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…

9 Queensland manufacturers to add to your Christmas shopping list

By Shay Chalmers, Director, Strategic Engineering Australia We have an abundance of high-quality, affordable, consumer-ready products made right here in Queensland, but we hear little about them. I’ve decided to list nine of my favourite manufacturers and retailers who make buying local even easier. Each of these Queensland businesses are manufacturing their products locally, enabling…

Manufacturing technology to “drive the emerging circular economy” receives further backing

Recycling technology developed at University of NSW and turning waste into boutique building products has received a boost to its commercialisation, sharing in $5 million awarded to the first round of winners in the NSW Physical Sciences Fund. The five winners were announced on Tuesday November 10, and included a manufacturer of 25 kilogram long-range…