Who we are

ChemX Materials is a materials technology and mining company developing projects and processes to deliver solutions for energy transition and a cleaner environment.

The company is initially focused on 2 areas. The first is in-house developed technology to process and supply High Purity Alumina (HPA) to the Lithium Ion Battery and LED & Semiconductor markets.

The second area is the Eyre Peninsula Halloysite and Kaolin Project focusing on developing materials for Hydrogen storage, CO2 Capture and other technologies utilising nanotube technology.

Our innovative solutions focus on ways to reduce our environmental footprint while also significantly lowering production costs.


Scalable HPA Process

Easily scalable 'HiPurA' HPA Process with initial tests indicating low capital and operating costs.

High Growth Market of HPA

Rapid expansion of the EV market is driving rapid growth in demand
for HPA.

100% Ownership
Halloysite Project

Kaolin Project with three mineralised prospects identified with confirmed halloysite. Drilling and test work programs planned.

Leading Edge
Research and Scientific Team

Dedicated team identifying opportunities and developing technologies to commercialise next generation materials.

Our Process

Systematic Approach to Economic Development that Benefits Business, Society and the Environment

Customer centric research and development lead product development

Strong relationships across the value chain to meet the needs of today and tomorrow

Cutting edge production technology with lower costs and smaller environmental footprint

Positive impact on the societies and local cultures that the company operates in.

High Demand

High Demand

The rapid growth in the markets for EV’s, LED’s and semiconductors is rapidly driving demand for HPA now.

Expanding Market

Expanding Market

The traditional markets for halloysite and kaolin are growing strongly. The new uses for halloysite will expand demand significantly across a range of developing uses.

Reduced Capital Cost

Reduced Capital Cost

Using the results of our research and development to reduce the capital and operating costs

Lower Environmental Impact

Lower Environmental Impact

Using new technology to lower the production footprint and looking for opportunities to create a circular economy in the production of materials

The Innovative HiPurA HPA Process

  • The HiPurA HPA process is easily scalable in capacity as demand grows
  • Not tied to mine production – feedstock is a widely available chemical allowing for multiple production locations close to end users
  • Initial test work suggests low capital and operating costs
  • Able to produce various grades and products for different end uses
  • Target is for a pilot plant of 200-400tpa capacity within 12-18 months and ramp-up from there

“Working with leading researchers and industry experts to identify opportunities and develop production technologies to commercialise next generation materials is a key component of our strategy”.

David Leavy, Managing Director


Eyre Peninsula Project

  • Kaolinite and halloysite have been identified at a number of locations on the Eyre Peninsula tenements which is located 115km west of Whyalla, close to workforce and infrastructure.
  • EL5815 and EL5920 cover a total of 866 km2

What is Halloysite

  • Referred to as halloysite nano-tubes (HNT), it varies in length from 0.1 to 10.0 µm with an internal diameters range from 10-20 nm. High purity HNT’s are non-toxic and have a high thermal tolerance
  • With alumina lining the inside of the tube plus silica lining the outside, it opens up a number of potential uses including separating out Hydrogen and Oxygen into storage and capturing CO2.


Kristie Young

Non-Executive Chair
Kristie has over 20 years’ experience across mining, technical engineering, professional services (EY & PwC), business development, growth, marketing, executive search, advisory, technology, education and solutions. Kristie is also Non-Executive Director with Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT) and Tesoro Resources Ltd (ASX:TSO).
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Warrick Hazeldine

Non Executive Director
Warrick has more than 20 years of capital markets experience from working with a range of ASX companies, mainly in the natural resources sector including key roles in several hydrogen and battery metal transactions. Warrick is the Chair of Global Lithium Exploration Ltd (ASX:GL1) and a director of Surfing WA.
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David Leavy

Managing Director
David is a former CFO and/or director of several mining companies with advanced projects of varying commodities across Australia, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
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Stephen Strubel

Executive Director
Stephen has over 10 years experience working in financial markets predominantly with Paterson’s Securities and is the Executive Director and Company Secretary to Auric Mining Limited (ASX:AWJ)
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Tamara Barr

Company Secretary
Tamara brings over 16 years’ experience as a Company Secretary and Corporate Governance Advisor to ASX listed, public and private companies and NFPs. She currently provides consultancy Company Secretarial services to ASX listed companies across a variety of sectors. She has practised throughout Australia, the UK and Europe.
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Dr Nicholas Welham PhD

Research & Scientific Advisor
Dr Welham has PhD in Minerals Engineering from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College London and has taught at several universities in Australia with over 50 patents granted.
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Mike Ware B.Sc

Research & Scientific Advisor
Mike has 40 years experience across a range of commodities and geological settings.
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2022 Schedule

Development and Commercialisation Overview


Process Optimisation and Pilot Plant

Test work on the HPA process will be focused on optimisation and finalisation of the flowsheet. ChemX is aiming to have a pilot plant capable of producing 300-400 tpa HPA operational within 12-18 months.


Test Work and Exploration

Drilling and test work on the Halloysite and Kaolin tenements is planned to commence in the 1st quarter of 2022. The objectives of the programs will be to determine the extent of mineralisation and characterise the qualities of the Halloysite and Kaolin.



Chemx will continue to undertake R & D both inhouse and through research organisations specialising in the requirements of the energy transition process, leading to expansion of our materials library.



ChemX will continuously seek development opportunities to increase production capacity and work towards solutions that benefit the societies we operate in.


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Contact Info

Level 1, 1 Tully Road, East Perth, 6004

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08 6374 2070

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