Fraunhofer Project Centre In cooperation with Fraunhofer Western University
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    FPC @ Western: Strong. Fast. Full-Scale.

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    North America's most advanced centre for industrial scale testing.

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    Research excellence in lightweight composite materials.

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    Canada's only open-access, full-scale press with manufacturing capacity.


The Fraunhofer Project Centre for Composites Research is a joint venture between Western University and the Fraunhofer Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) in Pfinztal, Germany. The FPC @ Western develops, tests, validates and characterizes new lightweight materials and advanced manufacturing processes at industrial scale. By combining Fraunhofer's latest global technologies and Western's strengths in materials engineering, the FPC @ Western proactively addresses the needs of its industry partners.