9 South Australian manufacturers to add to your Christmas shopping list

I was so impressed by Shay Chalmers @AuManufacturing story yesterday of nine Christmas-ready Queensland manufactured products, that I couldn’t help but compile my own list. Mine is of manufactures from my own home state of South Australia that belong in any festive stocking, celebration table or for that special indulgence. As Shay said, these companies…

Canberra eases Australian Made path for complementary medicines

The federal government has responded to concerns from the complementary medicine industry by making it easier for them to be sold as ‘Made in Australia’ and with the ‘Australian Made’ logo. The Government, with support from the states, has introduced an interim measure to allow access for complementary medicines that meet certain manufacturing eligibility requirements.…

Airspeed and Naval Group to enter composites design competition

Submarine builder Naval Group and composites manufacturer Airspeed have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enter a design competition organised by Lockheed Martin Australia. Lockheed is a major contractor for systems for the Attack Class submarine which will be built in Adelaide by Naval Group itself. The two companies, strangely including the submarine builder…

IMCRC funds Neometals to make synthetic zeolite

Materials company Neometals (ASX: NMT), the Innovative Manufacturing CRC (“IMCRC”) and Queensland University of Technology (“QUT”) are to collaborate to build a synthetic zeolite manufacturing plant. IMCRC will provide $2.57 million for the collaborative research project which will produce zeolites from lithium refining waste. Zeolites are microporous, aluminosilicate minerals commonly used as molecular sieves, commercial…

BluGlass to collaborate on LED lighting innovations

Semiconductor technology developer BluGlass (ASX: BLG) will collaborate with California-based LED lighting innovator Luminus to develop cascade LEDs for the entertainment, projector and display sectors. Luminus is a leader in industrial, medical, horticultural and entertainment lighting, while BluGlass is commercialising its remote plasma chemical vapour deposition (RPCVD) technology. PRCVD technology can be used for the…