Delivering Advanced Materials to the Global Economy
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Lightweighting is a necessity driven by some very important, but complex, issues – including global warming, carbon emissions, resource scarcity, sustainability. Lightweighting often requires the redesign of the product. This provides an opportunity to improve the design, manufacturability, and usability, to reduce labour inputs and improve the performance requirements of the end product. Textiles and […]

Lightweighting, or product weight optimisation, is not just the latest “buzz word”. It is a necessity driven by very important, but complex issues including global warming, carbon emissions, resource scarcity and sustainability. There is significant potential for advanced technologies in fibre, textiles and composite materials to help manufacturers achieve their lightweighting goals and grow global […]

Representatives from Australia’s synthetic turf and technical textiles industries came together to deliberate a body of research on the specific materials and designs currently used in synthetic turf products to enable more comprehensive information to be distributed to end users and the Australian public. As part of the Australian Advanced Materials manufacturing sector, the industries […]

There is a plethora of research that has been conducted to evaluate the safety and playability synthetic turf surfaces. Following are some links to organisations based in Europe and the USA through which these can be accessed.   FieldTurf (USA) The FieldTurf research resource center is hosts a comprehensive collection of valuable research and general […]

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s report on the Economics of a Circular Economy invites readers to imagine an economy in which today’s goods are tomorrow’s resources, forming a virtuous cycle that fosters prosperity in a world of finite resources. This change in perspective is important to address many of today’s fundamental challenges. Traditional linear consumption patterns […]

The recent study for the VDMA German Engineering Federations Composite Technology Forum concludes that the market for high-strength reinforced composites will experience solid growth until 2020. At a rate of 17% per cent per annum, demand for high strength components made from carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP’s) will grow significantly stronger than demand for high […]

New technology has been an essential source of facilitating business enterprises. Since the invention of the fully automated glove-knitting machine in 1962, by the founder of Shima Seiki, the company has been pioneering apparel manufacturing systems throughout the past 50 years. Through a thorough historical research of Shima Seiki’s ongoing venture of new fashion creativity, this […]

Aggressive traffic, water and challenging access render underground thoroughfares extremely difficult to build and maintain. TTNA member Geofabrics Australasia is providing solutions to underground coal mines through two proprietary technologies, bidim® and Geoweb®. The products have proved to be more economical than traditional pavement methods which are difficult to construct in underground applications. Geoweb in […]

Solid-liquid separation processes are used throughout various industries for the purposes of recovering valuable filtrate, increasing the solids concentration of slurries, etc. Several solid-liquid separation operations involve formation and consolidation of a saturated cake followed by desaturation of the cake, including vacuum, air-driven, gravity and centrifugal filtration and evaporation from a drying suspension such as […]

The Report of the Non-Government Members – and subtitled “Smarter Manufacturing for a Smarter Australia” ; the Prime Ministers Taskforce report on Manufacturing is said to reflect the critical challenges facing the sector and the opportunities for manufacturing in the coming years.  It acknowledges that manufacturing is an essential component of a balanced and diversified […]