NAOC and Chinese Authorities Tackle Counterfeit Cigarette Paper Network

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Turning Point Brands, Inc. (NYSE:TPB), parent company of North Atlantic Operating Company (NAOC), the exclusive licensee of the iconic Zig-Zag® brand of cigarette papers in North America, today announced that police from the city of Yiwu in Zhejiang Province in China have commenced a coordinated set of actions in multiple Chinese cities targeting what appears to be the country’s biggest networks supplying counterfeit cigarette paper products to the United States.


Police have disclosed that investigations, raids and detentions have already taken place against manufacturing facilities, packaging suppliers and trading companies in Yiwu and other cities. The police have discovered that the counterfeiters have been copying virtually every major international cigarette paper brand, including the Zig-Zag brand for the United States.

The actions have been supported with information and other assistance from the Yiwu Tobacco Monopoly Bureau and the enforcement support team at Alibaba.

It is expected that the police investigations will be completed by mid-2018, after which prosecutions may be brought against the key individuals behind the network. It is also expected that information identifying those companies and individuals in the United States purchasing counterfeit cigarette papers will be supplied.

According to James Dobbins, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of NAOC:

North Atlantic Operating Company has a zero-tolerance policy with respect to counterfeiting of its products. The company’s brand protection team has investigated distributors of fake papers for several years, filing legal actions wherever possible in the United States. We anticipate taking actions against those in the United States who are identified and revealed in these investigations.

"The latest actions by the Chinese police clearly demonstrate the resolve of the Chinese government to address the problem at its roots.

"To date, we are informed that the Yiwu police have seized several hundred thousand booklets of counterfeit cigarette papers of many popular brands, packaging materials sufficient to produce millions of additional units, sophisticated production equipment, and extensive production and sales data.

"We have offered Chinese authorities any and all further assistance they may need to investigate the current counterfeiting network, as well as others that are understood to be operating in China.”

Mr. Dobbins additionally noted:

"The Company has devoted substantial resources to pursue investigations and enforcement actions throughout the United States, targeting internet sellers, bricks-and-mortar distributors and retailers. While this has increased administrative expense, we believe it has also increased our sales of Zig-Zag cigarette papers in the United States. We expect to continue these activities for the foreseeable future."

About NAOC and Turning Point Brands, Inc.

NAOC is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Turning Point Brands, Inc. NAOC is the exclusive licensee and distributor of Zig-Zag brand cigarette rolling papers and accessories, as well as nicotine vapor products, in the United States and Canada. It also is the owner of the Zig-Zag brand for cigars and make-your-own cigarette and cigar products. Louisville, Kentucky-based Turning Point Brands, Inc. (NYSE: TPB) is a leading U.S. provider of Other Tobacco Products. TPB, through its three focus brands, Stoker’s® in Smokeless Products, Zig-Zag® in Smoking Products, and the VaporBeast® distribution engine in NewGen Products, generates solid cash flow which it uses to finance acquisitions, increase brand support and strengthen its capital structure. TPB does not sell cigarettes. More information about the company is available at its corporate website, www.turningpointbrands.com.

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Contacts

Mozaic Investor Relations, Inc.
Terry McWilliams, president
502-774-9238
ir@tpbi.com

Dow and USA Luge Technical Partnership Delivers Advanced Sleds for PyeongChang 2018

Collaboration at the intersection of science and sport developed sleds for superior performance



MIDLAND, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--People watching the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 this month witnessed the power of a collaboration between USA Luge and The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”). The USA Luge team competed with Olympians from around the world using sleds designed by their engineers and Official Technical Partner, Dow. The two organizations have been working together since 2007 to combine science, engineering and technology for superior sled performance on the track.

Dow is applying the knowledge of physical sciences and state of the art engineering tools to develop an advanced luge sled. For example, Dow engineers gather insights into the track dynamics through a computer based model which helps to understand the interplay between various types of forces acting on the athlete and sled. Through its advanced manufacturing and testing capabilities, Dow creates prototypes of new designs and validates them with internal testing. Promising ideas are further tested on the track by USA Luge athletes who are able to assess the practical advantages of the changes.

