XRCC Timeline (1973 - 2015)

2015

  • FWT MPU Case Study

2014

  • Hit a record number of patents in a single year (178)
  • Joint R&D sales and marketing agreement with Battelle Memorial Institute
  • Celebrate 40th Anniversary

2012

  • XRCC Moves to offer research, development, and engineering services to companies outside of Xerox. Client Service Business is born. 

2011

  • Recipient of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Corporate Innovation Award for Emulsion Aggregation Toner Technology
  • Paul Smith becomes VP

2006

  • Development: Overcoat for post-print applications

2000

  • Development: Photopaper
  • Recipient, City of Mississauga Urban Design Awards – The Millennium Design Icon Award

1999

  • In recognition of XRCC’s 10th anniversary, The Chemical Society of Canada devotes an entire issue of the Canadian Journal of Chemistry to papers authored by XRCC  scientists

1992

  • XRCC begins sponsorship of the John C. Polanyi Award, administered by the Canadian Society for Chemistry

1991

  • XR&T Women’s Council is created

19XX

  • Established an endowment fund to support in perpetuity the XRCC Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Awards in Chemistry at the University of Toronto

1986

  • Development: Transparencies

1985

  • Tony Paine heads to Japan for a six-month residency at the Fuji Xerox Centre in Takematsu. His primary focus was to study the chemistry of a novel photoactive molecule. Developed an exchange program

1982

  • March 2, 1982, the first ever process is completed in the Pilot Plant: An Intermediate for a Photoreceptor Pigment.

1977

  • XRCC begins to employ Industrial Research Fellows who are funded through Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).

1976

  • US3971334 Pundsack, Arnold L. Coating device
  • Laser Fingerprint Detection: XRCC scientists, in conjunction with OPP discover and develop fingerprint detection methods, later to be adopted by the OPP, FBI, and around the world
  • Co-op Student Program initiated

197X

  • XRCC establishes the Best Work Term Report in Physics at the University of Waterloo Co-op program

1974

  • XRCC is founded (Initial members begin work in June)

1973

  • Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce Alistair Gillespie, Canadian government, recommends that all companies have some product creation presence in Canada. C. Peter McCollough, CEO of Xerox and Jack Goldman, head of research responded to this request and decided a research centre would create new business value in Canada. 

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