Bridging the gap between science and industry

By / 20th of October, 2016

A LEADING plastics scientist has won an inaugural new innovators award for creating a process that allows manufacturers to replace glass components with light-weight plastic.

Dr Colin Hall and his colleagues at the University of South Australia’s Future Industries Institute have combined micron thin layers of plastics to develop a material that can replace glass in cars, aircraft, spacecraft, and even whitegoods - making them lighter and more efficient.

For his efforts he was awarded the Australian Prime Minister’s Prize for New Innovators.