Canadian Plastics

Sabic opens innovation centre in Cobourg, Ont.

In the presence of provincial and local government officials, as well as industry insiders, Sabic Innovative Plastics opened its new Centre for Manufacturing Innovation (CMI) at its production facilit...

February 1, 2008   Canadian Plastics



In the presence of provincial and local government officials, as well as industry insiders, Sabic Innovative Plastics opened its new Centre for Manufacturing Innovation (CMI) at its production facility in Cobourg, Ont., on January 23.

According to Sabic, the CMI, which was funded with $700,000 matching funds from the Province of Ontario, will work collaboratively with area universities and colleges to expand plastics manufacturing knowledge and expertise.

In an address delivered during the opening ceremony, Research and Innovation Minister John Wilkins highlighted the importance of innovation to Canadian manufacturing. “Canadian manufacturing will not succeed if what we make here can be easily replicated elsewhere,” he said. “The CMI provides an important opportunity for Ontario’s top researchers to join manufacturers in pursuit of innovative products and services that can be marketed to the world.”

Research areas of the CMI will include online precision colour monitoring and control, online materials characterization, and productivity improvements.


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