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The Future is Oil-free in Compressed Air Business: Tamturbo Introduces a Next-generation Oil-free Air Turbo Compressor at ComVac 2013 in Hannover

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Tampere, Finland, PRNewswireWhere there is industry, there is a need for compressed air. Production of compressed air is responsible for at least 10% of all industrial energy consumption. Tamturbo, based in Tampere, Finland, is determined to change that figure together with the leading global compressor manufacturers. If simplicity is beautiful, the new gearless Tamturbo compressors should earn a place in an art gallery. Direct drive from high-speed motor to turbo impeller means significantly fewer parts in mechanical contact, i.e. less energy loss and less wear compared to conventional ways of producing oil-free air. It also means that energy efficiency does not deteriorate over the life cycle of the compressor. Furthermore, simplicity means less need for maintenance. All these together result in remarkable savings in the life cycle costs of the compressor. The environmental benefits of producing oil-free air with a high-speed turbo compressor are clear. In addition to energy savings there is, for example, no need to change oil filters and throw them into the waste bin. Lastly, Tamturbo has developed and patented a new capacity control method that extends the efficient control range of turbo compressor by dozens of percentage points, which again translates into lower electricity bills. Timo Pulkki, head of sales at Tamturbo, is confident that their release is going to be a milestone in the development of compressed air technology. “It will be fun to rock the boat a little,” he admits. “The more we discuss with the leading compressor manufacturers around the world about licensing our technology, the more we get the feeling that we have the right product at the right time.” Negotiations are currently underway with many major compressor manufacturers, but Timo is inviting others to join in. “The biggest technological change for decades is on in the industry. The world’s leading compressor manufacturers have already launched, or are developing, their first products with similar technologies, so this is definitely something you don’t want to miss,” he says. “Tamturbo technology simply gives you the competitive edge.” It’s fair to say that not many people in this world know more about high-speed technology and turbo compressors than the managing director of Tamturbo, Jaakko Säiläkivi. He is also very pleased with the technological advances they have achieved. “We have managed to root out most of the drawbacks previously associated with turbo compressors,” states Jaakko. “Our bearing solutions guarantee a long life, the new capacity control is unprecedented, and we have several other patents pending on the details of improving turbo compressor efficiency and capacity control.”
Tamturbo is going to offer its new products both as a Tamturbo-branded compressor directly for end users in Scandinavia, and also as an OEM package together with a license for the technology for other compressor manufacturers worldwide. In the business field, cooperation between major corporations and smaller technology suppliers is standard. “We cannot conquer the world alone,” says Jaakko Säiläkivi. “Thus, we need strong partners globally to license our technology.”

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Marcopolo Revolutionizes Bus Driving and Travel Experience With Ixonos IVI Connect Infotainment Solution

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Helsinki, Finland and Caxias Do Sul, Brazil, PRNewswire Ixonos has signed a contract to deliver the user experience design and software for Marcopolo’s next generation infotainment solution for its future luxury coaches. The infotainment system utilizes Ixonos IVI Connect solution, which integrates in-vehicle infotainment systems with mobile devices and cloud. Ixonos also designs the human-machine-interface (HMI) and user experience for both driver and the passengers. The system will be implemented in mass production by Marcopolo in due time.
Ixonos is a creative mobile solutions company. We develop wireless technologies, software and solutions for connected devices and mobile services. Together with our corporate customers, we design products and services that let consumers enjoy inspiring mobile experiences. We enhance the competitiveness of our customer companies by enabling superior user experiences as well as faster time-to-market for their devices and services. We have offices in Finland, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Slovakia, South Korea and the U.S. Ixonos Plc is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. In 2011, the company’s turnover was 81.4 million euros and its operating profit was 1.9 million euros.
Marcopolo is a leader in the Brazilian market in the bus sector and is positioned among the biggest manufacturers in the world. It amplified production and commercialization operations and, today, it has an active presence in more than a hundred countries in five continents. Established in 1949 Marcopolo is today a global leader in bus body manufacturing with more than 18.000 employees globally.

