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December 2005

NEW PRESIDENT’S WORDS
        Bobbie Cook‘s message
        New Executive
        What is CANZ

IMPORTING STAFF
        Comment from Steve Bond, Fibreglass Developments Ltd

CONTRACTORS AND LIABILITY INSURANCE
        When is $1,000,000 not enough?
         Reprinted with permission from Brokernet NZ.

REPORTING IN
        Nuplex Industries member visit – Bobbie Cook
        Composites Australia Conference – Mark Hildersley
        CANZ 2005 University Prizes – Simon Bickerton

NEW COMPOSITE VIDEOS/DVD’S
        The new American S.M.E. produced series

EPOXIES OVERVIEW
         Overview from Tim Elder of GemCo Industries

SHORTS AND WEBSITES
         Employment opportunities on CANZ website
         Member access to CANZ website
         Formula S.A.E. car
         CANZ 2006 conference – when and where
         Call for papers CANZ 2006 conference
         Composites Technology magazine
         Your Biz – informative website

TRADE NEWS
         P J Hobbs‘ mobile trade shop

LAST WORD
A WORD OR TWO FROM BOBBIE

Welcome to the last issue of Filaments for 2005 and hello from your new executive committee.
This is who we are:
President:            Bobbie Cook – PJ Hobbs Ind Ltd
Past President:    Ross Mangin – Showertech Bathroomware 2002
Vice President:    Ross George – NZ Fibreglass Ltd
Executive:            Mark Battley – Industrial Research Ltd
                      Simon Bickerton – Centre for Advanced Composite Materials,
                      Auckland University.
                      Steve Bond – Fibreglass Developments Ltd
                      Mark Hildersley – Materials Optimisation
                      Ivan Ingham – Composites Industry Training
                      Wes Liddy – Chemical Specialities Ltd
                      Jacqui McCaw – Cresta Composites
                      Craig O‘Sullivan – Aurora Glass Fibre
                      Dennis Prescott – Nuplex Industries
                      Peter Rickard – RNZAF
                      Greg Simons – Reflex Industrial Fibreglass
                      Lance Potter – Ashmar Ltd
Executive Officer: Michael Grace

See separate attached list for full contact details.


CANZ – WHAT IS IT?

We are an industry organisation.
Our primary objective is to look at the Composites Industry as a whole and determine the role of CANZ.
We see this role to be one of driving, assisting and communicating. We need to be at the centre of the
industry, the body through which everything passes.
Our objectives are to provide a forum for ideas and development, assist with legislation and compliance
issues and liase with other industry organisations.
To achieve this we need numbers and money. The more of each we have the more we can do.
Our major goals this year are to:
         Increase the membership; make our organisation THE industry organisation to belong to.
         Rework the Code of Practice to establish a baseline for our industry.

We will:
              Publish Filaments two monthly, all contributions gratefully received. Don‘t be surprised if an
               executive member pursues you for something.
            Host regular member‘s evenings in both Auckland and Christchurch and publish these well in
               advance so you can plan.
            Keep you informed about the 2006 conference. Planning is well under way. The dates are 15 –
               17 September; the venue The Chateau on the Park, Chch. We are calling for papers.
We have a large committee, drawn from all sectors of the industry, who are enthusiastic and determined to
make a difference. Please do not hesitate to contact any one of us for information.
It is our intention to be highly visible in the industry and you will know who we are!
Have a wonderful and safe Christmas and all the best for 2006.

Bobbie and the CANZ executive team.
IMPORTING STAFF.

If only I had some more skilled staff!

We hear it so many times, but what are you doing about it! Let‘s face it, with unemployment running at 3.5%
and less in some areas, you just aren‘t going to get the people you want or need, and the only way you are
likely to get skilled staff is to poach and enter into the game of spiralling wages. That doesn‘t do you or the
industry any good. Once wages are up, it‘s not possible to bring them back, driving product cost into the
unviable range, and there goes your business!

Have you thought about bringing staff in from overseas? It‘s not that difficult. Fibreglass tradesmen have
now been recognized as an immediate skills shortage. If you can locate people with 3-4 yrs experience in the
industry and/ or with a qualification that is similar to the new National Certificate in Composites Level 3 or
higher, they can qualify for a work permit.

How to go about it. Number one is get an approval in principle. To get this you need to verify your need by
running a few advertisments for local people, record the no. of ads, where placed, no. of applicants and
calibre and success in finding any suitable people. Then apply to your local immigration office for an AIP,
cost is only $120.00.

