SNAP Composites industrial R&D group

SNAP Composites is a multi-partner research initiative led by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) focusing on low-cost manufacturing of advanced thermoset composites. Advanced thermoset composites are one of the leading alternatives for reducing vehicle weight and increasing mechanical performance. The NRC has extensive expertise in manufacturing thermoset composite solutions, covering all aspects of the development cycle: from material selection, design and simulation, to manufacturing and performance evaluation.

SNAP Composites investigates two processing families: RTM-compression moulding (SNAP RTM) and prepreg-compression moulding (SNAP PREG) to rapidly manufacture integrated structural composite parts with cycle time less than 2 minutes. The NRC is working to provide the most cost effective tailored material and process composite solutions to the transportation industry.


You wish to join SNAP Composites? Contact us to find out how your company can benefit from this unique initiative.

Paul Trudeau, Project Manager
Telephone: 450-641-5149

Mathieu Boisclair, Business Management
Telephone: 450-641-5308

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Targeted industries

Parts manufacturers for light-duty vehicles (cars, vans and pickups), heavy-duty vehicles (buses, truck, trailers and specialized vehicles), vehicle makers (OEMs), material suppliers, composites part manufacturers.



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