The Australian Aluminium Council (the Council) announced that Alpha HPA Limited joined as a new member, diversifying the Council’s representation to include high purity alumina (HPA) for the first time.

Executive Director of the Council, Marghanita Johnson said

“We welcome Alpha HPA to the Council. We are excited at the prospect of representing a new product which is set to be made in Australia and distributed to the world as part of the ever-growing range of products we will need to meet technology challenges – today and into the future”.

Marghanita Johnson, Executive Director of the Council

Aluminium oxide (Al2O3), better known as alumina, has been produced in Australia for more than fifty years and is largely supplied to the global aluminium smelting industry, usually at purities of more than 99%. Increasing the purity of alumina to 99.99% or more to make HPA also takes alumina into applications in a new world of technologies with strong growth opportunities in a decarbonising world. HPA is used to make safer, more efficient and longer lasting lithium-ion batteries, synthetic sapphire for LED lighting and high technology optics. The applications for HPA in low carbon markets are growing, making HPA a critical mineral of the future.

Alpha HPA joining the council strengthens Australia’s clean technology and export commodity opportunities sources claim.

Ms Johnson continued

“Today’s announcement shows the importance of a strong regional manufacturing base in Australia. Alpha HPA is planning to leverage Australia’s existing industry to create this new manufacturing opportunity.”

Marghanita Johnson, Executive Director of the Council

Ms Johnson went on to say

“Strengthening our national manufacturing capabilities now will put Australia in the strongest possible position to meet these future forecasts for not only traditional commodities such as bauxite, alumina and aluminium; but also, other emerging aluminium related commodities, like HPA, aluminium alloys and aluminium salts. As the world’s largest producer of bauxite and the largest exporter of alumina, Australia is strategically positioned to support this opportunity.”

Marghanita Johnson, Executive Director of the Council

Rimas Kairaitis Managing Director of Alpha HPA added,

“Alpha HPA is delighted to be joining the Australian Aluminium Council. We are developing our first HPA Project in Gladstone, alongside some of the world’s largest manufacturers of metallurgical grade alumina. We believe our high purity technology and product offering are a fantastic showcase in the role of aluminium products in energy transition and decarbonisation. “

Rimas Kairaitis, Managing Director of Alpha HPA

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