Where to get imported staff from? www.netcomposites.co.uk will run adds for you, free of charge. UK
citizens can come to NZ without the need for a visa. With a job offer this can be arranged here. If coming in
that way they will need a return airfare which is about the same price as a one-way trip anyway. Discourage
them from going through an immigration agent as they will invariably put them crook and tell them a pile of
nonsense to increase their fees. Handle their queries through the local immigration office, or contact Steve
Bond (Bondy) at Fibreglass Developments Ltd in Feilding.

Germany also has huge numbers of unemployed at this time. Some really good guys can come out of there
and English is good. Importing people from Germany is slightly more difficult and I would recommend
contacting Immigration Placement Services in the first instance. Once you have your AIP, the rest is easy.
The fee though is $1500.00.

Where else? You may also end up with countless applications of Degree toting people from India. With all
due respect, be warned, their skills are not what they say they are, and they come from a completely different
culture that has never been exposed to what we would consider everyday tasks.
South Africa also has many qualified people, although some recent experiences indicate they use NZ as a
stepping stone for access to Australia.

FDL has had some 20 odd applications from UK residents looking for work in the NZ composites industry.
If you are interested in any of these, contact FDL and we will pass on those that we had left over.

Steve Bond, Fibreglass Developments Ltd

CONTRACTORS AND LIABILITY INSURANCE


This article is reprinted with permission from Brokernet NZ (www.brokernet.co.nz) and needs some serious
thinking about if you are a jobbing or onsite contractor. While it‘s not mentioned in the item, imagine if you
were the contractor working and causing the recent Takaka Dairy fire!

Contractors and Liability insurance - When is $1,000,000 limit not enough??

Imagine this real life scenario – A manufacturing plant is devastated by a fire that was caused by a contractor
while carrying out hot-work.
Property damage runs into millions of dollars. There are equally significant additional losses of revenue from
the business being unable to function, staff are stood down and there are large additional costs for
maintaining critical production at an alternative distant site.

The manufacturer makes a claim on its insurance for the damage and other economic losses. The contractor
is considered to be liable for the fire, so the manufacturer‘s insurer then turns to the contractor to recover it‘s
costs, as it is very often entitled to.

The contractor makes a claim on their public liability cover for their limit of $1,000,000 plus legal costs.
Depending on the structure of the contractors business the owners may be personally liable for the losses
over and above the $1,000,000 Liability protection – personal assests may be at risk?

For small businesses of any description, public liability cover of $1,000,000 is a popular limit of cover, but
so very often this limit is inadequate as businesses overlook the potential for larger claims.

For contractors the message is simple:
        They need to be sure that they have liability insurance in place that complies with the terms of any
         contract.
        They should ask principals to ―waive‖ their rights of recovery for claims against them in excess of
         the limit under the contract.
        They need to check the fine print of their liability policies – some exclude hot-work related claims
         unless it is carried in strict compliance with NZS4781:1973 Code of Practice for safety in Welding
         and Cutting.
        Contractors should talk to their Brokernet Member about the cost of increasing their liability limit.
         Double the limit does not generally mean double the premium.!

Conversely, Principals need to ensure that:
    Contractors are not allowed to commence work on site until they provide written confirmation (from
       the Contractor‘s Insurer) that they have the necessary Liability Insurance in place.
    Contractors have sufficient cover in place to either meet the requirements under contract or a limit
       that is agreed by both parties.
    They have systems in place, which are reviewed annually, to ensure that Contractor‘s Liability
       Cover is current and maintained.
    Any ―waiver‖ provided to contractors is noted and accepted by the principal‘s Insurer.


NUPLEX SITE VISIT

On November 1, 10 of us took advantage of the Nuplex invitation for a physical workout that was presented
as a tour of the Penrose resin plant. Having climbed the 4 or 5 floors to the top of the resin kettles before
being told that in the event of the sirens going off we had 20 seconds to get down before the flood gates
opened, I carefully positioned myself to ensure I was first out of there!
Following inspection of the new HSNO compliant warehouse Phil Wilkinson introduced us to the Nuplex
organisation via a PowerPoint presentation, which tracked the company‘s birth through to the global
enterprise it is today.

The next hour or so was spent walking the extensive Nuplex site. Our path took us through the labs., before
moving into the ‗dirty‘ production areas for the resins and other diverse products manufactured on the
Penrose site.

