Support services for the composite materials industry


The development of businesses that incorporate composite materials is the highest priority of the research and industrial services sector of the CCNB in the Acadian Peninsula. In fact, the institution supports the development of a recently created industrial cluster in the field of composite materials – NB Composite Cluster Group Inc. – by providing companies with the necessary technical assistance and training to increase their expertise, their productivity and their competitiveness in this highly specialized field.

Furthermore, over the past several years, our institution has supported the development of composite materials in an effort to diversify the regional economy. In 2005, it organized the first provincial symposium on composite materials and incorporated a 10-week training on composite materials to a metal assembly program. The CCNB is a member of the Regroupement des industries des composites du Québec.

Services offered

  • Thermal processing of parts
  • Technical assistance
  • Prototyping
  • Technological integration, testing and characterization of materials or products
  • Staff training

The CCNB owns an hydraulic compression press (Wabash, Genesis series), the only one of its kind in New Brunswick for compression molding, superplastic molding, bonding and laminating. The device supports small-scale production, since closing, compression, heating and reopening processes are fully automated.

Did you know?

  • 90% of the Atlantic Canada composite material sector is located in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia
  • In New Brunswick, there are presently some 50 companies involved directly or indirectly in composite materials manufacturing

Properties of composite materials:

  • Superior durability and resistance
  • Adaptability to the design of complex custom products shapes
  • Low density
  • Improved resistance to fire, moisture, corrosion and temperature changes

Main applications:

  • Aerospace and defence sector
  • Automotive and shipbuilding industry
  • Construction and infrastructure
  • Renewable energy industry
  • Medical sector
  • Sports

You have a project in mind? We can help you. Contact us today!

Mr. Michel Chiasson
Chief Development Officer
CCNB – Péninsule acadienne Campus
232A avenue de l’Église
Shippagan (New Brunswick)  E8S 1J2
Phone: 506-336-3390
Fax: 506-336-3075