Orbite is also pleased to announce it recently received on December 25, 2012 a new patent in the United States. The new patent, U.S. Patent 8,337,789, together with U.S. Patent 8,241,594, which was received on August 14, 2012, relates to the production of alumina from various feedstocks such as aluminous clay and more specifically with the processes related to the production of high-purity alumina (HPA). Orbite is currently in the process of commissioning its first HPA plant in Cap-Chat, Quebec.
Orbite has also completed the filing of another provisional patent application in the United States on November 14, 2012 with U.S. application 61/726,079, which relates to various improvements and processes for the production of high-purity alumina (HPA). This patent application therefore adds a fourteenth family to Orbite's patent portfolio, which now has seven patents issued and 33 pending applications in nine different countries