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Guarda wins big at World of Concrete Trade Show

13 March 2019

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  "Guarda wins big at World of Concrete Trade Show   The Guarda Edge Powercutter has just won the award for "Most Innovative ...

Qponics: Progress on the upgrade of the pilot algae farm in Brisbane into a small-scale production facility

28 February 2019

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  "Qponics: Progress on the upgrade of the pilot algae farm in Brisbane into a small-scale production facility   The sky-blue coloured lining for ...

Podcast: Learning Comes First! (ft. Manish Goklaney, Co-Founder of Learn Primary)

25 February 2019

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   Podcast: Learning Comes First! (ft. Manish Goklaney, Co-Founder of Learn Primary)   Today on Eden Exchanges we spoke to Manish Goklaney, Co-Founder ...

"Silicosis death dust audit reveals 'major epidemic worse than asbestos'"

21 February 2019

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  "Silicosis death dust audit reveals 'major epidemic worse than asbestos'  ABC News reported on 21 February 2019: "An audit of Queensland's manufacturing ...

Director Briefing with Manish Goklaney from Learn Primary

19 February 2019

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In this Director Briefing, Manish Goklaney, Co-Founder of Learn Primary Pty Ltd, discusses: Learn Primary’s objective to improve learning for children ...

Podcast: The Road Most Travelled (ft. David Keir from Freedom Road Travel Group – Discusses Strategy and Expansion Plans)

19 February 2019

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   Podcast: The Road Most Travelled (ft. David Keir from Freedom Road Travel Group – Discusses Strategy and Expansion Plans)   Today on ...

"Freedom Road Travel plans capital raise to expand China-focused business to US – CEO"

12 February 2019

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   "Freedom Road Travel plans capital raise to expand China-focused business to US – CEO   Freedom Road Travel Group (FRTG), a Hong ...

"Learn Primary could seek to raise capital in 4Q19 to enter New Zealand, Canada - CEO"

08 February 2019

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  "Learn Primary could seek to raise capital in 4Q19 to enter New Zealand, Canada - CEO   Learn Primary, a private Australian ...

Readers, Happy new year - Funding Strategies Connect January and February 2019

05 February 2019

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  Reader, Happy new year - Funding Strategies Connect Jan/Feb 2019   Dear Readers, Happy New Year 2019 - The Year of the Pig! We ...

Learn Primary - January 2019 Update and Announcements

31 January 2019

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   "Learn Primary - January 2019 Update and Announcements   Over the last quarter Learn Primary has had significant achievements which the Company ...

"Progress on the upgrade of the pilot algae farm in Brisbane into a small-scale production facility"

30 January 2019

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  "Progress on the upgrade of the pilot algae farm in Brisbane into a small-scale production facility The small ultrafiltration system continues ...

“Guarda Systems receives strong interest in products at World of Concrete Trade Show in the US”

30 January 2019

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  “Guarda Systems receives strong interest in products at World of Concrete Trade Show in the US” "Guarda Systems attended the World ...

"FREEDOM ROAD TRAVEL SECURE QUEENSLAND RUGBY UNION PARTNERSHIP"

28 January 2019

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  " FREEDOM ROAD TRAVEL SECURE QUEENSLAND RUGBY UNION PARTNERSHIP  Freedom Road Travel has gone from strength to strength in both the domestic ...

"Helio Lending in Hong Kong"

24 January 2019

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  "Helio Lending In Hong Kong   Helio Lending has been in attendance at the Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong, represented by ...

Director Briefing with Dr Graeme Barnett from Qponics Limited

18 January 2019

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  In this Director Briefing, Dr Graeme Barnett, CEO and Managing Director of Qponics Limited ("Qponics", "the Company") discusses: Background of Qponics ...

Podcast: Delivering an Elite Business, Military Style (Ft. Scott Freeman of EMF, Elite Military Fitness)

20 December 2018

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  Podcast: Delivering an Elite Business, Military Style (Ft. Scott Freeman of EMF, Elite Military Fitness)   Today on Eden Exchanges we spoke ...

