Carbon fibre and composite research facility.

Carbon Nexus, a globally unique, open-access carbon fibre/composite research facility, is open for business and conducting strategic research projects with industry.

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Wet spinning line launch

Carbon Nexus has increased its research and production capabilities with the installation of the only polyacrylonitrile (PAN) precursor wet...

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Future of carbon fibre is here

Thanks to breakthrough Deakin research, the University and LeMond Composites have joined forces in a $58 m deal to...

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Prime Minister visits Carbon Nexus

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP has visited Carbon Nexus at Deakin University for the first time. The cutting-edge carbon...

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Cutting edge, cutting energy

Carbon Nexus is a purpose-built research facility designed to accommodate the diverse needs of international manufacturing organisations that require the cost-effective resolution of carbon fibre-related projects that are strategic and complex.

Located in Waurn Ponds, Geelong, the suite of equipment available to researchers and industry through Carbon Nexus is unparalleled. It is truly the nexus of industry, research and teaching for the global fibre community.

Carbon Nexus understands the needs of the carbon fibre industry. For more than a decade Deakin University researchers have been developing new and improved fibres and carbon composites.

See the Carbon Nexus facilities and how they are leading the way in advanced carbon fibre development and manufacturing.

Industry Solutions

Geelong carbon fibre precinct

Together with Deakin, CSIRO and the Geelong Manufacturing Council, a group of local companies have formed the Geelong Advanced Fibre Cluster, with the goal of improving the competitiveness of member companies.

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Carbon fibre producers

With the world’s only open-access carbonisation Pilot Line, Carbon Nexus offers a unique ability to process PAN precursors on an industrial pilot scale for product development, process optimisation or even small-lot contract manufacturing.

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Composites producers

Carbon Nexus offers a range of capabilities which are of interest to composites manufacturers. We can perform a wide range of value-adding chemical and thermal analysis of matrix resins (both thermoset and thermoplastic), using our suite of advanced analytical techniques, including

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Carbon Nexus is a purpose-built research facility designed to accommodate the diverse needs of international manufacturing organisations that require the cost-effective resolution of carbon fibre-related projects.

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