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The development of MeltFilters

Project description and overview:

Australian owned and operated Actionlaser is creating hard-wearing, cost-effective ‘MeltFilter’ discs to fit most industry-leading polymer and plastic recycling machines. Their R&D has determined the optimal steel type, annealing process, and heat treatment required, and developed a propriety method of perforating the steel disc, using a laser to drill precise micro-holes in a circular pattern that maximises disc strength.

Actionlaser has proven the durability and effectiveness of their design through prototyping. They now need to transform their manufacturing capability to mass-produce their new range of robust MeltFilters for various grades of recycled plastic, conforming to stringent industry standards.

This project will enable Actionlaser to implement new manufacturing technologies, boost productivity, and build a STEM-skilled workforce to become the global leader in aftermarket replacement filters for the plastic recycling industry.

Actionlaser’s secure, onshore supply of competitively priced, durable and precisely perforated MeltFilters will maximise Australian plastic recyclers’ productivity and revenue by enabling uninterrupted manufacture of high value, high purity, recycled plastic pellets. Actionlaser’s competitive price, high quality and reliable worldwide delivery will also attract international customers.

EXPECTED IMPACT

  • Increased spending on R&D
  • Increased collaboration with other manufacturers
  • Higher information and communication technology (ICT) intensity
  • Increased number of staff with science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) skills
  • Better qualified employees
  • Increased levels of automation
  • Greater capital intensity
  • Newer equipment
  • Higher marketing expenditure
  • Larger geographical reach

EXPECTED GROWTH

  • ActionLaser forecast $4.9M in revenue over 5 years

EXPECTED JOBS

  • This project is projected to upskill 10 employees and create an additional five jobs
Contributions:

Government Funds: $558,500 | Industry: $741,500

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