AGIR : The great project of Saint-Jean-de-Richelieu

Since the beginning of the year, our Canadian plant in Saint-Jean-De-Richelieu has been in the midst of excitement due to an important investment program: the AGIR project.

Our expertise in the synthesis of electronic polymers is recognized worldwide, including our ability to control metal contamination at levels “under ppb” (less than one unit per billion, the equivalent of one human being in the entire world population). Demand from our customers is steadily increasing and the Electronics business has tripled its turnover in three years, hence, the need for extra capacity. During the month of November, the plant’s employees attended a key millstone of the project: the installation of the R-3002 reactor (see photo). Other reactors are still expected within the next years, in order to be fully prepared to take advantage of the double-digit growth of the electronics markets: microprocessors, memories, Internet of the object, organic electronics…