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The Pursuit of Innovation and Quality – Corma featured in the Latest Issue of the Beijing Review

As a specialist in corru­gated plastic pipe manu­facturing equipment for over 40 years, family-owned Corma is build­ing on its international reputation.

Last year Corma was presented with the Lead­ership Award of Excel­lence at the 2016 Ontario Export Awards and the company is today recognized as a leading producer of machinery and die tooling equipment for the corrugated plastic pipe manufacturing industry.

Manfred Lupke Inducted into Plastics Hall of Fame

Corma President Manfred Lupke, Plastic Hall of Fame Member

“We were a very small start-up when we began in 1973,” recalls Manfred Lupke, Founder, Presi­dent, Chief Executive Of­ficer and an inductee into the Plastics Academy Hall of Fame.

“Our company consisted of myself – a mechanical engineer, a colleague of mine and my wife who was responsible for the entire office.”

Today, the company employs over 250 people and has delivered over 1,300 machines to more than 100 countries. With headquarters in Concord, Ontario, Canada, Corma has regional sales and services offices in Europe, Asia and Latin America and a manufacturing facility in China.

“Over 20 years ago, we were invited to join one of the first delegations to China to explore investment and manufacturing opportunities,” says Lupke. “This initial introduction to the Chinese market and later experiences prompted us to invest in China around 10 years ago. Corma Shanghai is an important link in our supply chain.”

Corma’s machinery features the latest cutting-edge technology designed to help companies produce high-quality pipes with optimal efficiency, cost-effectiveness and space requirements while minimizing downtime.

“Plastic corrugated pipes and tubing produced on our machines range from 1 mm to 3,000 mm in diameter and we are able to customize production systems and auxiliary equipment to meet the specific requirements of our clients,” says Lupke.

“Our machines can be engineered to work with a variety of materials to ensure requisite pipe stiffness, adherence to worldwide standards and material cost savings.”

Corma 6030 Pipe Corrugator

Corma 6030 corrugator line producing 60″ ID HDPE double layer corrugated pipe with patented in-line coupling technology.

In recognition of the company’s technical innovations, Corma was awarded the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Award for Innovation in Production or Technological Advancement last year.

By delivering a patented range of pipe manufacturing machinery, dies and die tooling equipment, downstream equipment for manufacturing PVC pipes and polyethylene and polypropylene plastic tubing, Corma is winning new customers.

“We are driven to innovate, deliver quality products and be a reliable partner for our existing and future customers,” says Lupke. “We have over 1,000 international patents and many more in various stages, and from a manufacturing perspective, China remains a very important part of our value chain. We are proud to have been one of the earlier Canadian companies to visit the country and we are more than happy with the close relationship we enjoy with our friends in China.”

Source: Beijing Review

 

Corma Recognized as a Leading Ontario Exporter

Corma is the winner of the Leadership Award of Excellence at the 2016 Ontario Export Awards

Corma Proudly Accepts the Ontario Export Leadership Award as a World Leading Corrugator Manufacturer

Corma was presented with the Leadership Award of Excellence at the 2016 Ontario Export Awards.  The award recognizes an organization known for championing the cause of exporting in Ontario within their field of expertise.

Corma – A Canadian Family Owned and Operated Business Driven by Innovation

The company began in 1973 as a three-man operation in a small rented factory space.  Since then the company has remained as a Canadian family owned and operated business, showing continuity in ownership and management that is unrivaled in the industry.

With its office and manufacturing facility headquartered in Ontario, Corma also maintains regional sales offices in Europe, Asia and Latin America with a multilingual staff to better serve its customers overseas.

Over the past 43 years, Corma has delivered more than 1,300 machines to over 100 countries spanning 6 of the 7 continents.

To date, Corma has been granted over 850 patents around the world.  Our machinery features the latest cutting edge technology designed help clients produce high quality pipes with optimal efficiency, cost-effectiveness and space requirements while minimizing downtime.  This has proven to be an universal formula of success for our customers.

Plastic corrugated pipes and tubing produced on Corma machines range from 3mm all the way up to 1,800mm in diameter.  They are used for a wide variety of applications such as cable ducting, automotive and medical tubing as well as drainage and sewage pipes.

