Is more rare earths processing about to be lost offshore?

Comment by Peter Roberts Australian Strategic Materials’ (ASM) Korean research and development partner, ZironTech has successfully produced a kilogramme of neodymium metal alloy. While this would normally be seen as a win for Australia the fact that production took place in ZironTech’s laboratory in South Korea rings alarm bells. Neodymium is a critical rare earth…

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Detpak wins national award for packaging design South Australian packaging manufacturer Detpak has received the APPMA Packaging Design Innovation Award for its Kerbside Recyclable Paper Bag for fresh potatoes. The APPMA (Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association) Awards of Excellence 2024 recognised Detpak, a subsidiary of the family-owned Detmold Group. Developed in association with potato…