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News Article | February 24, 2017
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The report "PEEK Market by Type (Glass Filled, Carbon Filled, Unfilled), End User (Electrical & Electronics, Aerospace, Automotive, Oil & Gas, Medical), Region (Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, South America, Africa) - Global Forecast to 2021", published by MarketsandMarkets, The global market is projected to reach USD 664.3 Million by 2021, at a CAGR of 6.3% from 2016 to 2021. Browse 114 market data Tables and 40 Figures spread through 156 Pages and in-depth TOC on "PEEK Market" http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/polyether-ether-ketone-market-928.html Early buyers will receive 10% customization on this report. The global PEEK market is driven by the strong growth in the demand for light weight high performance materials across various end-use sectors, especially electrical & electronics, aerospace, automotive, oil & gas, and medical. Advancements in terms of product innovations and technologies in the market are also expected to create strong investment opportunities for global players. Ask for PDF of the Report at http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/pdfdownload.asp?id=928 Electrical & electronics is the largest end user segment of the global PEEK market Based on end users, the PEEK market has been segmented into electrical & electronics, aerospace, automotive, oil & gas, medical, and others. The electrical & electronics segment accounted for the largest share of the PEEK market in 2015; and is projected to be the fastest-growing segment from 2016 to 2021. PEEK has various applications in the electrical & electronics industry, including electrical connectors, cable sheaths, computer machinery, transformers, and so on. Glass filled was the largest type segment of the PEEK market Based on type, the PEEK Market has been segmented into glass filled, carbon filled, and unfilled. Glass filled is the most common PEEK type and is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. It is widely used in the electrical & electronics, and transportation (aerospace and automotive) industries. The Asia-Pacific is the fastest growing market for PEEK from 2016 to 2021 The Asia-Pacific region is emerging as the leading consumer of PEEK due to the increasing demand from domestic markets. Increasing applications of PEEK in the electrical & electronics, aerospace, and automotive applications are expected to bring new opportunities to the market. In addition, countries such as China and South Korea are known as the major hubs for the production of electronic components. Moreover, the high economic growth rate, growing manufacturing industries, cheap labor, the growing electronics market, and the global shift of consumption and production capacities from the developed markets to emerging markets are a few factors leading to the growth in demand for PEEK in the Asia-Pacific region. The key players operational in the PEEK market include Victrex plc (U.K.), Solvay S.A. (Belgium), Evonik Industries AG (Germany), and Panjin Zhongrun High Performance Polymers Co. Ltd., (China), among others. High Performance Plastics Market by Type (Fluoropolymers, High Performance Polyamide, PPS, SP, LCP, AKP, and PI), End-Use Industry (Transportation, Electrical and Electronics, Medical, Industrial), and Region - Global Forecast to 2026 http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/high-performance-plastic-market-130930168.html MarketsandMarkets is the largest market research firm worldwide in terms of annually published premium market research reports. Serving 1700 global fortune enterprises with more than 1200 premium studies in a year, M&M is catering to a multitude of clients across 8 different industrial verticals. We specialize in consulting assignments and business research across high growth markets, cutting edge technologies and newer applications. Our 850 fulltime analyst and SMEs at MarketsandMarkets are tracking global high growth markets following the "Growth Engagement Model - GEM". The GEM aims at proactive collaboration with the clients to identify new opportunities, identify most important customers, write "Attack, avoid and defend" strategies, identify sources of incremental revenues for both the company and its competitors. M&M's flagship competitive intelligence and market research platform, "RT" connects over 200,000 markets and entire value chains for deeper understanding of the unmet insights along with market sizing and forecasts of niche markets. The new included chapters on Methodology and Benchmarking presented with high quality analytical infographics in our reports gives complete visibility of how the numbers have been arrived and defend the accuracy of the numbers. We at MarketsandMarkets are inspired to help our clients grow by providing apt business insight with our huge market intelligence repository. Visit MarketsandMarkets Blog @ http://www.marketsandmarketsblog.com/market-reports/chemical Connect with us on LinkedIn @ http://www.linkedin.com/company/marketsandmarkets


