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BPC: Residential Funds - Fully Subscribed

13 April 2017

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  " WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE BOSS PRIVATE CAPITAL RESIDENTIAL FUND NUMBER 1 & 2 ARE BOTH NOW FULLY SUBSCRIBED"   Paul Harragon, Managing ...

Future Asset Management International (FAMI)

11 April 2017

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  "Future Venture Capital Offer (FVCO) Our innovative Future Venture Capital Offer (FVCO) provides a compliant VCLP structure for a wide range ...

"Equity crowdfunding bill passed, but proprietary companies still excluded"

20 March 2017

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"Equity crowdfunding bill passed, but proprietary companies still excluded"   "Retail investors will from September be able to buy up to $10,000 ...

Funds, Introductions and Updates - Funding Strategies Connect March 2017

17 March 2017

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Funds, Introductions and Updates - Funding Strategies Connect March 2017 Dear Readers, It has been a busy first quarter so far with ...

Trac Group roll out of Tractile Solar Roofing gains momentum

16 March 2017

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  "Trac Group roll out of TractileTM Solar Roofing gains momentum   Trac Group's strategy to build a network of distributors continues to ...

QinetiQ Selects RobotEye Thermal System for Their CUAS Product Family

14 March 2017

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  "QinetiQ Selects RobotEye Thermal System for Their CUAS Product Family   As the use of drones proliferates, their level of sophistication increases ...

Smarter MySuper defaults

13 March 2017

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  Smarter MySuper defaults    "Are Super Funds being hypocritical? Telling their members who have made an investment choice and are engaged (circa 20%), ...

Queensland Business Development Fund – Co-Investor Application

10 March 2017

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   Queensland Business Development Fund – Co-Investor Application   "Tailored Superannuation Solutions Ltd (“TSS” or the “Company”) is pleased to confirm, following a ...

Nelson Resources appoints CPS Securities

08 March 2017

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  "Nelson Resources appoints CPS Securities   The Nelson Resources Limited (the Company, ASX: NES) Board is pleased to advise that Nelson Resources ...

Tailored Superannuation Solutions Ltd Exceeds Minimum Subscription

22 February 2017

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  Tailored Superannuation Solutions Ltd Exceeds Minimum Subscription "Tailored Superannuation Solutions Ltd (“TSS” or the “Company”) is pleased to confirm that the ...

Nelson Resources extends closing of its Replacement Prospectus

22 February 2017

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   "Nelson Resources extends closing of its Replacement Prospectus   The Nelson Resources Limited (the Company, ASX: NES) Board is pleased to advise ...

Crowdfunding and other news - Funding Strategies Connect February 2017

20 February 2017

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Crowdfunding and other news - Funding Strategies Connect February 2017 Dear Readers, "Crowd-sourced equity funding bill to pass Senate" It looks like Australia ...

Crowd-sourced equity funding bill to pass Senate

16 February 2017

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 Crowd-sourced equity funding bill to pass Senate   "Retail investors will soon be able to buy up to $10,000 of equity in ...

Trustee Tailored Super Progresses In-depth Discussions

15 February 2017

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  "Trustee Tailored Super Progresses In-depth Discussions" "While the company (Tailored Superannuation Solutions) is maintaining strict confidentiality around businesses they are in ...

Nelson Resources - Investor Presentation, Road Show and Extension of Offer

03 February 2017

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    Nelson Resources - Investor Presentation, Road Show and Extension of Offer   Nelson Resources (ASX: NES) has today released an updated investor ...

Happy new year of the Rooster - Funding Strategies Connect January 2017

20 January 2017

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 Happy new year of the Rooster - Funding Strategies Connect January 2017 Dear Readers, I would like to wish you a healthy, ...

Nelson Resources Lodges Replacement Prospectus

18 January 2017

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  "The Nelson Resources Limited Board is pleased to advise that Nelson Resources Limited has lodged its Replacement Prospectus to raise ...

Director Briefing with Douglas Bucknell from Tailored Superannuation Solutions

17 January 2017

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  Please read the full briefing via the link below. For more information about Tailored Superannuation Solutions Ltd, please click here.  

"Australian Army Selects Ocular Robotics’ Immersive Telepresence System to be Trialed in Army Units in 2017"

17 January 2017

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  "Following from Ocular Robotics initial selection to demonstrate an Immersive Telepresence System at Army Innovation Day (AID16) in October 2016, ...

Opmantek reports bumper half year result

17 January 2017

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 OPMANTEK REPORTS BUMPER HALF YEAR RESULT " An increase in SaaS (software as a service) subscription contracts has seen Opmantek achieve their ...

'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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