Polymer Research Technologies takes top prize at BCIC-New Ventures Competition
Clean tech startup Polymer Research Technologies, which developed a waste recycling system, took the top prize at Thursday night’s annual competition for new British Columbia companies. Polymer Research claimed the top prize, $130,000, from a group of 178 applicants in the 11th annual B.C. Innovation Council – New Ventures Competition. The company …
Polymer Research snags business competition top prize
Polymer Research Technologies Ltd. (PRT) won the $130,000 top prize at last night’s British Columbia Innovation Council (BCIC) New Ventures Competition.
The New Ventures BC Society (NVBCS), which operates the awards with support from BCIC, awarded nearly $400,000 in prizes at the 11th annual gala…
BCIC 2011 certificate of excellence
North Van Company Wins New Ventures BC
Metro wants mattresses put to rest
Metro Vancouver wants purchasers of mattresses and large furniture to pay an upfront disposal fee on such items to help municipalities deal with the problem of illegal dumping.
The number of abandoned mattresses and boxsprings in lanes and on residential curbs soared after Metro banned mattresses from local dumps in January 2011 and imposed a $20 recycling fee on each item, municipal officials said.
Polyurethane added to recycling pile
Like plastic, polyurethane is a highly versatile chemical product. Part of a 30 billion industry, polyurethane foam is used for insulation, automotive industry for seats and seals and in bedding, carpets, furniture and shoes.
But unlike plastic, it is not widely recycled. Kambiz There has developed a chemical process that turns waste foam into liquid.
Finalist for the 2011 Regional Award for New Technology
Polymer Research Technologies has provided an outstanding contribution to the growth of new manufacturing technologies in this province.
NV companies vie for green tech prize
North Vancouver-based Polymer Research Technologies and Axine Water of West Vancouver are among 25 businesses from across B.C. to make it into third round of the B.C. Innovations Council’s New Ventures Competition, an annual contest that awards cash prizes for the province’s most promising new environmental technologies.
Polymer Research was selected for a process for recycling polyurethane, a toxic plastic found in everything from mattresses to cars that currently ends up in landfills.
CEO Kambiz Taheri said the technique will divert a large amount of material from dumps and address shortages of the petroleum-derived plastic.
BC Company revolutionize polyurethane industry
Vancouver based Polymer research Technologies (PRT), a company that has developed a proprietary process to chemically recycle a variety of polyurethane and isocyanurate foams, has signed a deal with Kingspan group.