Alpha HPA to produce first synthetic sapphire

Downstream mineral processor Alpha HPA has announced that its plans to construct Australia’s first growth facilities for synthetic sapphire used in high technology industries are advancing at Gladstone in Queensland. The company is commercialising sapphire production utilising the Austrian Ebner-Fametec sapphire growth technology utilising Alpha’s high purity alumina feedstock. Sapphire glass is ultra-pure glass used…

Alpha HPA to move downstream to synthetic sapphire

Aluminium materials manufacturer Alpha HPA is to move to downstream processing to produce synthetic sapphire from high purity alumina (HPA) sourced from its refinery at Gladstone, Queensland. Stage One Precursor Production Facility (PPF) in Gladstone is now in operation, producing 99.999 per cent high purity alumina (HPA) coating pre-cursor material for use in manufacturing lithium-ion…