Australian Mining speaks to Laserbond chairman Allan Morton about the company’s partnership with the University of South Australia and its vision for the future.
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Hedweld Engineering has opened a new manufacturing facility in Mt. Thorley, NSW, to foster innovation in the Hunter region.
Orica and Yara have opened their joint venture Yara Pilbara Nitrates ammonium nitrate plant, located in Western Australia’s Pilbara region, and expect it to be operational by the year’s end.
Caterpillar has announced it will discontinue manufacture of its room and pillar and track drills.
Atlas Copco has consolidated its mining consumables business in the US and its mining equipment operations in China.
In a move that could help reinvigorate the metal production industry in Australia, CSIRO and Enirgi Group have joined forces to develop and commercialise an affordable and low-emission technology for producing magnesium metal.
A new Manufacturing Centre of Excellence has been opened in Burnie, in response to Caterpillar Underground Mining’s decision to move manufacturing to Thailand.
Fears that the Chinese Australian Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) will lead to a flood of Chinese workers in Australia are unfounded. The amount that China invests overseas is not linked to the flow of Chinese labour and in fact Australia could stand benefit from the investment the agreement will promote.
The South Australian government and SA senator Nick Xenophon have urged the new federal government to secure the long-term future of the Whyalla steelworks.
As mining endures the downturn, it now has the opportunity to adopt innovations from other industries, Adrian Hale, director of Natural Resources, Asia Pacific South, Dassault Systèmes, writes.
Arrium’s Moly-Cop grinding media business has lodged an application with Chilean environmental authorities to double capacity at its Mejillones plant.
Eleven reportable leaks have led to investigations at the Pilbara Fertiliser site in Western Australia, owned by Yara International.
Labor will announce a commitment worth $100 million to attempt to save Arrium’s Whyalla plant, but the federal government has criticised the timing of the news, saying it wouldn’t enter a political auction on the issue.
The first graphene factory in the country has been opened in Geelong, which can “consider itself the graphene capital of Australia” according to the company behind it.
Glencore has announced that it will be closing its North Queensland Bowen Coke Works facility over the next few months.
Industrial thread and craft company Coats Group has announced the acquisition of Gotex and Fast React Systems.
Ausdrill has sold its Drilling Tools Australia business to Robit, for $66 million.
Australia’s largest wire rope supplier WRI industries has been playing an ever-growing game since the 1920s, building a business from the BHP empire to become the largest supplier in the country, and thanks to a fortuitous buyout, the world.
Orica’s net profit has fallen by nearly a third, partly due to the settlement with the Australian Taxation Office.