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also offer batch-to-continuous process expertise in continuous

plant design, construction and commissioning.

XRCC is actively connecting to the R&D ecosystem by partnering

with government and not-for-profit organisations. GreenCentre

Canada and the Regional Research Innovation Commercialization

Centre are co-located on our campus, allowing each organisation

to leverage the other’s network and expertise to support our

clients’ growth and success. In early 2014, XRCC and the Battelle

Memorial Institute based in Columbus, Ohio, formed the Materials

Science Research and Development Alliance, allowing clients of

XRCC and Battelle to access the deep capabilities of the two

renowned research organisations. Both boast considerable

materials and applications

expertise.We

now benefit from

Battelle’s 75-year expertise in contract R&D services, while

Battelle now extends its offering to include process engineering

and scale-up activities.

Technologies and capabilities

XRCC is located just west of Toronto, Canada. Our 11,000m

2

facility includes wet laboratories for chemistry, physics and

materials science, as well as state-of-the-art characterisation

facilities such as advanced equipment for microscopy,

spectroscopy, thermal and mechanical analysis, surface science,

abrasion and wear. Our process engineering and scale-up

facilities include 930m

2

of bench scale engineering laboratories,

including a new kilo-lab facility and a 2,500m

2

chemical pilot

plant with Class I Div 2 and Class II Div 1 capabilities. Our pilot

manufacturing facility, with vessels sized from 20L to 2,000L, is

flexible and modular to accommodate a variety of chemistries

and processes. Our kilo-labs are equipped with scalable

equipment for rapid delivery of the model material lots usually

required for new product development.

XRCC researchers remain at the forefront of advanced materials

and technology for application in additive manufacturing,

printed electronics, consumer packaging, coatings, security/

authentication and smart objects. One example of creativity in

materials innovation is our portfolio of silver nanoparticle inks

based on nanoparticle technology that was invented inhouse.

Areas of specialisation include:

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Process engineering and scale-up – expertise to design and

build custom processes and reactors, cost-down new or

existing materials and processes, and optimise your process

for scale-up;

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Supply and technology transfer – pilot plant, sized to provide

developmental materials supply coupled with experience in

technology transfer to large scale manufacturing;

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Synthesis and formulation – experience in materials design,

synthesis of small molecules and polymers, and formulations,

including nanomaterials;

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Electronic materials – design, scale-up, and supply of

electronic and specialty

materials.We

offer silver nanoparticle

inks, semiconducting polymers, printable organic dielectric

materials, and more;

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Advanced materials (polymers, composites and coatings) –

experience in the design and commercialisation of polymers,

particles, dispersions and coatings for a wide array of

applications using numerous processes, including

incorporation of carbon nanotubes and graphene;

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Sustainable designs – design of sustainable materials and

processes; optimisation of synthetic pathways and chemical

processes to minimise environmental impact; and

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Process intensification – design, construction and

commissioning of continuous specialty chemicals plants.

Commercialisation

The Xerox Research Centre of Canada has a rich and successful

tradition in materials research, development and engineering. Our

experience is now available to help you solve the newest

generation of materials challenges and transform your

technologies into products that allow you to capture market

opportunities. Engage us to commercialise your ideas.

Patricia Burns PhD

General Manager, Client Services

Xerox Research Centre of Canada

tel :

+1 905 823 7091 ext 377

patricia.burns@xrcc.xeroxlabs.com http://www.xerox.ca/xrcc www.horizon2020projects.com

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Xerox Research Centre of Canada Speciality Chemicals Pilot Plant