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Carbon Nexus carbon fibre research facility opening

News International-French

9 Jun 2014

The company opened a globally cutting-edge carbon fibre research facility in Australia at Deakin University in Geelong.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander welcomed the Victorian Premier, Dr Denis Napthine, Federal Member for Corangamite Sarah Henderson MP, Federal Member for South Barwon Andrew Katos MP, City of Greater Geelong Mayor Cr Darryn Lyons, Carbon Nexus Chair Honorary Dr Simon Crean and local, national and international guests to the $34 million Carbon Nexus Facility.

Professor den Hollander said the new open access facility - owned and operated by Deakin University - was an international centre of research and development, underpinned by strong local connections.

"Deakin now has a pilot carbon fibre manufacturing line embedded in our university, directly tied to research and ready to work with industry on projects that will help drive the jobs of the future," Professor den Hollander said.

Professor den Hollander said over 20 Carbon Nexus researchers and technicians were exploring the fundamental science for making industry-relevant breakthroughs in low-cost, high-performing carbon fibre materials that would be lighter, stronger, cheaper and much faster to produce.

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