Australia’s niche champions – Cochlear, the product that does good

In today’s @AuManufacturing Australia’s niche champions series, Peter Roberts looks back at our most famous, and successful, niche player – hearing implant manufacturer Cochlear. If you asked any Australian to name one of the country’s global niche champions, chances are they would mention bionic ear manufacturer, Cochlear. I followed Cochlear as a reporter from its earliest…

China launches anti-dumping action against Australia

In a turnaround for anti-dumping actions, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce has initiated an anti-dumping investigation into Australian wine exports into China. The news came in an announcement from one of the country’s largest winemakers, Treasury Wine Estates, which told investors it would co-operate with any requests it received from Chinese or Australian authorities. TWE…

Geofabrics extends recycled geotextiles range

Industrial textile producer Geofabrics has extended its range of recycled products utilised in infrastructure projects with the release of Sealmac Green. A 100 per cent Australian made nonwoven paving fabric, Sealmac Green is made from recycled plastic water bottles, reducing waste to landfill and strengthening Australia’s recycling supply chain. For over thirty years nonwoven needle…