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High levels of ‘forever chemicals’ PFAS found in endangered Victorian dolphins

Research has revealed that critically endangered dolphins in the waters of Melbourne and Gippsland are suffering from the highest concentrations of PFAS chemicals in the world. 

What is PFAS and why is it a problem?

A widespread effort to limit and phase out the use of “forever” chemicals called Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is taking over the world, especially now that the chemicals have taken a foothold in almost every material in our everyday lives. 

Australian PMI shows strong manufacturing recovery in February

Australia's manufacturing sector continues to recover from the economic effects of the pandemic, as indicated by a new record high Australian PMI®. The Australian Industry...

Australian PMI: Manufacturing sector gains footing over holiday period

Australia's manufacturing sector made a strong recovery over the holiday period after suffering severe disruptions in output during Q2 and Q3 of 2020 due...

Bayer to sell crop science division for €5.9bn 

German chemicals giant Bayer has announced that it will sell parts of its crop science business to BASF for €5.9 billion. BASF is also a...

Azelis strengthens foothold in Australia and New Zealand with the acquisition of Chemcolour

Leading global speciality chemicals distributor Azelis has acquired Chemcolour – a leading provider and manufacturer of speciality chemicals and food ingredients in Australia and...

Funding, production costs and war for talent identified as biggest concerns for manufacturers looking...

A new survey conducted by leading global design and consultancy firm Arcadis has identified the biggest concerns preventing manufacturers from investing in their production...

Orica reviews all options due to dreary manufacturing environment

The gloomy Australian manufacturing environment has forced explosives maker Orica to consider all possible options and review its $1.2 billion-a-year industrial chemicals business. According to...

Gas producers and manufacturers should work together for the national good says PACIA

Australia’s gas producers and the manufacturing sectors that rely on the local supply of gas must be working together for the national good, a...

Manufacturers form business alliance to supply road marking products to Australian market

Leading glass materials producer Potters Industries and New Zealand chemical manufacturer Damar Industries are forming a joint business alliance to supply road marking products...
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