CSIRO to improve flow of chemical manufacturing

22 NOVEMBER 2016

CSIRO has launched its “FloWorks” Centre for Industrial Flow Chemistry today in Clayton, Victoria.

FloWorks will provide cutting-edge research into flow chemistry capability, making it more accessible to the chemical manufacturing industry.

Senior research scientist with CSIRO’s manufacturing sector and Director of the new centre, Dr Christian Hornung, said flow chemistry offers a cleaner, smarter and more efficient way of making chemicals. Read more


Getting new smarts

June 17, 2016 News Alan Johnson

Much is written about the benefits of technology transfers, but very little on ‘how-to’. Alan Johnson highlights some options.

Most Australian manufacturers incorporate a high level of technology into the products they produce, plus in the processes they use to produce these products. And like it or not, this trend is only going to increase as industry becomes even more competitive and global. Read more


UOW and Boron Molecular driving manufacturing innovation

April 6th, 2016

Chemical formulas developed at UOW that provide the ‘recipe’ for key ingredients in advanced energy storage are being commercialised through an industry partnership.

Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials (ISEM) researcher Dr Zhenguo Huang has developed compounds containing boron, one of the critical chemical elements that make up the planet.

UOW, through Dr Huang’s discovery, recently signed a licence agreement with Melbourne-based specialist chemical manufacturer Boron Molecular, which was spun out from CSIRO in 2001. Read More


When the chemistry is right: Boron Molecular and CSIRO taking Australian technology to the world

9 March 2016

Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today visited Melbourne-based specialist chemical manufacturer Boron Molecular, to look at a range of technologies stemming from Australian research that are set to be rapidly commercialised. 

Minister Pyne, who was joined by local candidate Helen Kroger, congratulated CSIRO and Boron Molecular on their successful partnership which began when Boron Molecular was spun out from CSIRO in 2001. Read More


Technology Transfer and Innovation

December 10, 2015

Tech transfer catalyst for chemical manufacturing innovation

The commercialisation of a range of Australian technologies will be rapidly accelerated, thanks to a new technology transfer agreement between CSIRO and Melbourne-based fine chemical manufacturer Boron Molecular.




Australian start-up Kayban, CSIRO develop new superbug fighter for superfood

By Darwin Malicdem on Decenber 02, 2015

The world's first anti-microbial topical products made from organic flaxseed oil have been developed by an Australian start-up, called Kayban, in collaboration with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). The products could be an alternative to ethanol-based products as fast-acting and effective treatment killing golden staph, a superbug that led to 1,621 hospital-acquired infection cases between 2013 and 2014.

Initial tests show that the new topical lotions and washes, called Bio3 Guardian, can significantly prevent the spread of infection, according to CSIRO. Flaxseed oil contains alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that is known for its anti-microbial properties. Read More


Boron Molecular to take RAFT Large Scale

The licensing agreement between CSIRO and Boron Molecular aims to make RAFT polymers accessible and affordable, promoting the adoption of the technology.

Yamini Chinnuswamy | June 11, 2014 | Technology

AsianScientist (Jun 11, 2014) - Australian company Boron Molecular has secured the rights to manufacture and sell proprietary polymers from the country's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). Reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT), a technology discovered by CSIRO and developed in partnership with DuPont, enables the production of complex, multi-functional polymers at low cost and under standard conditions. Read More


Technology deal secures commercial RAFT agent supply

3 JUNE 2014

The global polymer industry will soon have access to commercial quantities of RAFT agents, thanks to a new licensing arrangement between Boron Molecular and CSIRO.

CSIRO’s reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) technology is a powerful method that allows users to tailor polymer properties with unprecedented control. Read More