Réseau Trans-Al inc.

Réseau Trans-Al inc.

March 30, 2007 15:00 ET

Reseau Trans-Al inc./Launch-Canadian Aluminium Transformation Technology Roadmap 2006 Edition

SAGUENAY, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - March 30, 2007) - For over two years Reseau Trans-Al inc. and the NRC-Aluminium Technology Centre (ATC) have been working together to develop the 2006 Edition of the Canadian Aluminium Transformation Technology Roadmap (TRM).

Objective: Present the future needs of world markets to the Canadian aluminium transformation industry and identify the technological and commercial activities showing the best wealth creating potential.

The document, launched today at the NRC-Aluminium Technology Centre, is the result of a wide-ranging information search and consultation with over 150 world experts specialising in transformation. The Roadmap presents four major recommendations and 38 first-rate opportunities for the advancement of our industry. These opportunities concern transportation, construction, as well as shape casting, forming, joining, surface treatment, and machining.

"It is a portrait of transformation as drawn by industry role players, a guide for businesses, individuals, and any organisation wishing to play a part in reinforcing and expanding our industry", declared Reseau Trans-Al President, Mr. Jean Pare.

The completion of the new TRM was made possible by the financial support of the following partners: Canada Economic Development, the Aluminium Association of Canada (AAC), and the ministere du Developpement economique, de l'Innovation et de l'Exportation du Quebec.

Special thanks go to the work team, the members of the Steering Committee, and those who participated in the various TRM activities.

The four recommendations of the new TRM:

1. Ensure a systematic coordination and cooperation of all aluminium transformation industry players

2. Develop the Canadian capacity to designing for aluminium instead of simply "manufacturing out of aluminium".

3. Promote continuous training in the aluminium industry (architects, engineers and designers).

4. Continually update the Canadian Aluminium Transformation Technology Roadmap.

A photo is available at the following address:


Available April 3rd at www.trans-al.com

Reseau Trans-Al inc.

Reseau Trans-Al inc. would also like to thank its major partners, whose contribution is essential to the very existence of the network. They are the Aluminium Research and Development Centre of Quebec (CQRDA), Canada Economic Development, Hydro-Quebec, Aluminium Association of Canada, and the Universite du Quebec a Chicoutimi Foundation (FUQAC).

As well as its service partners throughout the province of Quebec: Cegep de Sept-Iles, Centre integre de fonderie et de metallurgie (CIFM), NRC-Industrial Materials Institute (IMI) and NRC-Aluminium Technology Centre (ATC).

"Reseau Trans-Al inc. has the mission of bringing together Quebec aluminium transformation industry SMEs and role players in order to foster technical, technological, and business partnerships leading to the development of synergy within the sector."

Furthermore, Reseau Trans-Al inc. makes available to its members technical information and linkage to various services, including regional meetings, industrial tours, forums, exposure, and access to the NRC-Aluminium Technology Centre electron microscope, among others.

Finally, Reseau Trans-Al inc. is grateful to its members for their dedication, and to everyone having contributed to the completion of the new Canadian Aluminium Transformation Technology Roadmap, 2006 Edition.

Contact Information

  • Reseau Trans-Al inc.
    Jean Pare
    418-696-2545, ext. 102