Characterizing physical, chemical, and magnetic properties at the nanoscale Synchrotron light sources are extremely useful for the characterization of materials in many different research fields (including physics, chemistry, materials science, biology, medicine, geology, and cultural heritage). The evolution of technology, however, currently points toward the miniaturization of devices and molecular motors, as well as the creation (through atomic manipulation) of new materials. This brings an acute necessity for direct chemical imaging of materials, i.e., with the use of x-ray microscopy at the nanometer and atomic length scales.1, 2 Although a variety of new x-ray nanoprobes and x-ray microscopy techniques have been developed in recent years, the spatial resolution of direct chemical or magnetic contrast imaging techniques remains on the order of several nanometers. Invented in the 1980s, scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) allows a large range of materials to be viewed at the atomic level.3 STM also offers a finer degree of spatial resolution than almost any other image technique, but it is chemically ‘blind’ and thus cannot be used alone to directly identify chemical elements on a surface. For many years, researchers have attempted to solve this problem by combining STM with synchrotron x-ray excitations,4–7 and a new technique—known as synchrotron x-ray scanning tunneling microscopy (SX-STM)—has emerged. In this technique—which combines the chemical sensitivity of x-rays with the high spatial resolution of STM—a monochromatic x-ray beam is used to illuminate a tip-sample junction, while the tip makes raster scans across the sample surface. A feedback system maintains a tip–sample separation that is typically less than 1nm. The goal is to modulate the tunneling current through x-ray excitation and therewith obtain electronic and chemical contrast. It is difficult, however, to achieve real chemical contrast because of three serious issues. First, electrons excited by x-rays do not just tunnel into the tip, but can also be ejected from the sample and hit the sidewalls of the tip detector (which degrades the spatial resolution). Second, because photoejected electrons still provide a deceptive current signal in the far field, the STM feedback system can lift the tip out of the tunneling regime without being noticed. Last, the measured tip current is always a convolution of the conventional tunnel current (which is related to the sample topography) and the x-ray-excited electrons (which carry the material's chemical information). In our work, we have therefore developed a number of solutions to address the three issues associated with SX-STM. To overcome the first problem (i.e., degradation of spatial resolution caused by electron ejection), we have developed specialized smart tips8, 9 that limit the detection of x-ray-excited electrons to the very top of the tip apex. As illustrated in Figure 1(a), our nanofabricated smart tips have a metal–insulator–metal structure. In addition, to resolve the other two STM limitations—the transition of the tip from tunneling, into the far field10 and the inherent convolution of the topography with the chemical information11—we have invented a specialized topographic filter.12 With our developments and inventions we have realized a number of major advances and we have been able to demonstrate—see Figure 1(b)—direct elemental imaging, with atomic-scale sensitivity. For instance, we have achieved a lateral resolution of 2nm and a vertical resolution of a single atomic layer (i.e., the ultimate limit) at room temperature.9 Furthermore, our use of polarized x-rays provides the opportunity to probe the magnetic properties of a sample surface (in addition to gathering the elemental, chemical, and topographic information).13, 14 In recent work, we used circularly polarized radiation to explore local x-ray magnetic dichroism spectra with a tunneling tip.15 For example, topographic, chemical, and magnetic information obtained from a thin iron film is shown in Figure 2. For each pixel in these images, we used both left- and right-circularly polarized x-rays (LCP and RCP, respectively) to record the SX-STM signals for selected photon energies. The topographic map shows a flat terrace and a step feature (with an average height of about 0.5nm). The chemical map that we acquired simultaneously illustrates the localization of the SX-STEM measurement, i.e., it shows two different domain-type areas, with a shape that is clearly different from the observed surface topography. The onset of oxidation in some areas of the iron surface explains the observed chemical contrast. In addition, the magnetic properties of the sample (obtained from the LCP–RCP difference) provide clear proof of x-ray magnetic circular dichroism at the iron L and L (absorption) edges. With this work, we have thus demonstrated a path toward magnetic characterizations, with ultrahigh spatial resolution. In summary, we have developed a number of novel solutions to address problems with the technique of synchrotron x-ray scanning tunneling microscopy. Our innovations include specialized smart tips and topographic filters. With these advances, we have thus demonstrated direct elemental imaging on the atomic scale. We can also use polarized x-rays to simultaneously probe the magnetic, elemental, chemical, and topographic properties of a surface. To make our SX-STM technique available to the wider scientific community, we are currently constructing a new synchrotron beamline branch at the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory that will be dedicated to the technique. This branch will be known as XTIP and will become operational in 2018. In addition, a newly developed low-temperature SX-STM will provide researchers access to a one-of-a-kind instrument (see Figure 3). By pairing the capabilities of synchroton x-ray analysis with extremely precise microscopy in XTIP, we will be able to offer a new way to simultaneously determine the physical structure, chemical makeup, and magnetic properties of materials at close-to-atomic scales. In turn, this will open up new routes to the exploration of novel phenomena, and to the fabrication of the next generation of nanoscale materials, for a wide assortment of applications. This work was funded by the Office of Science Early Career Research Program through the Division of Scientific User Facilities, Office of Basic Energy Sciences of the US Department of Energy through grant SC70705. Work at the Advanced Photon Source and the Center for Nanoscale Materials was supported by the US Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, under contract DE-AC02-06CH11357.


