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Applied Research of Australia Pty Ltd. (AROA) is a successful South Australian based company with exciting composite technology, developing new specialist products, processes and cutting-edge solutions to serve the mining and geotechnical industries.

AROA also exports ground support materials to the North American Region, India, and the South East Asian Region. Manufacturing its own self-researched products while promoting ongoing improvement and innovation, AROA continues to grow locally and internationally for its competitive range of products and the superior qualities that the products can offer to customers.


AROA mining products are cuttable and do not need to be removed. They will not harm mining equipment or conveyor belts.

Steel must be removed by humans before shearing or tunneling in order to prevent equipment damage.

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AROA will have a stand at the Australian Coal Operators’ Conference, 12-14 February 2014, Wollongong, University of Wollongong. We shall be presenting our product range here. Come and have a look! 



• Eliminator Threaded Rock Bolt 
• Slimline Rockbolt & Thrust Dowel 
• Self-Aligning Washer Plate 
• Standard Washer Plate 
• Easy to Install Rib Mesh

Throughout the world coal mining companies use fiber reinforced polymer (AROA) products because they have a variety of advantages over steel ground support products. These advantages have led to applications that make coal mines safer, more effective and cost efficient. At AROA we have over 20 years of experience providing cutting-edge solutions to coal mines throughout the world. Our product line includes the Eliminator, the industry’s strongest fiber reinforced rock bolts and thrust dowels as well as self-aligning dome washer plate (SAW plate) and easy to install rib support mesh.

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Applied Research of Australia Ltd
12 Kingstag Crescent, Edinburgh North, SA 5113
Phone: +61 (0)8 8259 2200
Facsimile: +61 (0)8 8255 7091
Email: info(@)


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