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.”
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 powder coat 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.”
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Vanchem completed its NSERC ENGAGE project developing agreen pretreatment technology that has shown promising results on cold rolled steel (CRS).
Vanchem completes IRAP project “New Green Detackification Primary Coagulant”. Vanchem has now developed a new green detackification technology to replace traditional melamine resin.
Vanchem has submitted a formal application to the National Research Council Canada (NRC) as part of the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) to help fund research entitled New Green Detackification Primary Coagulant. Vanchem’s vice president, Ian McLeod, was asked about expectations. “We’ve already begun research in this area with promising results,” said McLeod. “The IRAP assistance will help offset costs associated with the highly technical nature of this research. With the funding we’ll be able to hire a full time research chemist for this project and we expect results by mid to late 2011, and customer production trials by early to mid-2012.”
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) approved Vanchem’s joint Engage Grants (EG) program application with Brock University. The project is entitled Silane-based Anti-corrosion Coatings. The EG program is designed to foster research partnerships between Canadian based companies with the unique knowledge base of Canadian Universities. The project will begin June 24, 2010, with a six month window for completion. When asked, Vanchem’s vice president Ian McLeod said, “This project is the start of phase two for our silane-based pretreatment technology. We’ve already developed two products currently utilized by industry. Now we need to design a silane coating with self-healing properties.”