Tyre manufacturers are continuing to find ways to develop tyres that reduce full consumption, and with the introduction of stricter environmental laws and standards, the need to have a fuel-efficient ‘green’ tyre is becoming imperative.
A company that manufacturers brakes in Sydney has been fined $125,000, after an employee was killed whilst cleaning a high-powered blender, as reported in news.com.au.
A South West chemical company has been fined $90,000 over an acid spill in February 2010 which seriously burned four factory workers – one of which had to have his leg amputated as a result of the injuries.
Canberra is facing transport disruptions with many residents told to stay inside as a massive
chemical factory fire continues to burn in the suburb of Mitchum.
H.B. Fuller is opening China’s first reactive adhesives manufacturing plant in China, as part of a new growth strategy for the company.
Electrolube, a manufacturer of electro-chemicals for the electronics, automotive and industrial manufacturing industries, will be using National Manufacturing Week Exhibition in Sydney, Australia as a platform to introduce its exciting new range of products to the market.
Employers should start building workplace employee support programs aimed at minimising age-related risk exposures.
AUSTRALIA’S manufacturing sector recorded another positive result in February with the Australian Industry Group – PricewaterhouseCoopers Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI) rising 2.8 points to 53.8 (readings above the 50.0 point level indicate an expansion in activity).
The Chairman of the COAG Reform Council, Paul McClintock, has released the first report to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) on performance against the National Partnership Agreement to Deliver a Seamless National Economy—an integral part of COAG’s reform agenda.
A fireproof clothing business has been fined $135,000 after a worker suffered corrosive chemical burns to the face – only six weeks after a chemical splash caused another worker to become blind in one eye.
It is not impossible to integrate sustainability into early stages of design.
Cradle-to-grave environmental impact analysis methods are rarely
used as a metric during product development. In early stages of a project,
companies measure feasibility according to money, performance and
time metrics. Sustainability is commonly measured at a design cycle’s
end on finished products when design features cannot be easily modified
for sustainability measures.
Projects aimed at reducing water consumption in manufacturing are among recipients of funding under the latest round of the Federal Government’s Re-tooling for Climate Change program.
CSIRO has developed the Quench Coat coating technology to protect galvanised products from white rust.
Manufacturing was in the black in August with activity expanding for the first time in fifteen months according to the seasonally adjusted Australian Industry Group – PricewaterhouseCoopers Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI) which rose by 7.2 points to 51.7.
THE slow and ongoing progress towards national harmonsation of OHS law across Australia’s nine jurisdictions highlights just how complex OHS law compliance is for employers in Australia.
The Trade Remedies Task Force has used its submission to the Productivity Commission review of Australia’s anti-dumping system to strongly call for support for Australian industry as it struggles to compete against unfair international competition.
Tough new fire-resistant coating materials called HIPS (hybrid inorganic polymer system) are being developed by CSIRO researchers in Melbourne.
THE NSW Maintrain rail maintenance facility in Sydney – designed to handle up to 1500 locomotives and carriages a year – was recently bedeviled with the problem of the air being choked with potentially harmful welding fumes in its work space.
Cerys Hawkins took out the 2009 Young Manufacturer of the Year Award with Danielle Lindsay-Wooldridge and Kade McConville highly commended.
An Australian-manufactured recyclable pneumatic reticulation system has been selected for use in a $20 million expansion by the largest fish oil manufacturer in the world.