Seeley claims its Braemar TH 5 Star Ducted Gas Heating system represents a revolution in modern ducted gas heating: and it seems this year’s Endeavour Award judges agree, naming the system Australian Consumer/Trade Product of the Year.
On commenting on their decision, the judges said the ratings gained by the Braemer TH 5 Star Ducted Gas Heating system are of a high standard and the com pany has introduced new developments to the ducted gas heating market.
The Ecostar product is a heat ing system for whole-of house heating and features interchangeable panels, two piece construction that will fit through a manhole, a control system that allows zonal temperature control and a 5.6 star energy efficiency rating.According to Seeley, the innovation of the TH 5 star has improved the star rating of the unit from 5.4 stars (previous TG model) to 5.6 stars. The system is said to exceed any other 5 star ducted gas heater on the market by 0.1 stars.
The company’s chairman, Frank Seeley, accepted the award on the night saying “this is not only an honour, it’s fantastic”.
“We’ve always been very big on awards, but getting awards is not something you become used to and this particular one will definitely serve as a further endorsement for the product,” Seeley told .
He adds the company is constantly striving to provide more energy efficient systems.
“When we entered the industry 38 years ago we were the underdog and we had to come up with something that was differ ent than what the industry was offering.
“We gradually became domi nant in the energy efficiency heat industry and we’ve taken the same philosophy with us over the years.”
Seeley says the Braemar TH 5 Star Ducted Gas Heating system has received considerable con sumer approval, with the compa ny being up about 15 points from where they were 12 months ago.
The Braemar Ecostar TH range also won the Greenplumbers Energy Efficient Product of the Year Award in 2008.
Austofix designs, manufactures and markets highly specialised orthopaedic implants that are used to fix and stabilise bone fractures.
The company’s Volar Radius Plate (VRP), which was awarded highly commended in the 2010 Endeavour Awards, is a fixed- angle locking plate for the treat ment of unstable distal radius fractures involving instability, comminution and osteoporosis.
The Australian made locking plant was designed in conjunc tion with surgeons to offer a sim ple and effective treatment solu tion.
Made from titanium alloy for maximum biocompatibility and strength, the plate is designed to maintain volar tilt, radial incli nation and radial height.
According to the company, sur gical treatment of distal radius fractures – and plating in particu lar – ensures more consistent cor rection of displacement and maintenance of reduction than conservative methods such as cast immobilisation or splinting.
Following the release of the VRP, the company has increased its turn over by more than dou ble and secured distributors in Greece, Turkey and South Africa.
Papyrus Australia has been awarded a highly commended for developing a world-first technol ogy said to provide both timber and paper industries with a low cost and environmentally sus tainable solution.
The process uses fibre from the waste trunk of the banana palm to produce paper and tim ber products under the brand Beleaf.
The technology is said to take an otherwise unused waste mate rial to produce high-value paper, cardboard, veneer and fibre board products.
After 15 years of intensive research and development, the trunk of the banana palm was identified as an ideal source of fibre because it is a renewable and abundant source with no other viable use.
In 2009, the company set up its first process plant in far north Queensland and began producing commercial quantities of the veneer products. Papyrus Australia has received orders for its Beleaf fibreboard and veneer products through its European distributor 3W Tout Bois. The company is in the process of establishing a second manufacturing plant in Brisbane.