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Nestle content with KitKat brand to grow sales

February 19, 2019

Nestle’s success with its KitKat brand means its does not need to add new businesses after selling its candy unit to Italy’s Ferrero last year, the Swiss food group’s global head of confectionery said. “Now we are very well positioned

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Restart of Pointe-Noire pellet plant proposed

February 19, 2019

The United Steelworkers (Syndicat des Métallos) and Bedrock Industries have agreed to begin discussions in coming weeks to reach a new collective agreement for workers at the Pointe-Noire, Que., iron ore pellet plant, with a view to restarting the idled

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Climate Change research project to focus on abandoned, orphaned mines

February 15, 2019

Ottawa today announced $184,000 in support of a climate change project, which will lay the groundwork to rehabilitate Canada’s abandoned and orphaned mines. This project, led by the Mining Innovation Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corporation, will develop a comprehensive approach for evaluating rehabilitation plans for

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Disinfecting products try to keep pace with expanding food processing market

February 15, 2019

According to data compiled by Acumen Research and Consulting, the global food processing equipment market is projected to grow to around $718.9 billion by 2026 while growing at a CAGR of 25.2 per cent. The research also suggests that increasing health consciousness

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UBC researchers develop hand-held biosensor to detect cryptosporidium contamination

February 15, 2019

A handheld “tricorder” that can test for biological contamination in real-time has been the dream of science fiction fans for decades; and University of British Columbia Okanagan engineers say the technology is closer to science fact than ever before. Using

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Canada Fibers awarded contracts to build, operate high-tech MRFs

February 15, 2019

Canada Fibers Limited announced that it has been awarded two contracts to design, build and operate advanced single-stream post-consumer Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) in Winnipeg, Man., and Peel, Ont. The company is constructing an 80,000 square foot greenfield facility in

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Ontario pledges $40.2 million to bolster auto sector

February 15, 2019

Ontario announced $40.2 million in technology-focused funds for the auto industry, aimed largely at developing next-generation manufacturing workers, as part of a new 10-year plan. The strategy, aimed at growing a sector grappling with technology and trade disruptions, comes as

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Converters Expo adds additional exhibit space to accommodate demand

February 13, 2019

Due to high industry demand, Converters Expo has added additional exhibit space to this year’s show floor. The new space will be located on the 4th floor of the Lambeau Field Atrium in Green Bay, Wis., adjacent to the luncheon

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IBM technology promises to make PET plastic renewable

February 11, 2019

IBM researchers have created a new technology called VolCat, a catalytic chemical process that can turn PET, a type of plastic commonly used in food packaging and polyester clothing, into a renewable resource. The cost-effective and sustainable innovation is capable of

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No progress on carbon tax, N.B. Premier says after meeting PM

February 6, 2019

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs says his latest meeting with the prime minister produced little or no progress on major issues facing his province. Higgs met with Justin Trudeau on Tuesday in Ottawa, but the premier told Canadian Press there was no movement