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Biographical entry Henshaw, David Ernest (1931 - 2008)

Born
1931
Died
2008
Occupation
Physicist and Textile technologist

Summary

In 1970, physicist David Ernest Henshaw was the primary inventor of the 'self-twist yarn' process. This technological advance increased woollen yarn-spinning production speed from a possible 20 metres per minute to 200. He was a research scientist at the CSIRO Division of Textile Technology at the time.

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1956
Career event - Joined the CSIRO Division of Textile Technology
1970
Career event - Invented the 'self-twist' yarn spinning process
1971
Award - Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

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