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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

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Despite weak first quarter, signs for optimism as economy strengthens

May 31, 2019

The economy expanded at an annualized rate of just 0.4 per cent in the first quarter, Statistics Canada data showed on Friday, although market participants were heartened by signs of a strong recovery in March. Analysts in a Reuters poll

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ABB goes for the gold at innovation awards

May 29, 2019

ABB was awarded gold at the German Innovation Awards in the category “Excellence in Business to Business – Electronic Technologies” for its new non-invasive temperature solution. “It is a privilege to receive this prestigious award from the German Design Council

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Russelectric taps Air Power Consultants, Tubbesing Solutions as new reps

May 29, 2019

Russelectric has announced that Air Power Consultants is now its Kansas and Western Missouri manufacturer’s representative, and Tubbesing Solutions as its exclusive representative for the Upper Gulf Coast and South East Texas areas. Air Power Consultants has been in the

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Bill to ratify new NAFTA to be presented today, says insider

May 29, 2019

The Liberals look will formally present draft legislation to parliament some time today to ratify a new North American trade pact, a source familiar with the matter has told Reuters. Ottawa said last week that it would press ahead with