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News and Awards


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.

SEPTEMBER 23, 2011

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

Polymer Research Tech Industries, a polyurethane rechecking company, won $130,000 in the British Columbia innovation Council's New Ventures Competition. "The New Venture B.C. competition was really an honour," said Kambiz Taheri, founder and CEO of the company. "The competition was tight. . . . Practically all those companies are winners and they really deserved to be acknowledged and validated for the work that they do." 

MARCH 29. 2012

Metro wants mattresses put to rest

Kelly Sinoski, Vancouver Sun
Published: Thursday, March 29, 2012
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.
Surrey, for example, saw the number of dumped mattresses jump from about 10 per week to 80 per week shortly after the ban was introduced.

MARCH 1, 2012

Polyurethane added to recycling pile

Like plastic, polyurethane is a highly versatile petrochemical product.

Part of an $80 billion industry, polyurethane foam is used in insulation panels for construction, the automotive industry for seats and seals, and in bedding, carpets, furniture and shoes.


CME Award

Finalist for the 2011 Regional Award for New Technology

AUGUST 26, 2011

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.

AUGUST 26, 2011

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.