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- Chinese goods recalled
CHINESE-made consumer goods have been subject to more safety recalls in Canada than products from any other country, according to recently released Health Canada data.
- Pacifica doing it tough
CAR parts maker Pacifica Group says tough conditions in the automotive industry make it hard to predict future profitability although the company expects to make a loss in the second half of its financial year.
- Newcastle steel plant to close
AUSTRALIAN Tube Mills, a joint venture between OneSteel and Smorgon Steel, has announced it will be closing two of its three mills in Newcastle, NSW.
- Seawind sets sail for consumer product success
Wollongong-based Seawind Catamarans took out the 2007 Innovative Australian Product of the Year – Consumer category with Navisafe awarded highly commended. Katherine Crichton reports.
- Drives contract awarded
ABB has secured key contracts valued at over $5m to supply motors and drives to the Gold Coast desalination plant.
- Control system announced
THE production processes at Natural Fuels Australia Ltd’s (NFAL) new bio-diesel plant in Darwin will be monitored and managed by a Yokogawa Centum CS3000 R3 Distributed Control System (DCS).
- Smorgon broken up
SHAREHOLDERS in Smorgon Steel Group ended an era in Australian steel production last month when they voted to support their company’s break-up.
- HART-based device conversion agreement
YOKOGAWA Electric and Moore Industries-International have expanded their global preferred vendor agreement to include Moore Industries’ HART concentrator system (HCS).
- SAP-qualified automation environment software
INTERGRAPH SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators version 3.8, a preconfigured engineering automation environment for plant operators, has gained “Powered by SAP NetWeaver” qualification from SAP AG.
- More Chinese problems
TOY giant Mattel has been forced to recall close to a million toys, under the Fisher-Price brand, following the discovery of high levels of lead in a wide range of toys in Australia, NZ, US and UK.
- Innovation board to be developed
AUSTRALIAN Industry Minister, Ian Macfarlane, announced legislation to establish a new Board, Innovation Australia, designed to spearhead the delivery of Government’s innovation programs and enhance the provision of advice on innovation policy.
- Taylors Wines gets properly aired
AUSTRALIAN WINE producer and exporter, Taylors Wines, optimises its Clare Valley production facility with the aid of environmentally-friendly compressed air systems from Champion Compressors.
- Profibus training courses in Sydney and Perth
THE Australian Profibus Association will be hosting accredited Profibus training courses in Sydney and Perth commencing October 2007.
- Process control in action at Honeywell symposium
HONEYWELL Process Solutions (HPS), a part of Honeywell’s Automation and Control Solutions group, will host its 19th Pacific Users Group Symposium in Queensland, Australia next week.
- Transforming on site water savings
ABB Australia’s performance services team at the company’s transformer site located in Darra, QLD, has been working hard to improve water usage across the site, resulting in reducing water consumption by up to 60%.
- Manufacturing to receive a $100m cash injection
Labor announced earlier this week that it will invest up to $100 million in a national network of manufacturing centres to help foster innovation for small and medium sized businesses.
- R&D tax concession having a positive impact
THE R&D Tax Concession is said to be having a long-term impact on business R&D collaboration, management and commercialisation, according to a report released yesterday (13th) by Industry Minister, Ian Macfarlane.
- Australian Cat for Japan
Heralding a new era in Japanese ferry transportation, the impressive new Incat 112m Wave Piercing Catamaran Natchan Rera has been delivered to Higashi Nihon Ferry.
- Assembly process key to syringe’s success
In response to the growing risk of needle-stick injuries worldwide Safety Medical Products invented the SecureTouch Safety Syringe.
- Acetal steals a march on metal machinery components
One of the foremost of the light, clean and tough engineering thermoplastics making inroads into the traditional domains of metal machinery components is that wonderfully versatile material acetal. Bruce Armstrong reports.