Green light for fibres Industrial Transformation Research Hub
A $4.7 million future fibres Research Hub is to be established at Deakin.
High tech nanofibre deal for Deakin
A joint venture will provide a world-first short nanofibre manufacturing capability in Geelong.
Short nanofibre gets a gong
A world first technology platform has received a Victorian Engineering Excellence Award.
Fashionable science for a safer future
Australia Plus feature Dr Hurren's research into the fabric used for motorcyclist clothing.
Process takes textile recycling to new level
A new process to separate blends of cotton-polyester material provides a major breakthrough for recycling textile and other waste.
Professor Xungai Wang
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Green natural fibres
The key issues for natural fibres are value adding and long-term sustainability. The group is tackling these challenges by developing more environmentally friendly ways of processing natural fibres, using natural fibres for novel applications and identifying, as well as bio-mimicking, the unique features of natural fibres and fibre structures.
Key research areas are:
- Water and energy saving technologies for processing natural fibres (eg. wool, cotton, hemp).
- Biomedical applications of natural fibres (eg. silk fibre, silk powder and silk nanofibres).
- Bio-mimicking of natural fibre structures (eg. wild silk cocoon) to develop functional materials and light-weight structures.
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