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Revolution Fibres

The Revolution Fibres story

This Innovation story is about Revolution Fibres, a high-tech start-up company that produces commercial...

Innovation definition: Albert McGhee

Albert McGhee, General Manager, Revolution Fibres, discusses invention and innovation and the relationship...

Discussing innovation: Simon Feasey

Simon Feasey, founder of Revolution Fibres, discusses what innovation and invention mean within the context...

Encouraging creativity: Revolution Fibres

Iain Hosie and Albert McGhee, Revolution Fibres, discuss how they encourage creativity and develop ideas in...

Skills for innovation: Revolution Fibres

Albert McGhee and Iain Hosie, from Revolution Fibres, discuss the skills that innovators need and...

The importance of intellectual property: Revolution Fibres

Albert McGhee and Iain Hosie, from Revolution Fibres, discuss the importance of intellectual property for...

Why innovation is important: Revolution Fibres

Albert McGhee and Iain Hosie, from Revolution Fibres, discuss the importance of innovation for New Zealand.

From idea to commercial product: Revolution Fibres

Simon Feasey and Iain Hosie, from Revolution Fibres, discuss the key steps in developing an idea into a...

Meet an innovator: Iain Hosie

Iain Hosie, Technical Director, Revolution Fibres, discusses his career path and working in the innovation...

Meet an innovator: Simon Feasey

Simon Feasey, founder of Revolution Fibres, discusses his passion for innovation, problem-solving and product...

The electrospinning process

Simon Feasey and Iain Hosie, Revolution Fibres, explain the process of electrospinning nanofibres.

Nanofibres and van der Waals forces

Iain Hosie discusses van der Waals forces and their importance to nanofibres.

Producing commercial quantities of nanofibre

Revolution Fibres produces commercial quantities of electrospun nanofibre materials. These are an exciting...

Nanofibres are nanoscale materials

Nanofibres are an exciting class of nanoscale materials. Individually, nanofibres are so small they’re hard...

Novel properties emerge at the nanoscale

Researchers and scientists are interested in the nanoscale, because when many materials get down to these...

Electrospinning nanofibres

Electrospinning is a technique used to make nanofibres. Currently, it is considered to be the most promising...

Revolution Fibres Ltd

Revolution Fibres Ltd uses a process called electrospinning to create custom-made nanofibre materials. The...

Simon Feasey

Engineer, Director, Owner, Founder, Revolution Fibres.
Field: Nanotechnology, nanomaterials

Iain Hosie

Technical Director, Owner, Founder, Revolution Fibres.
Field: Nanotechnology, nanomaterials

Albert McGhee

General Manager, Revolution Fibres.
Field: Nanotechnology, nanomaterials

Student Activity - Investigating size and scale

This activity introduces students to size and scale. These concepts are important in forming the necessary...

Key Terms

This resource provides explanations of the key terms encountered when exploring Innovation.

Commercial production on the Komodo

Revolution Fibres built the Komodo, a machine with commercial electrospinning capacity.

Electrospinning lab set-up

Electrospinning set-up on a small scale.

Nanofibre material is made up of individual nanofibres

Individual nanofibres are collected together to form nanofibre material.

Nanofibre material is tangible

Masses of individual nanofibres form a tangible material.

Nanofibres and human hair

A human hair compared to nanofibres.

New Zealand Innovators Awards 2012

Revolution Fibres won the Supreme Award at the New Zealand Innovators Awards 2012.

Scale ladder – from macro to atomic

A scale ladder illustrating macroscale objects down to atomic scale objects.

Seta air filters

Seta air filters are diffuser air filters used with the HRV system.

The Lycurgus Cup

This cup changes colour due to gold nanoparticles in the glass.