We are honored to accept the Leadership award as a representative of the plastics industry alongside other innovative Ontario exporters from various different sectors.  We would like to thank the event organizers from CanadianManufacturing.comPlant and Annex Business Media, event sponsors as well as the panel of judges for presenting us with this award.

Corma Featured in Business View Magazine

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Corma was featured in the July 2015 issue of Business View Magazine.  The article outlines how Manfred Lupke, Plastics Hall of Fame inductee and President of Corma, started the business in 1973 and grew it into an industry leading multinational company today.

Corma March 2015 Newsletter

Visit us at NPE 2015 in Orlando

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We will be exhibiting at NPE 2015 – one of the world’s largest plastics trade show and conference taking place from March 23-27, 2015 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.  Come join us at Booth 2431 located in Hall B, we hope to see you there!

For more information, please visit www.npe.org.

Corma 40 Series Corrugator

Corma 40 Series Corrugator

Part of our philosophy is to continuously invest in R&D to keep improving our machinery and provide advantages to help our customers succeed.  We will be launching the new Corma 40 Series Corrugators as an addition to our 30 Series lineup, featuring new technologies such as a brand new mold track system that increases speed by extending the molding channel.  The new 40 series machines will be branded as the 2040, 3040, 4040 and 6040 corrugators.

Stay tuned for more technical information that will be available on our website shortly.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions in the meantime.

Plastics Industry Hall of Fame

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We are proud to announce that Mr. Manfred Lupke, CEO of Corma, has been inducted into the SPI Plastics Industry Hall of Fame for his innovations and achievements in the field of corrugated plastic pipe manufacturing.

The Plastics Hall of Fame Reception and Ceremony will be held on Sunday, March 22 from 6:00PM-9:00PM, please visit www.npe.org/plastics-hall-fame for more information.

 

Full PDF Version: Corma March 2015 Newsletter

Plastics Industry Events 2018

Corma will be attending various plastics industry events around the world.  If you would like to schedule a meeting to learn more about our company and how our corrugator technology can benefit your business, please do not hesitate to contact us or send an email to info@corma.com to arrange a meeting.

Corma will be an exhibitor at Plastindia 2018
Plastindia
Feb 7-9, 2018
Ahmedabad, India
H5E5
www.plastindia2018.plastindia.org

Corma will be an exhibitor at Chinaplas 2018
Chinaplas
Apr 24-27, 2018
Shanghai, China
Booth 6.1J79
www.chinaplasonline.com

Corma will be an exhibitor at NPE 2018
NPE
May 7-11, 2018
Orlando, FL
Booth W3553
www.npe.org

PPI Meetings
PPI 2018 Annual Meeting
May 20 – 23, 2018
Coeur d’Alene, ID
www.plasticpipe.org/upcoming-events

Corma will be an exhibitor at Plastic Pipe XIX
Plastic Pipes XIX
Sep 24 – 26, 2018
Booth 28
Las Vegas, NV
www.ppxix.com

PPI Meetings
PPI 2017 Semi Annual Meeting
Sep 30 – Oct 3, 2018
Plano, TX
www.plasticpipe.org/upcoming-events

Manfred Lupke, CEO of Corma, has been inducted into the Plastics Hall of Fame

SPI – Plastics Academy to Induct Nine of the Industry’s Best into the Plastics Hall of Fame at NPE2015

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Canadian Plastics – Canadian Manfred Lupke among new Plastics Hall of Fame picks 

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Corma October 2014 Newsletter

Drainage Application Drill Perforator

Corma perforator for plastic pipe manufacturing
As an engineering focused company, we take great pride in our ability to develop machines specifically designed to meet varying requirements and standards around the world.  For example, our new drill perforator is designed to produce circular perforations, meeting AASHTO M252 and M294 standards for drainage applications.  Please feel free to contact us to learn more about Corma solutions for your corrugator production lines.

