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Director’s Message

Michael Bilodeau at the PDCWelcome to the UMaine Process Development Center (PDC) website. We hope you find the information useful.

The PDC has collaborated with industrial firms, small businesses and individual entrepreneurs for almost thirty years. Our staff has many years of experience in chemical and biological engineering, particularly in forest products research and development. Whether your goal is developing a product, evaluating new raw materials or commercializing an existing technology, our team of specialists will work with you to meet your individual needs.

Our modern pilot equipment and state-of-the-art laboratories are ideally suited for a wide range of uses, from producing product prototypes to detailed testing and chemical analysis. The Center can leverage your company’s existing technical resources by providing services ranging from manufacturing process audits to problem-solving assistance and consulting services. All work is conducted in strict confidence with the client, and intellectual property rights are protected. As a client of the UMaine PDC, you can expect a high level of technical expertise, a quick turn-around, and access to cutting-edge technology and equipment.

The PDC offers a broad range of services and resources for its clients, both in traditional pulp and paper and emerging technologies, such as biomaterials and nanotechnology. The PDC’s unique research capabilities make it the natural choice for businesses and clients that want innovation, flexibility and high-tech solutions in the field of chemical engineering.

For more information, or to discuss your specific needs, please call me at 207-949-4177 or visit the Contact page for more information. We look forward to working with you.

Michael Bilodeau
Director, Process Development Center


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