Advanced Manufacturing Industry Transformation Plan launch livestream – 13 March, 9am
CANZ members are encouraged to join the livestream to launch the Advanced Manufacturing Industry Transformation Plan. This Plan has been co-created and is co-owned by business, unions and workers, government, Māori, Pacific peoples, and the wider sector. This launch will recognise the significant contribution made to the Plan’s development over 18 months through sector Steering, Working and Partnership Groups, and consultations on the draft from Whangarei to Invercargill. We hope you’ll be part of celebrating its launch and discussion on immediate next steps. The Industry Transformation Plan will be introduced by the Minister for Economic Development, Hon Stuart Nash, and then presented by the Steering Group Co-Chairs with opportunity for Q&A. Date and time: 13 March 2023, 9.00amRegister for the livestream by 4.00pm, Friday 10 March 2023. Online registration form for the livestream A link to watch the livestream will be sent to your email prior to the launch. Feel free to share this invitation around your networks.More information about the Industry Transformation Plan is available here
Thank you to our 2022 Conference Sponsors!
We are very grateful to all our sponsors who have made it possible to offer conference attendance to members at no charge.
Flexi September edition out now
The special Conference edition of our Flexi Magazine is out now. This edition is a bumper edition focussed on the conference theme of sustainability and includes details of the conference programme. Enjoy the read!
CANZ Conference 2022
We are pleased to announce that the CANZ Conference will be held on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 October. Our conference venue is the Centre for Advanced Composite Materials at the University of Auckland Newmarket campus. We are grateful to the University of Auckland for hosting the conference.Members of CANZ are invited to attend at no charge. The programme is as follows: Day 1 – Monday 17th October 2022 08.00 – 08.30Welcome & President’s address08.30 – 09.00MAST Academy presentationJoe Daw, MAST Academy Training Manager09.00 – 09.30Sustainable Composites and Manufacturing – Solutions to reduce environmental impactsChris Moors & Tony Stanton, Gurit (Asia Pacific) Limited09.30 – 09.45New Product Marketing Session – Synthepol PuttiesHS Composites – Richard Kestle09.45 – 10.00Morning Break10.00 – 10.30CANZ Annual Plan: Prospective Projects for next year Vineeth Babu10.30 – 11.15Manufacturing of Fibre Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites Dr Tom Allen, University of Auckland11.15 – 12.30Annual General Meeting12.30 – 13.30Lunch13.30 – 14.00Feasibility of Mechanically Recycled GFRPTim McCafferty, University of Auckland14.00 – 14.45Delegation from Composites Australia Kerryn Caulfield, CEO, Composites Australia14.45 – 15.15Afternoon Tea15.15 – 15.45Project Progress Update: Styrene Exposure Monitoring Dr Samuel Keer, Massey University15.45 – 16.15Composites Sector Decarbonization Program Insa Errey, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority16.15 – 16.45Additive Manufacturing demonstration – […]
CANZ joins the Sustainable Business Network
The Composites Association of NZ is pleased to advise that we are now a member of the Sustainable Business Network. Established in 2002, SBN is New Zealand’s largest, longest-standing sustainable business organisation. SBN is a network that enables system change in the areas of climate, waste and nature and it is a social enterprise, a community, and a movement. Their role is to transform leading ideas into action in Aotearoa. The SBN network consists of hundreds of progressive organisations and people that collectively invest in and act on system change. We look forward to benefiting from this membership and helping our members become more sustainable. Subscribe to their free newsletter here https://sustainable.org.nz/
Our 2021 Conference goes virtual!
Due to the ongoing Covid disruption we will now be holding our 2021 Conference and AGM as an on-line event. This is a great opportunity for members and staff from throughout the country to easily join the event and at no charge.
Styrene Exposure in NZ Composites Industry
Vineeth Babu, CANZ Vice President March 09, 2021 Health effects of styrene and other solvents continue to be a significant Occupational Hazard in the composites industry. As styrene is potentially dangerous to the health of workers, WorkSafe New Zealand has lowered the short-term workplace exposure limit for Styrene to 40 ppm and time-weighted average exposure value to 20 ppm. The Health and Safety Work Act 2015 requires the Composites Industry to meet these new exposure standards. To better understand worker exposure to styrene, CANZ has initiated an industry-wide project to gather real-time worker exposure measurements at the manufacturing facilities of some of its members. Read more here.
Conference programme released
This year’s conference programme is slightly different to previous years as we will be focusing on working groups rather than individual upskilling and informative sessions. The working groups will be focusing on recycling, training, architecture, and health and safety (styrene). Our annual AGM will be held on Friday 23 October at 1.30pm. For more information contact Caroline@composites.org.nz
2020 Conference confirmed for 22 and 23 October
The Committee is finalising plans for our 2020 Conference, scheduled for 22 (at University of Canterbury) and 23 October (at Novotel Cathedral Square, Christchurch). The conference will focus on working groups covering recycling of composites, training and health & safety (Styrene). Our AGM will also be held at the conference. We look forward to confirming more soon.