Leader in the development of sophisticated new coatings

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Profile

  • Leader in the development of sophisticated new coatings
  • Major player in 3D conversions worldwide
  • First screen manufacturer to work with RealD
  • Main supplier of Giant Screens for IMAX
  • Best 3D Silver Screen Signal-to-Noise Ratio in the industry
  • Innovative approach in creating unique products for special projects
  • Manufacturer of the World's Largest 3D Silver Screen
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Our facility

  • Modern 76,000 square feet plant
  • State-of-the-art laboratory for coating development
  • Two coating towers, the largest in the world, with screen size capability up to 62’ x 105’
  • Leading edge welding and perforation equipment
  • Structure and masking motor departments
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quality control

No other screen manufacturer can match our quality standards.

  • ISO-9001:2008 certified: ensuring the quality, consistency and traceability of our screens and related screen products.
  • Thorough inspection of each projection surface with our powerful digital DLP projector.
  • Each projector screen is examined under 20 foot lamberts of luminance - surpassing SMPTE requirements
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R&D

Our in-house coating laboratory is dedicated to developing projection surfaces that set industry standards. The sophisticated specialty coatings developed by our chemists are designed to keep pace with rapid projector technology advancements.

Innovation in surface coating development and quality screen manufacturing are the reasons why we are the world's #1 premium screen provider!

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Our History

1968

MARCEL DESROCHERS INC. WAS ESTABLISHED

Marcel Desrochers Inc. was established in 1968 and quickly became a leading provider of stage equipment in Canada.

1980-1991

STRONG/MDI STARTS MANUFACTURING PROJECTION SCREENS

The company began manufacturing PVC cycloramas and rear projection screens in 1980. Acting upon the growing demand coming from the cinema industry, MDI started manufacturing front projection screens in 1991.

1995-2007

STRONG/MDI MOVES & BECOMES SUBSIDIARY OF BALLANTYNE STRONG INC.

In 1995 the company moved into its modern facility in Joliette. MDI’s continued growth prompted important additions to the existing building in both 1998 and 2003.In 2007 MDI became a wholly owned subsidiary of Ballantyne Strong Inc. and the company’s name changed to Strong/MDI Screen Systems Inc.

2008-TODAY

CONTINUED GROWTH

Production doubled the following year due to rapid increase in demand for the company’s reputable 3D screens. In 2009, after adopting rigorous quality control standards, Strong/MDI became ISO9001:2008 certified. Production capability doubled in 2011 with the addition of 26,000 square feet including a second coating tower. Over the years, Strong/MDI has adapted to the demands of a growing and rapidly changing industry. It now boasts a large sophisticated facility, the highest quality standards in the industry and a dynamic research and development team.

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