Guarda Releases Powerful Saw Dust Comparison Video

18 December 2018

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    Guarda Releases Powerful Saw Dust Comparison Video    "We are very excited that our brand new Guarda Edge Powercutter will be in ...

"EMF hires BlueMount Capital to assist with debt funding; potential exit in 3-5 years - co-owner"

18 December 2018

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    "EMF hires BlueMount Capital to assist with debt funding; potential exit in 3-5 years - co-owner"   "EMF Group of Companies, a ...

Qponics continues to upgrade pilot algae farm in Brisbane

12 December 2018

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  "Qponics continues to upgrade pilot algae farm in Brisbane The structural part of the new 65m x 12m raceway pond was ...

Podcast: Omega-3 Industry on The Rise With Algae Farming (ft. Dr Graeme Barnett, CEO & MD of Qponics)

12 December 2018

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  Podcast: Omega-3 Industry on The Rise With Algae Farming (ft. Dr Graeme Barnett, CEO & MD of Qponics) "Today on Eden ...

'Killer Dust' - Guarda products offer solution

12 July 18

 

'Killer Dust' - Guarda products offer solution

 

On Sunday, 8 July 2018, Network Ten's television panel program The Project aired a segment covering Silicosis, a life threatening illness that has been dubbed 'Australia's new Asbestos crisis' and that 'thousands of tradies are at risk of developing'. Our client Guarda's products protect tradies from the 'killer dust' in the concrete cutting and wall chasing markets where silica dust is also a hazard.

Guarda Group Holdings Pty Ltd (Guarda) develops, manufactures and sells concrete cutting saws and related equipment. The Company also offers safer wall chasing services to domestic builders via the Enviro Chasing brand.


Most importantly, Guarda's products mitigate
deadly Carbon Monoxide (CO) and Crystalline Silica Dust
that saw operators are exposed to.

Guarda's Managing Director Craig Penty comments in his announcement (refer link below):

"Silicosis is a deadly, incurable disease caused by inhaling dust containing silica. It is being called the next asbestosis but could be much larger in scope than asbestos because many more people are potentially exposed to it. Silica Dust is released into the air when concrete, brick and stone materials are cut. The segment on the Project focussed on cutting artificial stone for bench tops because these material have very high silica levels.

However the story is equally relevant to concrete cutting and wall chasing of bricks where the silica levels are also significant. Current solutions in this market include water or vacuum extraction but in many situations, fitted respirators must still be worn as silica dust is still produced at potentially harmful levels.

Our wall chasing/concrete cutting business in Perth uses equipment specifically designed in-house to mitigate silica dust and data shows it is industry best practice. The story talked about the use of water to dampen the dust. Our system uses a combination of both water and vacuum to deal with the issue very effectively. No other system does that, and we have independent data to show it is highly effective at mitigating silica dust, even when cutting indoors. The safety code of practice states that where best practice exists, it should be used. This, combined with the growing awareness of the issue, puts our business in a very strong position to grow.

The larger Edge Saw we are developing for the wider concrete cutting industry utilises the same technology we have developed for wall chasing to mitigate silica dust in general purpose concrete cutting settings. The launch of the Edge Saw will coincide with the growing awareness around this silica issue and we can capitalise on this to build a distributor network in the US where the industry standards are much tougher than in Australia.

Silicosis is real, and it is dangerous. It kills, and it incapacitates formally healthy people, young and old. As awareness grows, government will be forced to act, and the industry will have to take action. In Australia, workplace safety laws are being strengthened and harmonised and penalties for breaches of the code will be much higher. The building industry and the regulator in Western Australia, where we operate, is already taking note and have begun to act. This growing awareness has facilitated a rapid expansion of our business over the past 3 months.

Our business is well set to benefit from the changes that are starting to take place and we will be leveraging all of these factors to expand our service business in Australia and product sales in the other markets we are focussed on.

We are confident our solution handles silica dust better than anything currently on the market. It is protected by patents creating a barrier to copies. The launch of the Edge Saw will be a crucial step in showcasing the technology and the safety and efficiency benefits it brings to the industry.

Watch this space!"

 

To find out more about Guarda, please click here or contact us.

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