SOURCE: Despatch Industries

Despatch Industries

March 31, 2011 02:00 ET

Despatch Industries Is Selected to Supply Fully Integrated Carbon Fiber Line to the New Australian Future Fibers Research and Innovation Center

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - March 31, 2011) - Despatch Industries, the leader in thermal process technologies for carbon fiber production, announces today that Deakin University and the Victorian Center for Advanced Materials Manufacturing (VCAMM) have selected Despatch to supply a fully integrated, pilot-scale carbon fiber manufacturing line at the new Australian Carbon Fiber Research Facility (ACFRF). The ACFRF is currently under construction at Deakin University's Waurn Ponds Campus in Geelong, Victoria. 

ACFRF is the world's first research facility for carbon fiber innovation. The focus of the new center is on advancing the quality and expanding the application base of carbon fiber materials. 

"We are very pleased that VCAMM and Deakin University selected Despatch as the integrated line equipment provider for this exciting new research and development facility," states Ken Defiel, Global Carbon Fiber Sales Manager. "This facility will lead the way in developing new fibers for the global carbon fiber industry, using Despatch technology."

VCAMM CEO Brad Dunstan states, "We selected Despatch as our equipment provider due to the company's extensive experience in providing innovative technology and top performance carbon fiber manufacturing equipment. Our new facility will offer the most advanced technology and will position Australia as an international hub for new materials industries."

About Despatch: Despatch Industries is the expert in thermal process technology. For decades, carbon fiber manufacturers have utilized our world-leading oxidation technology to produce the highest quality and most uniform fiber. We offer the experience and knowledge to provide fully integrated lines for small and large tow. Recent Despatch advancements enable our global customers to achieve the lowest cost per kilogram of fiber produced. 
For more information on Despatch visit: www.despatch.com

About VCAMM: VCAMM Ltd is the Victorian Center for Advanced Materials Manufacturing, a not-for-profit company representing a consortium of public R&D organizations. VCAMM facilitates technology development and commercialization for Australian manufacturing businesses. VCAMM identifies technology projects, partners, capabilities and commercial opportunities, and also assembles resources and manages program delivery. 
For more information on VCAMM, visit: www.vcamm.com.au 

About Deakin University: Deakin University is home to the Center for Materials and Fiber Innovation (CMFI) within the Institute for Technology Research and Innovation. Internationally renowned for its research in composites, fibers and nanomaterials, CMFI will lead the Carbon Fiber research at the ACFRF.
For more information on Deakin University, visit: www.deakin.edu.au

Contact Information