Hannover Messe 2019 Overview: Secure Remote Predictive/Preventive Maintenance Access to Industrial Systems Worldwide
Berlin, April 25, 2019 – Infotecs, the cybersecurity and threat intelligence expert, has been presenting its ViPNet Coordinator for MICA security solution from April 01 to April 05, 2019 at the HANNOVER MESSE fair. Production facilities and industrial infrastructures are among common targets of cyberattacks. That’s why these sensible systems need to be protected against cybercriminals. Many critical infrastructures include industrial process control and automation systems, which are particularly hard to protect due to their complexity. Historically, industrial controls have not been developed with the IT security in mind. To solve this issue, Infotecs presents its encryption solution for industrial systems based on the MICA platform by HARTING Technology Group. With the military-grade software-defined VPN technology, the security experts at Infotecs could protect the entire data exchange process, which makes unauthorized listening to or manipulation of the data traffic impossible. Infotecs has complemented the status control of the industrial systems ...

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PLEI Design Launches Nanobook: An Indestructible EDC Stone Paper Pocket Notebook
With four successful Kickstarter campaigns already under their belt, London-based design studio PLEI Design is hoping Nanobook will be lucky number five. London, England, April 25, 2019 — With four successful Kickstarter campaigns already under their belt, London-based design studio PLEI Design is hoping Nanobook will be lucky number five. “Like our other designs Nanobook came about by re-imagining an item we use every day. In fact, it was while we were drawing up measurements for our last Kickstarter Campaign for our travel wallet that we realised we should take a look at the humble notepad. The outdoors are notoriously unpredictable, and this can be a serious hinderance for those who are working or recording information on their travels. While there are currently every day carry (EDC) products on the market, the majority of them are too big and bulky, making them impossible to use in all situations. With Nanobook, ...

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Rocky Kramer Joins Buckcherry European Fall Tour
Norwegian rocker will support Buckcherry’s European tour, while promoting his debut Firestorm album. Los Angeles, CA / New York, NY, April 25, 2019 — Rocky Kramer, who releases “Rock Star,” the first single from his debut album “Firestorm,” beginning July 30th, has signed on to open for Los Angeles hard rock band Buckcherry, during their European Fall tour. It is anticipated that Kramer, backed by Alejandro Mercado on drums, Michael Dwyer on bass and Alessandro Bertoni on keys, will divert from other European performances to join the Buckcherry dates. Firestorm is the freshman offering for the guitar wunderkind, who bursts onto the scene with a light-hearted music video that pays tribute to Rocky’s 1980’s musical influences, while showcasing his neo-classical, heavy metal sound. Born in the 1990’s, Kramer grew up the son of a first violinist for the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and a piano teacher mother, with a golden voice. ...
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my-PV launches AC-THOR 9s power controller for hot water and space heating from photovoltaics on the market
Neuzeug, Austria, April 24th, 2019. The new power controller AC-THOR 9s can control both electrical room heating and water heaters up to 9 kilowatts of power linearly. It controls three-phase heating elements or up to three electrical heat sources and can even supply several heating circuits and regulate them independently of each other. Because it communicates with inverters, battery systems and smart home controls, the intelligent power controller always knows exactly how much excess solar power is available. In energy-optimised buildings, the device replaces the entire fluid-based heating technology. Missing energy comes from the grid. Alternatively, the solar power manager can also be integrated in conventional buffer storage tanks. The new power controller is no larger than its „little brother“ AC-THOR, which my-PV launched in 2017 for detached and multi-family homes. Ideal for high-performance PV systems and advanced heating requirements AC-THOR 9s opens up numerous new areas of application due ...

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AD HOC ANNOUNCEMENT Marinomed Biotech AG announces top line results of the Phase III study for Budesolv
Vienna, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Marinomed Biotech AG, a globally active biopharmaceutical company with headquarters in Vienna, has announced the successful completion of the pivotal Phase III study for Budesolv. The top line results are now available and show that Budesolv achieves at least the same effect as the product which is currently on the market, with a significantly lower dose. The planned primary endpoint of the study for the first product of the innovative Marinosolv® technology platform has thus been achieved. The approval process can be continued as scheduled. As announced, the complete Phase III study with detailed results is expected and will be published by the end of the second quarter of 2019 at the latest. MARINOSOLV® AND THE FLAGSHIP PRODUCT BUDESOLV Marinomed has succeeded in increasing the bioavailability of hardly soluble compounds to treat sensitive tissues such as nose and eyes via the Marinosolv® technology platform. The ...

