Celanese Announces Acetyl Intermediates Price Increases in Asia

DALLAS & SHANGHAI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--$CE #Celanese--Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global technology and specialty materials company, will increase list and off-list selling prices for the following acetyl intermediate products. The price increases below will be effective immediately or as contracts otherwise allow, and are incremental to any previously announced increases.


                 

Product

     

China
(RMB/MT)

     

AOC
(USD/MT)

Acetic Acid       ¥600       $100
Acetic Anhydride       ¥700       $125
           

About Celanese

Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production of differentiated chemistry solutions and specialty materials used in most major industries and consumer applications. Our businesses use the full breadth of Celanese's global chemistry, technology and commercial expertise to create value for our customers, employees, shareholders and the corporation. As we partner with our customers to solve their most critical business needs, we strive to make a positive impact on our communities and the world through The Celanese Foundation. Based in Dallas, Celanese employs approximately 7,700 employees worldwide and had 2017 net sales of $6.1 billion. For more information about Celanese Corporation and its product offerings, visit www.celanese.com or our blog at www.celaneseblog.com.

All registered trademarks are owned by Celanese International Corporation or its affiliates.


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Celanese Corporation
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surabhi.varshney@celanese.com
or
Media Relations – Global
W. Travis Jacobsen, +1-972-443-3750
william.jacobsen@celanese.com
or
Media Relations Asia (Shanghai)
Helen Zhang, +86 21 3861 9279
lan.zhang@celanese.com
or
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Jens Kurth, +49(0)69 45009 1574
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Medline Expands Ability to Offset Carbon Footprint with Completion of Second Solar Installation in North America

Fifth installation worldwide marked by 1.1 Megawatt system in Rialto, California

NORTHFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medline today announced the completion of the second in a series of solar installations being undertaken to meet the organization’s growing sustainability goals. The 1.1 Megawatt system is estimated to generate power equivalent to 75 percent of that facility’s usage, significantly offsetting Medline’s dependency on the grid. EnterSolar, a national developer of solar programs for the commercial marketplace, worked with Medline to structure the design, engineering, and installation of the system, and will oversee the operations and maintenance of the system.


The power derived from more than 3,152 rooftop solar panels will provide meaningful environmental benefits for Medline, Rialto and the greater Southern California community at large. By using solar energy, environmental benefits are equivalent to saving nearly 92,000 gallons of gasoline a year or planting 772 acres of trees annually.

“For generations, Medline has worked shoulder to shoulder with healthcare customers to improve patient care. Corporate social responsibility helps us extend that impact even further by connecting the dots across the company and into the communities where we live, work and serve,” says Francesca Olivier, corporate social responsibility manager, Medline.

The completion of the Rialto facility system comes just one year after the completion of the first of two systems being installed at Medline’s Tracy, California distribution center. Medline is working with EnterSolar to add additional solar capacity to that facility, following a year of successful power generation.

“EnterSolar is proud to work with organizations of all sizes and missions. We’re exceptionally pleased to work with those organizations that demonstrate their commitment to sustainability in all of the regions they serve, and as such, we’re proud to partner with Medline to expand solar across their national portfolio,” said Peyton Boswell, managing director, EnterSolar.

Medline opened its first solar installation in July of 2016 at its distribution center in Aisai, Japan. On days with optimal conditions the 1,665 solar panels generate the majority of the energy needed to power the building, with the excess going back to the grid. The company also has systems in Australia, Germany and California and is working with EnterSolar to vet additional locations.

About Medline

Medline is a global manufacturer and distributor serving the healthcare industry with medical supplies and clinical solutions that help customers achieve both clinical and financial success. Headquartered in Northfield, Ill., the company offers 550,000 medical devices and support services through more than 1,400 direct sales representatives who are dedicated points of contact for customers across the continuum of care. For more information on Medline, go to www.medline.com or http://www.medline.com/social-media to connect with Medline on its social media channels.

About EnterSolar

EnterSolar is a leading national developer of solar photovoltaic solutions to the commercial marketplace. Unique in our combination of corporate business operations and solar expertise, we work with commercial enterprises to deliver optimal solar energy with compelling, long-term ROI. Expert in the dynamic legislative environment, EnterSolar provides clients with real-time guidance in order to best leverage tax credits and other financial incentives at federal, state and utility levels. Our clients include multi-national retailers, REITS, global manufacturers, and distributors, as well as family-owned businesses. The Company’s divisions include EnterSolarEDU, which helps schools, universities and non-profit organizations leverage solar and MaxSolar, which provides operations & maintenance, asset management and technical services for commercial systems nationwide. EnterSolar is headquartered in New York City with offices in New Jersey, Connecticut, California, Massachusetts, Maryland, and South Carolina. In its last ranking, Solar Power World ranked EnterSolar the leading (#1) solar developer in New York State and in the top 10 nationally. More information about EnterSolar, and its portfolio, can be found here.


