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"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 ...

"Carhood launches AUD 1.5m pre-IPO round ahead of 2Q19 listing - new CEO"

07 December 2018

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  "Carhood launches AUD 1.5m pre-IPO round ahead of 2Q19 listing - new CEO"   "Carhood, a private Melbourne-based Australian car sharing rental ...

Helio Lending - Unlocking Cryptocurrency, Australian First Launches into Market

06 December 2018

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  "Unlocking Cryptocurrency, Australian First Launches into Market   Helio Lending today boldly launched into the Australian cryptocurrency market. Helio Lending is the ...

Edge Powercutter to be launched at upcoming World of Concrete Trade Show - Guarda

06 December 2018

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  Edge Powercutter to be launched at upcoming World of Concrete Trade Show - Guarda   "Guarda is excited to be launching the ...

Director Briefing with John O'Shea from Helio Lending Pty Ltd

03 December 2018

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  Please click on the link below to read the Director Briefing. For more information about Helio, please click here.

Readers, Birthday, Introductions & News - Funding Strategies Connect November 2018

30 November 2018

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  Readers, Birthday, Introductions & News - Funding Strategies Connect November 2018   Dear Readers, With the festive season fast approaching, I welcome you ...

Podcast: Unlocking The Value of Cryptocurrency (ft. John O'Shea, Founder of Helio Lending)

30 November 2018

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  Podcast: Unlocking The Value of Cryptocurrency (ft. John O'Shea, Founder of Helio Lending)   Eden Exchanges spoke to John O’Shea, Founder of ...

"Helio Lending working on USD 50m cryptocurrency listing on NYSE in 2019 - MD"

29 November 2018

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  "Helio Lending working on USD 50m cryptocurrency listing on NYSE in 2019 - MD"   "Helio Lending, a private Melbourne-based Australian cryptocurrency ...

Helio Lending partners with Crypto Tax Australia

28 November 2018

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  Helio Lending partners with Crypto Tax Australia   Helio Lending today announced an exciting partnership with Crypto Tax Australia, allowing cryptocurrency ...

Qponics begins upgrade to pilot algae farm in Brisbane

27 November 2018

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  "Qponics begins upgrade to pilot algae farm in Brisbane   Site preparation (image above) commenced on 26 November to upgrade the existing ...

AgFutures Presentation

21 November 2018

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  AgriTech Commercialisation – An Investment Perspective   Our Managing Director, Dr Mark Rainbird, was the keynote speaker at the recent AgFutures Innovation ...

"Helio Lending secures CASHFLOW INVESTMENTS"

16 November 2018

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  "Helio Lending secures CASHFLOW INVESTMENTS   Helio Lending today announced the imminent acquisition of CASHFLOW INVESTMENTS PTY LTD helping to drive ...

"Qponics seeks AUD 7m (USD 5m) pre-IPO funding ahead of listing by mid-2019 – CEO"

16 November 2018

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  "Qponics seeks AUD 7m (USD 5m) pre-IPO funding ahead of listing by mid-2019 – CEO"   Qponics, a public unlisted Queensland-based Australian ...

Launching in 2019: EMF Performance Centre Nerang

12 November 2018

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  Launching in 2019: EMF Performance Centre Nerang   EMF co-founder Scott walks us through the Nerang facility to explain everything we can ...

BlueMount Capital Appointed as Corporate Advisor by Qponics Limited

09 November 2018

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  BlueMount Capital Appointed as Corporate Advisor by Qponics Limited   BlueMount Capital is pleased to advise that we have been appointed Corporate ...

LAUNCH OF CUTTING EDGE SOLUTION TO COMBAT TOXIC SILICA DUST- Craig Penty from Guarda Group Holdings

07 November 2018

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  LAUNCH OF CUTTING EDGE SOLUTION TO COMBAT TOXIC SILICA DUST - Craig Penty from Guarda Group Holdings   “The fight against death ...

"Fighting Silicosis With Product Innovation"

29 October 2018

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  "Fighting Silicosis With Product Innovation"   "There are increasing reports of chronic illness, including silicosis and even deaths of trades people in ...

Congratulations, News and Events - Funding Strategies Connect October 2018

29 October 2018

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Congratulations, News and Events - Funding Strategies Connect October 2018     Dear Reader, Welcome to the October 2018 edition of Funding Strategies Connect! We ...

'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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