Australia moves to secure UK trade

Trade minister, Simon Birmingham has reached agreement with the United Kingdom to secure Australian export trade for products should Britain depart the European Union without a comprehensive Brexit agreement. Senator Birmingham announced that current EU arrangements would continue to apply to Australian exports to the UK post-Brexit. “This will mean Australian exporters can continue to…

Impression Healthcare wins right to sell medical cannabis products

Local manufacturer Impression Healthcare (ASX: IHL) has received the required licenses to allow it to make and sell medical cannabis products in Australia. The company announced today it had received licenses from the Victorian Department of Health to sell products containing four scheduled cannabinoid substances. The approvals cover cannabis, cannabidiol (CBD), tetrahydrocannabinols (THC) and dronabinol.…

Latrobe Magnesium protects its technology

Latrobe Magnesium (ASX: LMG) which is developing a project to produce magnesium metal in Victoria’s La Trobe Valley has extended protection for its unique technology with the granting of a patent in India. The patent, which adds to protection in Australia, the US, EU, China and Indonesia, protects the company’s 100 per cent owned electrolytic…

Titomic makes waves in titanium process and product markets

Additive manufacturing technology company Titomic (ASX: TTT) has inked three agreements with Chinese entities that further its development of 3D printing machines and products based on titanium metal powders. The Melbourne company released three statements to investors over Christmas that secure its supply of titanium metal powders, deepen its R&D relationships and provide a path…

Energy metals boom challenges Australia to add value

Today’s inforgarphic, from Visual Capitalist, throws down the challenge to Australia for the 21st Century. Will we ride this new bull wave for metals needed in the new economy simply by digging the stuff up and shipping it out? Or will we use our natural advantages, skills and wealth as a nation to go up…