The TTNA is one of four consortia members of the Victorian Advanced Material (Carbon Fibre) Technology Transfer Collaborative Network Auspiced through Composites Australia, the project was one of four projects to receive joint funding of $1.2 million awarded by the Victorian Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business Louise Asher as part of the Victorian Coalition Government’s Collaborative Networks Pilot Program.
The Network is intended to help Victorian businesses to identify, develop and exploit new commercial applications of carbon fibre textiles, particularly for fibre reinforced composites .
Mr. Ray Seddon has been appointed as the Network Manager. In this role Ray’s primary responsibilities will be to diffuse and disseminate the outputs from research, development and innovation in the carbon fibre sector to help businesses identify, develop and exploit commercial applications for carbon fibre composites. Ray has worked in the composites industry for many years, most recently with Owens Corning’s Asia Pacific Commercial operation, where he worked on numerous projects across the AP region. He brings knowledge of the composites industry in Australia; and a strong commercial background to the Network.
Companies wishing to participate should call Kerryn Caulfield, Executive Manager of Composites Australia Inc. on 03 9429 9884. The TTNA commends the Baillieu Government’s commitment to advanced manufacturing demonstrated by the Technology Transfer Collaborative Network initiative.
Support for the Network will be an impetus for transformative applications of carbon fibre technology within the Victorian textiles and composites manufacturing industry.