ADB Study: More food for less water in southern Asia
Rice is one of the staple foods in southern Asia. It needs large amounts of water to be grown and population increase and climate change are major challenges for irrigation farming in the region. Modernisation is required to achieve improvements in irrigation system management and to control water flows more precisely. A study by Tractebel commissioned by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) provides the basis for concrete measures. The recommendations of the study are helping the ADB to optimise its procedures for project preparation. This will shorten the time it takes to provide financing. The experts from Tractebel developed a scientific basis for supporting ADB and its member-countries for prioritizing investments to secure more efficient, reliable and climate-friendly food supply in the developing countries. In their study they examined how innovative and intelligent water-saving technologies and management systems can be promoted in the planning and implementation of capital investments by ...
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Established Classic: Ceresana Presents Fifth Report on the Global Market for Polypropylene
Polypropylene is one of the world’s most widely produced standard plastics, second only to polyethylene. “PP can be processed using various techniques and is used for the most diverse applications ranging from packaging to household appliances, clothing, and vehicles,” Oliver Kutsch, CEO of Ceresana, explains. The market research company analyzed the global market for polypropylene already for the fifth time. The latest report expects revenues for this type of plastic to grow by, on average, 4.9% per year until 2026. Packaging Producers Are Major Consumers The most important sales market for polypropylene in 2018 was flexible packaging: A total of 16.4 million tonnes were processed in films, bags, and sacks. Another 15.5 million tonnes of polypropylene were used for the production of rigid packaging, such as containers and lids for food and beverages, chemicals as well as industrial and household products. Demand in the application areas consumer goods and fibers ...
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Alvarez & Marsal: Lernen, sich Beweisen und Netzwerken
Ein Rückblick auf die A&M Case Study Competition in Frankfurt München/FfM – 26. Juni 2019 Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), eines der weltweit führenden Consulting-Unternehmen, ermöglichte bei der A&M Case Study Competition ausgewählten Nachwuchstalenten einen Einblick in die breitgefächerte Palette an Aufgaben, die das renommierte Beratungsunternehmen bietet. Zwölf Studierende der Masterstudiengänge Master of Finance und Master of Management der Frankfurt School of Finance & Management konnten ihr Talent in einem realen Case unter Beweis stellen. Die Arbeit an einem echten Fallbeispiel lieferte erste Einblicke in die verschiedenen Aufgabenbereiche der Beratungstätigkeit. Durch die Expertise von Alvarez & Marsal im Lösen komplexer operativer und finanzieller Herausforderungen lernten die Teilnehmer aus erster Hand und konnten zudem mit erfahrenen A&M Beratern netzwerken. „In der Case Study ist deutlich geworden was es heißt, Unternehmen in komplexen Situationen operativ und finanziell erfolgreich zu restrukturieren. Die Teilnehmenden haben die DNA von Alvarez & Marsal kennengelernt und schnell realisiert, ...
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Beautiful Growth: New Report by Ceresana on the European Market for Paints and Coatings
Paints and coatings do not only make our lives more colorful and beautiful; they also protect materials and significantly increase the durability of many objects. Regarding vehicles, coatings serve as corrosion protection. Furthermore, they can be self-cleaning and antibacterial. Ceresana analyzed the European market for paints and coatings already for the third time: In 2017, almost 9 million tonnes of these products were utilized. Rising Demand on the Part of the Construction Industry Architectural paints are the largest application area of paints and coatings. Residential construction has a rising demand for facade and interior wall paints, yet, large commercial construction and infrastructure projects provide for a positive development of revenues. The market researchers of Ceresana forecast that about 58% of all paints and coatings will be utilized in the construction industry in 2025. Application for industrial goods is decisively affected by the economic situation of individual countries. In this segment, ...
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Uptrend of the Stand-Up Pouches: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Bags and Sacks
Should single use carrier bags be banned? Discussions on this topic increase in the media of many countries. More and more countries try to banish lightweight plastic bags in particular from retail or at least to reduce their consumption. However, not only carrier bags belong to the sector bags and sacks: The current Ceresana bags and sacks market report, which is already the second edition, also provides extensive information on garbage bags and sacks, heavy duty and industry sacks as well as pouch packaging for foodstuffs. Many different influential factors affect this complex market. Besides several plastic types, the study also deals with bags and sacks made of paper. Industrial Bags Strongly Dependent on Economy Demand for heavy duty and industry sacks depends to a large extent on the economic development of the respective countries. Trade links are very important for transport packaging: Demand can profit from free trade agreements ...