By transforming the end-to-end process of sled R&D, design and manufacturing, Dow helps to continually innovate the sleds that the USA Luge team uses,” said Gordy Sheer, Director of Marketing and Sponsorship of USA Luge.

Exceptional solutions require exceptional teams and teamwork,” said Louis A. Vega, Dow’s vice president of Olympic & Sports Solutions. “Dow’s long history and deep expertise in materials science combined with our drive for innovation complements USA Luge’s drive for sporting excellence and breakthrough performances. Together, we have been able to help push the limits of design possibilities which in turn has given Dow new insights for our broad portfolio of solutions. We are proud of this partnership and the team’s achievements this month.”

About Dow

The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) combines science and technology knowledge to develop premier materials science solutions that are essential to human progress. Dow has one of the strongest and broadest toolkits in the industry, with robust technology, asset integration, scale and competitive capabilities that help it to address complex global issues. Dow’s market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of advanced materials, industrial intermediates, and plastics businesses deliver a broad range of differentiated technology-based products and solutions for customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure, and consumer care. Dow is a subsidiary of DowDuPont Inc. (NYSE: DWDP), a holding company comprised of Dow and DuPont with the intent to form three strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty sectors. More information can be found at www.dow.com.

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Contacts

Guillaume Artois
The Dow Chemical Company
+1 (989) 633 4573
GArtois@dow.com
or
Linda Lim
Dow Olympic & Sports Solutions
+65.9626.7662
LLim2@dow.com
or
Beth Crisafi
G&S Business Communications
+1.212.697.2600
bcrisafi@gscommunications.com

Entrust Datacard Earns Blue Shield Technology Innovation Award from the China International Association for Promotion of Science and Technology

Receiving China’s top security award cements Entrust Datacard as a leading security provider in the market


MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#cybersecurity--Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and secure transaction technology solutions, announces that the company has received the Blue Shield Technology Innovation Award for Security and Anti-Counterfeiting Technology for the Entrust Datacard Retransfer Card Printer series from the China International Association for Promotion of Science and Technology (CIAPST).

Established in 2010, the Blue Shield Technology Innovation Award for Security and Anti-Counterfeiting Technology was created to promote the innovation and application of security and anti-counterfeiting technology by companies around the world that conduct business in China, and is now viewed as the top award in the Chinese security industry.

Entrust Datacard received the Blue Shield Award for its Retransfer Card Printer series at the 12th Security Document Summit in Beijing, China. This on demand solution gives financial institutions, enterprises, universities and government programs the flexibility and features they need to issue identity, access and payment cards – right from their desktop. The printer provides long-lasting, high-definition images, while ensuring a deep level of security, durability and reliability.

“It’s an honor to be recognized as a leading security solution provider in the Chinese security industry and to have the Retransfer Printer series recognized as a top product in the market,” said Angus McDougall, regional vice president – APAC for Entrust Datacard. “We’re pleased to see that the Retransfer Printer series have not only provided a flexible and reliable identity platform, but has also redefined printing expectations for both our customers and the industry as a whole.”

This recognition is the result of Entrust Datacard’s 48 years of security expertise and over 20 years of providing trusted identity and transactions in China. In 2017, for example, Entrust Datacard reduced turnaround time from 30-45 days to the same day for a social security card issuance program across various provinces in China. This was achieved through an in region partner that implemented retransfer printers in a variety of provincial issuing locations.

“Entrust Datacard is dedicated to providing the most innovative printing solutions to our customers in China,” said Angus McDougall, regional vice president – APAC for Entrust Datacard. “This effort will continue as we enhance the capabilities of our retransfer printers and overall printing portfolio.”

Entrust Datacard offers a suite of desktop printers designed to provide card issuers with a unified solution for issuing identity credentials. These printers include the Entrust Datacard™ CR805™, CR825™ and CE875™ Instant Issuance Systems which makes up the Entrust Datacard ultimate identity platform.