For those interested in the facts; the kettles produce around 7 tonnes of product and about 10,000 kg of
mixed resins are produced each year. The totally bunded site is monitored, security cards being needed for
accessing and exiting, and state of the art after- burners are used to cut down emissions. There are approx.
100 employees on site. Other products are made at the Onehunga and Avondale sites.
Somewhat dry from an information overload and the exercise, we gratefully adjourned to the boardroom for
the promised liquid refreshment where entertainment was also offered as John Bayliff and Dennis Prescott
tried to work out how to turn on the lights!

Those who remained would have done so for quite some time. However, as Dennis‘ security card had a time
limit, the thought of having to explain in the morning to John Hirst why we were still in his boardroom and
why the fridge was empty was enough to encourage Dennis to show us out and let him get home.

Thanks, Dennis, Phil and John for the tour and for being such excellent hosts. Thanks to John Hirst for the
much needed refreshments. And thank you also to the ‗out of towners‘ who took part in the visit, it was good
to meet you.

Bobbie Cook, PJ Hobbs Ltd



COMPOSITES AUSTRALIA CONFERENCE REPORT
4 th & 5th May, 2005

The conference took place at the Aitken Hill Conference Centre about 45 minutes drive North of Melbourne.
Attendance was good on the first day and then reduced on the second half day of the program. About 90 in
attendance day one and 50 to 60 on day two. The conference centre was very modern, about 7 years old and
the location out of the city kept the atmosphere focussed and yet relaxed. There was a sense that the location
kept things from being interrupted.

Main conference room was the site for all speeches measuring about 16m x 28m x 5m with tables and chairs
set out in rows as is typical.

The Composites Australia (Association) is professionally run with a staff of four.

People and Organizations met and impression notes:

1.      Ann Byrne was a primary events coordinator and was very helpful in making introductions and
providing information. I do not have an exact operating budget, but it was clear from the size of the gathering
and the promotion that had taken place in advance that the CA management is very active in it‘s
programming and follow up.

2.     Paal Fischenich – one of the speakers from Norway, spoke about recycling composites. Europe will
require manufacturers to be very actively involved in the recovery process of building materials including
composites by 2007. The trend is going to be global and forward looking uses and reuses are being
encouraged. Much is already possible on this front, but now would be a better time to work on it than when it
is required, like emissions now.

        He had a DVD from Sweden which consisted of 52 hours of training content for the composites
industry. Unfortunately only exists in Swedish currently. There was talk of translating it into English, but the
CA has not developed this yet and two e-mails to Paal from MH have not yet been answered.

3.       Richard Degenhardt A German aerospace engineer, he has been working in Australia on a 6 month
visit from DLR which is a large German Aerospace organization. He is responsible for a lot of Aerospace
development in Europe and was offered a chance to visit New Zealand. Through our meeting he came to
New Zealand and visited members in Auckland (speaking at IRL and the University of Auckland) and
Christchurch. Hopefully the meetings and connections made from his tour will lead to developments in
aerospace composites work in Europe and New Zealand. Richard would be happy to entertain contract
questions regarding that industry and pass them on to the appropriate area. He is like a dealer in that respect
and often knows who would be good to go to for further follow up.
4.      CRC-ACS Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Composite Structures This is a bit like
the CACM at UoA, but much more business/government based. The investment is very deep and broad and
represents an understanding that the return on investment for composites is a very long term initiative. They
spent between AUD $5M and $7M between four partner companies and the centre developing a bridge
structure over seven years. No one going into the partnership has made money on it yet and no-one is
expecting to yet. That is the scale of the style of investment. Once it is on line, the payback will probably
take 15 years to see reliable profit and products. For big solutions that are well researched and set up, this
seems to be the way things really happen in development and requires deep pockets and long vision from the
government and the businesses involved.

5.       Composites Australia – the Australian equivalent of C.A.N.Z. They are very active and have
regular events in their different regions. About eight on the board. Recently rebranded their logo and name.
The member companies are diverse like in New Zealand, but the large rolls seem to be filled by people who
have enough spare time to be able to devote a lot of time and energy to strategic work in the industry. The
military, aerospace and infrastructure industries are well represented in composites and their combined
budgets and global marketing lead to a capital intensity that has very beneficial spill over effects into other
industries.

They are interested in further association with C.A.N.Z. and follow up on our part to sugest further
cooperation would be the right next step.

