The Xerox Research Centre Canada (XRCC), Mississauga ON, has signed a multi-year materials research services agreement with Dallas-based Authentix Inc., a leading provider of anti-counterfeiting, brand protection and program integrity solutions for the oil and gas industry; currency, branded products and tax stamp markets.
“Working with companies like Authentix adds to the value our scientists bring to the research world,” says Paul Smith, vice-president and director of the Xerox Research Centre Canada. “Not only do we continue to strengthen our scientific role in Canadian innovation, we are now bringing valuable research capabilities to other companies globally.”
Scientists at XRCC specialize in the design and development of electronic materials and specialty components; environmentally-friendly processes; coatings, applied nanotechnology; polymer science, engineering and pilot plant scale-up.
“Materials science research makes it possible to bring new levels of security, accuracy and efficiency to product authentication,” says Jeff Conroy, chief technology officer of Authentix. “Leveraging the core competencies of Xerox’s materials lab in Canada expands and accelerates our ability to bring innovative solutions to the authentication market.”
Located near Toronto, XRCC is part of the global Xerox Innovation Group made up of researchers and engineers in five world-renowned research centers. Each center leverages XRCC’s unique, integrated, global materials research and development mandate.