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Connection Magazine: December 2020

The Composites Industry of Western Australia – Skills Scoping Study

Earlier this year, Composites Australia commenced a scoping study on skills in the composites sector in Western Australia. The objectives were to obtain an understanding of the value and contribution of the composites industry in Western Australia to the state’s economic base by mapping the key features of the industry, its existing labour force, skills…

Connection Magazine: September 2020

The latest edition of the Composites Australia Connection magazine is in the mail – albeit late given we’re working under COVID19 conditions. Our feature article on The Whiskey Project Group which recently launched its first boat, the 8.5 metre tactical watercraft Whiskey Alpha is an exciting story of cutting edge design technologies, team building, supply…

Connection Magazine: May, 2020

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…