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Carbon composite transport innovator launches first European exports

With strong performance from their innovative carbon composite tankers in the Australian market and IP protection through granted international patents, NSW-based manufacturers Omni Tankers Pty Ltd  this month exported their first tanks to Germany for the transportation of Dangerous Goods in the European market. Omni Tankers exemplify the potential for innovative new products and markets that…

Australia’s first automated composites manufacturing facility opens

Australia’s first automated composites manufacturing facility, has opened at the UNSW Australia.

Directory of Australian Composite Industry Capabilities

Composites Australia is developing a Directory of Australian Composite Industry Capabilities to support Austrade’s efforts in identifying and developing export opportunities. Listing in the Directory is free. The Directory will support an export initiative of Composites Australia, CRC-ACS and ACS Australia focusing on the automotive, aerospace, oil & gas, infrastructure and ground transport sectors in Malaysia and Indonesia. The marine…

Advancing composites in infrastructure

Composites Australia and META (the Manufacturing Excellence Taskforce of Australia) have joined forces to bring the benefits of advanced composites technologies to Australian infrastructure projects. “The Special Interest Hub for Advanced Composites in Infrastructure is bringing together leading researchers in the field, the composites industry, engineers, designers and infrastructure authorities to share knowledge and work…

Queensland takes lead on composite bridge standards

Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) recently published technical specifications and design criteria for the manufacture and installation of fibre composite bridge girders. The specifications pave the way for increased use of fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composite girders to be used as super structures on the state’s new bridges and for the maintenance…

High performance textiles expert visits Australia

Dr Dieter Veit, Vice Director of the Institute for Textiltechnik, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, has arrived in Melbourne to deliver an intensive one-day technical clinic for the Australian technical textile and advanced composite sectors. Hosted by Composites Australia and the Technical Textiles and Nonwoven Association (TTNA), the clinic is a rare opportunity to meet and…

Bolwell bounces back after factory fire

Just a week after fire gutted one of Bolwell’s major plants in Mordialloc, Victoria, the prominent fibreglass and composites design and manufacturing company, is on track to return to full production within weeks.

Leading composites societies join forces

Australia’s three leading societies for the advancement of composites knowledge, technologies and applications have joined forces under a memorandum of understanding.

Deloitte’s 2013 Global Aerospace and Defense Industry Outlook

Expect defense to shrink while commercial aerospace sets new records. Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) Global Manufacturing Industry group has released a report on the 2013 outlook for the global aerospace and defense (A&D) industry. The report provides observations about the challenges, issues, and opportunities in the sector. According to the report, the global defense segment…

National Manufacturing Precinct

Composites Australia has committed to the National Manufacturing Precinct, an initiative formed through the federal government’s plan for industry, Building On Australia’s Strengths. The program is in response to a report by the Prime Ministers’ Manufacturing Taskforce, which included non-government members and made over 40 recommendations. “We need to increase the level of industry-led research…