In recent times CEEFC has developed an interesting new material to create architectural products. This new composite material is aesthetically pleasing, largely maintenance free, resistant to moisture, weathering, insects and rot and has a life expectancy of more than 50 years. The material can be used for both small and large scale components. The use of this material for small scale structures opens up a range of new and exciting possibilities for bench slats, bar tops, the replacement of hardwood decking, etc.
Towards the end of 2003 this new material was used to produce a number of trial bench slats for the BCC river walk project and to fit out a night club in Lismore (NSW). The same technology has been used to create early prototypes for fibre composite power poles and board walks. This technology is currently being transferred into commercial products in close collaboration with a number of industry partners.
CEEFC, USQ internal project
Mr Darren Browne