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“A Head Full Of Ideas And Tests…”

“A Head Full of Ideas and Tests…”

After relocating our laboratories to a new space in Baie-d’Urfé, Micom is ready for the back-to-school, brimming with ideas and challenges. First of all, we express our gratitude to our clients from diverse industries. Your loyalty and specific requests continue to drive us to support your product development, qualifications, and quality control activities.

The rainy summer of 2023 did not dampen our determination to reduce our ecological footprint. Our new facility, with more space, allowed for the reconfiguration of our equipment to better manage the heat it generates. Instead of cooling 20 tons of heat through air conditioning, a 15,000-cfm air extraction/recirculation system maintains our operations within optimal operational ranges. We will reuse this heat during the winter months.

All our climatic chambers are now cooled by air or through closed-loop glycol cooling systems. The move has improved our employees’ comfort. Every member of our team now enjoys a personalized and air-conditioned workspace, perfect for innovation.

Montreal’s traffic presents constant challenges. Laboratory tests require direct interaction. Unfortunately, remote testing is not feasible. However, some support positions work remotely. Our new facility is just a six-minute walk from the Vaudreuil commuter train line and 0.8 kilometers from the Anse-à-l’Orme REM station, expected to open by the end of 2024.

While supporting local and national industry, we are proud that our move improves our employees’ quality of life and reduces our carbon footprint.

Ready to dive into the exciting future of Micom? Explore our site to discover our testing services such as UV testing, material testing and package testing, and get in touch with us to discuss your unique needs.

Michel Comtois

Michel Comtois

Michel Comtois is an accomplished founder and CEO of Micom Laboratories Inc., an ISO/IEC 17025 (2017) A2LA-accredited independent laboratory specializing in product and material testing services. Before establishing Micom Laboratories in 1999, Michel, who also holds a Master’s degree in Physical Chemistry, gained extensive experience over a 14-year tenure managing departments spanning physical chemistry, physics, mechanical and material testing in research and contract laboratories. This exposure granted him a profound understanding of the intricacies of development and material testing processes.

In addition to his practical experience, Michel has played influential roles on various voluntary technical committees. He notably, served as the chairperson for CAN/CGSB 44.227 and the Head of the Canadian Delegation for ISO TC 136. He also contributed to the following technical committees: CAN/CGSB 44.229, CAN/CGSB 44.232, ANSI/BIFMA X5.1, ANSI/BIFMA X5.5, ANSI/BIFMA X5.6, ANSI/BIFMA X 5.9 ANSI/BIFMA X5.11, ISTA Certification Council.

Leveraging his unique expertise, he has led Micom Laboratories to become a renowned name in its niche, now operating out of a 16,000-square-foot test facility in Montreal, Canada, and serving a diverse customer base with an array of material and product testing services. Follow Michel on LinkedIn

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