News Article | May 14, 2017
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Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany, May 14, 2017 --( The Chinese economic powerhouse has been turning its attention to environmental issues and actively tightening up its regulations. This has resulted in increasingly stringent environmental rules, higher energy costs and rising employee costs. Chinese businesses confirm the country is undergoing change with increase of efficiency required to maintain international competitiveness in the face of the more stringent environmental requirements and rising wage bills. At the same time, higher standards of quality are required to meet global market expectations. Virgilio Perez Guembe, head of sales at SCHWING says: "We are experiencing greater than ever demand for clean, intelligent, 'made-in-Germany' technologies. Our cleaning systems are entirely environmentally friendly and function without any added chemical substances or the use of triethylgallium TEG." Low-energy consumption also contributes to sustainability. Cleaned, reusable machine parts also mean manufacturing industries are able to reduce their production costs. For example, global prices for candle and disc filters have increased significantly in recent years and now undergo cleaning in the plastic processing industries to enable multiple reusage. "Take one of these filters which costs for example €200–€500. They can be cleaned up to 60 times without any problem," explains Stephan Möllenbeck, a sales specialist and Asia expert at SCHWING. "It's a simple calculation. Costs are cut which also protects the environment." The German systems manufacturer SCHWING guarantees top quality and the removal of plastic from any metal part. SCHWING will be exhibiting three green cleaning systems at Chinaplas: - The gentle VACUCLEAN vacuum pyrolysis system requires just electricity and water. This system is ideal for cleaning granulating spinnerets and packs, filter bundles, filter discs, film extrusion dies, extrusion screws, spin nozzles, melt-blown dies and spunbond dies. - The INNOVACLEAN fluidized bed pyrolysis system functions at high speed with no excess water or other waste products. It is suitable for almost all polymers including high-temperature polymers such as LCP, PEI, PPS, PI, as well as PVC and halogenated polymers such as PTFE. The system is ideal for cleaning die plates, screw elements, special profile dies, hot runner distributors, spin nozzles and assembled spin packs. - MAXICLEAN, a gas-fired pyrolysis oven cleans by thermal oxidation. The system is ideal for tools and parts such as heat exchangers, extrusion screws, large extrusion tools, granulating discs and hot runner tools. SCHWING also provides "Cleaning Shops," full turnkey cleaning centers ranging from dismantling through to thermal cleaning, afterburning and inspection. The company also offers cleaning services within Germany and enables customers to perform specific tests at SCHWING's corporate headquarters in Neukirchen-Vluyn. SCHWING Technologies SCHWING Technologies has been operating since 1969 and is the worldwide market leader for high-temperature systems for thermal cleaning, thermo-chemical finishing and heat treatment of metal parts and tools. The owner-managed company constructs, manufactures and operates its systems at its headquarters in Neukirchen-Vluyn in Germany's Lower Rhine region. Built upon the achievements of German engineering, the medium-sized business is globally the best-known specialist in the removal of plastics. Among its around 2,500 international clients are companies from the plastics and fiber industries, as well as from the chemicals, metals and automobile sectors. With its 80-strong personnel, the company is equipped with the tools and systems for any cleaning need and delivers the best economy, ecology and quality. SCHWING is also a reliable service partner for contract cleaning by cleaning more than 100,000 tools and parts each year to the highest environmental and qualitative standards. In the words of Ewald and Thomas SCHWING, the two managing directors at SCHWING Technologies, "So far, there has not been a single component that we have not been able to free from polymers and inorganic contaminants." Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany, May 14, 2017 --( PR.com )-- From 16-19 May, the international plastics industries will be coming together again at the Chinaplas show in Guangzhou, China. SCHWING Technologies will be exhibiting in Hall 5.1 Stand A13 at Chinaplas which is known as the largest plastics and rubber trade fair in the Asia-Pacific region. They will provide details about their energy efficient, cost-cutting and environmentally friendly systems for thermal cleaning. The German manufacturer of systems provides green cleaning solutions making them stand out as a highly successful international specialist for polymer removal. The company offers reliable and intelligent systems for all machine parts and tools from any plastic-producing industry, and has been involved in thermal cleaning since 1969.The Chinese economic powerhouse has been turning its attention to environmental issues and actively tightening up its regulations. This has resulted in increasingly stringent environmental rules, higher energy costs and rising employee costs. Chinese businesses confirm the country is undergoing change with increase of efficiency required to maintain international competitiveness in the face of the more stringent environmental requirements and rising wage bills. At the same time, higher standards of quality are required to meet global market expectations.Virgilio Perez Guembe, head of sales at SCHWING says: "We are experiencing greater than ever demand for clean, intelligent, 'made-in-Germany' technologies. Our cleaning systems are entirely environmentally friendly and function without any added chemical substances or the use of triethylgallium TEG." Low-energy consumption also contributes to sustainability. Cleaned, reusable machine parts also mean manufacturing industries are able to reduce their production costs. For example, global prices for candle and disc filters have increased significantly in recent years and now undergo cleaning in the plastic processing industries to enable multiple reusage. "Take one of these filters which costs for example €200–€500. They can be cleaned up to 60 times without any problem," explains Stephan Möllenbeck, a sales specialist and Asia expert at SCHWING. "It's a simple calculation. Costs are cut which also protects the environment." The German systems manufacturer SCHWING guarantees top quality and the removal of plastic from any metal part.SCHWING will be exhibiting three green cleaning systems at Chinaplas:- The gentle VACUCLEAN vacuum pyrolysis system requires just electricity and water. This system is ideal for cleaning granulating spinnerets and packs, filter bundles, filter discs, film extrusion dies, extrusion screws, spin nozzles, melt-blown dies and spunbond dies.