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Crafted: Makers of the Exceptional Showcase

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London, PRNewswire In celebration of outstanding British craftsmanship, Walpole British Luxury and Vacheron Constantin will host the first ‘CRAFTED: MAKERS OF THE EXCEPTIONAL’ Showcase for the public at Somerset House West Wing. From Thursday 4th to Saturday 6th April, a collection of 20 of Britain’s most talented and pioneering artisans will demonstrate their passion, dedication and expertise, bringing to life the creative process, from exquisite and rare raw material to desirable and valuable finished work.At a time when the manufacturing sector continues to dip in the UK, and with concerns about the retention of skills and apprenticeships within the workforce, Walpole and Vacheron Constantin believe it is crucial that the skill and talents of the country’s craft makers are celebrated, preserved and nurtured. With their design acumen and insight, they embody the creativity and excellence that makes British fashion, design and luxury so compelling to the global consumer.At present there are 23,000 contemporary craftsmen in the UK generating a total income of £500 million(1) on a par with West End theatre revenues(2) and outstripping money spent on music downloads in the UK £316m (3). Their skills and work plays a crucial part in the wider success of Europe’s cultural and creative industries which contribute approximately 2.6% of EU GDP (with high growth potential) and provide in the region of 5million jobs across the EU.(4). These Craftsmen also pass on their skills and knowledge to a new work force, with over 87% formally teaching their craft to others. Surprisingly 69% of those involved in the Crafts Industry are female. Fine artistic craft is an integral part of the Vacheron Constantin brand, company CEO Juan-Carlos Torres, commented ‘For Vacheron Constantin, promoting arts and crafts professions is more than a commitment, it is a duty’. Chair of the Walpole Crafted programme Guy Salter, added ‘The aim is to help craftsmen and women develop businesses that are strong, growing and sustainable in order to support themselves properly, do commercial justice to their outstanding skills, and crucially allowing them to pass these on’. From the stitching on a calf-skin leather handbag to the intricate metalwork on a statement mirror, expert craftsmanship is at the heart of all luxury goods. The showcase offers a unique insight into the excellence of fine craft by elevating the time honoured expertise, intimate knowledge and captivating interactions between art, design and skill of the hand. Expressed in four simple themes – A craft perfected, A tradition preserved, A life devoted and A business nurtured – live demonstrations will give guests exclusive access to the essence of each craftsperson’s art
Since 1990, Walpole has been dedicated to supporting the British Luxury industry, ‘At Walpole British Luxury we understand that luxury without exceptionally talented makers or outstanding materials is an empty promise, hence our commitment to the preservation and development to the craftsmanship skills’ said Julia Carrick, Chief Executive of Walpole British Luxury.

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Unsaturated Polyester Resin (UPR) Market Worth $9.5 Billion by 2018

