New Operations Manager

It is with regret that we announce the resignation of IPL’s Operations Manager, Martin Adams.
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$300K investment in new technologies for IPL

Early in 2015 IPL began its planning for the development of new test methods and the purchase of laboratory equipment required to meet Refining NZ's Te Mahi Hou’s platformer and catalyst testing. A Capex of $300k was approved and new equipment started to arrive in July. Read More

IPL attends APPEA 2015

APPEA Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition 2015 is Australia’s largest upstream event.  Read More

Updated Jet A-1 specifications

On the 2nd of May the Jet A-1 specifications were updated to: AFQRJOS Checklist Issue 28, DEF STAN 91-91 Issue 7 Amendment 3 and ASTM D1655-15.  Read More

Z Energy is investing in a biodiesel plant

As the country’s leading biodiesel tester, IPL was excited to hear about Z Energy’s biodiesel’s plant scale project which should be operational late 2015. Read More

Latest News

Testing for Performance Specification of Asphalt Binders (M1-A)

The NZTA M1-A specification sets out the performance characteristics to be met by the binders used for asphalt manufacture, which will replace the previous NZTA M1 specification. IPL has worked with NZTA, Suppliers and customers to gain a good understanding of this new specification and has expanded its Bitumen testing capability to meet the suppliers and customers new M1-A testing requirements.
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Sustainable Coastlines: Valuable Workshop for IPL's Community Team

Just about every week the media have a storyline on the issues surrounding single use plastic. This is of particular interest for IPL’s Community Team and we thought we’d get the experts of Sustainable Coastlines to come into our workplace and put our team through their workshop. 
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2018 WITT Taranaki Science and Technology Fair

Another year full of successful project entries for the WITT Taranaki Science and Technology Fair. Our lovely Pam Chung attended the event and also helped judge the projects on display. Pam was truly amazed by the level of detail and the precision of the scientific processes followed by some of the participants. “I thought the kids did a great job at noting down and presenting evidence of their work at each step of their investigation”. It was great to hear back from Pam about how impressed she was by the thoroughness of some of our scientists in making. Read More