I have just returned from Australia. I managed to see customers and distributors in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. The composites industry is - like everywhere else in the world - taking a lot of strain.
Australian mining is doing well although the Carbon tax has added another frustration to doing business and being competitive. Fortunately I went to see a lot of customers and have identified a few opportunities with new products in new industries. Continued growth in the exports division - into Australia specifically - with good quality speciality NCS Resins manufactured products is my aim for the next several months.