Groundbreaking South Australian research is showing damaging proteins can be more efficiently stripped from white wines to stop clouding.Details
Additive manufacturing group Amaero International and Fletcher Insulation will jointly develop a 3D printing application to provide superior tooling. Amaero CEO Barrie Finnin said the two companies would print tooling and test it under full operational load. Fletcher, the manufacturer of Pink Batts and Sisalation, and Amaero will jointly develop the new tooling production technique…Details
New materials developer Lithium Australia has completed short duration glasshouse testing of fertilisers with added micro-nutrients derived from recycled alkaline batteries. The Perth company reported plant uptake of zinc and manganese was in line with expectations for oxide materials. More than 6,000 tonnes of alkaline batteries are consumed nationally each year, with 97 per cent…Details
Opposition leader Anthony Albanese delivered an address from Canberra today where he called for a revival in manufacturing, and greater investment in learning and education, technology, people and infrastructure. Here are his key messages in his own wrds. Anthony Albanese on manufacturing: “We must revitalise high value Australian manufacturing using our clean energy resources. With…Details
Australia has an historic opportunity to build a new, export-focused manufacturing sector based on renewable energy.
As a bonus, it could enable a less politically fraught conversation about climate change. Global action on climate change is in Australia’s national interest.
Healthcare PPE, standard protocols and contingency planning: How do we flatten the curve of demand for PPE as we flatten the curve of infection rates?
How then have we managed to have decades of WHS processes and procedures, outsourcing and supply chain protocols, and pandemic and emergency planning, yet no-one has run a scenario of the risk of completely running out of single-use PPE, (in particular, gowns and masks), locally, nationally and globally?Details
V2food — makers of the Rebel Whopper patties you may have noticed in Hungry Jack’s stores since late-last year — is preparing to open its factory, get into supermarkets, and target the export market. Brent Balinski spoke to founder Nick Hazell about the potential of plant-based meats.Details
Sales by hearing implant manufacturer Cochlear plunged 60 per cent in April, confirming company predictions of the negative effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Sydney company reported that surgery cancellations as hospitals were emptied to prepare for the virus occurred as previously predicted. Cochlear implant sales declined 80 per cent in the month with most…Details
A small Australian boat builder is further demonstrating their workboat design and build capabilities with the delivery of another vessel to operate in the Port of Gladstone. Over the past twelve years, Queensland-based aluminium boat builder BTB Marine has built and delivered thirteen workboats, fast landing craft and other commercial vessels built specifically for marine…Details
A month into our campaign to crowd source a new deal plan for manufacturing, Lance Worrall finds we simply do not have an Australian industrial policy. But our new deal plan submissions show the way forward. The fight against Covid 19 is a fight for our survival. If, as politicians are telling us, this is…Details