6.      General highlights of the talks:

Inter business cooperation through syndicates that have business and social arrangements for cooperating.
Membership within the syndicates is well organized and structured to benefit members reasonably evenly.

Statistics used for Non Destructive Testing of pressure vessels.

Mouldable carbon prepreg with majority orientation layout. Not completely random or uni, but hybrid

Organisational and structural notes:
Universities, as centres of excellence, have been coordinated to avoid wasting budgets on excessive overlaps.
Specialisation means that nationally there are resources, but that the specific technologies are deployed to
one of the appropriate centres rather than having them compete against each other for limited resources.

Dues for their organization and meetings etc are much higher. This generates operating funds that are useful
and can create quick responses to opportunities.

Future techs:
Recycling current composite materials can be achieved 100%. New organic resins improving renewable
resin resources.

UV cured prepreg being developed extensively for production work.

Quickstep prepreg process using liquid temperature transfer to cure resin not air. Faster cycle times and
better more even cure.

Predictive CAD modelling getting better at simulating failure and predicting overall behaviour of actual
laminates. Very Aerospace and automotive driven.

Final Points:
Since the conference, I have had newsletters informing me of follow up regional meetings in Australia and e -
mail from several of the attendees. Richard Degenhardt made his visit in June and follow up with the CRC-
ACS and CA would be the next best steps after digesting this report.
I would suggest that joint ventures between New Zealand and Australian companies would be the most
logical extension of the philosophy that I experienced at this conference. The specifics would have to be
addressed on a case by case basis, but the benefits of such a synergy are clear.

Mark Hildersley, Materials Optimization


CANZ PRIZES 2005

In 2004, the Mechanical Engineering Departments of both Auckland and Canterbury Universities
approached CANZ as to whether we would be interested in awarding an annual prize to Final Year students.
The purpose of this was to reward excellence and promote an awareness of our Association.
The prize comprises a CANZ certificate, a cheque for $300.00 and a year‘s membership to the Association.
At Canterbury the prize is awarded to a student selected by the department while at Auckland it goes to the
students whose Final Year Project is selected by CANZ representatives. Last year Mark Battley and I were
Project Judges and attended the dinner at which the presentation was made, this year Ross George was with
me and we had great difficulty making our selection so high was the standard and interest.
The recipient at Canterbury this year was James Pointon and I had the pleasure of meeting him and
presenting his award while down there in October. At Auckland, the recipient was Andrew Walbran. Andrew
started his project with a partner but circumstances meant he finished it on his own.
Both students are impressive and the overall standard and ability of our graduating Engineers gives hope for
the future.
Here is a profile of both young men and in Andrew‘s case, his project.
Andrew‘s project was done under the supervision of Dr Simon Bickerton.

James Pointon

James Pointon was the top student out of 41, in ENME467: Composite Materials – an elective taught at final
year level in the Mechanical Engineering Degree at the University of Canterbury. During the course he also
completed a research topic on "Low Thermal Expansion Composites". James has aspirations to work
overseas after his degree however intends on returning to NZ as a mechanical engineer in the future.

Development of a Temperature-Controlled Mould for Liquid Composite Moulding Processes
by     Andrew Walbran

Andrew Walbran‘s final year project within the Department of Mechanical Engineering involved the
development, design, and construction of a temperature controlled mould for Liquid Composite Mould ing
(LCM) research. The term LCM covers a wide range of closed moulding techniques, this mould being
designed in particular for the Resin Transfer Moulding (RTM) and Injection Compression Moulding (ICM)
processes. The mould is mounted in a 100 ton flat platen press, can produce rectangular parts 500 mm by 300
mm, and can be used to manufacture high fibre volume fraction components. Temperature is controlled by
circulating water through manifolds in the upper and lower platens, and a variety of process parameters can
be measured, including mould temperatures, resin pressures and flow rates, and total clamping force applied
to the mould. This facility will be a valuable tool for research completed at the Centre for Advanced
Composite Materials (CACM), University of Auckland. It will be used to produce samples of composites
from both traditional and exotic materials, and will provide experimental verification of RTM and ICM
computer simulations under development at the CACM.

