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Reusable plastic corrugated box designed for automated packaging lines

| Waste

Orbis Corp. has introduced PlastiCorr™, which the company says is the first plastic, reusable corrugated box to work with existing automated packaging lines. The box features patented Enfold™ technology. This joint design helps ensure the box’s flaps return to a straight position after every use.

Tigo announces distribution partnership with Mexico’s Exel Solar

| Renewable Energy

Tigo Energy Inc., a smart module manufacturer in Los Gatos, Calif., has announced a distribution partnership with Exel Solar Inc. in Mexico.

Synthetic lubricant made for stamping automotive components

| Materials

Tower Oil offers Klenedraw W-4701, a nonstaining, oil-free, full-synthetic lubricant for use in punching, forming, drawing, and deep-drawing of automotive components. The lubricant has received Japanese automotive

California ARB accepting grant applications for zero-emission truck/bus deployment projects

| Air/Emissions

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has announced its grant solicitation for the zero-emission truck and bus pilot commercial deployment projects. Up to $23,658,000 is available for this project from FY 2014-15 funds. Projects funded under this solicitation will help accelerate technology commercialization

Renewable Energy Training Field opens in Illinois

| Renewable Energy

On Sept. 16, the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) of Chicago and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local #134 celebrated the grand opening of the Renewable Energy Training Field, located on the grounds of the IBEW/NECA Technical Institute (IN-TECH) in Alsip, Ill.

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