Australian innovator Altech Chemicals Ltd. announced this week the establishment of its in-house research and development laboratory in Perth, Australia.
Altech says the office has been in the commissioning phase since May, and it is currently on the verge of finalization. The new facility allows the firm to carry out a wide range of research, including battery testing of its proprietary method for coating graphite and silicone particles with high-purity alumina.
The laboratory recently received the initial batch of battery materials, and testing has already begun. Altech plans to commence another round of cell battery performance tests in the near future in order to assess the effectiveness of its proprietary high-purity alumina coating methods.
Altech Chemicals is based in Subiaco, Western Australia and is attempting to implement a marketable process for delivering 99.99% (4N) HPA using conventional equipment at a lower production cost than methods currently available. It plans to construct a 4,500 metric ton per annum HPA plant at Tanjung Langsat Industrial Complex, Johor, Malaysia that will use kaolin clay from a company-owned mine in Meckering, Western Australia. The firm is fast-tracking HPA production due to an agreement with Mitsubishi for 100% of its proposed HPA production for ten years.