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Canadian labour productivity rises 0.3% in Q1

June 6, 2019

Canadian labour productivity grew by 0.3 per cent in the first quarter, reflecting a decline in hours worked for the first time in seven consecutive quarters, while business output remained virtually unchanged, Statistics Canada said on Wednesday. (Reuters)

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The CPCA annual general meeting told through photos

June 6, 2019

The Canadian Process Control Association (CPCA) annual general meeting held recently in the Quebec Eastern Townships generated a lot of great ideas, connections and friendships – not to mention a lot of photos. Here are a selection of photos from

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Scheer vows to eliminate trade barriers among the provinces

June 6, 2019

Andrew Scheer is promising that a Conservative government would negotiate a deal to eliminate trade barriers among Canada’s provinces. The Conservative leader made the commitment Tuesday as he outlined his vision for “a stronger and freer federation” — one that is more

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Seamless soldering has potential to push solar efficiencies to new heights

June 4, 2019

LONGi Solar has announced that the company has developed the technology of “Seamless Soldering,” which completely eliminates the gap between cells and increases the efficiency of PV modules. According to a recent TÜV SÜD test on May 30, “Seamless Soldering” technology – when combined with

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Celgard wins patent infringement case

June 4, 2019

Celgard, LLC, a subsidiary of Polypore International, LP, was successful in its litigations against MTI Corporation in California and North Carolina on MTI’s infringement of Celgard’s technology, trademarks and dominant patent on ceramic coated battery separators. According to a statement from parent company Polypore,

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Turning food waste into compostable bioplastic tableware, containers

June 4, 2019

Sodexo today formalized its partnership with Toronto’s Genecis Bioindustries Inc., taking a step toward a global circular economy of turning food waste into compostable tableware and containers. Genecis is a cleantech startup that uses programmed bacteria to digest food waste and

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Canadian manufacturing downturn deepens during May slump

June 3, 2019

The downturn in Canada’s manufacturing sector deepened in May as the depressed state of global trade led to a further decline in production, data showed on Monday. The IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), a measure of manufacturing

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JMP Solutions acquires Hi-Def Controls

June 3, 2019

JMP Solutions today announced that they have acquired Calgary-based Hi-Def Controls, enhancing their presence in Western Canada while benefitting from additional competencies specifically in the oil and gas, water and wastewater, and power systems industry segments. “We are very happy

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New trade deal hangs in the balance over new Trump tariffs

June 3, 2019

Fighting to stave off punitive tariffs announced by U.S. President Donald Trump, a senior Mexican delegation was set to begin high level talks today in Washington, where it will be pushed to do more to hold back Central American migrants.

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Ethylene oxide/ethylene glycol unit second of seven units to come online

June 3, 2019

Sasol’s new ethylene oxide (EO) production facility is up and running at its Lake Charles Chemicals Project (LCCP) in Louisiana. The combined ethylene oxide/ethylene glycol (EO/EG) unit is the second of the seven LCCP production facilities to come online. “The