Contacts

Medline
Vivika Panagiotakakos, (847) 643-3311
vpanagiotakakos@medline.com
or
Rachel Honig, 646.807.4604
rhonig@entersolar.com

Video Laryngoscopes – Growing Demand for Robot-assisted Laryngoscopy is an Emerging Trend | Technavio

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#PatientMonitoringDevices--Technavio’s latest market research report on the global video laryngoscopes market provides an analysis of the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2018-2022. Technavio defines an emerging trend as a factor that has the potential to significantly impact the market and contribute to its growth or decline.



According to Technavio market research analysts, the global video laryngoscopes market will grow at a CAGR of over 14% during the forecast period. Increasing M&A is a major factor driving the market’s growth.

The product portfolio of players increases with M&A, which helps in the product expansion and differentiation. Large players in the market are acquiring small players to access their key technologies and products, and form partnerships with distributors to increase their sales.

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In this report, Technavio highlights the growing demand for robot-assisted laryngoscopy as one of the key emerging trends driving the global video laryngoscopes market:

Growing demand for robot-assisted laryngoscopy

Players in the market are developing innovative video laryngoscopes that offer greater accuracy and better support to operators owing to the advances in technology. The growing complications or risks associated with conventional and traditional surgeries are leading to higher demand for robot-assisted laryngoscopy. Characteristics of robot-assisted devices such as reliability will increase precision levels and have near-absolute geometric accuracy, which helps to reduce the workload of the specialists and improve the patient care. Robot-assisted airway management is attainable by using multipurpose surgical robotic systems.

“Players and research organizations are using robotics in a broad range of laryngoscopy procedures. The robotic arms can be used for successful intubation. The implementation of robotic devices leads to faster skill acquisition than manual procedures and also improves the performance and safety of the procedures. Therefore, the increase in demand for robot-assisted laryngoscopes will lead players to develop them, which will increase the market growth,” says a senior analyst at Technavio for research on patient monitoring devices.

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Global video laryngoscopes market segmentation

This market research report segments the global video laryngoscopes market into the following applications (single-use devices and reusable devices), product (rigid video laryngoscopes and flexible video laryngoscopes), end-users (hospitals, clinics, and ASCs) and key regions (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA).

The rigid video laryngoscopes segment held the largest market share in 2017, accounting for nearly 85% of the market. The market share for this product is expected to increase nearly 2% by 2022. The rigid video laryngoscopes segment is expected to continue dominating the market and register the highest growth rate.

The Americas was the leading region for the global video laryngoscopes market in 2017, accounting for a market share of nearly 48%. By 2022, APAC is expected to see the highest growth rate. Some of the factors driving the market growth in these regions are the increasing incidence of cancer and other disorders related to the larynx.

 
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Global Spinal Surgery Devices Market – Increasing Prevalence of Spinal Disorders to Boost Growth | Technavio

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#MedicalDevices--Technavio’s latest market research report on the global spinal surgery devices market provides an analysis of the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2018-2022. Technavio defines an emerging trend as a factor that has the potential to significantly impact the market and contribute to its growth or decline.



According to Technavio market research analysts, the global spinal surgery devices market will grow at a CAGR of over 3% during the forecast period. The growing incidence of spinal disorders is a major factor driving the market’s growth.

The increasing prevalence of spinal disorders such as cervical spondylitis, DDD, excessive kyphosis, prolapsed intervertebral disc, spinal stenosis, herniated disc and vertebral fracture globally drives the global spinal surgery devices market. In most of these cases, surgery is the most effective treatment option.

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In this report, Technavio highlights the increase in demand for spine biologics as one of the key emerging trends in the global spinal surgery devices market:

Increase in demand for spine biologics

Biologics are materials that alter the surrounding environment and affect the change in the environment through an active biological process that increases the cellular activity, differentiation, and growth. The popularity of biologics in spine fusion and spinal surgeries is increasing. Biologic materials are highly efficient and help in achieving successful arthrodesis. Pedicle screws and rods are often used in spine fusion surgeries. They help in providing spinal stabilization. However, they do not typically activate cellular growth, unlike biologic materials that attract more cells at the fusion site and actively increase bone formation and stimulate spinal fusion.

