In April 2012, Vanchem-Brock were awarded $180,000 grant from Ontario Centre of Excellence (OCE) entitled, “Green Anti?Corrosion Coating for Metal Surfaces”. The grant was awarded through the Industry-Academic Collaboration Program (IACP) between Brock University and Vanchem where the OCE facilitated the project.
Vanchem’s Vice President, Ian McLeod,met with the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology as well as the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), alongside Rick Dykstra, Member of Parliament for St. Catharines, today, at Brock University to discuss the Vanchem-Brock FedDev research success.When asked McLeod said, “The governments funding combined with the research capabilities of Brock University took our scientific concept and made it into a product that Vanchem can now sell on the open market. This investment allows us to hire high-tech and well paid individuals to design, manufacture, market, and sell uniquely Canadian technology not only in Canada but globally and around the world.”
First Photo (left to right): Professor Vincenzo De Luca, Bill Mori, Professor Paul Zelisko, Hon. Gary Goodyear (Minister of State, Science and Technology), Ian McLeod. Second Photo: Ian McLeod, Rick Dykstra (MP – St Catharines), Professor Paul Zelisko.
and their Graduate Enterprise Internship (GEI) program to hire a graduate Chemical Engineer, to do research development work with our new Greentak technology. The contract will last between June 1, 2013 and February 7, 2014 and will work with our automotive partners, in particular, Honda Manufacturing of Canada, to set the stage for our Greentak 1500 launch scheduled for the spring of 2014.
Polymer Ventures specializes in designing and manufacturing specialized polymers for industry and Vanchem specializes in utilization of polymers for industry. President, Jim Van Camp said of the newly signed partnership, “This is a private partnership and a win-win for both companies. Polymer Ventures brings the knowledge and skill set of a specialty polymer manufacturer while Vanchem has the customer base eagerly looking for the newest and latest technology available to them.” In addition, Vanchem’s Vice President, Ian McLeod said of the new opportunity, “Vanchem now has exclusivity with Polymer Ventures products in Canada. They have the best environmentally friendly or green polymer technology on the market for paint detackification to name only one area of interest.”
through their Critical Infrastructure Intelligence Team (CIIT) who has developed the Suspicious Incident Reporting (SIR) system. The CIIT examines criminal physical threats to critical infrastructure in support of the RCMP’sand Government of Canada’s Critical infrastructure protection mandates. The CIIT collaborates with domestic partners at the federal and provincial government levels, as well as other law enforcement groups and private sector stakeholders, to protect critical infrastructure. The SIR system’s mandate is to gather information from industry, government and law enforcement about suspicious incidents to allow CIIT to more easily determine whether these incidents pose threats to critical infrastructure.
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.”