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Expect defense to shrink while commercial aerospace sets new records. Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) Global Manufacturing Industry group has released a report on the 2013 outlook for the global aerospace and defense (A&D) industry. The report provides observations about the challenges, issues, and opportunities in the sector. Deloitte says the global defense segment is expected […]

This is an extract of a paper presented by leading composites scientist Dr Floreana Coman to a 2013  Synthetic Turf Technology Clinic initiated by TTNA. Australia produces a very high quality modern synthetic turf. It evolved from “Generation 1” in 1962, when the US Government commissioned Monsanto Corporation  to carry out research. The first version was physically very […]

This is an extract of a paper presented by Dr Martin Schlegel to a 2013 Synthetic Turf Technology Clinic initiated by TTNA CEO Kerryn Caulfield. Dr Schlegal is a strategy consultant and director of Chemneera Pty Ltd.  He believes planning process and site preparation should be a priority area for the industry and cited examples where neglect in […]

There is a plethora of research available investigating the safety and playability of synthetic turf surfaces. The 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 documents pertaining […]

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 […]