Biomaterials startup looks past pulp, pandemic

Today’s food byproducts will be turned into tomorrow’s fashion items if Nanollose is successful. Brent Balinski spoke to the company’s co-founder, Dr Wayne Best about fibres from fermentation, selling the first commercial garment made out of microbial cellulose this year, and why the growing waste-to-value movement will bring new challenges to companies like his. 

Submarine contract turmoil as defence eyes ‘Son of Collins’- report

The Australian Financial Review newspaper has thrown petrol on smouldering concerns about the rising cost of Australia’s future Attack class submarines with claims the government is considering abandoning the project altogether. A story today by Andrew Tillett said Defence officials were examining the possibility of replacing the ageing Collins class submarine with an updated version…

Rossi Boots to remain Australian made

One of a tiny handful of surviving Australian shoemakers, Rossi Boots is to remain Australian manufactured following a rescue by its owners of its Adelaide factory. The company, owned since April, 2020 by apparel group Propel Group and GP Securities, purchased the South Australian based factory and assets of its contract manufacturer Adaptive Industries, according…