In order to complete the necessary research in carbon fiber precursors, CSIRO first had to establish its own wet spinning line.

“Carbon fiber is only made by a handful of manufacturers around the world, each of whom hold their own secret, patented recipes,” explained CSIRO chief executive Dr. Larry Marshall at the 2017 launch of the new line.

The pilot line was custom built by MAE (Fiorenzuola d’Arda, Italy), a machine manufacturer which specializes in polymer and fiber process equipment. 

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