- The INNOVACLEAN fluidized bed pyrolysis system functions at high speed with no excess water or other waste products. It is suitable for almost all polymers including high-temperature polymers such as LCP, PEI, PPS, PI, as well as PVC and halogenated polymers such as PTFE. The system is ideal for cleaning die plates, screw elements, special profile dies, hot runner distributors, spin nozzles and assembled spin packs.- MAXICLEAN, a gas-fired pyrolysis oven cleans by thermal oxidation. The system is ideal for tools and parts such as heat exchangers, extrusion screws, large extrusion tools, granulating discs and hot runner tools.SCHWING also provides "Cleaning Shops," full turnkey cleaning centers ranging from dismantling through to thermal cleaning, afterburning and inspection. The company also offers cleaning services within Germany and enables customers to perform specific tests at SCHWING's corporate headquarters in Neukirchen-Vluyn.SCHWING TechnologiesSCHWING Technologies has been operating since 1969 and is the worldwide market leader for high-temperature systems for thermal cleaning, thermo-chemical finishing and heat treatment of metal parts and tools. The owner-managed company constructs, manufactures and operates its systems at its headquarters in Neukirchen-Vluyn in Germany's Lower Rhine region. Built upon the achievements of German engineering, the medium-sized business is globally the best-known specialist in the removal of plastics. Among its around 2,500 international clients are companies from the plastics and fiber industries, as well as from the chemicals, metals and automobile sectors. With its 80-strong personnel, the company is equipped with the tools and systems for any cleaning need and delivers the best economy, ecology and quality. SCHWING is also a reliable service partner for contract cleaning by cleaning more than 100,000 tools and parts each year to the highest environmental and qualitative standards. In the words of Ewald and Thomas SCHWING, the two managing directors at SCHWING Technologies, "So far, there has not been a single component that we have not been able to free from polymers and inorganic contaminants." Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from SCHWING Technologies GmbH


News Article | May 18, 2017
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Browse 102 market data Tables and 33 Figures spread through 144 Pages and in-depth TOC on "Heat Resistant Polymers Market" http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/heat-resistant-polymer-market-237680204.html Early buyers will receive 10% customization on this report. The increase in demand for heat resistant polymers from the transportation and electronics & electrical industries in developing economies is propelling the growth of this market. Transportation segment is one of the fastest-growing segment of the global heat resistant polymers market. The transportation end-use segment is estimated to account for the largest share of the Heat Resistant Polymers Market in 2016, and is projected to be the fastest-growing segment from 2016 to 2021. This growth is mainly attributed to the increasing use of heat resistant polymers in various automotive components and increasing demand of automobiles in Asia-Pacific and North America region. Polyphenylene sulfide type is the fastest-growing segment of the global heat resistant polymers market. The polyphenylene sulfide segment is projected to be the fastest-growing type segment from 2016 to 2021. Polyphenylene sulfide is temperature resistant. In addition, it has superior properties as compared to other polymers, such as superior chemical resistance, flame retardancy, good electrical properties, and high dimensional stability. These properties are expected to boost the demand for polyphenylene sulfide in the automotive and electronics & electrical industries. Asia-Pacific was the largest market for heat resistant polymers in 2016. Asia-Pacific was the largest market for heat resistant polymers in 2016. This increased demand can be attributed to the increasing demand from the transportation end-use industry, which accounts for the largest share in the global market, and growing economies of China and India. Key players operational in the market include Arkema SA (France), E. I. du Pont de Nemours And Company (U.S.), Dongyue Group Ltd. (China), DIC Corporation (Japan), Honeywell International Inc. (U.S.), Parkway Products Inc. (U.S.), Schulman AG (U.S.), Caledonian Ferguson Timpson Ltd (Scotland), Panjin Zhongrun High Performance Polymers Co. Ltd (China), Quadrant EPP Surlon India Ltd (India), Tri-Mack Plastics Manufacturing Corp. (U.S.), Huntsman Corporation (U.S.), PolyOne Corporation (U.S.), BASF SE (Germany), Evonik Industries AG (Germany), Celanese Corporation (U.S.), Solvay S.A. (Belgium), Victrex PLC (U.K.), Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) (Saudi Arabia), Covestro (Germany), The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), Daikin Industries, Ltd. (Japan), Kuraray Co., Ltd. (Japan), RTP Company, Inc. (U.S.), and Ensinger GmbH (U.K.), among others. High Temperature Plastics Market by Type (Polysulfones, Polyimides, Polyphenylene Sulfide, Fluoropolymers, and Others), by End-Use Industries (Electrical & Electronic, Transportation, Industrial, Medical, and Others) - Global Trends & Forecast to 2019 http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/high-temperature-plastics-market-1192.html High Performance Plastics Market by Type (Fluoropolymers, High Performance Polyamide, PPS, SP, LCP, AKP, and PI), End-Use Industry (Transportation, Electrical and Electronics, Medical, Industrial), and Region - Global Forecast to 2026 http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/high-performance-plastic-market-130930168.html MarketsandMarkets™ provides quantified B2B research on 30,000 high growth niche opportunities/threats which will impact 70% to 80% of worldwide companies' revenues. Currently servicing 5000 customers worldwide including 80% of global Fortune 1000 companies as clients. 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MarketsandMarkets' flagship competitive intelligence and market research platform, "RT" connects over 200,000 markets and entire value chains for deeper understanding of the unmet insights along with market sizing and forecasts of niche markets. Visit MarketsandMarkets Blog @ http://www.marketsandmarketsblog.com/market-reports/chemical Connect with us on LinkedIn @ http://www.linkedin.com/company/marketsandmarkets


News Article | May 18, 2017
