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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.  

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