Technology Innovation Centres
Centre for Applied Research
The Centre for Applied Research (formerly NOVA Chemicals Research and Technology Centre/NRTC), is located in Calgary, Alberta, near our Joffre manufacturing complex.
Polyethylene research and development at the Centre for Applied Research focuses on product and process improvements, new resins, and breakthrough innovations. We focus on the development and commercialization of higher-quality, sustainable, higher-value products for our customers.
Centre for Performance Applications
The Centre for Performance Applications (formerly NOVA Chemicals Technical Centre/NCTC), also located in Calgary, Alberta, is dedicated to resin testing, applications development, and customer collaboration.
The Centre features a wide array of applications development and testing equipment, labs, and collaboration space. Technical service specialists (TSSs) with plastics resin processing expertise work closely with customers and internal experts at the Centre to performance test and improve our products.