Andrew has a keen interest in cars and motorsport, and in particular MG‘s, his father being a fanatic for the
marque for more than 30 years. On the day of Andrew‘s birth his father headed down to the club rooms and
signed him up to the MG Car Club, and he has been a member ever since. Consequently, his career
aspirations have always been to work in the automotive industry. He recently completed a summer internship
at MG Rover Ltd in Birmingham, enjoying his experiences moving around the various engineering
departments. Andrew is also an avid sailor, owning a half share in an SR26 keeler and racing on a Beale
12.8m. His interest in composite materials stems from these pastimes, as both sailing and motorsport benefit
from the reduced weight and superior properties that fibre reinforced plastics offer. In 2006 Andrew will
begin a PhD at the CACM, carrying on with the research initiated from his final year project. In the future he
plans to enter the automotive industry, and sees a PhD in composites manufacturing helping him achieve this
lifelong goal.

NEW COMPOSITES MANUFACTURING VIDEOS/DVDS.

The American Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has produced a new series that explores the
manufacturing methods, applications and benefits of composite materials.

The full series will consist of eight videos of approximately 14 minutes each. Four are finished and available
now:

                1. Composite Materials

                2. Manual Composite Lay-up and Spray-up

                3. Automated Composite Lay-up and Spray-up

                4. Filament Winding

Due for release soon are:

                Pultrusion, Liquid Moulding, Compression Moulding and Composites Post
                Fabrication and Joining

The titles look diverse and interesting and the SME is a well respected organization so these videos could be
an excellent tool for training or sorting out a new process.

Check out SME‘s website - www.sme.org

EPOXIES OVERVIEW

History
Epoxy is a two part polymer that cures when mixed with a catalyzing agent or "hardener".
Credit for the first synthesis of epoxy resins is shared by Dr. Pierre Castan of Switzerland and Dr. S.O.
Greenlee in the United States in 1936.

Dr. Castan's work was licensed by Ciba, Ltd. of Switzerland and Ciba went on to become one of the 3 major
epoxy resin producers worldwide.
The epoxy business of Ciba was spun-off and later sold in the late 1990s and is now the Advanced Materials
Business unit of Huntsman Corporation of the United States.

Dr. Greenlee's work was for a company called Devoe-Reynolds of the United States. Devoe-Reynolds was a
player in the early days of the epoxy resin industry, but later sold its business to Shell Chemical (now
Resolution Polymers).

Industry
Today the epoxy industry amounts to more than US$5 billion in North America and about US$15 billion
world-wide.

Epoxy manufacturers typically do not sell epoxy resins in a form usable to most end users, so there is another
group of companies that purchase epoxy raw materials from the major producers and then compounds
(blends, modifies, or otherwise customizes) epoxy systems out of these raw materials.

This class of companies is typically known as "formulators".
The vast majority of the epoxy systems sold are produced by these smaller formulators and they account for
greater than 60% of the dollar value of the overall epoxy market.

There are hundreds of ways that these formulators can modify epoxies — by adding mineral fillers (ex. talc,
silica, alumina, etc.), by adding flexibilisers, viscosity reducers, colorants, thickeners, accelerators, adhesion
promoters, etc.
These modifications are made to reduce costs, to improve performance, and to improve processing
convenience. As a result a typical formulator sells dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of formulations —
each carefully tailored to the requirements of a particular application or market.

The applications for epoxy based materials are extensive and include coatings, adhesives and composite
materials like carbon fiber and glass-reinforced plastic (although polyester, vinyl ester, and other
thermosetting resins are also used for glass-reinforced plastic).

The chemistry of epoxies and the range of commercially available variations allows polymers to be
produced with a very broad range of properties.
In general, epoxies are known for their excellent adhesion, chemical and heat resistance, good to excellent
mechanical properties and very good electrical insulating properties, but almost any property can be
modified (for example silver-filled epoxies with good electrical conductivity are widely available even
though epoxies are typically electrically insulating).

Epoxies find significant use in many applications including the following:

Paints and coatings
Examples include powder coatings for washers, driers and other "white goods". Epoxy coatings are also
widely used as primers to improve the adhesion of automotive and marine paints especially on metal surfaces
where corrosion (rusting) resistance is important.

Metal cans and containers are often coated with epoxy coatings to prevent rusting especially for foods like
tomatoes that are acidic.

Epoxy resins are also used for high performance & decorative flooring applications especially terrazzo
flooring, Chip Flooring and coloured aggregate flooring.

Adhesives
Epoxy adhesives are a major part of the class of adhesives called "structural adhesives" or "engineering
adhesives".
These high performance adhesives are used in the construction of airplanes, automobiles, bikes, golf clubs,
skis, snow boards, surfboards, and many other applications where high strength bonds are required.

