We're developing high performance composite materials that are more environmentally-friendly, robust and cost-effective. These are improving the design and fabrication of products, and introducing new qualities, to give companies a competitive advantage.

The challenge

Helping companies innovate with composites

New products with better qualities or entirely new functionality are needed around the world to meet ever-evolving consumer demands, and the needs of various industries, government bodies and global healthcare.  

Meeting these needs often require an innovative materials-based solution. For instance, products can be given greater strength, durability and flexibility or made lightweight, eco-friendly and biodegradable. These materials can also be made in a way that’s more sustainable or cost-competitive.

The options are seemingly endless thanks to the development of composites, where two or more materials are applied together to create new characteristics.

Composite materials can help solve product functionality and performance issues and give manufacturers a competitive advantage.

Our response

Delivering high-tech, high-value solutions

Not only do we design and come up with new composite materials; we work on improving the production processes to make them.

We're helping to deliver high-tech, high-value solutions to Australian industry.  ©

Our research focusses on delivering high-tech, high-value materials for Australia’s manufacturing industry across the whole value chain from small molecule and polymer chemistry, through to composite production and processing.

Our expertise lies in delivering a balance of performance, cost and processing ability.

We’re continually creating new advanced, hybrid and composite materials through analysis of the structure and properties of natural and man-made materials.

Our developments help companies deliver superior products using efficient manufacturing processes. We work with companies on tailored solutions, creating materials with improved:

  • fire resistance
  • biodegradability
  • super strength
  • flexibility
  • lightness
  • corrosion resistance
  • sound damping

Our composite materials have a wide range of applications in industries spanning construction, manufacturing, healthcare, aerospace and defence.

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We partner with small and large companies, government and industry in Australia and around the world.

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