According to a senior analyst at Technavio for orthopedics and medical devices research, “Vendors are investing in research and designing novel biologic materials that can be helpful in restoring the normal spine function. For instance, NuVasive’s biologics portfolio includes integrated allogenic bone graft substitutes, extenders, ceramic, and synthetic bone grafts that are helpful in promoting bone fusion. Alphatec Spine offers Neocore Osteoconductive Matrix, a synthetic scaffold (β-TCP and collagen) that provides an effective core environment for bone growth. Similarly, stem cells have become a feasible option for future treatment of spinal disorders.”

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Global spinal surgery devices market segmentation

This market research report segments the global spinal surgery devices market by product (implants and instrumentation and spine biologics), by method (spinal fusion devices and spinal non-fusion devices), by procedure (open surgery and MIS), by end-user (hospitals, ASCs, and specialty orthopedic centers), and key regions (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA).

In 2017, the global spinal surgery devices market was dominated by the Americas with a market share of 72%, followed by EMEA and APAC. The US was a major revenue generator in the Americas. The driving factor for growth in the Americas is the increasing incidence of spinal disorders such as herniated discs, DDD, spondylolisthesis, prolapsed intervertebral disc, spinal stenosis, and osteoarthritis.

 
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Early Access Launch Announcement of BAAM SQUAD: Zombies in Sweets Factory on Steam VR and Viveport on April 20, 2018 (PDT)

SEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#5minlab--5minlab, best known for their VR debut ‘Toy Clash’ and won ‘Best VR’ award at Made With Unity(MWU) Korea event in 2018, announced that they released their second VR franchise called ‘BAAM SQUAD’ but this time, with a seasoned co-op multiplayer feature and FPS element.



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‘BAAM SQUAD’ takes you to an abandoned sweets factory where it has been overrun by a zombie outbreak. With up to four players to co-op together, the goal is to roam around the factory while defending yourselves from streams of zombies looking for blood and sugar. Player has to keep them at a safe distance with an arsenal of weapons while keeping the electricity running to maintain the power for elevators, doors, vending machines and other useful traps.

The game has undergone an open beta during April 13 - 19 via their official discord channel, with more than 450 users participated and enjoyed pretty much of the game contents, ended up leaving their names on a global leaderboard.

Here are the key features of ‘BAAM SQUAD: Zombies in Sweets Factory’.

  • Journey into Sweets Factory – Complete with jelly trampolines, conveyor oven and hot chocolate falls. Vending machines are everywhere selling buffing snacks and mysterious sodas.
  • Free Exploration – Use controller to walk or run without motion-sickness, teleportation and space restriction.
  • Weapons – From classic pistol to Sci-Fi laser gun. Collect all 10+ weapons and upgrade them to MAX level, optimizing your chance to survive longer.
  • Online Co-op – Play with friends or other players around the world. Up to four players allowed.
  • Global leaderboard – Mark your name on the top by killing as many zombies as you can. Headshot is the key to get high score and saving bullets.
  • Various Hand Interaction – Shoot guns, pull levers, throw objects and much more. You can also give hands to your friends who are bleeding out.

More information about the game can be found in their official website and discord channel where you can expect the devs to interact with players 24/7.

The game will be available at a price of 14.99 USD during its early access period. Eric Song, the lead developer of BAAM SQUAD stated that the team is “going to use Steam community and discord to interact with players while putting an effort to update more mobs and maps, perhaps more cool weapons too”.


Contacts

5minlab
Eric Song, +82 10 3129 3656
eric.song@5minlab.com

A.M. Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Ansvar Insurance Limited

HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A.M. Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a-” of Ansvar Insurance Limited (Ansvar) (Australia). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable.


The ratings reflect Ansvar’s balance sheet strength, which A.M. Best categorizes as very strong, as well as its adequate operating performance, neutral business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management.

The balance sheet strength assessment mainly reflects Ansvar’s low business net retention and moderate underwriting leverage. In addition, while the company’s investment portfolio continues to be invested in cash and high-grade fixed-interest securities, the average duration of its bond portfolio and net claims liabilities is very well-matched. Given Ansvar’s modest capital size, its exposure to property/casualty risks that carry relatively high policy limits represents a major risk factor. Nevertheless, this risk is mitigated partially by an appropriate reinsurance program that has very conservative levels of retention limits.

