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Cool site of the week

IBM Patent Server — http://www.ibm.com/patents

Search and retrieve information free of charge on patents granted since 1971. Full images of nearly 1 million U.S. patents issued since 1987 also can be accessed. Search by category keyword or patent number.

Plastics industry Web sites

ARRK Creative Network Corp. — http://www.arrk.com/arrksd

Model maker and prototype manufacturer offers information about company, its capabilities, facility locations and more.

Canadian Technology Network — http://www.on.ctn.nrc.ca

Extensive material about Canadian Plastics Institute and its information products.

Harrel Inc. — http://www.harrel.com

Extrusion equipment manufacturer offers information about the company and its extrusion system products.

Johnson Controls Inc. — http://www.johnsoncontrols.com

Information about Plastics Technology Group and company, including financial/shareholder data.

Plymouth Foam Products — http://www.plymouthfoam.com

Company overview, locations and service areas, job opportunities and information about products and materials for packaging and construction.

Plastics Institute of America—http://www.eng.uml.edu/Dept/PIA

Nonprofit education and research group for plastics industries.

Society of Automotive Engineers — http://www.sae.org

Professional association offers discussion forums, literature, Web/CD products, membership and other information about the organization and conferences.

Thermofil Inc. — http://www.thermofil.com

Compounder provides technical briefs, product line information and corporate overview.