November 08, 2005 08:30 ET

Feedback from SAMPE Conference: Raymor Will Begin New Qualification Processes with Major Aerospace and Defence Companies

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 8, 2005) - Raymor Industries' (TSX VENTURE:RAR) wholly-owned subsidiary, AP&C Advanced Powders and Coatings Inc. (AP&C) met with leading US-based aerospace and defense companies while exhibiting at the SAMPE Fall Technical Conference in Seattle, Washington, held from October 31 to November 3, 2005. Conference presenters and exhibitors included representatives from leading organizations such as Boeing, NASA, 3M, US Military (Army, Air Force), as well as many other industrial groups. Participants were very interested in Raymor's advanced material and nanomaterial products and technologies, including metallic powders, single-walled carbon nanotubes, and net-shape forming. As a result, Raymor will begin new qualification processes with major companies in the aerospace and defence sectors.

Raymor's array of advanced material and nanomaterial products and technologies provides solutions to the latest material and process engineering challenges, including those associated with the development of next-generation, lightweight aircraft, such as the Boeing Dreamliner 787.

"Visitors to our kiosk showed great interest in using our single-walled carbon nanotubes, our net-shape forming technology, and our metallic powders to address their material performance requirements," said Stephane Robert, President of Raymor Industries. "This conference has laid the groundwork for the kickoff of numerous qualifications processes with key aerospace and defence companies in the coming weeks," added Mr. Robert.

SAMPE, or Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, was established in 1944. Through continual evolvement to the present, SAMPE has become internationally recognized as the backbone for the material and process industry. Material and Process Engineering is the technology by which materials are developed or selected, and manufacturing processes chosen to convert those materials into products which meet the design, performance, producibility, quality and cost effective criteria required.

RAYMOR INDUSTRIES INC. (TSX-V:RAR) has as its mission to become the leading Canadian developer of high technology and a producer/recycler of advanced materials and nanomaterials for high value-added applications. In November 2004, Raymor Industries created a wholly-owned, industrial subsidiary, AP&C Advanced Powders and Coatings, specializing in nanotechnology and advanced materials, and comprising four operational divisions: (1) nanotechnology products, including nano-powders, nano-coatings, and single-walled carbon nanotubes (C-SWNT) for "the applications of tomorrow"; (2) thermal spray coatings, which largely targets military, aeronautical, aerospace, specialized industrial, and mining applications; (3) spherical metallic powders, primarily used for biomedical and aerospace applications; and (4) net-shape forming, a component manufacturing technique used for ballistic protection and other aerospace and military applications. Raymor holds the exclusive rights to more than 20 patents throughout the world, with other patents pending.


Stephane Robert, President.

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