Foresight Open Innovation Challenge Winners

We are pleased to announce our antimicrobial technology has been selected as a winner of the “Low Water, Blue Stain-Free Wood Challenge.”

Foresight Canada ran the open innovation challenge in collaboration with CMPC — one of the biggest worldwide pulp and paper companies. As part of CMPC’s commitment to the environment, this challenge centers around developing an antifungal solution to prevent blue staining of timber and products whilst reducing reliance on water, one of our most precious resources.

Our antimicrobial products can be tailored to address a broad range of real-world problems and we are always looking for new partners to collaborate with. This challenge has opened a door into a new industry (pulp and paper) for Inhibit Coatings. The opportunity to work collaboratively with CMPC will allow us to work through some unique challenges in this industry.

We look forward to overcoming these challenges to make an environmentally friendly, practical, cost-effective solution.

If you would like more information on how our antimicrobial solutions could be used in your industry please do not hesitate to contact us.

The official announcement can be found here.

Antifungal Coating

About CMPC

CMPC produces and commercializes products based on pulp, paper, wood, and tissue. The company was born in 1920 with the production of papers and cardboards, and today commercializes its products through its three main businesses: Pulp, Biopackaging and Softys, reaching more than 26,700 direct clients around the world.

CMPC has 49 industrial plants in nine countries in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, the United States, and Uruguay. Its worldwide presence reaches 12 countries, including three commercial offices in the USA, Germany, and China; and an innovation office in Finland.

Their corporate purpose — we create natural fibres for a better future— is integral to the company’s way of doing business and guides its actions and operations towards a sustainable future on a day-to-day basis.

For more information on CMPC please visit their website.

About Foresight Canada

Foresight is Canada’s cleantech accelerator. Foresight supports the identification and validation of cleantech opportunities and the successful commercialization of solutions. They bring together industry, government, academia, investors, and innovators to address today’s most urgent climate issues and support a global transition to a green economy. Find out more at Follow on twitter @ForesightCAC.