19 July 2001
19 July 2001
Dr. David Strangway, President and CEO of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), announced an investment of $14.6 million to support the development of advanced research facilities at 29 Canadian universities. The Honourable John Manley, Minister of Foreign Affairs, participated in the announcement which took place at the University of Ottawa.
Under the New Opportunities Fund, the CFI Board of Directors approved an investment of $12.2 million to support 68 infrastructure projects at 23 universities. The projects will enable 92 new researchers at Canadian universities to have access to a wide range of advanced equipment and installations including $ 75,383 for X-ray equipment at the University of Prince Edward Island to develop polymer-graphite Nanocomposites for use in lithium rechargeable batteries.
New Zealand company Revolution Fibres is tripling nanofibre production to meet increased international demand from a range of industries, from cosmetics manufacturers through to Formula One teams.
TeXtreme has added a ±45° grid fabric to its line of spread tow products.
Exel Composites is collaborating with French industrial contractor CNIM on the manufacture of fibreglass components for the magnet support structure of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), the world’s largest experimental fusion facility.