In response to poor underwriting results from 2010 to 2012, Ansvar exited its unprofitable personal lines business and implemented various measures to remediate the performance of its commercial book. Despite a reduced revenue base following these remedial actions, the company has consistently generated operating profits over the past five years, driven mainly by a steady stream of investment income and a stable net claims ratio of approximately 50%. Similar to a number of its peers, the company’s high expense ratio has been the major overhang on operating performance. Nevertheless, A.M. Best believes that, as Ansvar continues to focus on strong customer retention and pursues profitable growth of its niche businesses, its operating results will remain positive and gradually improve over time.

Ansvar is a niche insurer that underwrites general insurance products for its target customer groups in Australia, which includes faith, community service organizations, care, education, and property owners including heritage. Its core product offerings are property insurance, liability insurance (including financial lines insurance) and accident covers. While Ansvar has a long-established presence in some niche segments, A.M. Best believes this advantage is offset somewhat by the company’s limited control over distribution and a reliance on the non-affiliated broker channel to distribute its products.

Given its status as a stable operator within a niche segment, Ansvar’s risk profile shows high business concentration risk. Nevertheless, A.M. Best considers Ansvar’s risk management capabilities to be aligned appropriately with its risk profile. This is underpinned by the company’s strict underwriting controls, prudent reserving and low business retention, as well as by various strategic initiatives to develop new business opportunities within its target customer groups.

The stable outlooks reflect A.M. Best’s expectation that Ansvar will maintain positive operating results, supported by stable revenue growth, steady claims ratios and an expense ratio that is expected to decline gradually over time. Negative rating actions could occur if Ansvar fails to meet its profitability targets due to competitive pressures, or if there are material adverse deviations from the budgeted loss and expense ratios.

Ratings are communicated to rated entities prior to publication. Unless stated otherwise, the ratings were not amended subsequent to that communication.

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A.M. Best is the world’s oldest and most authoritative insurance rating and information source. For more information, visit www.ambest.com.

Copyright © 2018 by A.M. Best Rating Services, Inc. and/or its affiliates. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


Contacts

A.M. Best
Jason Shum, +65 6303 5020
Associate Director, Analytics
jason.shum@ambest.com
or
Chi-Yeung Lok, +65 6303 5016
Director, Analytics
chi-yeung.lok@ambest.com
or
Christopher Sharkey, +1 908-439-2200, ext. 5159
Manager, Public Relations
christopher.sharkey@ambest.com
or
Jim Peavy, +1 908-439-2200, ext. 5644
Director, Public Relations
james.peavy@ambest.com

PSE: APM Forum 2018 Focus on Digitalisation for the Process Industries

Key role of deep process knowledge in digital design and digital operations



LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#APMF--At the 2018 Advanced Process Modelling (APM) Forum this week, process industry organisations presented on digital design and operations applications ranging from accelerating development of the next generation of pharmaceuticals to realising millions of dollars per year in increased profit for large process plants.

Introducing the conference, Prof. Costas Pantelides, MD of conference host Process Systems Enterprise (PSE), described the current wave of digitalisation as the culmination of many years of advanced modelling and IT development. “This is a time of extraordinary opportunities for the process industries” he said.

Keynote speaker Mathias Oppelt of Siemens described how high-fidelity process models containing deep process knowledge bring a new level of power to digitalisation initiatives being delivered by automation companies. Siemens later demonstrated digital twin technology for an ethylene plant, implemented using PSE’s gPROMS Olefins software. SABIC showed how new online technologies improved yield by 2% at a large petrochemicals plant, representing tens of millions of dollars per year, and BASF described how digital technologies that combine data and models are enabling an enhanced innovation approach with strong focus on customers and markets.

Keynote speaker Suracha Udomsak, R&D director at SCG Chemicals, said “APM is a key element of our Digital Manufacturing platform. It accelerates innovation by making the development workflow faster, cheaper and safer”.

On the Formulated Products side, keynote speaker Ben Weinstein of Procter & Gamble described how a strategic decision many years ago to back a digital design approach has accelerated innovation across P&G.

Pharma keynote Neil Hodnett of GSK showed how system modelling is applied to accelerate development and transfer of robust manufacturing processes, particularly in the move to continuous processing, through the use of virtual DoEs for in-silico QbD.

Roche, Pfizer, Ferring, Novartis, Sandoz, UCB, Syngenta, Danone and FrieslandCampina described benefits of applying advanced mechanistic modelling to improve drug product manufacture, increase R&D efficiency and reduce risk in scale-up and tech transfer.

