY RACES IN GERMANY!

PVD & CMC will be in Dusseldorf, Germany this week, at K-Show 2013. We look forward to sharing our newest DLC coating applications and bringing you the latest and the greatest innovations in intelligent plastics, sustainability and recycling in the weeks to come.

To learn more about our coatings, please visit PVD Advanced Technologies Inc.

More information about CPIA

K-Show 2013

December 5

TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT ELECTROLESS NICKEL PLATING?

Natalia Stephen, President of Compound Metal Coatings Inc. and CEO of PVD Advanced Technology Inc., discusses coatings with Jim Anderton, Editor of Canadian Metalworking Magazine:

“Most of our coatings are electroless nickel. We have various processes within electroless nickel, with different phosphorus levels and brightness. We co-deposit phosphorus and depending on the content, the coating properties changes both wear and corrosion resistance.”

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