R & D Program

Research and Development

ASQ has been working on developing an innovative treatment to produce a high purity quartz product with assistance from the Curtin University John de Laeter Research Centre and Perth based commercial analytical laboratories. The Company considers the treatments and methodology under investigation to be commercially confidential. Work to date has demonstrated there is potential to develop a treatment process that could produce HPQ at a much lower cost than the complex and intensive processing employed by the existing producers. Work to develop and refine the process flow is underway to determine scalability and refine the economics of the process. The Company’s existing resources are being evaluated as to their potential as a feed stock for the process.

The Company is aiming to produce a 99.997% silica product suitable for the ultra high purity silica market.