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Investors sought for new plastic trellis post

A product designer from the New South Wales town of Tamworth is seeking investors in a new plastic trellis post he believes will last for at least 30 years.

Bede Whiteford has developed his post in a bid to stem the volume of CCA-treated posts used in Australian vineyards. The wine industry is one of the most significant users of CCA-treated timber in Australia. The most significant problem associated with the use of these posts is their disposal once they become damage or obsolete.

“They can’t be burned, buried, turned into wood chips or mulch, so how do we get rid of them? One serious option is to instead use posts made of non-toxic, non-biodegradable plastic,” said Whiteford, who has more than 40 years’ experience in product design.

He said he has been using a “super computer” in Detroit, USA, for product design confirmation for many years and believes he has a trellis post design that will do the job and last for at least 30 years or more.

Whiteford is now looking for potential partners or investors to form a new company and raise the funds to produce samples of the post for field testing. To do so, he wants to sell off 50% of the new company to raise $270,000 to cover the cost of the computer testing, form the new company and issue shares to the foundation shareholders all of whom will share in the ownership of the intellectual property rights applicable to the new posts.

A prominent local Tamworth accounting company will assist with the company formation and issue of shares.

For further information contact Bede Whiteford, phone (02) 6760 5963 or email ">a



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