Orbite Technologies (TSX:ORT), formerly Orbite Aluminae, reported it has shipped additional high-purity alumina samples to its customers. Specifically, one such sample was gamma crystalline-phase HPA, production of which could enable Orbite to target a broader, higher-volume customer base.
As quoted in the press release:
Following positive feedback from test results on previously shipped samples (see April 7, 2015, September 10, 2015 and October 15, 2015 press releases respectively), one of the prospective customers requested an additional and larger sample for the production of end-products using Orbite’s HPA for qualification further down the supply chain.
Orbite CEO, Glen Kelly, said:
The use of Orbite HPA samples in end products is an important milestone in our progress through various supplier qualification programmes. These new 5N+ alpha-phase samples, produced at our Cap-Chat facility, continue to replicate sample purity and consistency of those shipped previously, differentiating Orbite from existing HPA suppliers. The production of gamma-phase HPA provides us with access to new markets and could potentially allow us to marginally increase plant output beyond nameplate capacity with existing infrastructure. Based on results to date, we are confident of becoming the supplier of choice for those looking to source high purity alumina of consistent high quality and purity.
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