Research & Innovation

The coatings industry has a proven track record of research and innovation, which has led to sustainable products that provide the performance needed by diverse customers in many sectors of the economy. Often they conduct research alone or in concert with key research centres and with support from government institutions. However it is done the industry is committed to doing more with research centres and with government support programs as noted here.

Research Centres

Automotive Coatings Research Facility, University of Windsor
Canada Research Chair in Coatings Technology, Concordia University
Centre for Advanced Coating Technologies, University of Toronto
Centre for Advanced Polymer Processing and Design, McMaster University(Hamilton, Ontario)
Research Center for High Performance Polymer and Composite Systems
Composites Innovation Centre(Winnipeg, Manitoba)
FPInnovations
Fraunhofer Project Centre for Composites Research, University of Western Ontario(London, Ontario)
GreenCentre Canada Inc.
Institute for Polymer Research, University of Waterloo
National Institute for Nanotechnology
National Research Council Canada Construction(Ottawa, Ontario)
National Research Council Canada Energy, Mining and Environment(Vancouver, British Columbia)
Networks of Centres of Excellence, Composites Research Network(Vancouver, British Columbia)
PARTEQ Innovations, Queen's University
PARTEQ Innovations, Queen's University
Particle Technology Research Centre, The University of Western Ontario
National Research Council Canada Energy, Mining and Environment(Vancouver, British Columbia)
Networks of Centres of Excellence, Composites Research Network(Vancouver, British Columbia)

Networks & Support Programs

Accelerated Capital Cost Allowance (ACCA)
Advanced Manufacturing Fund (AMF)
Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Toronto
Export Development Canada (EDC)
Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)
Natural Resources Canada’s Canmet MATERIALS (Hamilton, Ontario & Calgary, Alberta)
Networks of Centres of Excellence, Carbon Management Canada(Calgary, Alberta)
Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada(Calgary, Alberta)
Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED)
Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada

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