30% hydrogen used in steel forging as Australian industries decarbonise

By Peter Roberts Progress in utilising green hydrogen to power industrial process is being made rapidly, with the latest development the world’s first test with a 30 per cent hydrogen/natural gas blend steel forging processes. The mix was used to power furnaces at the Rho, Italian forged products plant of Forgiatura A. Vienna (pictured), part…

Adbri cement aims for net zero carbon by 2050

Construction materials and industrial mineral manufacturing company Adbri has announced its aspiration to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 with implications for the ongoing future for what is one of Australia’s most carbon-intensive industries. The leading cement, concrete and building products producer told investors its board and management were accessing medium and long term…

Nufarm recovers with markets and performance improvement

Agricultural chemical manufacturer Nufarm has reported sharply better conditions in the first half FY21 as markets recovered across the globe and the company benefitted from its ongoing performance improvement program. The Melbourne company reported revenues up 20 per cent on the previous corresponding period to $1.65 billion, reflecting revenue growth in Australia, Asia Pacific and…

Celebrating Australian Made – sustaining and growing Opal Australian Paper

Today @AuManufacturing’s editorial series – Celebrating Australian Made – steps up a gear. With Australian Made week getting underway on Monday, Peter Roberts looks at the benefits an overseas owner can bring to manufacturing, in this case to Opal Australian Paper, makers of Reflex copy paper. Often when an overseas company buys an Australian manufacturer…