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CIC Newsletter – Friday, August 31, 2007

CANCOM 2007 Attracts International Experts

Boeing Canada Technology and the Composites Innovation Centre are proud to be co-hosting Canada’s predominant International Composites Conference – CANCOM 2007 – in Winnipeg from 14 to 17th of August 2007. “With previous conferences being held in other Canadian cities, it is great to have the opportunity to showcase our local capabilities,” explains Gene Manchur, Boeing’s Engineering Manager and Co-Chair for the event. The four day program focuses on the development and commercialization of composite materials and technologies that stem from the ever increasing number and variety of industrial applications that are being successfully researched and brought to market. The first day consists of a special industry based symposium that includes tours to aerospace and ground transportation part manufacturers and a producer of natural fibres being developed as reinforcements. Numerous technical papers and plenary sessions are being presented over the following three days by technical experts from all over the world. Networking events are included to provide a unique opportunity to meet face to face with these specialists. If you are interested, additional information can be obtained from the website: It is not too late to register!

Composite Foam Panel Business Locates in Manitoba

Building on their expertise to produce foam core panels, Trans Peace Construction located in Grand Prairie Alberta, identified commercial opportunities to produce composite panels for several applications in the oil patch as well as for docks and other unique markets. Although they have a strong experience base in foam materials and panel manufacturing methods, they realized that to move this idea ahead rapidly they needed expertise in composite materials and processing technologies.

Potential Projects and Regional Benefit (IRB)

The CIC together with other industry, government and research representatives formed a delegation that recently visited Boeing Phantom Works and Lockheed Martin for the purpose of discussing potential projects tied to industrial and regional benefit (IRB) opportunities. This initiative was stimulated by Canada