Canadian Association for Composite Structures and Materials (CACSMA)

Industrial Materials Institute, National Research Council of Canada
75 Blvd. de Mortagne, Boucherville, Quebec J4B 6Y4 Canada
(450) 641-5149 Fax: (450) 641-5105
Web site:
Other professionals: Dr. Johanne Denault, treasurer and membership.
Overall purpose: Network of individuals and corporate members (suppliers, fabricators, equipment manufacturers, distributors, consultants, technologists, research centers, materials specialists, researchers, teachers and government employees) working to develop and enhance new and existing applications for composite structures and materials.
Composites-related activities: Sponsorship of related activities of local chapters of other societies; workshops and seminars; international conferences on composites in other countries; umbrella organization representing the Canadian composites community in dealings with international bodies; Web site.
Annual meeting: March
Other regular regional/national meetings: Biennial
Canadian-International Composites Conference, CANCOM 2007, August 14-17, 2007, Development and Commercialization of Composite Materials and Technologies, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Canadian Plastics Industry Assn. (CPIA)
5925 Airport Rd., Ste. 712, Mississauga, Ontario L4V 1T1 Canada
(905) 678-7748 Fax: (905) 678-0774
Web site:;
President & CEO: Serge Lavoie
Reinforced-plastics/composites director: Laurie Higgins
Overall purpose: Promote and defend the interests of the Canadian composites industry.
Composites-related activities: Government work, seminars, trade shows.
Annual meeting: ACMA convention, Canadian meeting.
Total membership: 450