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Dallas, PRNewswireThe “Unsaturated Polyester Resin Market – by Type (Orthophthalic, Isophthalic, DCPD Resins), By Industry (Construction, Automotive, Marine, Chemical Processing, Electrical And Electronics) – Global Trends and Forecasts up to 2017” analyzes UPR market with respect to market drivers, opportunities, and trends in the diverse geographical regions. UPR are versatile resins with high demand across fiberglass reinforced plastics markets at a global level. Current rising raw material prices in this industry, manufacturers prefer high performance and cost effective UPR compared to other resins. The major industries for UPR are Building & Constructions, Automotive/Transportation, Pipes & Tanks, Marine, Wind energy, and Electrical & Electronics. The emerging economies are lined for high investment with long term benefits. These investments are in building & constructions, marine & wind energy sectors and unsaturated polyester resins have shown the cost effective, high performance, and environmental friendly benefits to this industry. The countries such as China, India, and other Asian economies are growing markets for unsaturated polyester resins. Major players in European and North American regions include Ashland Inc., Reichhold Inc., Royal DSM, CCP Composites, Scott Bader, and AOC LLC. U.S. is the major hub for unsaturated polyester resin market manufacturers in North America and major market players are headquartered in U.S. Within Europe, most of the major market players are situated in countries such as U.K., Germany, The Netherlands, and Italy. Asian manufacturers are primarily based in China and India. Tianhe Resins and New Solar are the largest producers of unsaturated polyester resins. UPR demand market is analyzed by considering every possible factor which affects this UPR market. The UPR demand is in terms of revenue and volume depicting current and future projections according to parallel economic and industrial outlook. This analysis also covers major developments, expansions, agreements, and mergers & acquisitions of leading global companies. The global UPR market was $6.5 billion in 2012 and is estimated to reach $9.5 billion by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 6.0% from 2013 to 2018. The high demand across the industries such as wind energy and marine will increase overall UPR consumption. The Orthophthalic and DCPD resins are expected to be the key revenue generators for global UPR market. MarketsandMarkets also provides multi-client reports, company profiles, databases, and custom research services. MarketsandMarkets covers thirteen industry verticals; including advanced materials, automotives and transportation, banking and financial services, biotechnology, chemicals, consumer goods, telecommunications and IT, energy and power, food and beverages, industrial automation, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, semiconductor and electronics.

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Flee the Unseasonably Cold UK Weather with Mid-Haul Holiday Offers from Hayes and Jarvis

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London, PRNewswire Take advantage of warm temperatures in the Middle East and North Africa with tempting holiday offers from the long haul specialist. With spring well underway, sun-starved Brits are still awaiting the first signs of the changing season as wintery weather continues to dominate in the UK. After a long winter punctuated by several snow flurries that brought the nation to a halt, chilly travellers can be forgiven for wanting to get away from the freezing conditions for a few days. With this in mind, Hayes and Jarvis are pleased to reveal a selection of tempting offers on mid-haul holidays to Dubai, Egypt and Abu Dhabi, perfect for beating those winter blues. Not only are these destinations virtually guaranteed to enjoy great weather, they are, at most, just a seven hour flight from the UK, meaning a swift transition from rain and bitter wind, to balmy temperatures and cocktails by the pool or beach. Egypt is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations and is renowned for its wealth of historical treasures just waiting to be explored. From ancient ruins in Luxor to the pyramids and the river Nile, culture vultures are spoiled for choice here. Egypt is equally adept however as a luxury holiday location and the Ritz-Carlton in Sharm El Sheikh exemplifies five star treatment with five restaurants, three bars, five pools, sports facilities and a wellness centre. Stay here with Hayes and Jarvis for seven nights on a bed and breakfast basis from just £499 per person, saving up to £730 per couple. This offer includes a 50% accommodation discount. Flights depart on 21 April 2013 from Manchester. Abu Dhabi is the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, arguably the Middle East’s most popular destination with holiday makers, and although it may have been overshadowed by its sister city Dubai until recently, Abu Dhabi has become more than a worthy rival to the UAE’s second city. Beautiful Gulf Coast beaches give way to a pristine cityscape that fuses traditional souks with ultra modern malls. Stay here for seven nights at the Beach Rotana Hotel and Towers on a bed and breakfast basis from just £749 per person, saving up to £276 per couple. Flights depart on 16 May 2013 from London Heathrow.
Dubai needs little introduction, this glistening metropolis rising from the desert offers the best of both city living and beach culture. Explore the vast malls, water parks and marvel at the Burj Khalifa, or just relax on the beach and soak up some sun. The Ocean View Hotel makes for a great base, and Hayes and Jarvis are delighted to offer complimentary half board here on a three night stay from just £699 per person, saving up to £394 per couple. Flights depart from London Gatwick on 22 April 2013.