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Elastic and Heatable: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Thermoplastic Elastomers
Melting, repeatedly deforming, and recycling: Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) can be processed just like conventional standard plastics when reheated. At room temperature however, TPE plastics have the same mechanical properties as vulcanized elastomers: They are elastic, pliable, and flexible like rubber. In its current study, Ceresana analyzes the market for these innovative materials already for the second time: In 2017, about 4.7 million tonnes of thermoplastic elastomers were used worldwide. Market Data on Thermoplastic Elastomers Demand for TPE is strongly focused on the largest economic powers: Currently, processors in China, the USA, Japan, and Germany combined account for about two thirds of global demand. Production of TPE is dominated by manufacturers in Asia: More than 56% of global production takes place in this region. Second largest producer is North America, followed by Western Europe. TPE Uses Given their versatility and easy processing, TPE are predominantly used in the automotive industry: About ...
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Lahmeyer carries out study on environmental assessments for wind energy projects
At the end of August 2018, the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in the Arab region (RCREEE) published a report on the environmental and social impacts of potential wind power projects in the Gulf of Suez region. The report is based on a study performed by Lahmeyer International and its joint venture partner ecoda Umweltgutachten. Its objective is to strategically assess the impacts of wind energy projects and to determine measures to mitigate these impacts. With the study, Lahmeyer supports the region to develop environmentally and socially sound wind energy projects. Growing importance of Environmental and Social Assessment Studies Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment Studies start playing a more important role for the development of renewable energy projects, not only in Egypt. They are providing a comprehensive basis to support and facilitate obtaining environmental permits for individual projects, and they often also reflect the requirements of international ...
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Solid and Flexible: Ceresana Analyzes the World Market for Synthetic Rubbers
Elastically deformable plastics are necessary for many technical applications but also for various everyday objects. Per year, more than 12.7 million tonnes of these types of polymers are consumed worldwide. Ceresana analyzed the global market for synthetic rubbers already for the third time. These include styrene-butadiene rubber, butadiene rubber, ethylene-propylene-diene rubber, acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber, chlorobutadiene, and polyisoprene. The current study deals with data for the years starting in 2009 and forecasts data until 2025. Vehicle Tires are Main Application The most important sales market for synthetic rubber in 2017 was the segment tires: 58% of total global demand were accounted for by applications in original equipment and replacement tires. Rubbers are also used for numerous other products in the automotive industry: for example for hoses, cables, seals as well as window and door profiles. For the automotive segment, the analysts of Ceresana expect an increase of global rubber demand by 3.0% ...
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Elastic Growth: Ceresana Study on the World Market for Butadiene Rubber
As measured by the global turnover, butadiene rubber (BR) is the second most important rubber after styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR). BR is formed by the polymerization of butadiene. Products made of BR offer very high resilience, good insulation properties, abrasion resistance, and remain flexible at low temperatures. According to the most recent study by the market research institute Ceresana, worldwide consumption for this elastomer type amounts to about 3.44 million tonnes per year. The region Asia-Pacific accounted for over 57% of global revenues, followed at a large distance by North America and Western Europe. Ceresana expects the revenues generated with BR to increase by, on average, 4.1% per year until 2025. Tires and Plastic Modification Are Main Applications The dominating sales market for BR is the segment automotive tires with a share of about 73% of total global demand. Besides SBR, natural rubber, and carbon black, BR is the most important ...
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Hot Wheels: Ceresana Analyzes the World Market for Styrene-Butadiene Rubber
Styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) is the best-selling synthetic rubber and for decades, has been indispensable for many applications. In everyday life, SBR is mainly found in vehicle tires. According to a recent market study by Ceresana, worldwide consumption for this elastomer type amounts to about 5.1 million tonnes. More than half of global demand is generated in the region Asia-Pacific. Analysts at Ceresana expect the global market volume of SBR to increase by 2.0% per year until 2025. Butadiene and Styrene Styrene-butadiene rubber is a copolymer consisting of the chemicals butadiene and styrene. SBR is produced by emulsion polymerization (E-SBR) or by solution polymerization (S-SBR). E-SBR is accounting for about 72% of total demand. The smaller S-SBR market, however, is accounting for much more dynamic growth rates of 3.8% per year. Tires Are the Most Important Application The most important sales market for SBR in 2017 was the segment tires: More ...
