Composites competence: Australian leader says it’s about strategy not rivalry

University of Southern Queensland has emerged as a national leader in composites research, with an explicit focus on real-world, industry-based problems. Brent Balinski spoke to the university’s Centre for Future Materials founding director Professor Peter Schubel about some of its recent work, and why it makes sense to work together rather than compete.

Xtek makes first commercial sale of armour produced through proprietary curing tech

Composites technology company Xtek (ASX:XTE) has achieved what it says is a small but important first commercial order for armour parts produced using its XTclave curing system. The buyer is named as Tote Systems Australia, which will use Xtek’s lightweight ballistic armour plates in a soft armour and tactical vest system. The end product will…