Epoxy adhesives can be developed that meet almost any application.
They are exceptional adhesives for wood, metal, glass, stone, and some plastics.
They can be made flexible or rigid, transparent or opaque/coloured, fast setting or extremely slow.

Epoxy adhesives are almost unmatched in heat and chemical resistance among common adhesives.
 In general, epoxy adhesives cured with heat will be more heat and chemical resistant than the same
formulation cured at room temperature.

Industrial tooling and composites
Epoxy systems are also used in industrial tooling applications to produce moulds, laminates, castings,
fixtures, and other industrial production aids.

This "plastic tooling" replaces metal, wood and other traditional materials and generally improved the
efficiency and either lowers the overall cost or shortens the lead-time for many industrial processes.
Epoxies are also used in producing fiber reinforced or composite parts. They are more expensive than
polyester resins and vinyl ester resins, but generally produce stronger more temperature resistant composite
parts.

Electrical systems and electronics
Epoxy resin formulations are also important in the electronics industry and are used in many parts of
electrical systems.

In electrical power generation, epoxy systems encapsulate or coat motors, generators, transformers,
switchgear, bushings, and insulators.

Epoxy resins are excellent electrical insulation materials and they protect electrical components from short
circuiting, dust, humidity and other environmental factors that could damage the electrical equipment.

In the electronics industry, epoxy resins are the primary resin used in overmoulding integrated circuits and
transistors, and making printed circuit boards.

The largest volume type of circuit board - an "FR-4 board" - is nothing but a sandwich of several layers of
glass cloth bonded together into a composite by an epoxy resin.

Epoxy resins are also used in bonding copper foil to circuit board substrates and are a major component of
the solder mask used on many circuit boards.

Consumer and marine applications
Epoxies are sold in many hardware stores - typically as two component kits.
They are also sold in many boat shops as repair resins for marine applications.

Epoxies typically are not the outer layer of a boat because they are negatively affected by long term exposure
to UV light.
 But they are often used during boat repair and assembly and then are over coated with polyester gel coats or
marine varnishes that protect the epoxies from UV exposure.

Epoxies are fairly easy to distinguish from polyester thermosets, as commercially marketed epoxy materials
typically use 1:1 ratio of resin to hardener, or similar convenient mix ratio, while polyester thermoset
materials typically use a ratio of at least 10:1 between resin to hardener (or "catalyst."

Also, epoxy materials tend to harden somewhat more gradually, while polyester materials tend to harden
more abruptly.

For any further information contact:
Tim Elder
GemCo Limited
Ph 07 572 2411
Fax 07 572 2415
Email gemco.ltd@xtra.co.nz
Web www.gemco.net.nz


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES – CANZ WEBSITE

The Composites Association website now has a section dedicated to employment in the composites and
related industries. People seeking employment can show a brief CV, and their emails and contact details, so
if you wish to follow them up as potential employees you can get in touch with them direct. The page also
includes details of some overseas students seeking internment position in New Zealand.
Go to www.composites.org.nz and click on ―Job Enquiries‖ The page could be expanded to include
Situations Vacant as well. If you have some material you wish to have added to the page, email it to:
michael@composites.org.nz.

HOW TO ACCESS THE MEMBERS SECTION OF THE CANZ WEBSITE

Go to www.composites.org.nz and click on ―Members Area‖
Username: composites
Password: canZ

FORMULA SAE CAR

Those members who attended the 2005 conference will remember the Formula SAE team and the car they
were building and testing. The car is now completed and has just been shipped out to Melbourne with the
SAE team. They have a website which they will use to udate activities during the event.
http://www.fsae.auckland.ac.nz/

CONFERENCE 2006 – ADVANCE NOTICE FOR YOUR 2006 DIARY

The conference will be held in Christchurch in 2006, and the details are:
Dates:         Friday 15 to Sunday 17 September 2006.
Venue: Chateau on the Park. 189 Deans Avenue, Christchurch

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Composites Association will be calling for papers early in 2006. Look out in future Filaments, and keep
an eye on the website to www.composites.org.nz.

“COMPOSITES TECHNOLOGY”

This is an excellent bi-monthly magazine, published out of Colorado, USA. It has a sister publication ―High-
Performance Composites‖. Go to www.compositesworld.com and click on ―Subscribe‖

The website also has articles and other material of interest including a US-based product and company
search capability.

