Governments of Canada and Quebec Support CelluForce
Both governments will invest a combined $6.4-million investment to support CelluForce Inc.’s innovative cellulose nanocrystal facility becoming the world’s first full commercial demonstration-scale plant of its kind. This remarkable new material, which can be used in paint and coatings and adhesives products, is produced from the cellulose in trees and made from wood that is abundant, renewable and biodegradable. Innovation in the forest industry has the power to advance the development of Canada’s renewable resource economy and create good jobs while combating climate change. The Government of Quebec is contributing $14.2 million to CelluForce, including $2.5 million from its wood innovation program. This program is one of the key measures of the 2018–2023 strategy to develop Quebec’s forest products industry. With a budget of $70 million, this strategy addresses the various challenges facing the forest products industry.
CPCA member companies reap the rewards of our ongoing international efforts as a member of the International Paint and Printing Ink Council focused on supporting strong national and international brands.