GALE Pacific and Deakin University’s Carbon Nexus to develop advanced fabric


GALE Pacific headquarter. Source: GALE Pacific

Development of an innovative fabric platform

IMCRC has granted leading manufacturer of technical fabrics, GALE Pacific, and Deakin University $70,000 in funding to develop an innovative fabric platform.

The 8-month, $425,000 project will leverage the research capabilities at Deakin University’s renowned Carbon Nexus facility to deliver a novel fabric with unique form and function.

The relatively lightweight, flexible and formable product is expected to suit a broad range of applications across the construction, defence, mining and agriculture sectors.

Andrew Nasarczyk, Senior Global Manager of Research and Development at GALE Pacific, said the research and development (R&D) project would help to commercialise an Australian manufactured product of significant benefit to industry.

“Innovation is a key pillar of GALE’s vision and values. We are excited to engage with university partners who offer unique capabilities to develop new to world technologies which provide the potential to disrupt markets which we operate in,” he said.