YOUR BIZ

You may have heard the advts. on the radio about this program. It is good, and it‘s free. It provides all sorts
of aids to business such setting up your business plan, marketing plan etc. Loads of other helpful stuff on it
as well for small businesses that want to get organized.

Recommended by Steve Bond, F.D.L.

Check it out, www.yourbiz.co.nz

TRADE NEWS


P J Hobbs Ltd

What is better than a trade shop?…A trade shop that comes to you!
New from those clever people at PJ Hobbs, the Mobile Composites Shop ‗Hobbs • Direct‘.
Now appearing regularly around Auckland and the BoP, Rotorua areas. With over 150 product lines specific
to the composites industry displayed for immediate purchase in a customised high-top van, what more could
you ask for? EFTPOS available.
So it‘s ‗back to the future‘ from PJ Hobbs.
For further information, route plans etc ring:
Ian McCormick our Technical Sales Rep: 027 294 0750 or
Mobile Composites Shop: 0800 804 622
Email: sales@pjhobbs.co.nz

THE LAST WORD

The Last Word on this Filaments is my last word. As you will have seen in Bobbie Cook‘s words bigger,
brighter and better things are in the wind for 2006 and my lack of knowledge on new technology rules me
out of the new deal. I hope that my very irregular newslwtter has been of some interest when it did arrive
and I wish CANZ and Filaments well for the future.

And of course all the best for the festive season.

Ivan Ingham


A man and his wife were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary so he bought his wife a $250 see through
nightgown.

Later that night she was getting ready for bed and realised she had left the nightgown in its box downstairs.
Walking through the house to retrieve it, she passed her husband who muttered, ―for $250 you‘d think they
would have ironed it!‖
COMPOSITES ASSOCIATION OF NZ INC
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE


PRESIDENT                              MRS BOBBIE COOK
        Wk           09-2952222                Hm
        Fx           09-2984276                Mb      0274 328342
        email        bobbie@pjhobbs.co.nz
        Freephone
                     Postal address:     P O Box 72 297
                                         PAPAKURA
                     Street address:
                                         PAPAKURA
                     Company/Business:   P J HOBBS

IMMEDIATE PAST                         MR ROSS MANGIN
        Wk           03-3654759                 Hm                  03-3793186
        Fx           03-3654760                 Mb                  027-2297456
        email        ross@showertech.co.nz
        Freephone
                     Postal address:     P O Box 7708
                                         CHRIST CHURCH
                                         8030
                     Street address:     395 Brougham Street
                                         CHRIST CHURCH
                     Company/Business:   SHOWERTECH BAT HROOMWARE 2002 LT D



VICE PRESIDENT                          MR ROSS GEORGE
         Wk          09-5708999                  Hm                 09-5219950
         Fx          09-5708963                  Mb                 021 851685
         email       info@nzfibreglass.co.nz
         Freephone   0800 100 098
                     Postal address:     P O Box 14 174
                                         PANMURE
                     Street address:     109 Morrin Road, Panmure

                     Company/Business:   NZ FIBREGLASS LTD


COMMITTEE                                 DR MARK BATTLEY
       Wk            09-9203622                      Hm   09-8172263
       Fx            09-3070618                      Mb
       Email         m.battley@irl.cri.nz
       Website       www.irl.cri.nz/engineering-dynamics
       Freephone
                     Postal address:     P O Box 2225
                                         AUCKLAND
                                         1020
                     Street address:     24 Balfour Road, Parnell
                                         AUCKLAND
                     Company/Business:   INDUST RIAL RESEARCH LTD
COMMITTEE                            DR SIMON BICKERTON
       Wk          09-3737599. Ext 88194 or Ext 89055
       Fx          09-3737479                     Mb
       Email       s.bickerton@auckland.ac.nz
       Website
       Freephone
                   Postal address:     Dept Mechanical Engineering
                                       Centre for Advanced Composite Materials
                                       University of Auckland
                                       Private Bag 92019
                                       AUCKLAND
                   Company/Business:   AUCKLAND UNIVERSIT Y - CACM



COMMITTEE                           MR STEVE BOND
       Wk          06-3230960                Hm
       Fx          06-3230973                Mb                         0274-423985
       email       dan@composites.co.nz
       Freephone
                   Postal address:     P O Box 391
                                       FEILDING

