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.”