Pantelides adds “a common theme is that it is now possible to easily capture deep process knowledge in the form of predictive models, then use these within a digitalisation framework to generate value at every step”.


Contacts

Process Systems Enterprise
Kate Burness
+44-20-8563-0888
k.burness@psenterprise.com
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Praxair Signs Long-Term Agreement to Supply Samsung Electro-Mechanics in Busan, South Korea

DANBURY, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--$PX #PraxairInc--Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) today announced it has signed a long-term agreement to supply industrial gases to Samsung Electro-Mechanics (SEM), one of the world’s largest MLCC (Multi-Layer Ceramic Capacitors) manufacturers.


Praxair has been supplying nitrogen to SEM’s manufacturing facility in the Noksan Industrial Complex in Busan since 2001. The new air separation plant, which will be built, owned and operated by Praxair, will supply an additional 425 tons per day of nitrogen to support SEM’s world-class MLCC manufacturing expansion. The new plant will start up in 2019, further increasing Praxair’s density in the southeast region of South Korea.

"Praxair has been reliably supplying Samsung’s facility in Noksan for over 17 years. We are proud to strengthen this longstanding relationship with SEM and look forward to supporting their ongoing growth and expansion," said B.S. Sung, president of Praxair Korea.

About Praxair

Praxair, Inc. is a leading industrial gas company in North and South America and one of the largest worldwide. With market capitalization of approximately $40 billion and 2017 sales of $11 billion, the company employs over 26,000 people globally and has been named to the Dow Jones® World Sustainability Index for 15 consecutive years. Praxair produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Our products, services and technologies are making our planet more productive by bringing efficiency and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, primary metals and many others. For more information about the company, please visit our website at www.praxair.com.


Contacts

Praxair Media:
John Puskar, 203-837-2448
john_puskar@praxair.com
or
Praxair Investors:
Juan Pelaez, 203-837-2213
juan_pelaez@praxair.com

Meredith-Springfield Associates, Inc., is First North American Blow Molder to Acquire Latest ISBM Technology from Japan’s Aoki Technical Laboratory, Inc.

The AL-500LL-50S is the newest model of an injection stretch-blow molding machine (ISBM) that Meredith-Springfield will use to produce a new line of disposable plastic drinkware

LUDLOW, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#Aoki--Meredith-Springfield became the first North American company to purchase the latest iteration of an injection stretch-blow molding machine (ISBM) from Japan’s Aoki Technical Laboratory, Inc., which will enable Meredith-Springfield to economically produce a new product line of premium PET drinkware.


The AL-500LL-50S cuts molding cycle times by as much as 45 percent and production volume is either maintained or it more than doubles on a yearly basis, depending on the size of the container. The machine is also more energy efficient, saves space and reduces equipment and production costs through downsizing of the unit.

The drinkware that Meredith-Springfield will produce is for premium, single-serve use at hotels, conventions, outdoor and poolside venues; anywhere premium cocktails and beverages are served but where using glass poses a safety hazard. The line includes stemless wine and Champagne glasses, carafes, pilsner glasses and other uniquely shaped cocktail glasses.

“This is a game-changing moment for Meredith-Springfield as the acquisition of the AL-500LL-50S creates economic, energy, equipment and production efficiencies for us as we produce a new product line,” said Mel O’Leary, Meredith-Springfield President and Chief Executive Officer. “It is differentiating technology.”

Eiji Nishizawa, President of Aoki Laboratory America, added: “Our high-speed mold release technology enables the molding of a bottle at a cycle that is faster than previous versions of our machines while delivering the same quality.” Nishizawa explained that his company utilizes molding technologies that enable the production of plastic containers with minimum expenditure of energy, including Direct Heatcon®, an original single-stage, three-station system that represents the ultimate in energy-saving molding technology.

“We depend on the Earth for our existence, so at Aoki, we commit ourselves to the protection of our natural environment and the advancement of international culture that makes use of plastic containers,” Nishizawa said.

Aoki will be exhibiting Meredith-Springfield’s sister machine at the National Plastics Exhibition in Orlando, Florida, in May. At the Aoki booth, attendees will see live demonstrations of a 200 mL, 24 gram PET bottle having a 20MM neck finish and cycling 6 cavities at an unprecedented 8.5 second cycle. Existing technology achieves a 19.1 second cycle on the same bottle currently so the production is more than doubled.

Meredith-Springfield will exclusively produce PET articles with its machine. However, it is equipped to run almost any polymer which can be blow molded such as HDPE, PP or Tritan®. For some of the drinkware, Meredith-Springfield will use its patent-pending, proprietary post-molding lip forming process to create a glass-like bead rim on the top openings.

