Apical International develops strategic responses to address challenges faced by industry sectors. Here are some examples:

The unintended consequences of government waste reduction policy

State government policies to improve waste management have led to a significant increase in illegal dumping of rubbish on charity recyclers - the operators of charity recycling bins and charity op shops - as residents and businesses seek to avoid paying the increased tip fees and landfill levies. Read more.

Export market access and development

While domestic markets are small and diminishing due to low-cost imports, there are opportunities for Australian manufacturers with innovative products and technologies to enter export markets. Read more.

An industry in need of unity

The technical textile sector represents a significant proportion of world textile manufacturing and trade, yet the sector was not recognised in Australian industry programs and government policies were geared towards fibres and textiles used for apparel while . Read more.

Global technology and knowledge transfer

Apical’s research and industry connections have enabled it to host an array of international experts who have collectively enriched and developed collaborative links with Australian manufacturing. These include such eminent thought-leaders as James Zheng – Chief Scientist for the US Army, pictured left. Read more.