Working with Industry
GreenCentre provides a broad range of chemistry expertise, novel chemistry technologies and state-of-the-art facilities to address industry research challenges.
GreenCentre has a dedicated team of in-house experts to help outside companies address their unique challenges, working to create customized and innovative solutions in a low-risk, confidential, and collaborative framework.
Our highly trained chemists and chemical engineers offer experience with organic, organometallic, inorganic, and polymer chemistries, with sustainable chemistry in mind. This expertise - along with state-of-the-art facilities - allows GreenCentre to provide innovation services across the entire development chain, from discovery to the pilot plant.
“GreenCentre Canada is an outstanding external collaboration partner.” Timothy December, Development Expert at BASF.
At GreenCentre, we leverage our expertise and creativity to offer a variety of capabilities, including:
Evaluation and design of new chemistries, chemical processes, and applications
Optimization of current synthesis and processes
Custom chemical and material synthesis
Scale-up of chemical processes to pilot-scale
Environmental analysis and sustainable process design and development
“GreenCentre has been integral to ASM on several projects and we consider them part of our extended R&D community.”
Eric Shero, Director of ALD Process & Applications Development at ASM International.
Our competencies encompass a broad range of synthetic molecular and polymer chemistries, including:
• Catalyst testing/screening
• Organic and organometallic synthesis and optimization
• Air/moisture-sensitive or pyrophoric synthesis and optimization
• Process scale-up and implementation
• Surfactant design and testing
• Application development and verification
• Polymer synthesis and characterization
The GreenCentre Innovation Services team operates out of 32,000 ft2 of lab space, split between our Kingston Innovation Centre facility located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada and the scale-up and pilot facility located just west of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. These two facilities allow GreenCentre to meet our clients's needs across the entire development chain, from early discovery to the pilot plant.
Discovery chemistry and application testing activities are housed in the 8,000 ft2 Kingston Innovation Centre, providing state-of-the-art wet labs with solvent-handling systems, inert atmosphere glove boxes and standard analytical equipment.
The scale-up and pilot-unit facilities located west of Toronto contains a 24,000 ft2 state-of the-art pilot unit facility, encompassing 3 floors of open space for flexible arrangement of equipment. Via our collaboration with an industrial partner, GreenCentre leverages 40 years of experience in scale up engineering.
Talk to us about your lab challenges!
We’ll work with you to advance your projects—with confidentiality and sustainability in mind.
Tim Blacker, Director