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Browse 102 market data Tables and 33 Figures spread through 144 Pages and in-depth TOC on "Heat Resistant Polymers Market" http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/heat-resistant-polymer-market-237680204.html Early buyers will receive 10% customization on this report. The increase in demand for heat resistant polymers from the transportation and electronics & electrical industries in developing economies is propelling the growth of this market. Transportation segment is one of the fastest-growing segment of the global heat resistant polymers market. The transportation end-use segment is estimated to account for the largest share of the Heat Resistant Polymers Market in 2016, and is projected to be the fastest-growing segment from 2016 to 2021. This growth is mainly attributed to the increasing use of heat resistant polymers in various automotive components and increasing demand of automobiles in Asia-Pacific and North America region. Polyphenylene sulfide type is the fastest-growing segment of the global heat resistant polymers market. The polyphenylene sulfide segment is projected to be the fastest-growing type segment from 2016 to 2021. Polyphenylene sulfide is temperature resistant. In addition, it has superior properties as compared to other polymers, such as superior chemical resistance, flame retardancy, good electrical properties, and high dimensional stability. These properties are expected to boost the demand for polyphenylene sulfide in the automotive and electronics & electrical industries. Asia-Pacific was the largest market for heat resistant polymers in 2016. Asia-Pacific was the largest market for heat resistant polymers in 2016. This increased demand can be attributed to the increasing demand from the transportation end-use industry, which accounts for the largest share in the global market, and growing economies of China and India. Key players operational in the market include Arkema SA (France), E. I. du Pont de Nemours And Company (U.S.), Dongyue Group Ltd. (China), DIC Corporation (Japan), Honeywell International Inc. (U.S.), Parkway Products Inc. (U.S.), Schulman AG (U.S.), Caledonian Ferguson Timpson Ltd (Scotland), Panjin Zhongrun High Performance Polymers Co. Ltd (China), Quadrant EPP Surlon India Ltd (India), Tri-Mack Plastics Manufacturing Corp. (U.S.), Huntsman Corporation (U.S.), PolyOne Corporation (U.S.), BASF SE (Germany), Evonik Industries AG (Germany), Celanese Corporation (U.S.), Solvay S.A. (Belgium), Victrex PLC (U.K.), Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) (Saudi Arabia), Covestro (Germany), The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), Daikin Industries, Ltd. (Japan), Kuraray Co., Ltd. (Japan), RTP Company, Inc. (U.S.), and Ensinger GmbH (U.K.), among others. High Temperature Plastics Market by Type (Polysulfones, Polyimides, Polyphenylene Sulfide, Fluoropolymers, and Others), by End-Use Industries (Electrical & Electronic, Transportation, Industrial, Medical, and Others) - Global Trends & Forecast to 2019 http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/high-temperature-plastics-market-1192.html High Performance Plastics Market by Type (Fluoropolymers, High Performance Polyamide, PPS, SP, LCP, AKP, and PI), End-Use Industry (Transportation, Electrical and Electronics, Medical, Industrial), and Region - Global Forecast to 2026 http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/high-performance-plastic-market-130930168.html MarketsandMarkets™ provides quantified B2B research on 30,000 high growth niche opportunities/threats which will impact 70% to 80% of worldwide companies' revenues. Currently servicing 5000 customers worldwide including 80% of global Fortune 1000 companies as clients. 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News Article | May 3, 2017
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London estate agents have begun to offer free cars worth £18,000, stamp duty subsidies of £150,000, plus free iPads and Sonos sound systems to kickstart sales in the capital’s increasingly moribund property market. The once super-hot central London market has turned into a “burnt-out core” according to buying agents Garrington Property Finders, prompting developers to offer ever greater incentives to lure buyers. At one development in Muswell Hill, a relatively affluent part of north London, sales agents said this week they would be giving away a Renault Zoe electric car (RRP £18,045) to every house buyer. They would also pay stamp duty on the £1.99m homes, at £153,000. Apart from the free prosecco and gourmet pizzas available to those viewing the properties, anyone willing to put down a £2,500 deposit at the development’s launch night this week will also walk away with a free iPad. The developer, Jamm, insists that sales are robust and that “this is absolutely not a sign of desperation”. Director Tim Jackson said: “There is a lot of nervousness out there with the election and Brexit, and buyers are looking for excuses not to buy. We’re giving them reasons to buy.” Free furniture packages worth up to £20,000, John Lewis vouchers, and free three-year travel passes have all been offered to potential buyers in other developments across the capital. Property agent Henry Pryor estimates that there is a pipeline of 59,000 high-end apartments under construction in London alone, yet annual sales of new-build flats in the city are only 6,000. “Developers will sell their first-born to shift them. It’s last-chance-saloon stuff. About the only incentive they have not tried is a bogof [buy one, get one free].” The developer behind the giant Battersea Power Station development of 4,360 apartments in south London last week slashed its profit forecasts amid rising costs and wider economic uncertainty. House prices have begun to fall nationally – Nationwide said typical prices fell in both March and April – and the steepest drops have been seen in London. Land Registry figures show that in the heart of the city’s financial district, average property prices plummeted from £861,000 at the time of the EU referendum to £773,000 in February, a decline of 15%, although in London’s outer boroughs prices are still up over the year. Transactions – the lifeblood of estate agents, who rely on turnover rather than high prices to make money – have also fallen steeply. Garrington said the “hipster hotspot” of Hackney saw sales collapse by more than a third in 2016, and there have been few signs of a recovery since. LCP, a property investment company, blamed big hikes in stamp duty for a collapse in sales. It said that in central London, sales of new flats were down 41.4% in the last three months of 2016 compared with the previous year, while average prices fell 8.7% over the same period to £1.9m. Chinese buyers had melted away, Pryor said. “The Chinese are finding it more difficult to borrow from their own banks and the gloss has gone off the London market. Foreign buyers were a very significant part of the new-build market, but they can’t get a yield, and they now can’t flip them for capital gain.” Pryor reckons it could be years before prices for new-build flats start rising again. “If you could short new-build property, then you would make a mint, but there’s no market. In my 28 years in the property business, we have done this twice before, and each time it takes around five to seven years before things recover.” But tenants are winners from the post-Brexit decline in the property market. Rents in London have fallen sharply, with new tenants in the capital typically paying almost £100 a month less than their counterparts a year ago. The average monthly rent in the capital dropped from £1,297 a year ago to £1,203 in March 2017, said Your Move, which publishes a regular buy-to-let index. In March alone, typical rents in the capital fell 6%, it added.