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Necessary Black: Ceresana Study on the Global Market for Carbon Black
Carbon Black is utilized as a filler in tires and numerous other products made of rubber. In plastics, printing inks, paints, and coatings, carbon black is used as a black pigment. Ceresana examined the global carbon black market already for the third time. “We expect a positive development of demand until 2025”, says Oliver Kutsch, CEO of the market research company: “Then, total consumption is likely to amount to over 15 million tonnes of carbon black.” Highest Demand in Asia-Pacific The industry in the region Asia-Pacific accounted for more than 62% of total global carbon black consumption in 2017. Due to above-average growth rates, its market share will increase to about 65% until 2025. In Asia, China is by far the major consumer of carbon black utilizing 4.7 million tonnes. Ceresana forecasts another growth of Chinese demand for the years to come. The region accounting for the second highest carbon ...
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Clean Figures: New Ceresana Report on the Global Market for Surfactants
Surfactants can form a foam, facilitate the removal of dirt, and enable the mixture of water and oil. Despite concerns of environmentalists, these surface active chemicals are found in almost every household and are also used in numerous industrial applications. „In 2016, a worldwide turnover of almost 31 billion US-dollars was achieved with surfactants“ says Oliver Kutsch, CEO of the market research insitute Ceresana. “We expect another growth of revenues of surfactants of, on average 3.1% per year.” Ceresana analyzed this market already for the third time. Foam Does Not Equal Foam Surfactants are made from petroleum derivatives but can also be obtained from natural raw materials such as sugar, vegetable oils or vegetable soaps. This study by Ceresana examines anionic, cationic, non-ionic, and other surfactants. The report provides important figures such as demand, import, and export both for these main groups and for individual product types. Anionic surfactants are ...
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Splicing Numbers: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Adhesives
Adhesives are growing more important in industrial products, in the construction industry, in sports and leisure articles, and in many other segments. For the third time already, Ceresana analyzed the global market: Almost 14 million tonnes of adhesives are consumed worldwide. According to the latest study, adhesive revenues will rise worldwide by 3.6% per year until 2024. Vinyls beat Acrylics The most important type of product in 2016 were vinyl adhesives with a demand volume of over 4 million tonnes, followed at a great distance by acrylic adhesives in second place. There is a wide variety of vinyl adhesives. Products based on polyvinyl acetate (PVAC) are among the most important ones. Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), manufactured from polyvinyl acetate, is used as an adhesive for porous materials, such as paper, cardboard, wood, cork, and leather. Main consumers of vinyl adhesives are the paper, packaging, wood processing and construction industries that use ...
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Strong Figures: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Polyethylene-HDPE
High-density polyethylene (HDPE) is the type of polyethylene offering the highest rigidity and least flexibility. The rigid and slightly hard plastic is highly suitable for a broad range of applications such as rigid containers and tubes as well as a variety of everyday household goods such as flasks, clothes pins, or handles of dishwashing brushes. Further, HDPE is processed into films. Ceresana already publishes the fourth study on the world market for HDPE. The current study expects a growth of the HDPE demand of, on average, 2.7% p.a. Until 2024. Western Europe Growing Again The Asia-Pacific region is by far the largest consumer of HDPE with a global market share of about 45%. This region will experience the most dynamic growth in the upcoming eight years, however, not in the same extent as in the past. The development in Western Europe is reverse: While the HDPE market only registered marginal ...
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Proven Standard Plastic: Ceresana Publishes New Study on Polypropylene
Polypropylene (PP) is the second most important standard plastic after polyethylene, compatible with many processing technologies, and used for the most diverse applications ranging from packaging to household appliances, clothes, and vehicles. Ceresana analyzed the global market for polypropylene already for the fourth time. The latest report of the market research company expects the demand for this type of plastics to grow by, on average, 3% per year until 2024. Polypropylene – Keeping It Fresh   The most important sales market for polypropylene in 2016 was flexible packaging with a demand volume of 17.66 million tonnes. Widely spread every-day products such as shrink-wrap packaging, shopping bags, and packaging for cigarettes or snacks are included. The production of rigid packaging, such as yoghurt cups, containers, bottles, and closures of all kinds ranked second. Since it is one of the most versatile packaging materials, polypropylene can assert itself against the competition of ...
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