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CINCINNATI (April 8, 2020) Flexible packaging leader ProAmpac announced a five-year extension of its Research and Development alliance with Polytechnique Montréal. The partnership will continue funding the Sustainable, Safe and Smart Polymer Flexible Packaging program operated by the university’s Department of Chemical Engineering, chaired by Prof. Abdellah Ajji.
The agreement extends a 10-year collaboration between the University and ProAmpac and includes a $1-million Alliance Grant from Canada’s Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC); in addition to funds from the PRIMA Quebec Advanced Materials Research and Innovation Hub; Polytechnique Montréal, and ProAmpac.
The research will continue to provide ProAmpac world-class analytical and research support of its product development and support activities. Some of the focus areas the University and ProAmpac are working on include smart packaging technology for food safety and sustainability, including biobased and compostable/biodegradable materials.
According to Hesam Tabatabaei, Vice President of Product Development and Innovation, “This valuable partnership with Polytechnique Montréal provides excellent research opportunities for both food safety and sustainability to promote the next generation of packaging.”
ProAmpac will have access to materials developed, assistance from research graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and research associates, as well as biology lab testing facilities and materials dedicated to advancing the university’s Sustainable, Safe and Smart Polymer Flexible Packaging program.
ProAmpac has manufacturing facilities in Terrebonne and Richmond, Quebec.
ProAmpac is a leading global flexible packaging company with a comprehensive product offering. We provide creative packaging solutions, industry-leading customer service and award-winning innovation to a diverse global marketplace. ProAmpac’s approach to sustainability – ProActive Sustainability® -- provides innovative sustainable flexible packaging products to help our customers achieve their sustainability goals. We are guided in our work by four core values that are the basis for our success: Integrity, Intensity, Innovation, and Involvement. Cincinnati-based ProAmpac is owned by Pritzker Private Capital along with management and co-investors. For more information, visit ProAmpac.com.
About Polytechnique Montréal
Founded in 1873, Polytechnique Montréal, a technological university, is one of Canada's largest engineering education and research institutions and ranks first in Québec in terms of the scope of its engineering research activities. It is located on the Université de Montreal campus, the largest French-language university campus in the Americas. With over 50,000 graduates to this day, Polytechnique Montréal has educated 22% of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec’s current membership. Polytechnique offers more than 120 programs, taught by 280 professors and welcomes 9,000 students yearly, and has an annual operating budget of $260 million, including a research budget of $100 million.
About Pritzker Private Capital
Pritzker Private Capital partners with middle-market companies based in North America with leading positions in the manufactured products, services and healthcare sectors. The firm's differentiated, long-duration capital base allows for efficient decision-making, broad flexibility with transaction structure and investment horizon, and alignment with all stakeholders. Pritzker Private Capital builds businesses for the long term and is an ideal partner for entrepreneur- and family-owned companies. For more information, visit PPCPartners.com.
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