O’Leary said less tooling costs associated with the AL-500LL-50S, “allows for a price point that will enable customers with lower volumes or smaller tooling budgets to enjoy the benefits of one-step stretch blow molding previously achievable only with a major tooling expenditure.”

About Meredith-Springfield Associates, Inc.
An SQF-certified plastic extrusion and injection stretch blow molding manufacturing and engineering company in Ludlow, Mass., Meredith-Springfield has built a reputation for providing superior, high-quality finished products and a hassle-free experience to companies across the globe. The company’s core competencies include project management of extrusion blow molded articles from concept through commercialization, and creating process solutions to enable optimal manufacturing of the most difficult articles. Meredith-Springfield offers the latest technology for molding PET and other resins to the existing client base and can take advantage of other global opportunities. Clients include American Distilling Inc., B&G Foods, Inc., Clorox, Elizabeth Arden, Jarden Home Brands, OmniMax, PepsiCo, and Reebok. These are just a few of the companies who in the past, or at present, enjoy partnerships with Meredith-Springfield. Resin capabilities include HDPE, PP, PVC, PA, PET, EPET, TPE, TPU, ABS, LDPE and Fluoropolymers. Serving the medical, packaging, industrial, HBA, and food industries, Meredith-Springfield consistently demonstrates its capabilities in world-class product design and manufacturing and deepens its national and international relationships. Meredith-Springfield is also a consistent referral for companies of all sizes who need test-market quantities of custom blow molded prototype samples for research and development (R&D) and for “out-of-the box” concept development. For more information, please visit meredithspringfield.com.

About Aoki Technical Laboratory, Inc.
Founded in 1976 by Mr. Katashi Aoki, and based in Nagano, Japan, Aoki Technical Laboratory plans, develops, manufactures and sells injection stretch-blow molding machines, molds, auxiliary equipment and parts for molding plastic bottles. The company has offices and representatives in Chicago, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Singapore, Shanghai and Guangdong, China, Thailand, Spain, and the United Kingdom. The company was the first to produce One-Step ISBM technology and it has sold 3,600 of its current machine platforms to users worldwide. Aoki has 350 employees globally supporting sales, machine installations and service. For more information, please visit aokitech.co.jp/english/offices.


Contacts

For Meredith-Springfield Associates, Inc.
Lisa Twarog, 413-787-1133
ltwarog@marketmentors.com

India Test Preparation Market Analysis & Forecast 2018-2022 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Test Preparation Market in India 2018-2022" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.


The analysts forecast the test preparation market in India to grow at a CAGR of 15.72% during the period 2018-2022.

Technavio's market study identifies the rising enrollments in test preparation courses to be one of the primary growth factors for the test preparation market in India. Due to factors such as rising student competition and significant decline in the test pass percentage in competitive exams, the number of enrollments in test preparation courses is steadily increasing.

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the test preparation market in India for 2018-2022. To calculate the market size, the report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.

According to the report, one driver in the market is rising number of enrollments in test preparation courses. One of the major factors catering to the growth of the market is the increasing number of student enrollments in the test preparation market, due to rising student competition along with significant decline in the test pass percentage in competitive exams.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is increasing competition from private tutors. The test preparation market in India witnesses increasing competition from private tutors. Tutoring is one of the fast-growing businesses. Many students are not comfortable in attending group classes and opt for private tutors. Private tutoring is a far more effective method of learning for some students, enabling them to learn and grow at their own pace.

Companies Mentioned

  • Byju's
  • FIITJEE
  • Kaplan
  • Pearson Education
  • TIME
  • THINKCELL Learning Solutions

Key Topics Covered:

1: Executive Summary

2: Scope Of The Report

3: Research Methodology

4: Introduction

5: Market Landscape

6: Market Sizing

7: Five Forces Analysis

8: Market Segmentation By Product

9: Market Segmentation By Learning Method

10: Customer Landscape

11: Market Segmentation By End-User

12: Decision Framework

13: Drivers And Challenges

14: Market Trends

15: Vendor Landscape

16: Vendor Analysis

17: Appendix

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Tech Mahindra Collaborates with CISQ to Help Accelerate Code Quality Standards

Leading digital transformation services provider collaborates with CISQ to improve IT application quality, reduce cost and cyber-risk to meet future customer demands

NEEDHAM, Mass. & NEW DELHI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Consortium for IT Software Quality™ (CISQ™) announced today that Tech Mahindra has joined its roster of supporters in order to accelerate the creation and adoption of software quality standards in the IT industry. Tech Mahindra is a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering services and solutions with headquarters in Mumbai.



