Monday, December 11, 2017 â€“ LAMBTON DOORS enthusiastically announces its participation in the NSERC/CANLAK Industrial Research Chair in Finishes for Interior Wood Products.
Launched on Tuesday, March 28 at UniversitĂ© Laval in Quebec, this Research Chair consists of a unique industrial consortium led by CANLAK as the principal partner. LAMBTON DOORS joins Boa-Franc of Saint-Georges de Beauce, Inortech EMCO of Terrebonne and Canadel of Louiseville as supporting partners.
From left to right: Keven Campagna, supervisor of research and development (Lambton Doors); Michel J. Tremblay, associate vice-dean of research, creation and innovation (UniversitĂ© Laval); Marc Fortin, vice-president, research partnerships at the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC); VĂ©ronic Landry, associate professor and holder of the NSERC/CANLAK Industrial Research Chair in Finishes for Interior Wood Products, Department of Wood and Forest Sciences (UniversitĂ© Laval); Guy Mercier, dean of the Faculty of Forestry, Geography and Geomatics (UniversitĂ© Laval); Alexandra Jacques, president (Lambton Doors) and Marc Blain, vice-president of sales and operations (Lambton Doors).
The mission of this new Chair is to increase the use of interior appearance wood products. Researchers will be focusing on developing finishing products or densification processes that improve the performance of these products or give them new attributes. All of LAMBTON DOORSâ€™ products will obviously benefit from the success of their work.
This major five-year research project will examine several aspects, including improvements to the appearance of finished products and to their mechanical performance and fire resistance, stimuli-sensitive materials (such as self-repairing materials), impregnation systems to improve the hardness of the wood surface and impregnation and polymerization systems with a low environmental impact.
The launch of the Chair took place at UniversitĂ© Laval in the presence of several dignitaries from the universityâ€™, CRSNGâ€™ and participating companies. LAMBTON DOORS was represented by its president Alexandra Jacques, Marc Blain, vice-president of sales and operations, and Keven Campagna, supervisor of research and development. Chairholder VĂ©ronic Landry visited our facilities in mid-November.
Ms. Landry, an associate professor in the Wood and Forest Sciences Department at UniversitĂ© Laval and a graduate of the Chemistry Department and the Department of Wood and Forest Sciences, has been researching wood finishes for over 13 years. With ten years as an industrial researcher to her credit, she is well respected in the industry. She is a recognized expert in wood finishing products and densification. Her main research interests are nanocomposite and stimuli-sensitive coatings and wood impregnation systems with a low environmental impact.
The results of this five-year research project will undeniably be a major competitive asset for LAMBTON DOORS in the medium to long term.
Refer here to the factsheet about this Research Chair.