Ansell responds to forced labour allegations against a supplier

International surgical and industrial glove manufacturer Ansell has again been forced to respond to allegations of forced labour made by employees of one of the company’s third-party suppliers. The company, which has faced similar allegations in recent years, said it was deeply concerned by reports of forced labour at supplier Brightway Group. However Ansell has…

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Australia’s place in the semiconductor world – series introduction

Today @AuManufacturing launches our newest two-week editorial series, examining Australia’s participation in perhaps the most advanced manufacturing sector of them all. By Brent Balinski.  I heard it said recently that as Covid forced everybody to learn a little about virology, supply shortages and world politics are forcing everybody to learn a little about semiconductors. From…

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Manufacturing news briefs — stories you might have missed

UPS facility speeds safe dispatch of healthcare products UPS has announced the opening of a new cutting-edge healthcare facility that provides a boost to businesses shipping time-sensitive, temperature-sensitive, and patient-critical healthcare products. The 13,400 square-metre Horsley Park, Sydney facility offers product storage at temperatures as low as -20°C, near real-time monitoring, motion-activated LED lighting, and…

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Executive Director appointed at Trailblazer for Recycling and Clean Energy

Research and commercialisation specialist Professor Emmanuel Mastio has been appointed as head of the new Australian Trailblazer for Recycling and Clean Energy, which is led by University of New South Wales and University of Newcastle. The new Executive Director is described as an “inventor, engineer, and research and development leader” and comes to the Trailblazer…

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Synroc set to be commercialised – here we go again

By Peter Roberts The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) has announced that the construction of its Synroc radioactive treatment building is complete, with processing equipment now being installed, ahead of it being commissioned prior to operations in 2025. ANSTO has been attempting to commercialise its Synroc method of encapsulating radioactive wastes into a…

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