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CPIA and IMI join forces to help Quebec businesses

Stimulating innovation and enhancing the competitiveness of small- and medium-sized plastics businesses is the aim...


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July 26, 2004 by Canadian Plastics

Stimulating innovation and enhancing the competitiveness of small- and medium-sized plastics businesses is the aim of a new strategic agreement between the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, Quebec Region, and the National Research Council’s Industrial Materials Institute in Boucherville, QC.
The two organizations will work together to encourage Quebec SMEs to adopt new productivity-enhancing technologies. They seek to accomplish this by: carrying out R&D for new products, supporting specialized training, validating technology prototypes for marketing; facilitating sustainable development; and supporting strategic and competitive information.
The Industrial Materials Institute (IMI) is an internationally recognized R&C centre with extensive knowledge of plastic materials and processes. It also emphasizes knowledge transfer and industry partnerships.
In light of the closer ties with IMI, CPIA Quebec will move its offices into the IMI building in Boucherville in February 2005. Boucherville is located about 10 km east of Montreal.