While further weakness is expected, there are also some encouraging signs indicating a better year ahead for Australian manufacturing in 2010.
WHILE the actual number of visitors to this year’s Autodesk University was down 30% to just under 6000 attendees, an estimated 20,000 attended via a video link on AU Virtual from over 100 countries, making it the most successful AU to date.
Tough new fire-resistant coating materials called HIPS (hybrid inorganic polymer system) are being developed by CSIRO researchers in Melbourne.
Product: Masonry One Blocks
AS one of the largest manufacturers of concrete masonry products in Australia, Boral Masonry is dedicated to reducing its impact on the environment.
AUSTRALIA’S building and construction industry now has access to LCADesign software, described as the world’s first real-time environmental impact calculator for commercial property.
AUSTRALIAN exports topped a record $215bn in the 2006-07 financial year, with exports of manufactures, resources and services reaching all-time highs.
GOOD Environmental Choice – Australia GECA) has warned manufacturers not to make unsubstantiated claims about their compliance or otherwise to GECA standards without having undergone a thorough independent assessment.