Polar Sapphire Ltd. (Polar) has received a new automated press for producing high density alumina pellets. The press will be commissioned in February and will increase capacity by producing 70 kg of high purity alumina pellets per hour (500 t/yr). The new press will also allow Polar to make custom pellet sizes for its customers. Polar is planning to build a new factory this year to further increase production capacity. Polar is a cleantech company which makes high purity alumina for the manufacture of sapphire which is used to make LEDs. The Company’s product is also used in powder form to make ceramic separators for lithium ion batteries.