Advanced fabric development

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Industry partner

GALE Pacific

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Research organisation

Deakin University

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Manufacturing investment

$424,501
($70,044 IMCRC)
for 2022

Novel fabric with unique form and function

Challenge

GALE Pacific manufactures state-of-the-art screening and shading products for domestic, commercial and industrial applications. The company is renowned for its advanced polymer fabric products that endure and protect against Australia’s harsh climate. With innovation forming a key pillar of GALE’s vision and values, the company is engaging in research to develop new to world fabric technologies.

Proposed Solution

In collaboration with Deakin University, GALE aims to develop a lightweight, flexible and formable fabric with commercial applications across sectors including construction, defence, mining and agriculture.

Over the course of 8 months, GALE will harness the expertise and capability on offer at Deakin’s Carbon Nexus facility to take its current proof of concept to pilot scale. With form and function at the core of the project, researchers will test different materials for suitability to deliver high performing fabrics with unique properties.