ICI

Center for innovation and expertise in graphic communications and printability

Collège Ahuntsic

Affiliated with Collège Ahuntsic, the Institute is a technology transfer centre in graphic communications and printability. While promoting college-level education, it supports companies through innovation, research and training.

ICI is a resource centre for industry in terms of training, improving productivity, research and development of new materials or consumables. The centre’s vast field of equipment, its laboratories and its global network of contacts will meet all your needs.

ICI

999, avenue Émile-Journault Est Montréal H2M 2E2 514 389-5061

General Expertises

  • Automation
  • Cellulosic products
  • Composites
  • Design
  • Education
  • Electronics and microelectronics
  • Graphic design
  • Interactive media
  • Materials and advanced materials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Open innovation
  • Packaging
  • Polymers
  • Printing
  • Pulp and paper industry
  • Smart cities
  • Sustainable development

Specific expertises

  • Colorimetry
  • Consumables
  • Flux printing
  • Image processing
  • Inks
  • Nanotechnologies
  • Pigments
  • Printed packaging
  • Printed technologies
  • Printing: intelligent and organic electronic
  • Problem solving
  • Quality control
  • Structural coloration
  • Technical training
  • Thin layers

Areas of intervention

  • Agri-food and bio-food sectors
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Arts and culture
  • Cellulosic products
  • Connected health
  • Digital imaging
  • Education
  • Electronics and microelectronics
  • Environment
  • Furniture
  • Future resources
  • Graphic design
  • Industrial ecology
  • Industry 4.0
  • Interactive media
  • Logistics
  • Materials and advanced materials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Packaging
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Plastics processing
  • Polymers
  • Printing
  • Productics
  • Prototyping
  • Pulp and paper industry
  • Renewable energies
  • Smart cities

Examples of applications

  • Competitive study of consumables in terms of performance on printing presses
  • Development of a conductive printer material replacing ITO
  • Development of a patented quality control to systematically check the performance of an ink on a batch to batch printing press
  • Development of a printed packaging to extend the shelf life of the packaged food
  • Development of a printer material based on cellulose nanocrystals
  • Establishment of the pre-media strategy of an industrial group
  • Optimization of printing press parameters
  • Quality control on ink performance on printing press
  • Realization of strategic projects on the identification of printing equipment to be acquired to serve new markets
  • Solving problems on site

Equipments

Digital printing

  • IGen 3 from Xerox
  • Ricoh Pro C7110SX

Colorimetry and Image analysis laboratory

  • ImageXpert image analyzer
  • Intellitrax densitometer and Colortron X-Rite spectrophotometer
  • LinoColor from Gretag Macbeth
  • Numerous other densitometers & spectrophotometers
  • Verity image analyzer

Ink laboratory

  • ATS Rheometer
  • Datacolor spectrophotometer (SF 600)
  • Duke 2000 Viscometer
  • IGT
  • Inkometer to measure the tack of the ink
  • K-proof automatic pneumatic device
  • Prüfbau gravure

Ink-paper interaction laboratory

  • Dynamic measuring device for the degree of paper absorption
  • Lloyd’s breaking point elongation measuring device
  • Near IR and mid-IR spectrometer
  • Technibrite

Multi-process hybrid press

  • 1 cutting station
  • 1 shelling unit
  • 1 UV lamination unit
  • 2 UV dryers, 2 etching dryers and 5 hot air intercoolers
  • 5 stations offering total flexibility in the sequence of printing and drying processes
  • Aquaflex press 6 colors
  • Available printing units: 4 flexographic units, 2 gravure units, 1 screen printing unit
  • Heidelberg Speed ​​Master SM74 5-Color Sheet-fed press
  • Press GOSS M-110 rotary offset heats and can be used without dryer (coldset)