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September 11, 2014  

Increased external demand will drive GDP growth: RBC

Improvements should motivate Canada’s businesses to increase their pace of investment and hiring, the bank says.

Tech Centre Chemicals Manufacturing Facilities Maintenance Operations Technology
September 8, 2014  

What’s new in pump technologies

Industrial pump technologies from KSB, Mouvex, Moyno, Neptune Chemical Pump Co., Watson-Marlow, and Jet Edge Inc.

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August 29, 2014  

CES expands US chemical production in Texas

Calgary company acquires Southwest Treating Products.

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August 26, 2014  

2.6% salary bump for Canadian employees in 2015

Hay Group says wage growth post 2008/09 continues to trail the US.

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August 14, 2014  

Apple bans potentially hazardous materials from iPhone, iPad assembly

Benzene can cause leukaemia if not handled properly; n-hexane has been linked to nerve damage.

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August 5, 2014  

Small chemical spill at Cascades Norampac plant

Industrial bleach splashed onto soil and into river from container tip over.

News Chemicals Manufacturing General
July 30, 2014  

Terror threats at US chemical plants underestimated

Report cites threats from toxic, flammable chemicals in densely populated areas.

News Chemicals Manufacturing General Sustainability
July 24, 2014  

Ottawa criticized for leaving fracking chemicals off pollutant list

US report finds 29 of 750 chemicals are considered toxic or carcinogenic.

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July 8, 2014  

PyroGenesis signs $12.5M contract for powder production systems for 3D printing

Company’s backlog now exceeds $20 million in contracts.

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July 8, 2014  

BioAmber signs take-or-pay contract for three bio-succinic acid plants

Vinmar commitment is for 210,000 tons of succinic acid per year when three plants operational.

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July 3, 2014  

BioAmber Sarnia secures $7 million in additional funding from SDTC

Company says it secured additional funding by doubling capacity to 30,000 metric tons and increasing job creation numbers.

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June 24, 2014  

Qingdao Sinoenergy backs pitch for Alberta liquefied natural gas plant

Project could include other petrochemical and manufacturing plants worth more than $4 billion.

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June 23, 2014  

BioAmber secures $20 million loan to complete Sarnia plant

The plant will be the world’s largest bio-based succinic acid production facility.

News Chemicals Manufacturing General Technology
June 11, 2014  

Heinz, Ford to turn tomato skins into car parts

Researchers will explore using the fruit’s fibres to make composite materials.

News Chemicals Forestry Manufacturing General Sustainability
June 9, 2014  

Unlikely allies tackle industrial pollution with reforestation plan

Dow and Nature Conservancy want to use trees to help clean the air in Texas.

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June 5, 2014  

Enerkem launches waste-to-biofuels facility

First commercial advanced biorefinery uses municipal solid waste to produce biofuels and chemicals.

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June 5, 2014  

High mercury levels form ‘bull’s eye’ around oil sands

Environment Canada study suggests developments are a source of airborne emissions.

News Chemicals Manufacturing General
May 29, 2014  

Flame retardant chemicals pose risk to kids’ IQs

Simon Fraser study finds 4.5 drop in IQ and greater hyperactivity in five-year-olds.

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May 21, 2014  

Hudak touts jobs plan at plant that took “handout”

PC leader says lower taxes and power rates are more useful than government handouts.

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April 14, 2014  

Executives’ confidence in global economy up 24%: EY

Improved confidence means companies are planning on pursuing more M&A activity in the next 12 months, survey suggests.

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February 12, 2014  

NH ball bearings plant explosion likely started in ‘acid room’

Environmental officials sampled catch basins for chemicals, but found no evidence of contamination.

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December 18, 2013  

BASF, Renmatix partner to scale-up production of industrial sugars from biomass

Industrial sugars are important bio-based precursors for a variety of chemicals based on renewable feedstocks.

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November 19, 2013  

Royal DSM to buy Canadian drugmaker Patheon for $195M

Deal combines chemical company to create larger independent drug manufacturer.

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October 23, 2013  

Strong Latin American demand for ag products fuels DuPont Q3 gain

But global chemical company exploring strategic alternatives for its performance chemicals unit.

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October 10, 2013  

Saskatchewan plant to process ore concentrate from NWT mine

Langham residents worry about water being contaminated by leaking chemicals.

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June 7, 2013  

Mantra awarded patent in China for CO2 capture technology

Process produces chemicals such as formic acid, formate salts for sale.

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April 26, 2013  

Ottawa won’t investigate Suncor spill despite toxin findings

Undiluted samples from the spill killed rainbow trout exposed to it.

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April 3, 2013  

Modest growth forecast for five key industry sectors

Conference Board of Canada, BDC report says companies are looking for new markets

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March 13, 2013  

EcoSynthetix and WIN to develop new bio-based materials

Renewable chemicals would replace petroleum-based products.

Tech Centre Chemicals Facilities Maintenance Operations
February 28, 2013  

CIEN: What’s new in pump technologies

Industrial pump technologies from Neptune Chemical Pump Co., Watson-Marlow, and Jet Edge Inc.

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January 30, 2013  

China imposes anti-dumping duties on US, EU chemical company

Two chemicals used for metal cleansing, paint stripping, dry cleaning and printing.

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October 24, 2012  

Dow Chemical will close 20 plants in restructuring

Plant closures will eliminate 2,400 jobs, about 5% of the company’s workforce.