A new deal plan for manufacturing – innovation and bi-partisanship by Tom Kenyon

Innovation is featuring in submissions so far in our campaign to crowd source a continues @AuManufacturing’s campaign to crowd source a new deal manufacturing policy with eight keys to unlocking our manufacturing future. Send your ideas or make a submission to [email protected]”>new deal plan for manufacturing. Today Tom Kenyon looks at how to kickstart new…

Alexium in new tie-up for bedding market

Chemicals business Alexium International Group has signed an agreement to supply bedding manufacturer Soft-Tex International with its Alexicool phase change material (PCM) products. Soft-Tex will exclusively use Alexicool products for top-of-bed and mattress applications for an initial period of two years. It will also utilise Alexium’s analytical services supporting its product, which provide thermal regulation…

CSL shrugs off coronavirus hit

Biotechnology giant CSL is experiencing some disruption due to the coronavirus as well as deploying its capabilities in the fight against the disease according to a market update. The Melbourne company told investors that expertise in three areas was being deployed to support the global response to the Covid-19 coronavirus. Immunological science, vaccinology and protein…

A new deal plan for manufacturing – eight keys to the future by Danny Samson

Professor Danny Samson continues @AuManufacturing’s campaign to crowd source a new deal plan for manufacturing with eight keys to unlocking our manufacturing future. Send your ideas or make a submission to [email protected] Australia’s manufacturing sector has shrunk significantly over the past 30 years, in terms of share of GDP, and absolute employment numbers. But we…

EOS the latest to raise new equity

Space, communications and defence manufacturer Electro Optic Systems has become the latest in the sector affected by Covid-19 to go to the market seeking new capital from investors. The company will seek to raise $144 million from a fully underwritten placement to institutional investors and a share purchase plan, with the company noting some disruption…

Lynas Corp refinery to remain shut

Lynas Corporation’s troubled rare earths refinery in Malaysia is to remain closed until April 28 following the extension of Covid-19 measures by the Malaysian government. The company has been plagued by controversy over its plant even before the virus hit, and is moving some refining operations back to its mine and processing site in Western…