The Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC) is the recipient of the 2012 Ontario Green Chemistry and Engineering Award, presented annually to one organization by the Chemical Institute of Canada.
According to the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC), the award, sponsored by the Ontario Ministry of Environment, recognizes a provincial organization that has made significant contributions to the field of green chemistry and engineering, including the technical, economic, human health and environmental benefits.
“Green chemistry and engineering is now a critical part of our materials design process,” said Paul Smith, Vice President, XRCC. “Our goal is to fully incorporate it in our everyday designs and processes so we can continue to deliver value to our customers through more sustainable and environmentally responsible materials. As chemists and engineers, we have great potential to impact the world in a positive way – this is something we take very seriously at XRCC.”
XRCC was established in 1974 as an exploratory materials research centre for Xerox Corporation. In the early 1980s, the centre moved to its current site in the Sheridan Science and Technology Park of Mississauga, Ontario, to focus on developing unique imaging and marking materials for Xerox products.
The 120,000-square-foot complex is now recognized as the global materials research centre for Xerox. All Xerox printers on the market today contain at least one technology developed at XRCC. Since 1979, XRCC researchers have received more than 1,500 U.S. patents.
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