                   Street address:     25-29 Mahinui Street
                                       FEILDING
                   Company/Business:   FIBREGLASS DEVELOPMENT S LTD


COMMITTEE                           MR MARK HILDESLEY
       Wk          09-4267788               Hm
       Fx          09-4261902               Mb      021 675675
       email       markhildesley@matopt.com
       Freephone
                   Postal address:     P O Box 408
                                       Silverdale, AUCKLAND
                   Street address:     as above

                   Company/Business:   MATERIALS OPTIMISATION



COMMITTEE                           MR IVAN INGHAM
       Wk          03-3654759                Hm                         03-3844708
       Fx          03-3654760                Mb                         025-6685489
       email       showers@showertech.co.nz
       Freephone
                   Postal address:     P O Box 10094
                                       CHRIST CHURCH

                   Street address:
                                       CHRIST CHURCH
                   Company/Business:   COMPOSITES INDUST RY TRAINING OPTIONS


COMMITTEE                           MR WES LIDDY
       Wk          09-6368618                Hm
       Fx          09-6368618                Mb                         021 902992
       email       synthepol@chemspec.co.nz
       Freephone
                   Postal address:     P O Box 29109
                                       Greenwoods Corner, AUCKLAND

                   Street address:     116 Princes Street, Onehunga, Auckland

                   Company/Business:   CHEMICAL SPECIALITIES LTD
COMMITTEE                              MS JACQUI McCAW
       Wk          03-3582317                   Hm     09-
       Fx          03-3588581                   Mb     0274-603063
       email       jw@cresta.co.nz
       Freephone
                   Postal address:     P O Box 39011, Harewood
                                       CHRIST CHURCH

                   Street address:     31 Sheffield Cres, Harewood
                                       CHRIST CHURCH
                   Company/Business:   CREST A COMPOSITES LTD

COMMITTEE                             MR CRAIG O’SULLIVAN
       Wk          03-3318273                  Hm      03-
       Fx          03-3318274                  Mb      027-2233027
       email       craig@auroraglass.co.nz
       Freephone
                   Postal address:     P O Box 33 266 Barrington
                                       CHRIST CHURCH

                   Street address:
                                       CHRIST CHURCH
                   Company/Business:   AURORA GLASS (NZ) FIBRE LT D

COMMITTEE                            MR LANCE POTTER
       Wk          09-4152260                Hm      09-2988233
       Fx          09-4152261                Mb      021-991831
       email       sales@ashmar.co.nz
       Freephone
                   Postal address:     P O Box 302 207
                                       NORT H HARBOUR

                   Street address:     Unit K, 1 Henry Rose Place
                                       ALBANY
                   Company/Business:   ASHMAR LTD

COMMITTEE                           MR DENNIS PRESCOTT
       Wk          09-8201251               Hm      09-8460045
       Fx          09-8281066               Mb      021-953401
       email       DennisP@nuplex.co.nz
       Freephone
                   Postal address:     P O Box 21 018
                                       HENDERSON
                                       1231
                   Street address:     32-38 Patiki Road
                                       AVONDALE
                   Company/Business:   NUPLEX INDUST RIES LTD



COMMITTEE                             FLT/SGT PETER RICKARD
       Wk          06-3515327                   Mb      021-632099
       Fx          06-3515306                   Mb      027-2263568
       email       peter.rickard@nzdf.mil.nz
       Freephone
                   Postal address:     Maintenance Support Squadron, RNZAF Ohakea
                                       Private Bag 1103
                                       Palmerston North

                   Company/Business:   Composites R&D, RNZAF
COMMITTEE                               MR GREG SIMONS
       Wk           03-9825180                   Hm
       Fx                                        Mb              027-2213963
       email        greg@reflex.co.nz
       Freephone
                    Postal address:     P O Box 24024
                                        CHRIST CHURCH

                    Street address:     187 Dyers Pass Road, Bromley
                                        CHRIST CHURCH
                    Company/Business:   REFLEX INDUST RIAL FIBREGLASS



EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR                  MR MICHAEL GRACE
        Wk         09-2671106                Hm    09-2671117
        Fx         09-2679075                Mb    021-632912
        email      michael@composites.org.nz
        Freephone
                    Postal address:     P O Box 75345
                                        MANUREWA
                                        1730
                    Street address:     147 Brookby Road, Brookby
                                        MANUREWA R.D.
                    Company/Business:   COMPOSITES ASSOCIAT ION OF NZ

								
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