Cast Polymer Alliance
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||Misti Murphey, CCT-A
Associate Director of Membership & Certification
ICPA’s Cast Polymer Certification Program Reaches
Industry Validates Need for Standards in Training
February 4, 2005 (Arlington, Va.) — The Certified Composites
Technician- Cast Polymer (CCT-CP) program, created in 2002 by the American
Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) in conjunction with ACMA’s
International Cast Polymer Alliance (ICPA), reached an important milestone
recently certifying its two hundredth person.
“The CCT-CP program is growing quickly because the industry recognizes
the value of enhanced training,” said Sabeena Hickman, CCT-A, Managing
Director, ICPA. “The number of companies committed to total workforce
education is increasing on a daily basis. Reaching the milestone of 200
certified composites technicians in the cast polymer industry is truly
a step toward improving the quality of products produced by the industry.”
Hickman has found that cast polymer manufacturers are encouraging employees
to acquire CCT credentials at a steady pace. In addition to improving
workforce skills, manufacturers find the CCT –CP program helps reduce
shop waste, increase plant safety, and produces better products. And while
the majority of CCT-CPs are manufacturing employees, suppliers and distributors
have also applied for training and certification because it provides the
necessary background to better serve customers.
"As professional suppliers to the cast polymer industry, we have
a duty to assist and challenge our customers to produce only the highest
quality "eco-friendly" products,” said J. M. Elizalde,
Director of International Sales, Gruber System (200th CCT-CP).
“The CCT-CP program gives us all the building blocks and manufacturing
standards to better and further our industry. By supporting CCT-CP certification,
we are showing our commitment and loyalty to our customers, employees,
CCT-CP course work requires candidates to develop expertise in: Composites
Manufacturing Processes; Cast Polymer Materials; Gel Coat Application;
Matrix Casting Techniques For Gel Coated Products; Controlled Spraying
for Cast Polymer Production; Fluid Handling Equipment Principles; Cast
Polymer Plant Safety; and Cast Polymer Quality Assurance.
With seven certification programs – CCT (available in Spanish),
CCT-Cast Polymer, CCT-Marine, CCT- Instructor, CCT-Compression Molding;
and CCM (Certified Composites Manager)? ACMA has certified over 1,900
composites professionals. Individuals interested in enrolling in the CCT-CP
certification program must have at least one year of experience in the
cast polymer industry. Exams are held throughout the year in various locations
and at region meetings.
For further information about ACMA’s certification programs, visit
or call 703.525.0511.
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Cast Polymer Alliance of the American Composites Manufacturers Association
International Cast Polymer Alliance (ICPA) is a nonprofit organization
representing over 300 members including manufacturers, suppliers, fabricators,
and installers of cultured marble, cultured granite, cultured onyx, and
solid surface kitchen and bath products. ICPA is dedicated to promoting
recognition and demand for cast polymer products, representing the industry
on legislative and regulatory issues, and maintaining high standards of
quality in cast polymer products. ICPA publishes a monthly magazine, The
Cast Polymer Connection. ICPA is an alliance of the American
Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA),
the world’s largest trade group representing the composites industry.
For ICPA membership information, call 703-525-0320, email email@example.com,or
visit ICPA’s web site: www.icpa-hq.org.
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