MIRAPAKON builds clean technology alliance with European corporation
by CM staff
MIRAPAKON has developed and commercialized ecological coatings intended to protect boat hulls from damage caused by water and micro-organisms.
QUEBEC CITY — The Quebec company MIRAPAKON, a subsidiary of the SiliCycle Group, just concluded a financing round of $1.6 million partnering with the European company TEPAJYA, in view to continue its activities in green solutions.
“What a great day to have successfully completed MIRAPAKON round of financing, after more than six months of negotiations with the SiliCycle Group Team and TEPAJYA SERVICES, a winning synergy between Quebec and Europe, that will ensure our sustainability as well as our international growth,” said Luc Fournier, interim CEO, responsible for the financing round and new shareholder.
After more than 15 years of research and development, consolidated by a patent from the University of Buffalo and of collaborating with the United States Navy, MIRAPAKON has developed and commercialized ecological coatings intended, among other things, to protect boat hulls from damage caused by water and micro-organisms.
“The fouling of structures by marine organisms is a very problematic natural phenomenon leading to both a decrease in efficiency for ships and significant financial losses,” Said Hugo St-Laurent, President of MIRAPAKON. “We were looking to find a green alternative to this issue without having any negative impact on the environment. The marine sector has sadly been using products that are very harmful to the ocean environment for decades, despite recommendations from the International Maritime Organization,”
The supply of MIRAPAKON does not contain copper, silicone, pesticides or biocides, in addition to not interfering with the normal development of natural marine micro-organisms.