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Biomass-based alternative for traditional nylon receives funding

November 19, 2018

Ottawa today announced an investment of $499,433 to help Competitive Green Technologies research and develop a biomass-based alternative material that could replace traditional nylon in automobile manufacturing and other industries. “The Government of Canada is proud to support companies like Competitive Green Technologies who

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Rio Tinto supplying responsibly-sourced aluminium for coffee capsules

November 19, 2018

Nespresso will become the first company to use responsibly-sourced aluminium, supplied by Rio Tinto, to produce its coffee capsules. The two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together with Nespresso’s capsule manufacturers to fulfil a commitment of

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Danfoss acquires AAIM Controls

November 19, 2018

Danfoss today announced the acquisition of AAIM Controls Inc., a major player in the North American industrial refrigeration market that specializes in custom-designed regulation and control automation solutions “We consistently look to strengthen our core businesses by partnering with other

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Rice returns to restructure GE’s beleaguered power unit

November 19, 2018

General Electric Co is bringing back former vice chairman John Rice to the conglomerate as chairman of its revamped gas power business, the company told Reuters on Monday. GE also named Scott Strazik chief executive officer of the business and

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China free trade deal despite new NAFTA clause will happen: Trudeau

November 15, 2018

Canada and China will continue to work together towards an “eventual” free trade deal, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday. This is despite the country being a signatory to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA – rebranded

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Rio Tinto looks for minority stake in Tech’s Chile project

November 14, 2018

Rio Tinto is among parties making a final offer for a minority stake in Teck Resources Ltd’s Quebrada Blanca copper mine expansion in northern Chile, a development worth $4.8 billion, two sources close to the matter said. The world’s second

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Madison Chemical website now tailored for pulp & paper industry

November 13, 2018

Madison Chemical has unveiled their new website which presents comprehensive information about their formulated cleaning chemicals for the pulp & paper industry in an intuitive, easy-to-navigate format. This user-friendly site at www.madchem.com allows users to search for products by application

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Indigenous participation in forest industry gets boost from feds

November 12, 2018

Ottawa announced a $330,000 investment for two forestry projects in Waswanipi, Que., that will create jobs and boost the local economy for First Nations people. The first investment of $300,000 is for the Cree First Nation of Waswanipi to support business planning and equipment reconditioning for the

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Raising public awareness goal of It Takes A Forest initiative

November 12, 2018

Today, government, private sector and not-for-profit stakeholders gathered in Northwestern Ontario to promote a recent billboard developed under the province-wide It Takes A Forest public awareness initiative. Representing a collaborative effort of over 40 organizations, the It Takes A Forest initiative is

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Trudeau talks steel tariffs with Trump in Paris

November 12, 2018

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday he had discussed U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs with President Donald Trump over the weekend and that he hoped to reach a resolution on the matter by the G20 summit in Argentina.