Bondor to recycle plastics into prefabricated building components

The Bondor Metecno Group and its partners will use a $2.7 million Cooperative Research Centre Projects grant to transform plastic waste into lightweight prefabricated building products. The leading manufacturer of insulated wall, ceiling and roof panels will work with Pipemakers Australia , M Modular Pty Ltd and the University of Melbourne to boost the local…

Pseudostems to real packaging: researchers find new use for banana waste

Two University of NSW researchers are looking to commercialise research using banana harvest waste to create packaging material that is recyclable, biodegradable and non-toxic.   Chemists Associate Professor Jayashree Arcot and Professor Martina Stenzel have used bananas grown at Sydney’s Royal Botanical Gardens to examine ways to use of material that is usually discarded. Arcot…

Manufactures feature in Victorian Premier’s design awards

The importance of design in industry is highlighted in this year’s Victorian Premier’s Design Award which highlighted the benefits design brings to manufactures. Judges by an expert panel of 27 independent judges from a field of more than 200 projects, several manufactures won Best in Category awards. Kore Geosystems’ SPECTOR automated mineral core sampling instrument…