Government of Canada Supports Forest Product Innovation in Ontario

Government of Canada Supports Forest Product Innovation in Ontario

Canada’s forest sector is leading the way in innovation and clean technology, while supporting environmental sustainability and combating climate change.

Kyle Peterson, Member of Parliament for Newmarket–Aurora, on behalf of Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, today visited Natures Affinity’s production facility, which is producing biodegradable packaging that reduces greenhouse gases.

Natures Affinity’s innovative product was developed with the support of $188,000 in funding from Natural Resources Canada’s Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program.

Natures Affinity has developed Biobinder, a new and innovative Canada-based technology that combines natural chemistry with nanotechnology. Biobinder adds strength and water-resistance to pulp materials to produce packaging that uses a renewable, wood-based product that can replace petroleum-based bonding agents, such as polypropylene and polystyrene, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Biobinder meets Health Canada’s food packaging regulations and is certified as USDA biopreferred.

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