This year, CISQ launched a working group to develop automatable standards for measuring the quality of embedded and real-time software. This new body of work is critically important to securing the Internet of Things (IoT) and related technologies and builds upon a set of standards developed by CISQ for measuring risk, security and technical debt in enterprise and business systems. In addition to its technical expertise, Tech Mahindra will help expand the presence of CISQ in India. The two organizations are teaming up to share best practices and methods for delivering quality software products that meet the highest industry standards.

“Tech Mahindra’s partnership with us is a testimony to its commitment to software quality. We are excited about incorporating its knowledge and experience into our software standards work, given the critical importance of software quality in technologies like IoT, medical devices, and mobile,” said Dr. Bill Curtis, Executive Director, CISQ.

"The new age customer, today, demands defect-free high-quality solutions, lightning fast delivery with no downtime, and the best-of-the-breed competency from their technology partners to address business challenges, deliver a seamless customer experience and create a distinct market position for themselves. It is imperative, therefore, that the quality of the product/ solutions, match world-class standards”, said Mr. Abhijit Lahiri, Chief of Transformation, Tech Mahindra. “TechM has ventured into building a #NewAgeDELIVERY Platform to bring these world-class solutions to the customer. The collaboration with CISQ complements this objective by using automated measures for evaluating structural quality of the software from the source code and establishing global quality standards.”

CISQ sponsors are committed to the development of high quality software and are prominently recognized as thought leaders in software quality measurement and analysis. CISQ sponsorship is available to companies of all sizes as well as government, academic and non-profit organizations. The collaboration reinforces Tech Mahindra’s efforts to comply with optimum software quality standards from a global perspective. It is also in line with the company’s efforts to continuously deliver the best in class solutions and offerings to its customers.

About Tech Mahindra

Tech Mahindra represents the connected world, offering innovative and customer-centric information technology experiences, enabling Enterprises, Associates and the Society to Rise™. We are a USD 4.7 billion company with 115,200+ professionals across 90 countries, helping over 903 global customers including Fortune 500 companies. Our convergent, digital, design experiences, innovation platforms and reusable assets connect across a number of technologies to deliver tangible business value and experiences to our stakeholders. Tech Mahindra is amongst the Fab 50 companies in Asia (Forbes 2016 list).

We are part of the USD 19 billion Mahindra Group that employs more than 200,000 people in over 100 countries. The Group operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, after-market, information technology and vacation ownership.

About CISQ

The Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ) is an IT industry leadership group comprised of IT executives from the Global 2000, system integrators, outsourced service providers, and software technology vendors committed to introduce a computable metrics standard for measuring software quality and size. Founded by the Object Management Group (OMG®) and the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon, CISQ is a neutral, open forum in which customers and suppliers of IT application software can develop an industry-wide agenda of actions for improving IT application quality and reduce cost and risk. CISQ is sponsored by CAST, CGI, Cognizant, ISPHI, Northrop Grumman, Synopsys and Tech Mahindra. For more information, visit www.it-cisq.org.


Contacts

Tech Mahindra:
Tuhina Pandey
Global Corporate Communications
Tuhina.Pandey@TechMahindra.com
or
CISQ:
Ann McDonough
Marketing Communications Specialist
mcdonough@omg.org

Global Radio Frequency Filters Market – Growth Analysis and Forecast | Technavio

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#RFfilters--Market research firm Technavio has announced the release of their latest report on the global radio frequency filters (RF) market. This new report will provide in-depth market insights for the forecast period 2018-2022.



The report will follow up on Technavio’s previous radio frequency filters market research, offering an up-to-date analysis of the market with regards to the innovations, current competitive landscape and latest trends and drivers, to provide new predictions for the forecast period.

The updated research report on the global radio frequency filters market is an integral part of Technavio’s semiconductor equipment portfolio. Technavio covers an extensive range of market research reports on the semiconductor equipment market, highlight the fact that this industry is one of the largest global markets with implications in nearly every field. Some of the topics include radio frequency filters, LED, photoresist, and discrete semiconductors.

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Market at a glance

Technavio’s previous report on the global radio frequency filters market projected that during 2015, the APAC region dominated the global RF filter market. The factors such as a high concentration of consumer electronics manufacturers and high disposable income in the region will promote the growth prospects for the RF filter market in APAC.

