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CPIA finalizes Expoplast composites program

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The Composites Council of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) has finalized its composites program fo...

The Composites Council of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) has finalized its composites program for the upcoming Expoplast 2008 trade show in Montreal.

The program is as follows:

Composites Technical Sessions Tuesday, October 21, morning session. Preliminary program Rooms 524A and 519A
NRC IMI, Johanne Denault: Update on biodegradable composites and plastics.
CREPEC McGill, Prof. Yixin Shao: Pultruded FRP composites for construction.
CTMP, Annie Rochette: Use of recycled thermoset rubber as filler in themoplastics.
CDCQ, Pierre Labelle: Revaluation and recycling of industrial composites scrap.
CDCQ, Pierre Labelle: UV rays cross-linking of composites.
CREPEC Concordia, Prof Suong V. Hoa: Polymers and nanocomposites.
CREPEC Polytechnique, Luc Parent: Presentation of the Polynov industrial-scale laboratory.
Composites Atlantic Limited, Maurice Guitton: Presentation of the CAL R&D and technological transfer centre.
Xseed Product Strategies Inc., Yves Laroche: Alternative solutions for “greener” composites.

Lunch: 12 – 1:00 PM


Composites Open Forum Tuesday, October 21, afternoon session. Room 524BC
01:00 PM Paul Trudeau, CREPEC Polytechnique Canadian Foundation for Innovation: Presentation of the St-Hubert laboratory facility.
01:20 PM Johanne Denault, NRC-IMI: Hybrid materials structures for the automotive industry, and R&D projects at NRC.
01:50 PM Pierre Larivire, RICQ: Overview of the Quebec composites industry.
02:20 PM Lou Luedtke, National Composite Centre: New trends in the composites industry in North America.

02:50 PM Coffee Break

03:00 PM All attendees: Discussion on the future of the composites industry in Canada (Duncan Cross, moderator).
04:30 PM Networking Reception Room 524A (Mark Erath, ACMC Consulting GmbH, keynote speaker).

Expoplast 2008 will take place on October 20 and 21, at Montreal’s Palais des Congres. To register for the composites program, visit, or email Duncan Cross at

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