Centre for Innovation in cabinetmaking and woodworking (Inovem)

Cégep de Victoriaville, Victoriaville, Québec
What the facility does

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

Areas 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.

Research services
  • Process analysis
  • Preparation of surfaces, 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

Equipment

Function

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

Collaborative robot

Surface preparation

Universal mechanical testing machine Mechanical characterization (tension, stretching, bending, compression)
100% solid UV coating conveyor system Controlled application of 100% solid UV finishes

 

  • 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

Title

URL

Inovem promotional video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EO2CkspFCl0