In the previous report, a senior research analyst at Technavio stated, “The proliferation of smartphones and tablets is one of the major factors driving the growth of this market across the globe. The integration of advanced wireless technology in smartphones and tablets has generated an increased demand for new RF features in these devices. Besides, the overall tablet market has also experienced massive growth in terms of unit shipments, thereby leading to an augmented demand for high-performance RF filters.”

Technavio’s new report on the global radio frequency filters market will evaluate the key geographical regions and their behavior over the past four years, introducing new data and observations and providing new predictions.

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India Two-Wheeler Brake System, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, FY2013 – FY2023 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "India Two-Wheeler Brake System By Vehicle Type (Motorcycle, Scooter & Moped), By Brake Type (Disc & Drum), By Demand Category (OEM Vs Replacement), Competition Forecast & Opportunities, FY2013 - FY2023" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.


India's two-wheeler brake system market is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 18% by FY2023 in India, on account of strong demand for two-wheelers, backed by their higher fuel efficiency, easy maneuverability and lower emissions.

As companies are launching new two-wheeler models considering changing customer preferences, demand for brake systems is expected to grow at a robust pace in the country.

Moreover, growing concerns regarding safer brake systems and government regulation mandating ABS for two-wheelers above 125cc is anticipated to positively influence the country's two-wheeler brake system market during the forecast period.

India Two-Wheeler Brake System, FY2013 - FY2023, discusses the following aspects of two-wheeler brake system market in India:

  • Two-Wheeler Brake System Market Size, Share & Forecast
  • Segmental Analysis - By Vehicle Type (Motorcycle, Scooter & Moped), By Brake Type (Disc & Drum), By Demand Category (OEM Vs Replacement)
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Changing Market Trends & Emerging Opportunities

Report Methodology

The information contained in this report is based upon both primary and secondary research. Primary research included interaction with two-wheeler brake system manufacturers, distributors and industry experts. Secondary research included an exhaustive search of relevant publications like company annual reports, financial reports and proprietary databases.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Product Overview

2. Research Methodology

3. Analyst View

4. Voice of Customer

5. India Two-Wheeler Brake System Market Outlook

6. India Drum Brake Market Outlook

7. India Disc Brake Market Outlook

8. Product Benchmarking

9. State-wise Vehicle Population

10. Market Dynamics

11. Market Trends & Developments

12. India Economic Profile

13. Competitive Landscape

14. Strategic Recommendations

Companies Mentioned

  • RICO Auto
  • Endurance Technologies Limited
  • ASK Automotive Ltd.
  • Brembo Brake India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Nissin Brake India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Allied Nippon Ltd.
  • Masu Brakes Private Limited
  • Kiran Udyog Pvt. Ltd.
  • MK Auto India
  • Pick Up Auto Pvt. Ltd.

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Related Topics: Motorcycles, Brake Systems and Components

Global Paper and Paperboard Container and Packaging Market – New Research Report by Technavio

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#Research--Market research firm Technavio has announced the release of their latest report on the global paper and paperboard container and packaging market. This new report will provide expert market insights for the forecast period 2018-2022.



The new report will follow up on Technavio’s previous global paper and paperboard container and packaging market report and present an updated analysis of the market with regards to the current competitive landscape and global environment. The report will also include new predictions for the forecast period based on a thorough understanding of the current trends, drivers, and challenges.

The upgraded research report on the paper and paperboard container and packaging market is an integral part of Technavio’s packaging portfolio. Technavio covers an extensive range of market research reports on the packaging market, covering different regions and top industry segments. Some of the topics include printing market for packaging, aluminum foil packaging, packaging machinery, vials primary packaging, and airfreight forwarding.

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An overview of the paper and paperboard container and packaging market

Technavio’s previous report on the global paper and paperboard container and packaging market projected that APAC showed the highest potential for growth. In developing countries such as India and China, the increasing demand for convenience foods, branded products, and dairy products augmented market growth in this region.

In the previous report, a senior research analyst at Technavio stated, “One of the key factors driving the growth of the paper and paperboard containers and packaging market is the increase in the number of hypermarkets and supermarkets. Quickly expanding organized retail sector has led to an increasing demand for food and beverages and other consumer care products. Retail stores not only use packaging materials to preserve food but also to retain the nutritional value of food. Consumers are increasingly buying grocery items, including frozen and chilled foods, which is expected to contribute to the growth of this market.”

Technavio’s new report on the global paper and paperboard container and packaging market will evaluate the key geographical regions and their behavior over the past four years, introducing new data and observations and providing new predictions.

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