Composites Research Network


CRN Featured on CTV News for work on G-Kup biodegradable single-serve coffee cup
CRN has recently completed a study for the Vancouver based company G-Kup Coffee that produces the world’s first 100 percent biodegradable and compostable single-serve coffee container.  CRN assisted the development of the G-Kup ensuring that the compostable pod does not leach chemicals that could affect the taste of the brewed coffee. For more information check out the coverage provided by CTV […]
June 23, 2015

Graduate student opportunity with the UBC Composites Group
The UBC Composites Group is currently seeking applications for doctoral level graduate students. For more information please see our Careers page.
October 16, 2014




The Composites Research Network (CRN) is a collaboration of academia and industry partners supporting the composites industry in Western Canada and beyond. It was launched in January 2012 with a $9.8m investment from Western Economic Diversification Canada.

Vision: A vibrant leading-edge composites industry, supported by the CRN and partner organizations.

Mission: To create knowledge in practice documents that enable effective and low-risk knowledge-based composites manufacturing and design.

Location: The CRN has its hub at The University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver and nodes at UBC–Okanagan, the Composites Innovation Centre in Winnipeg, MB, the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford and the University of Victoria on Vancouver Island. Additional nodes will be established in Alberta and Saskatchewan in the second year.

A central tool in achieving Network goals is the development of Knowledge in Practice Documents (KPDs). Network participants will have access to these as well as training facilities, materials and events. KPDs provide a platform for sharing knowledge in a structure and format suitable for industrial use and workflow. They are responsive to new knowledge and needs as they emerge. They provide rich content for industry reference and training.

a place of mind, The University of British Columbia

Faculty of Applied Science
Composites Research Network
309-6350 Stores Rd,
Vancouver, B.C.,
Tel: 604.822.6178

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