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April 1, 2012

Vanchem awarded $180,000 grant from Ontario Centre of Excellence (OCE) entitled, “Green Anti-Corrosion Coating for Metal Surfaces”. This grant was awarded through the Industry-Academic Collaboration Program (IACP) between Brock University and Vanchem Performance Chemicals where OCE facilitates the project.

“This is the largest grant ever awarded to Vanchem,” says Jim Van Camp, Vanchem’s president. “It’s a two year collaboration project that will scientifically validate Vanchem’s new Greencoat technology. We are now achieving 1000 hours salt spray on cold rolled steel, something our critics said couldn’t be done.”

Vanchem’s vice president, Ian McLeod, enthusiastically endorsed the OCE grant program. “By the year 2014, we’ll have a technology that requires no heat, doesn’t scale or sludge, is economically viable, uses existing customer equipment, is water based, and exceeds automotive corrosion protection requirements. It’s the kind of technology Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler expect for the future.”

March 31, 2012

Vanchem completed its FedDev Applied Research and Commercialization project with Brock University. New green formulation(s) are now achieving 1000 hr salt spray on cold rolled steel, a huge breakthrough. “Panels are still on test in some cases,” said, Ian McLeod, Vanchem’s vice president, “but it looks like we have a real winner, and possibly a game changer for Vanchem.”

January 1, 2012

Vanchem launches its new pretreatment for high heat applications such as barbeques and exhaust systems. “The problem in the past,” says Ian McLeod, Vanchem’s vice president, “was that high temp powdercoat paints performed poorly because they couldn’t sufficiently bond to the substrate where traditional pretreatment like iron phosphate could not stand up to the high field temperatures. Vanchem’s new silane pretreatment enhances adhesion and doesn’t breakdown in heat up 1000F.”

Learn more about Vanchem’s new pretreatment system for high heat applications, click here.

May 31, 2011

Vanchem completed its NSERC ENGAGE project developing a green pretreatment technology that has shown promising results on cold rolled steel (CRS).

March 03, 2011

Vanchem completes IRAP project “New Green Detackification Primary Coagulant”. Vanchem has now developed a new green detackification technology to replace traditional melamine resin.