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Amino Resin Market Worth $15.1 Billion by 2018

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Dallas, PRNewswire The report “Amino Resin Market – by Types (Urea Formaldehyde, Melamine Formaldehyde, Melamine Urea Formaldehyde), Applications (Particle Board, MDF, Plywood, Laminates, Coatings) and Geography – Global Trends and Forecasts to 2018” defines and segments the global amino resins market with analysis and forecasting of the global volume and revenue. It also identifies driving and restraining factors for the global amino resins market with analysis of trends, opportunities, burning issues, winning imperatives, and challenges. The market is segmented and revenues are forecasted on the basis of major regions such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (ROW). The key countries are covered and forecasted for each region. Further, market is segmented and revenues are forecasted on the basis of applications.

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Sungrow’s SG30KTL Obtains Double-A Grade from Photon Lab’s Test

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Munich, PRNewswire Sungrow’s SG30KTL has been awarded a double-A grade evaluation (“Sehr Gut”) by Photon Lab for both medium and high irradiation, commendably following its siblings, Sungrow’s 4kW and 15kW inverters. So far, the SG30KTL has climbed to 5th in the Photon ranking of all tested inverters and 1st of all Asian inverters, as well as the 1st in all string inverters with power above 20kW. The SG30KTL, the highest capacity wall-mounted inverter on the market, was launched in 2012 and certified by CE, TUV, BDEW, VDE AR N 4105, AS4777 and CEI0-21 at that time. Excellent structural and circuitry design makes it very compact and the lightest inverter in the same power class. The 65kg inverter can easily be handled by two workers during installation requiring no lifting machine, meaning that installation and maintenance costs can be reduced significantly. With the outdoor design and integrated DC combiner box function, system costs can be further lowered. The maximum efficiency of the SG30KTL is 98.3%, while EU and CA efficiencies are both 98.1%. The function setting on single or dual MPPT enables the SG30KTL to achieve higher conversion efficiency, higher system flexibility and more cost efficiency. “It’s the top inverter over all the tested inverters,” raved Photon Lab. The SG30KTL has been widely installed in China, Germany, Spain and many other countries.
This award of “double-A” grade from the prestigious Photon Lab not only assures the quality and performance of Sungrow’s inverters, but also supports and accelerates the process of internationalization. As the largest PV inverter manufacturer in Asia, Sungrow has gained a reputation of providing high quality products and effective services to customers. In addition, through deep study of client’s requirements, Sungrow is dedicated to technological innovation in product design and performance in order to reduce product and system costs.

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Governo: facciamo il punto della situazione

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Le recenti elezioni politiche ci hanno dato un esito in pratica “interlocutorio” nel senso che non ha sancito un vincitore ma, semmai, tre mezze vittorie, mentre il partito di Monti si è fermato al 10%. La logica avrebbe voluto che si sarebbe potuto uscire dall’attuale impasse se due dei tre partiti si fosse alleato. Lo ha chiesto il Pdl pensando al Pd ma quest’ultimo lo ha chiesto al M5S ritenendolo più affine. Ora con il rifiuto del M5S d’unire le sue forze con il Pd non per motivi d’incompatibilità di programmi ma per ragioni di fiducia la situazione si è complicata. Taluni osservatori politici, per lo più adusi a ragionare con la logica dei vecchi schemi, intravedono, in questa mossa del M5S, un “irragionevole irrigidimento.” In questo modo di esprimere la loro contrarietà si potrebbe persino percepire una sorta di malafede poiché non si può pensare che hanno ignorato la ragione di fondo che ha animato da anni il movimento di Grillo e condiviso oggi da milioni d’italiani. E’ il frutto, semmai, che sta andando a maturazione di un disagio crescente di quanti non riescono più a identificarsi con la politica che danni parla di riforme e regolarmente le disattende. Partiti che hanno avuto bisogno di un governo extraparlamentare per uscire dalla profonda crisi di sistema e che ancora oggi annaspano nel buio assoluto. Basterebbe che il Pd lo riconoscesse pubblicamente e affidasse al M5S il governo del Paese offrendogli la fiducia. Errare umanum est ma “perseverare” est diabolicum. (Riccardo Alfonso

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