 

Large Diameter Corrugated Pipe Production

Corma 6030 Corrugator
The Corma 6030 is one of the world’s largest corrugators, producing PE, PP or PVC pipes ranging from 450mm i.d. to 1,800mm o.d.  There are currently 15 production lines with the 6030 currently running at customer sites in North America, South America, Europe and Asia as well as more units in production.  Pictured on the left is the latest 6030 commissioned with 60” HDPE pipe with in-line double layer bell and spigot coupling.

Corma Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Colombiaplast

Corma at Colombiaplast 2014
We would like to thank our customers for showing us tremendous support by providing us with pipe samples for display, including a large diameter 48” PVC pipe.  We were glad to be a part of the 60th anniversary celebration of Colombiaplast this year which featured an appearance by Mr. Juan Manuel Santos, the President of Colombia.

Corma 6030 Corrugator Video

Our new Corma 6030 corrugator video has been uploaded on YouTube. The video quickly showcases some of the main features of our 6030 corrugator, which is one of the largest machines in the world reliability producing double wall pipes with in-line bell & spigot coupling in HDPE, PP and PVC.

ABOUT CORMA

Corma Inc. is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has been rapidly expanding to international markets.  For example, Corma delivered the first corrugator in India capable of producing double walled corrugated HPDE pipes over 1,000mm.  The company has spent over 40 solid years producing corrugated plastic pipe manufacturing installations as well as individual components, offering unprecedented support for all of its products with an industry leading 36-month warranty and superior customer service.

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10 McCleary Court
Concord (Toronto), Ontario
L4K 2Z3
Canada
Tel.: +1 905 669 9397
Fax.: +1 905 738 4744
info@corma.com
www.corma.com

Corma July 2014 Newsletter – Corrugator Supercooling

Corma Technology Showcase:

Method and Apparatus of Cooling Product within a Mold

Corma Corrugator Mold Block Supercooling

Corma’s Supercooling technology channels cool air into the mold blocks to maintain optimal temperature.

In 1973, Corma introduced the first air-cooled corrugator machine to the world.  Since then, every single one of our corrugators has been air-cooled, making it a distinct signature of our product line.  At the time, we were ridiculed by our competitors who were all using water-cooling.  However, it would appear that their technology has reached its limits as we are noticing more companies developing so-called “new” air cooling systems that we have already been refining for the past 41 years.  It has evolved to include our patented Supercooling™ system and patented Insulated Cooling Enclosure, combining to make Corma air-cooled corrugators some of the most efficient and effective machines currently available.

When the plastic sets up and cools down it shrinks and pulls away from the mold, creating a gap between the pipe and the mold that effectively acts as an insulator.  Picture a cold glass of water with condensation that runs along the sides – if you take both hands and hold the glass, your hands will feel very cold.  However, if you remove your hands from the glass and stay close to it without touching, you will feel almost nothing cooling your hands.  The small air gap insulates the cold glass from your hands, similar to how a double pane window insulates the outside temperature from the inside the house.  This principle is also applicable to mold blocks and plastic.

The concept of our Supercooling™ technology (patented in 1998) is to channel cold air into the gap between the pipe and mold to maximize cooling efficiency.  Cold air travels through the vacuum forming slits on one end of our mold block into the gap, then exiting out through the slits on the other end.  This method efficiently cools both the pipe as well as the mold blocks.

Corma Corrugator Enclosure

Corma’s corrugator enclosure maintains optimal operating temperature of the corrugator system as well as prevents condensation from building.

In addition, our Insulated Cooling Enclosure is a climate controlled system that maintains optimal operating temperature throughout the year.  This means energy requirements are lower than conventional cooling systems that continuously blow air because our enclosure only requires energy to cool the corrugator when needed, which also prevents overcooling issues as well.

The combination of our Supercooling™ technology and insulated cooling enclosure increases productivity from 25% up to 50% with less energy usage and consistently produces high quality pipes that have minimal inherent stress.  As an innovation leader, we are already working on a new patent for mold block technology with a cutting-edge air-cooling system to further enhance the capabilities of our clients’ businesses.  Please stay tuned for more information on how Corma can make a positive impact on your bottom line!

 

Corma Corrugator Supercooling

Corma’s Supercooling technology channels cool air into the mold blocks to maintain optimal temperature.

Full PDF Version: Corma July 2014 Newsletter – Supercooling

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