News Article | April 19, 2017
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A civil defence member breathes through an oxygen mask, after what rescue workers described as a suspected gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib, Syria April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah PARIS (Reuters) - French intelligence services will provide proof in the coming days that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces used chemical weapons in an attack on April 4, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Wednesday. "There is an investigation underway (by) the French intelligence services and military intelligence ... it's a question of days and we will provide proof that the regime carried out these strikes," Ayrault told LCP television. "We have elements that will enable us to show that the regime knowingly used chemical weapons," he said.


Thermal Cleaning Technology for Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP). SCHWING Technologies GmbH Designated a New HT Model to Its InnovaClean Systems for This Application In early 2017, the systems manufacturer SCHWING Technologies GmbH, based in the Lower Rhine region of Germany, extended its model series of thermal fluidized bed cleaning systems for tools and machine parts. This new model called “InnovaClean INB-HT” is a compact, environmentally friendly and easy-to-operate system. This new model now removes not only all polymers and halogenated materials, such as PVC or PTFE, but also high-temperature polymers such as liquid crystal polymers (LCP). Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany, May 08, 2017 --( New components What’s new? InnovaClean models combine a new heating system, a newly redesigned heating regulator and a new, intuitively operating touch panel. Over recent months, the Schwing development team headed by engineer Axel Sokol has been working on optimizing the thermal cleaning systems so that contaminated metal tools and parts can undergo heating up to 620 degrees Celsius. As Axel Sokol, Schwing's technical director, explains, “The temperature increase is achieved by using a new heating system which has already been successfully tested in fluidized bed heat treatment, and guarantees precision temperature regulation.” Heating regulation has also been improved using a PLC with self-optimization functions. A 10-inch, new touch panel is larger and easier to operate than its predecessor. Its operation is intuitive and self-explanatory and it incorporates easy to use communications right through to email messaging. A simple OPC interface also ensures reliable data connections. Benefits for system operators The system cleans at high speed in a single process, is residue-free and requires no chemical supplements. Even tool assemblies can be cleaned flexibly and safely. Furthermore, Schwing guarantees an effective and environmentally friendly removal of all plastics, extends tool life and helps reduce machine downtimes. “We keep a steady eye on the market,” explains Udo Heffungs, sales manager at Schwing. “We are in continual dialogue with customers and aim to anticipate their wishes. LPC parts production is gaining in importance and machines and tools are being adapted to meet the demand. With our new system, we’re responding to emerging cleaning needs, especially in injection molding.” InnovaClean INB-HT fluidized bed technology The fluidized bed system's precision-controlled cleaning process utilizes the material and heat transfer of fluidized aluminum oxide. In simple terms, InnovaClean INB-HT consists of a cleaning chamber, waste air purification and the heating system. By means of compressed air, the oxide content of the chamber is raised slightly and then fully blown through so that it acts as a fluid. The heating process provides regulated temperature control in the chamber which, depending upon the material, can reach 620 degrees Celsius. The contaminated tool is immersed in the fluidized bed using a special loading basket. The fluidized oxide ensures that heat is evenly and non-abrasively dispersed and simultaneously decomposes the polymers adhering to the tool all while oxidizing the remaining carbon to leave the tool free of residues. The parts are thereby cleansed of carbon and plastic with no mechanical or thermal deterioration and at polymer-dependent temperatures of up to 620 degrees Celsius. Within just one to two hours, the system is capable of the residue-free carbonizing of any polymer, e.g. from injection nozzles and die disks. At slightly longer cleaning times, it can remove plastics from spin nozzles and assembled spin packs, static mixers, assembled pumps, back-flow preventers, hot runner components and many other parts. InnovaClean INB-HT functions without any waste water and refuse. The generated carbonization gases are cleaned with an integrated thermal afterburner which can be optionally delivered with a waste-air washer for pyrolysis gases from PVC and PTFE. SCHWING Technologies GmbH Schwing Technologies has been operating since 1969 and is the worldwide market leader for high-temperature systems for thermal cleaning, thermo-chemical finishing and heat treatment of metal parts and tools. The owner-managed company constructs, manufactures and operates its systems at its headquarters in Neukirchen-Vluyn in Germany's Lower Rhine region. Built upon the achievements of German engineering, the medium-sized business is globally the best-known specialist in the removal of plastics. Among its around 2,500 international clients are companies from the plastics and fiber industries, as well as from the chemicals, metals and automobile sectors. With its 80-strong personnel, the company is equipped with the tools and systems for any cleaning need and delivers the best economy, ecology and quality. Schwing is also a reliable service partner for contract cleaning by cleaning more than 100,000 tools and parts each year to the highest environmental and qualitative standards. In the words of Ewald and Thomas Schwing, the two managing directors at Schwing Technologies GmbH, “So far, there has not been a single component that we have not been able to free from polymers and inorganic contaminants.” Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany, May 08, 2017 --( PR.com )-- In early 2017, the systems manufacturer SCHWING Technologies GmbH, based in the Lower Rhine region of Germany, extended its model series of thermal fluidized bed cleaning systems for tools and machine parts. This new model called “InnovaClean INB-HT” is a compact, environmentally friendly and easy-to-operate system. This new model now removes not only all polymers and halogenated materials, such as PVC or PTFE, but also high-temperature polymers such as liquid crystal polymers (LCP). It is equipped with a new heating system, a redesigned heating regulation, and a new, intuitively operated touch panel. The system is now optimized to permit temperatures of up to 620 degrees Celsius. Previously, maximum cleaning temperatures of only 520 degrees Celsius were achievable. With this enhanced fluidized bed system, Schwing now provides a perfect solution for producers of high-temperature and high-performance polymers such as LCP, PEI, PPS, PBI, various flouropolymers or PI. Thomas Schwing, managing director of SCHWING Technologies GmbH stated, “We guarantee that our InnovaClean systems are also capable of reliably removing temperature-resistant liquid crystal polymers of up to around 580 degrees Celsius from metal parts.” The company has installed the InnovaClean 2448-INB-HT model at its site in Neukirschen-Vluyn for customer trials.New componentsWhat’s new? InnovaClean models combine a new heating system, a newly redesigned heating regulator and a new, intuitively operating touch panel. Over recent months, the Schwing development team headed by engineer Axel Sokol has been working on optimizing the thermal cleaning systems so that contaminated metal tools and parts can undergo heating up to 620 degrees Celsius. As Axel Sokol, Schwing's technical director, explains, “The temperature increase is achieved by using a new heating system which has already been successfully tested in fluidized bed heat treatment, and guarantees precision temperature regulation.” Heating regulation has also been improved using a PLC with self-optimization functions. A 10-inch, new touch panel is larger and easier to operate than its predecessor. Its operation is intuitive and self-explanatory and it incorporates easy to use communications right through to email messaging. A simple OPC interface also ensures reliable data connections.Benefits for system operatorsThe system cleans at high speed in a single process, is residue-free and requires no chemical supplements. Even tool assemblies can be cleaned flexibly and safely. Furthermore, Schwing guarantees an effective and environmentally friendly removal of all plastics, extends tool life and helps reduce machine downtimes. “We keep a steady eye on the market,” explains Udo Heffungs, sales manager at Schwing. “We are in continual dialogue with customers and aim to anticipate their wishes. LPC parts production is gaining in importance and machines and tools are being adapted to meet the demand. With our new system, we’re responding to emerging cleaning needs, especially in injection molding.”InnovaClean INB-HT fluidized bed technologyThe fluidized bed system's precision-controlled cleaning process utilizes the material and heat transfer of fluidized aluminum oxide. In simple terms, InnovaClean INB-HT consists of a cleaning chamber, waste air purification and the heating system. By means of compressed air, the oxide content of the chamber is raised slightly and then fully blown through so that it acts as a fluid. The heating process provides regulated temperature control in the chamber which, depending upon the material, can reach 620 degrees Celsius.The contaminated tool is immersed in the fluidized bed using a special loading basket. The fluidized oxide ensures that heat is evenly and non-abrasively dispersed and simultaneously decomposes the polymers adhering to the tool all while oxidizing the remaining carbon to leave the tool free of residues. The parts are thereby cleansed of carbon and plastic with no mechanical or thermal deterioration and at polymer-dependent temperatures of up to 620 degrees Celsius.Within just one to two hours, the system is capable of the residue-free carbonizing of any polymer, e.g. from injection nozzles and die disks. At slightly longer cleaning times, it can remove plastics from spin nozzles and assembled spin packs, static mixers, assembled pumps, back-flow preventers, hot runner components and many other parts. InnovaClean INB-HT functions without any waste water and refuse. The generated carbonization gases are cleaned with an integrated thermal afterburner which can be optionally delivered with a waste-air washer for pyrolysis gases from PVC and PTFE.SCHWING Technologies GmbHSchwing Technologies has been operating since 1969 and is the worldwide market leader for high-temperature systems for thermal cleaning, thermo-chemical finishing and heat treatment of metal parts and tools. The owner-managed company constructs, manufactures and operates its systems at its headquarters in Neukirchen-Vluyn in Germany's Lower Rhine region. Built upon the achievements of German engineering, the medium-sized business is globally the best-known specialist in the removal of plastics. Among its around 2,500 international clients are companies from the plastics and fiber industries, as well as from the chemicals, metals and automobile sectors. With its 80-strong personnel, the company is equipped with the tools and systems for any cleaning need and delivers the best economy, ecology and quality. Schwing is also a reliable service partner for contract cleaning by cleaning more than 100,000 tools and parts each year to the highest environmental and qualitative standards. In the words of Ewald and Thomas Schwing, the two managing directors at Schwing Technologies GmbH, “So far, there has not been a single component that we have not been able to free from polymers and inorganic contaminants.”


