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New Future Fibres Hub in Australia

December 7th, 2016 / By: / Industry News

The Australian government’s research council has supported the creation of a $13.2 million university–industry collaborative center to develop value-added future fibers. Based at Deakin University in Geelong, Victoria, the Future Fibres Hub will lead the development of fiber-based materials ranging from short polymer fibers for the medical, textile and industrial sectors and carbon fiber composites for the automotive industry. It will be led by Deakin under the guidance of the university’s Institute for Frontier Materials director Professor Xungai Wang and will involve Swinburne University of Technology, along with industry partners: HeiQ Pty Ltd., Carbon Revolution Pty Ltd., Quickstep Automotive Pty Ltd., Draggin Jeans Pty Ltd., and Ear Science Institute Australia Inc.

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