The principal activities of Altech Chemicals Ltd (ASX:ATC) (FRA:A3Y) during the financial year were: (a) the establishment of a research and development laboratory in Perth, Western Australia as a dedicated facility for the further development of its methods for the alumina coating of graphite and silicon particles, typical of those used within the anode of a lithium-ion battery; (b) the completion of early works construction activities (stage 1 and stage 2) at its high purity alumina (HPA) plant site in Malaysia - the plant site is currently on care and maintenance; and (c) the continuation of efforts to finalise total project financing for the balance of construction of the HPA plant and the kaolin (aluminous clay) mine at Meckering, Western Australia, which will provide feedstock for the plant.

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About Altech Chemicals Ltd

Altech Chemicals Limited (ASX:ATC) (FRA:A3Y) is aiming to become one of the world's leading suppliers of 99.99% (4N) high purity alumina (Al2O3) through the construction and operation of a 4,500tpa high purity alumina (HPA) processing plant at Johor, Malaysia. Feedstock for the plant will be sourced from the Company's 100%-owned kaolin deposit at Meckering, Western Australia and shipped to Malaysia.

HPA is a high-value, high margin and highly demanded product as it is the critical ingredient required for the production of synthetic sapphire. Synthetic sapphire is used in the manufacture of substrates for LED lights, semiconductor wafers used in the electronics industry, and scratch-resistant sapphire glass used for wristwatch faces, optical windows and smartphone components. Increasingly HPA is used by lithium-ion battery manufacturers as the coating on the battery's separator, which improves performance, longevity and safety of the battery. With global HPA demand approximately 19,000t (2018), it is estimated that this demand will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 30% (2018-2028); by 2028 HPA market demand will be approximately 272,000t, driven by the increasing adoption of LEDs worldwide as well as the demand for HPA by lithium-ion battery manufacturers to serve the surging electric vehicle market.



Iggy Tan
Managing Director
Altech Chemicals Limited
Tel: +61-8-6168-1555

Shane Volk
Company Secretary
Altech Chemicals Limited
Tel: +61-8-6168-1555

Investor Relations (Europe)
Kai Hoffmann
Soar Financial Partners
Tel: +49-69-175-548320

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