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Necessary Additives: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Plasticizers
Plasticizers are one of the best-selling chemicals. They are needed to make brittle plastics, rubbers, paints and coatings as well as adhesives more smooth, flexible, and soft. “PVC floors, cables, plastic toys or packaging – many everyday products contain plasticizers,” Oliver Kutsch, CEO of Ceresana, explains. “Even deodorants and perfumes require these additives.” The latest, already fifth plasticizer report by the market research company Ceresana forecasts the demand for this controversial but so far indispensable material to increase to about 10.5 billion tonnes worldwide until 2026. Alternatives to Phthalates Are in Demand Since phthalates are considered as harmful to health and environment and were already banned from many applications, processors of plasticizers are increasingly looking for phthalate-free alternatives. However, DEHP (bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate) was still the most frequently used plasticizer type in 2018 with 3.24 million tonnes. About one third of the plasticizer market was accounted for by the phthalates DINP (diisononyl ...
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Fusion Farms in Puerto Rico an Investment Opportunity with Brains, Heart, and Guts
It’s an intelligent IMPACT investment opportunity with a socially conscious and serious punch and it’s opened its arms to investors who want to own a piece of a Hurricane-Protected Aquaponics Vertical Farm. Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, April 17, 2019 — For the past year, husband-and-wife business partners Kendell Lang and Lisa Jander have worked tirelessly through government bureaucracy, the language barrier, and the tendency of things to grind along at „island time“ in Puerto Rico to get their start-up to germinate and put down roots. Now, with milestone after milestone under their belts, Kendell and Lisa are presenting investors with a unique opportunity to contribute positively to the environment and help Puerto Rico rebuild itself after the devastating landfall of Hurricane Maria in September 2017, all the while benefiting from fund capital gains reduction and deferrals. It’s called Fusion Farms, a hurricane-protected, indoor, controlled environment aquaponics farm model that leverages the ...
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IVU and ebusplan establish joint venture for electromobility
EBS ebus solutions GmbH develops software to deploy electric buses Berlin/Aachen, 15 April 2019 – Electric buses are taking over public transport – and fundamentally changing rostering. In response, IVU Traffic Technologies and ebusplan are now pooling their expertise in a joint venture. EBS ebus solutions GmbH develops innovative software solutions and components tailored specifically to the needs of electric buses. Public transport is changing. In the near future, electric buses will be deployed across the board and, in the medium-term, replace the diesel vehicles that have been in use up to now. IVU Traffic Technologies and ebusplan therefore expect high demand for specialised systems that support transport companies in rostering electric buses. To advance the development of corresponding solutions, the two specialists in public transport have consequently founded EBS ebus solutions GmbH, based in Aachen, Germany. Making use of IVU’s and ebusplan’s expertise, ebus solutions will develop software, software ...
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IVU und ebusplan gründen Joint Venture für Elektromobilität
EBS ebus solutions GmbH entwickelt Software für den Einsatz von Elektrobussen Berlin/Aachen, 15. April 2019 – Elektrobusse erobern den Nahverkehr – und verändern die Einsatzplanung grundlegend. Als Antwort darauf bündeln IVU Traffic Technologies und ebusplan nun ihre Kompetenzen in einem gemeinsamen Unternehmen. Die EBS ebus solutions GmbH entwickelt innovative Softwarelösungen und -komponenten, die speziell auf die Anforderungen von Elektrobussen zugeschnitten sind. Der öffentliche Nahverkehr befindet sich im Umbruch. In naher Zukunft werden flächendeckend Elektrobusse zum Einsatz kommen und mittelfristig die bisherigen Dieselfahrzeuge ablösen. IVU Traffic Technologies und ebusplan erwarten daher einen großen Bedarf für spezialisierte Systeme, die Verkehrsunternehmen bei der Einsatzplanung von Elektrobussen unterstützen. Um die Entwicklung entsprechender Lösungen voranzutreiben, haben die beiden Spezialisten für öffentlichen Verkehr daher die EBS ebus solutions GmbH mit Sitz in Aachen gegründet. Mit der Expertise von IVU und ebusplan im Hintergrund wird ebus solutions Software, Softwaremodule und -komponenten für Elektrobusse entwickeln. Die Systeme sollen ...
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Indestructible Plastic: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for PVC
Sunlight, acid or salt water: Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) can withstand practically anything and is almost indestructible. PVC plasticizers are controversial, yet, this robust material remains one of the most frequently produced plastics alongside polypropylene and polyethylene. Demand even continues to increase: The most current and already fifth PVC market report by Ceresana expects demand to increase to about 56.2 million tonnes until 2026. Hard and Soft, Rigid and Flexible A distinction is made between rigid PVC (rigid PVC-U = unplasticized), which is used, for example, for packaging, pipes, and window profiles, and flexible PVC (flexible PVC-P = plasticized), which contains up to 40% plasticizer and is used for elastic products. PVC-U accounts for approximately two thirds of total demand. In 2018, pipes and conduits reached a market share of over 37%. Profiles (19.9%) and films and sheets (18.3%) follow at a distance. PVC is also used for cables, flooring, and ...
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Stable Growth: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Stabilizers
Stabilizers are chemicals needed for many plastic and rubber products. They enable a safe production and processing; they protect plastics and rubbers against the effects of heat, UV light or oxygen. The market research company Ceresana analyzed the global market for these indispensable additives already for the fourth time. “The revenues generated with stabilizers are likely to reach a volume of USD 5.5 billion until 2025,” Oliver Kutsch, CEO of Ceresana, explains. Other Countries, Other Stabilizers Stabilizers are usually based on lead, tin or calcium. The current report by Ceresana also closely examines liquid metal soaps and other products. Lead-based stabilizers are increasingly replaced by calcium- or tin-based products, which leads to a shift of market shares of the particular product categories. Ceresana expects global consumption of calcium-based stabilizers to increase by 3.9% per year. Global demand for tin-based stabilizers is likely to amount about 231,000 tonnes in 2025. Lead-based ...
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Tractebel advises Pakistan on the development of renewable energy
Energy experts from Tractebel (formerly Lahmeyer International) have been contracted by the World Bank to advise Pakistan on the integration of wind and solar energy into the national power grid. Tractebel presented its initial findings in workshops held in Lahore and Islamabad in January 2019. The project initiated by the Ministry of Energy is running until April 2019. Pakistan has recorded steady economic growth over the last few decades. This has been accompanied by rising energy demand, a higher percentage of which should be generated by renewable sources in the future. In order to effectively integrate variable renewable energy (VRE) into the existing system, extensive planning and analysis is required. In the future, this task will be carried out by planning teams from different authorities and utility companies. Tractebel specialists are preparing for this as well as performing specific analyses on the integration of VRE by the year 2040. Workshops ...
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ACEINNA Success – The Year of Achieving Wonderfully
ACEINNA Success – The Year of Achieving Wonderfully In June of 2018, ACEINNA announced its launch as a $50 million spinoff from MEMSIC. Since then, ACEINNA has notched many important achievements. Andover, Massachusetts, April 11, 2019 – In June of 2018, ACEINNA announced its launch as a $50 million spinoff from MEMSIC. Since then, ACEINNA has notched many important achievements. ACEINNA is now recognized as one of the most influential and innovative companies in the autonomous vehicle, autosteer tractor and automotive guidance and navigation space and has received three major honors (Frost & Sullivan awarded our OpenIMU300 the 2018 New Product Innovation Award. Electronic Products Magazine said that IMU381ZA was one of the “Hottest” automotive sensor products of 2018. Our Open IMU Platform also won the 2018 Golden Mousetrap Award from Design News Magazine.) In addition, launched earlier this year, the new ACEINNA AMR based Current Sensor has already received ...

