In this issue of Composite Values, you will find information on several expansion projects, CCP's EPOVIA and FIREBLOCK products and more.
North Kansas City, MO - January 24, 2013 - CCP Composites announces plans to restart large batch production utilizing the 60 and 90 drum gel coat blenders at its North Kansas City plant. As part of this process, CCP will hire the additional resources necessary to support these activities.
The need for the large capacity blenders in North Kansas City is due in part to support the company's notable increase in gel coat batch production over the last two years. This will also open capacity in CCP's other manufacturing facilities to support the continued growth of the IMEDGE product line and the new IMEDGE HPB (High Performance Barrier) technology. CCP is also anticipating the need for additional capacity in its regional facilities for the release of IMEDGE FUSION, a new in-mold coating currently in beta testing and scheduled to be offered later this year.
This restart, along with the previously announced Pacific Northwest blending facility (scheduled to open in 2013), is part of CCP's longer term strategy and yet another example of its dedication to support the growth of the composites industry.
CCP Composites Canada is pleased to announce the grand opening of two new facilities located in Ontario and Quebec, Canada. In May, the Ontario facility was relocated from Mississauga (ON) to Brampton (ON), and in August, the Quebec location moved across town to a new facility in Drummondville (QC). Both are larger facilities supporting the recent growth of our business, allowing for the continued excellent service to customers in these regions.
"This investment underscores the ongoing commitment by CCP Composites to the Canadian business and its customers," notes Harold Visser, Managing Director of CCP Composites Canada.
Each facility celebrated their launches with open houses held during the week of September 17th, 2012. CCP employees, customers, suppliers and government officials participated in the open houses.
CCP Composites Canada is the leading gel coat and resin manufacturer as well as composites distributor for the Canadian market.
CCP Composites is pleased to announce plans to expand its manufacturing footprint by adding a new gel coat production operation in North America. This new facility is scheduled to begin production in early 2013 and will be located in the Vancouver, WA area in the Pacific Northwest.
This undertaking is part of CCP's ongoing plan to grow the composites business globally and will help to better serve customers in the western region of North America.
"The expansion of our North American manufacturing network is an important step in our growth's strategy," notes Dominique Vincent, Chairman and CEO of CCP Composites.
This new manufacturing site will bring CCP's North American facility total to ten, with eight locations in the United States and two in Canada.
Bombardier Transportation, Brazil, has chosen the CCP Composites FIREBLOCK product to be used in the manufacture of parts for the new
BOMBARDIER INNOVIA Monorail 300 system in São Paulo, Brazil. The monorail parts, which will be used in the wheel house areas on the 378 new monorail cars, will be manufactured in Quebec by FDC Composites and built by Bombardier Transportation. The new monorail vehicles will provide the transport capacity of a subway, but with less cost and faster implementation, helping to alleviate the often gridlocked traffic in the city. The new monorail system will also aid in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by providing an alternative form of transportation, taking more cars off the road and reducing the amount of travel time for the remaining vehicles.
FIREBLOCK was selected for this project because of its ability to meet the testing standards for the industry. A winner of the 2011 JEC Innovation Award, FIREBLOCK is a series of nonhalogenated, fire-retardant resins and gel coats being offered to the Composites Industry by CCP Composites. FIREBLOCK covers a complete range of composites gel coat and resin technologies for a variety of applications. Based on char-producing intumescent technology, these intumescent materials swell and produce an oxygen-blocking char layer on the composite surface when exposed to flame/heat. The low density and poor thermal conduction of the char layer protects the underlying body of material from damage with continued heat or flame exposure.
CCP's IMEDGE featured in the 3/2/12 article appearing in AN Fabrikator on Kreysler & Associates' Monterey Bay Aquarium Project.
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Today, for the first time, the CCP Composites worldwide activity has completed a full year without injury. This is an important achievement accomplished through the diligence of every employee in the company. This achievement is a credit to each employee's vigilance towards their own personal safety as well as the safety of each and every coworker.
CCP Composites is a new global company, set up as of July 1st, 2011, focused on the production and the distribution of products used for the manufacture of composites materials. This new entity includes all the composites activities of the Total Group worldwide, specifically the production activities of Cray Valley, Cook Composites and Polymers and the distribution business Composites One.
CCP Composites is launching its new identity. With a modern design, the logo highlights the main advantage of the company: a worldwide structure, which provides innovative solutions for sustainable composites. "Innovation is at the heart of our strategy," explains Dominique Vincent, Chairman and CEO of CCP Composites, who also adds, "sustainable development is the key for composites growth in the future."
The company has three specialized research centers where numerous projects are conceived: the development of styrene-free products, biosourced products (Enviroguard), fire retardant halogen-free products (Fireblock), and cleaning agents without traditional solvents (Thermaclean). These are just a few examples of the many offerings that CCP Composites provides its customers to help them in the development of their businesses.
CCP Composites US announces the appointment of Ed Malle to the position of National Accounts Manager for Marine products. Effective immediately, he will focus his efforts toward advancing CCP's Marine Composite Market Line by promoting CCP's products and technical resources.
CCP Composites US announces that the Composites Application Guide (also known as the "Cook Book") has now been translated from English to Chinese and is available both on www.ccpcompositesus.com and in compact disc form.