News Article | February 21, 2017
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HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Beijing Gas Blue Sky Holdings Limited (“the Company” or “Beijing Gas Blue Sky”, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”, HKSE stock code: 6828) is pleased to announce that, Mr. Li Weiqi has been appointed as an executive director of the Company and a vice president of the Group; and Mr. Pang Siu Yin has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company, with immediate effect. Mr. Li Weiqi, aged 42, obtained a Bachelor degree of City Gas Engineering from Beijing Construction Engineering College (now Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture) in 1998. Mr. Li has over 18 years of experience in gas design, strategic planning, infrastructure investment and market development. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Li served as the deputy manager of planning and development of Beijing Gas Group from 2011 to 2016. Mr. Li also held various positions of designer, consultant, business manager and deputy head of marketing in Beijing Gas and Heating Engineering Design Institute for 11 years. Mr. Pang Siu Yin, aged 57, graduated from the University of Leeds with a bachelor of laws degree, obtained a master of business administration degree from the University of Aston, as well as a postgraduate certificate in laws from the University of Hong Kong respectively. Mr. Pang has been a practising solicitor of the high court of Hong Kong since 1990 and was also admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1997. He is currently a partner of LCP, a firm of solicitors in Hong Kong, with his practice focusing on commercial and litigation. Mr. Pang was appointed as an independent non-executive director of Winto Group (Holdings) Limited (stock code: 8238) on 24 July 2015 and an independent non-executive director of Man Sang Jewellery Holdings Limited (stock code: 1466) on 19 November 2016. Mr. Tommy Cheng, Co-Chairman and Executive Director of the Group states that “We are pleased to invite Mr. Li and Mr. Pang as our Board member. Both of them have extensive experience and achieve outstanding performance in related industry. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Li developed his career in Beijing Gas Group, which is our single largest shareholder since 2016. We believe that the joining of Mr. Li and Mr. Pang will be definitely beneficial to the Group’s development. We are looking forward to working with them closely to further enhance the level of corporate governance of the Group, as well as to promote the Group's business development in the future.” Beijing Gas Blue Sky Holdings Limited (“Beijing Gas Blue Sky”, HKSE stock code: 6828) is an integrated natural gas provider, distributor and operator, with an emphasis on the midstream and downstream natural gas development. Our natural gas business includes: (i) construction and operation of compressed natural gas (“CNG”) and liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) refueling stations for vehicles; (ii) construction of natural gas pipelines and operation of city gas projects by providing piped gas; (iii) direct supply of LNG to end-users; and (iv) trading and distribution of CNG and LNG. The Group has adapted to the “One Belt One Road” policy, and focus on operating and investing natural gas business. The Group is actively expanding its business development and distribution, as well as continues to gradually expanding the scale of operations. Currently, the Group has business presence in several provinces in Northeast China, East China, Central South China and Southwest China, including Liaoning Province, Shandong Province, Anhui Province, Zhejiang Province, Hubei Province, Guizhou Province, Sichuan Province and Hainan Province, etc. In the future, The Group is committed to its vision "develop clean energy, enhance customer value, create a beautiful blue sky". It will continue to actively investing and developing natural gas business, as well as participating in the development of natural gas industry value chain.


News Article | March 2, 2017
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2017 file photo, Marine Le Pen, the French far-right presidential candidate adjuts her hair as she attends a debate in Paris. The European Parliament has voted Thursday March 2, 2017 to lift Le Pen's immunity from prosecution. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) PARIS (AP) — The European Parliament voted Thursday to lift the immunity from prosecution for French far-right leader Marine Le Pen for tweeting gruesome images of Islamic State violence, a crime that carries up to three years in prison in France. The legislature voted by a broad majority in Brussels to clear the way for the possible prosecution of Le Pen over tweets she made in December 2015 showing executions, including the killing of American reporter James Foley by Islamic State extremists. French prosecutors in the city of Nanterre had asked lawmakers to lift the immunity that Le Pen enjoys as a member of the European Parliament. Le Pen, a leading candidate in this year's French presidential election, posted her tweets in response to a journalist who drew an analogy between her anti-immigration National Front party and IS extremists. She was trying to show the difference between the two groups but the effort backfired, drawing widespread condemnation. Le Pen took down the tweet showing the killing of Foley after his family protested, but left up another image of violence by Islamic State extremists. Under French law, publishing violent images can be punished by up to three years in jail and a fine of 75,000 euros ($78,800). Before the vote, Le Pen on Thursday defended her tweets, saying she just wanted to condemn the barbaric practices of IS, also known as Daesh. "I'm a lawmaker. I'm in my role when I condemn Daesh, this is my role," she told French TV station LCP. "And if I don't fulfill my role, I'm worth nothing as a lawmaker. Nobody can prevent a republic's representative from condemning Daesh's acts of violence." Her campaign manager, David Rachline, denounced the lawmakers' actions. The EU parliament decision "marks the difference between those who denounce and fight Islamist fundamentalism and those who want to hide the atrocities," Rachline said. The lifting of Le Pen's immunity does not relate to another corruption case centered on her aide at the European Parliament, who is suspected of being paid from EU money while working on her party's behalf. Le Pen's chief of staff, Catherine Griset, was handed a preliminary charge of receiving money through a breach of trust. The campaign to replace France's unpopular Socialist President Francois Hollande has also been rocked by corruption allegations targeting another top contender, conservative candidate Francois Fillon. Fillon, a former prime minister and once the front-runner in France's two-round April-May presidential election, announced Wednesday that he was summoned to appear before judges on March 15 for allegedly using taxpayers' money to pay family members for jobs that may not have existed. Fillon, however, vowed to stay in the race. Fillon's troubles have benefited centrist independent candidate Emmanuel Macron, who on Thursday announced his policy platform, including boosting European unity and combating populism and corruption. To counter the growing political scandals, Macron said he wants to shrink the size of parliament, introduce term limits and ban officials from hiring family members. He wants to continue good security cooperation with the U.S. despite his ideological differences with Donald Trump. Macron on Thursday called Trump's skepticism toward the Paris Agreement to fight global warming "a deep mistake" and expressed opposition to Trump's proposed U.S. protectionist trade measures. Macron said he would not comment on Le Pen's situation, then added "fortunately our national and European institutions are not losing their common sense." The top two vote-getters in France's April 23 presidential ballot move on to compete in the May 7 presidential runoff. Others in the running include Socialist Benoit Hamon and far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon.

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