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Auxiliary Materials without Alternatives: Ceresana Study on the Global Market for Plastic Additives
Most of the time, plastics would be useless without additives. Additives facilitate the processing of plastics, protect against heat and UV rays, and expand the range of properties by modifying material characteristics. “Only additives make it possible to permanently use plastics in ever new applications” explains Oliver Kutsch, CEO of Ceresana. The market research company analyzed the complete world market for all major plastic additives for the second time: fillers, plasticizers, pigments, flame retardants, stabilizers, impact modifiers, slip agents, antioxidants, blowing agents, as well as other plastic additives. Rising Demand for Plastic Additives Global demand for plastic additives amounts to approx. 33.3 million tonnes every year. More than half of this amount is processed in Asia-Pacific. North America and Western Europe follow at a great distance. As plastics are more practicable and lighter most of the time, they increasingly replace other materials such as wood or metal. Therefore, demand for ...
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COSS Sweetens the Pot with COSS Fairy Token (CFT)
COSS Sweetens the Pot with COSS Fee Token (CFT) Since launching its new and improved engine and platform, Singapore’s COSS Exchange has seen its daily trading volume increase by almost threefold. Singapore, April 09, 2019 — Since launching its new and improved engine and platform, Singapore’s COSS Exchange has seen its daily trading volume increase by almost threefold. With its overhaul out of the way, COSS has now shifted its focus to the COSS Fee Token, CFT for short. Not unlike the BNB (Binance Coin), the CFT is a trading token exclusive to the COSS.IO platform, arguably a more tangible use case than most cryptocurrencies in the current markets. Traders can get a 25% discount off trading fees when using CFT as an alternative to paying in the native tokens of the trading pairs. This will come as good news to market makers, institutional accounts and frequent traders of the ...

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