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Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre, Room 3606
University of Waterloo
200 University Ave. W.
Waterloo, ON. N2L 3G1
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The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) and EcoSynthetix are partnering to develop and commercialize EcoSynthetix’s flagship product EcoSphere®, a bio-based latex material derived from starch in corn or tapioca.
The EcoSphere® biolatex® provides sustainable alternatives to petroleum-based binders at a lower cost and smaller carbon footprint, and delivers equal or superior performance. The diverse applications include paper coatings, paperboard, and personal care products.
The WIN-EcoSynthetix collaboration involves 4 WIN faculty (Drs Jean Duhamel, Mario Gauthier, Juewen Liu and Scott Taylor), 8 PhD students and 4 EcoSynthetix personnel, and demonstrates how universities and industries can work together to advance and promote new areas of science to benefit society.
This partnership is a five-year agreement jointly funded by EcoSynthetix and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) Grant.