Our Partners

The ARC Training Centre - Chemical Industries is a collaboration. Indeed, it's a vehicle for improving the engagement between the research capability of Australia's two of the highest ranked university chemistry departments and the chemical industry, which supplies key inputs into 109 of the 111 defined industry sectors.


Australian research Council

The Federal Government, through the Australian Research Council (ARC) is the major funder of the ARC Training Centre for Chemical Industries. We gratefully acknowledge the support and aim to assist the ARC in delivering economic growth to strategically important sectors of the Australian economy.

The ARC is a Commonwealth entity and advises the Australian Government on research matters, administers the National Competitive Grants Program, a significant component of Australia's investment in research and development, and has responsibility for Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).

The ARC’s purpose is to grow knowledge and innovation for the benefit of the Australian community through funding the highest quality research, assessing the quality, engagement and impact of research and providing advice on research matters.

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Chemistry Australia

Chemistry Australia is the pre-eminent national body representing Australia’s $40 billion chemistry industry. Members of Chemistry Australia are positioned across the entire value chain including manufacturers, importers and distributors, logistics and supply chain partners, raw material suppliers, fabricators, compounders, recyclers, research, academia and service providers to the industry. These businesses range from small family-owned companies to leading national and multinational enterprises.

The member network represents inputs into almost every value chain in Australia, including food and agriculture; advanced manufacturing, medical technologies and pharmaceuticals; and mining equipment, technology and services. This breadth is a feature of the industry, and of the opportunities that a broadly aligned Association can provide for members.

Chemistry Australia works with state and federal governments and departments to help promote conditions for growth, jobs and investment in the industry and the supply chains it enables. This includes representation and consultation on the policy and regulatory settings to enable sustainable growth and support responsible business. Our work plan is driven by the industry-led Strategic Roadmap, which is informed by extensive CSIRO research to map out key industry priorities.

Chemistry Australia also works to increase awareness of the important role of the business of chemistry in our economy and way of life. Evidence of chemistry at work is all around us, from safe drinking water and food storage, to Australia’s polymer currency and innovations in energy generation and storage.



Australian manufacturing is changing focus from heavy industry to high tech products based on sustainable, advanced manufacturing processes. CSIRO's science and engineering skills, equipment and international connections are helping Australian manufacturers be globally competitive.



Qenos is the sole manufacturer of polyethylene and polymers within Australia. If you see or use plastic in your household items, it was probably made by us. 
We directly contribute more than $1 billion a year to the Australian economy with our operations in Melbourne and Sydney employing around 700 people directly. We are a valued supplier of a diverse range of specialty polymers to industries that employ hundreds of thousands of people across Australia. 


Dulux Group

DuluxGroup is a leading marketer and manufacturer or premium branded products that enhance, protect and maintain the places and spaces in which people live and work

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Founded in 1883 as Pittsburgh Plate Glass by Captain John B. Ford and John Pitcairn in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Today, PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, and specialty materials.

Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company.

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DCS Technical

DCS Technical is a boutique consultancy providing services to the Australian minerals, waste recycling and general scientific industries.


Our services include:

  • Hydrometallurgical consulting for minerals and wastes

  • Research & Development Tax Incentive consulting

  • Export Market Development Grant consulting

  • Investor & community relations for small companies

  • Government relations and approvals

  • Scientific literature research

  • Scientific report and conference paper writing and proofing