Drawing on our extensive expertise in chemical and fibre research, we are supporting the long term competitiveness of Australia’s cotton, carbon fibre and chemical industries.
Advanced fibres and textiles
Our focus is on advancing carbon fibre manufacture and characterisation, post-harvest cotton research and smart fibre materials.
Designing smart clothing and textiles
Our smart and flexible materials are giving way to innovative products with new, advanced functions - from clothing and structures to healthcare goods and industrial processes.
Cutting the cost of carbon fibre
We are collaborating with industry and the research sector to develop carbon fibre and make it cost-effective for Australian companies.
Improving cotton fibre quality
We're working to enhance Australia's cotton fibre quality to ensure the sustainability of our cotton industry.
Access our fibre mill
We provide research and development, consulting, testing and commission processing services to Australian and overseas wool, cotton and technical textiles and advanced materials industries.
Biotechnology and chemical solutions
Our chemical and biotechnology solutions are supporting long term industry competitiveness by giving way to resource-efficient technologies for health, agriculture, processing and more.
Innovative biotechnologies for people and the planet
Biotechnology involves using living things to make or change products. Helping establish Australia as a world leader in biotechnology, our innovative solutions benefit agriculture, food, healthcare, environment and chemical industries.
Flow chemistry: rapid chemical synthesis
We provide innovative and low cost-of-entry chemical production and engineering solutions for industry, including the latest in flow chemistry technology.
RAFT: making better polymers
Our RAFT technology is a process for making better polymers with enhanced properties for a uses across areas such as health, electronics, packaging and agriculture.
Materials for industry and environment
We conceive, design and apply advanced materials for use across a broad range of industries, boosting productivity, sustainability and environmental outcomes.
Efficient energy production and capture
We're creating innovative new material-based solutions to reduce carbon emissions, efficiently store and separate gases and improve industry productivity.
Developing tools for sustainable farming
We're applying chemistry and biotechnology to shape a more sustainable, resource-efficient agricultural sector.
Improving coatings and surfaces
We're developing sustainable high-performance coating and adhesion technologies to assist the aerospace, building construction, coating, packaging, energy and mining industries.
High performance and sustainable composites
We're developing high performance composite materials that are more environmentally-friendly, robust and cost-effective.
Nanotechnologies have the potential to offer a wide range of economic, social and environmental benefits. We’re committed to capturing these benefits in a safe and socially responsible way.
Exploring nanoscience virtually
We're using virtual technologies to increase our understanding of structure and property relationships at the nanoscale.