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…

Moly-Cop – another super success that got away

Comment by Peter Roberts Moly-Cop, the world’s largest manufacturer of ball and rod grinding media used in minerals processing, is along with the Whyalla steel works another global opportunity that went unseen and unfulfilled by Australian investors. Just as the steel works is being doubled in size by new owners Liberty Primary Steel, Moly-Cop under…

Leigh Creek raises $5 million to develop chemicals potential

Leigh Creek Energy (ASX: LCK) company will raise $5.1 million through a rights issue and placement to fund development of chemicals processing opportunities in South Australia. The company said in a statement that its in situ coal gasification demonstration plant at the former Leigh Creek coal fields has notched up 13 days continuous production of…

Faulty product? What are consumer rights?

@AuManufacturing’s recent feature on shoddy imports has cast light on Australian Consumer Law. Here we explain consumer rights when faced with minor and major faults. By Helen Hull New data just released reveals people are increasingly contacting the ACCC about issues with faulty products and services. In 2018, the ACCC received nearly 34,000 contacts about…