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Invest in the first Chinese pharmaceutical company to list on the ASX: Haixi

22 August 2017

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Lobster, Diabetes, Dental and Unit Registries - Funding Strategies Connect July 2017

27 July 2017

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Podcast: Filling the Gap in the Market (ft. Darren Berry from The Tooth Booth)

26 July 2017

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CXi - "The Xero of unit registries" - signs first client

26 July 2017

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  CXi - "The Xero of unit registries" - signs first client      "New Australian fintech CXi Software Pty Ltd (CXi) announces that ...

Tooth Booth: Exceeds Forecast | In Negotiations with Coomera

25 July 2017

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  Tooth Booth: Exceeds Forecast | In Negotiations with Coomera   "The Tooth Booth Board are pleased to announce that the forecasted figures ...

Opmantek Announces San Francisco Corporate Headquarters

20 July 2017

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Director Briefing with Darren Berry - The Tooth Booth Limited

28 June 2017

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  Please read the full briefing via the link below. For more information about The Tooth Booth Limited, please click here.  

EOFY Opportunities & Updates - Funding Strategies Connect June 2017

20 June 2017

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Tooth Booth Appoints Board Members

19 June 2017

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  "Tooth Booth Appoints Board Members"   "Tooth Booth’s Managing Director, Darren Berry, is pleased to announce that the Company has appointed Debra Burden ...

"The Tooth Booth to undertake capital raises ahead of longer-term IPO - owner"

16 June 2017

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"The Tooth Booth to undertake capital raises ahead of longer-term IPO - owner"   "The Tooth Booth, an unlisted public Australian dental ...

CXi delivers Seed Clients into Beta and increases Development Team

16 June 2017

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"Time to replace that bucket" says Trustee Tailored Super

10 June 2017

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  "Time to replace that bucket" says Trustee Tailored Super   "We continue to highlight, that without Smart Defaults like TTS, in 2050 ...

The Tech Corner: BioCube

31 May 2017

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  "The Tech Corner: BioCube A shipping container that processes waste and plant materials into green energy that can run engines and ...

Tractile shades Tesla

25 May 2017

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  "Tractile leaves Tesla solar roof tiles in the shade   Renowned global entrepreneur Elon Musk’s latest product offering, solar roof tiles, are ...

Tooth Booth, CXi Software, News and Events - Funding Strategies Connect May 2017

19 May 2017

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Tooth Booth Westfield North Lakes to open August 2017

18 May 2017

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    "Tooth Booth Westfield North Lakes to open August 2017   Tooth Booth are in final discussions with Westfield North Lakes to open ...

Merger Brings Global Financial Network to Melbourne

05 May 2017

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  Merger Brings Global Financial Network to Melbourne    Fast growing capital markets group BlueMount Capital has welcomed Melbourne-based corporate advisory and investment ...

Myriad, Clients and Associate news - Funding Strategies Connect April 2017

20 April 2017

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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 Director, ...

'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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