New report calculates value added by Australian chemical manufacturing vs LNG

Research released on Tuesday by Chemistry Australia estimates the chemical sector’s annual economic contribution to Australia as $37.7 billion and 212,000 full-time jobs, and found that each petajoule it uses creates 33 times more value than the LNG industry and 68 times more value than if that gas was used to create power. 

CCP Technologies IoT sensors adoption sparks trading halt

Internet of Things (IoT) sensor manufacturer CCP Technologies (ASX: CT1) went into a trading pause on Friday shortly after announcing progress in selling its sensors and services in a number of sectors. In a morning announcement, the company detailed sales to the food industry, biological sciences sectors, hospitals, and aged care and gambling institutions. However,…

What is the construction industry trying to learn from advanced manufacturing?

Techniques borrowed from the world of manufacturing could make the building industry more “efficient, connected and customer-centric.” Brent Balinski spoke to Monash University’s Professor Mathew Aitchison about the topic, as well as why prefabricated housing is a tricky business.   Those who study it have sometimes lamented the low levels of productivity growth and technology…