From textiles to “tex-crete”

Assembled Threads has proudly partnered with Victoria University to work on a Sustainability Victoria funded project under “the Circular Economy Markets Fund: Materials” scheme. The project aims to develop fibre-reinforced concrete beams from used synthetic textile and pre-treated cardboard fibres in accordance with Australian Standards, for use in residential and commercial building construction.

We are really grateful to Assembled Threads for partnering with us to develop this circular economy concrete product, “tex-crete” made out of synthetic textile fibres derived from used Hi-Viz vests. As a part of the project we plan to undertake extensive laboratory experiments, field testing and environmental and economic suitability to fast track commercialization of the product. The support given by Assembled Threads and their passion towards contributing towards a circular economy solutions of the Hi-Viz vests is amazing. This project is a continuation from an earlier funded Sustainability Victoria grant awarded to Assembled Threads and it is lovely to see continued commitment towards impactful research. I really wish good luck for them and look forward to amazing innovations and initiatives to support the local supply chain as well as research!

Dr Malindu Sandanayake, Senior Lecturer, Built Environment Discipline, Victoria University

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