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We provide research and development, consulting, testing and commission processing services to Australian and overseas wool, cotton and technical textiles and advanced materials industries.
We have a pilot-scale fibre and textile processing facility available for testing, customised and specialist runs and the production of one-off samples for prototype production.
Our textile mill facilities offer commercially realistic processing conditions in a controlled research laboratory setting.
Mill services facility at CSIRO Waurn Ponds
We have the flexibility to produce one-off samples or to do specialist runs. Commercial mills often lack the flexibility to switch equipment from commercial production runs to one-off samples or special runs.
Prototype production can disrupt long commercial runs, adding to the expense of product development.
Our mill services are used to develop:
Our knitting equipment includes:
We weave wool, cotton, synthetics, blends, metallic and optic fibres with a weaving width of 300–400mm (12–16 inches) or 1620 mm (64 inches) and a wide range of reed densities to address the expanding commercial needs for novel blends of wool, cotton and speciality or synthetic fibres.
Our weaving capabilities include:
Contact Andrew Jones for a tour of our facility or a consultation
· CSIRO Services
Geelong Technology Precinct, Waurn Ponds
75 Pigdons Road,
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Last updated: Last updated: 27 February 2015
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