Low environmental impact industrial finishing laboratory

Cégep de Victoriaville, Victoriaville, Québec
Area(s) of Expertise

Evaluate the quality, profitability and environmental impact of industrial finishing product application and drying processes. Propose and develop solutions that are adapted to small- and medium-sized businesses.

What the facility does

Industrial finishing process research (application, drying, characterization and efficiency).

Research Services
  • Process analysis
  • Preparation of surface, application of water-based finishing products and acceleration of drying time
  • Finishing automation
  • Control of quality (analysis of resistance, sheen and ageing of finishing processes and products)
Sectors of Application
  • Clean technology
  • Education
  • Environmental technologies and related services
  • Forestry and forest-based industries
  • Manufacturing and processing

Name of specialized lab

Name of equipment

Description of function

Low environmental impact industrial finishing laboratory

Application robot for finishing products

Application of various types of finishing products, such as water-based UV products and UV curing products.

 

Electrostatic finishing system

Application of finishing products on wood and MDF using an electrostatic process.

 

Varnish drying universal laboratory

Drying by microwave, percussion or infrared.

 

Two short-wave tunnel furnaces

A tunnel furnace for electrostatic (infrared) process and a tunnel furnace for water-based (halogen) finishing products.

 

Downdraft finishing booth

Application of water-based and UV finishing products.

 

UV conveyer (traditional UV lamp and LED UV lamp)

Drying

 

Controlled temperature and humidity chamber

Stabilization of tested samples.

 

Accelerated ageing chamber

Evaluation of the quality of finishing products and the efficiency of processes studied over time.

 

62°C furnace

Evaluation of the quality of finishing products and the efficiency of processes studied in an environment with temperature differences.

 

-15°C freezer

Evaluation of the quality of finishing products and the efficiency of processes studied in an environment with temperature differences.

 

Duration indicator

Evaluation of the quality of finishing products and the efficiency of processes studied.

 

Sheet and colour indicator

Evaluation of the quality of finishing products and the efficiency of processes studied.

 

Various testing devices and measuring tools

Evaluation of the quality of finishing products and the efficiency of processes studied.

 

  • National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program
  • Action concertée de coopération régionale de développement
  • Canada Economic Development
  • Ministère de l’Éducation et l’Enseignement supérieur – Québec
  • Ministère de l’Économie/ de la Science et de l’Innovation- Québec
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

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