For more information about the CR805 Retransfer Printer and the full suite of Entrust Datacard card printers, visit: https://www.entrustdatacard.com/products/categories/id-card-printers.

About Entrust Datacard Corporation

Consumers, citizens and employees increasingly expect anywhere-anytime experiences — whether they are making purchases, crossing borders, accessing e-gov services or logging onto corporate networks. Entrust Datacard offers the trusted identity and secure transaction technologies that make those experiences reliable and secure. Solutions range from the physical world of financial cards, passports and ID cards to the digital realm of authentication, certificates and secure communications. With more than 2,000 Entrust Datacard colleagues around the world, and a network of strong global partners, the company serves customers in 150 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.entrustdatacard.com.


Contacts

Entrust Datacard
Heather Morris, +1 952-988-1745
Senior Manager, Global Communications
heather.morris@entrustdatacard.com

Cognate Completes Management Buyout and Raises Growth Capital to Fund Commercial Cellular Therapy Manufacturing Expansion

BALTIMORE & MEMPHIS, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cognate BioServices, a leading contract development and manufacturing organization (“CDMO”) in the global cellular therapies industry, announced today it has completed a management buyout (“MBO”) and raised capital from a group of global investment firms including Santa Monica, Calif.-based Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC (“TCP”), Medivate Partners and affiliates (“Medivate”) based in Seoul, South Korea and a sovereign wealth fund.


“As an early investor in Cognate, we are very excited to expand our partnership with the company,” said Dan Worrell, Managing Director of TCP. “For the past two decades, TCP’s healthcare strategy has focused on investing in companies that improve healthcare by lowering costs or facilitating improved patient access and outcomes. Cognate provides critical cost-effective support to small, medium, and large biotech companies on the forefront of personalized medicine. We are pleased to continue our participation in funding their growth and expansion.”

With a successful track record in manufacturing products for innovative therapeutic drugs in oncology and regenerative medicine (on behalf of its clients and partners), Cognate is one of the only CDMOs capable of handling the personalized products that are being approved by regulators today. The company recently opened up new manufacturing capacity to support products for both the E.U. and the U.S. in Memphis, Tennessee, and is well on its way to being able to support commercial scale production. The transaction includes significant growth capital to accelerate Cognate’s second phase of commercial expansion that began in 2015.

“This transaction is the culmination of years of planning and execution on the part of our highly collaborative and dedicated team with committed investors who came together to make this a reality,” according to J. Kelly Ganjei, CEO of Cognate BioServices, Inc. “We are excited to have completed the second phase of our growth strategy and look forward to further demonstrating our compelling and unique value proposition to the cell therapy market.”

The MBO and capital raise will accelerate Cognate’s commercial activities for clients and prospects, secure the company’s future as a leading CDMO in the emerging cellular therapies space and provide a clear path to commercialization.

“Our investment was driven by a combination of the tremendous opportunity in personalized cell therapy manufacturing and our confidence in the strong management team at Cognate,” said Medivate’s Managing Partner Roger Kang. “We are very excited to be a part of this syndicate and look forward to being part of their continued growth.”

About Cognate BioServices

Cognate BioServices is a fully-integrated contract bioservices organization providing the highest level of scientific and management expertise. Cognate provides full development and cGMP manufacturing services to companies and institutions engaged in the development and manufacture of cell-based products. The combination of highly experienced staff, successful track records and cGMP facilities makes Cognate one of the most qualified contract manufacturers of cell-based products in the world today.

About Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC

Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC ("TCP") is an alternative investment management firm with approximately $9 billion of committed capital focused on direct lending and special situations for middle-market companies. TCP manages funds and accounts on behalf of global institutional investors. Since its founding in 1999, TCP has invested approximately $19 billion in over 500 companies. TCP is headquartered in Los Angeles with additional offices in Atlanta, New York and San Francisco. For more information, please visit: www.tennenbaumcapital.com and www.tcpcapital.com.

About Medivate Partners

Medivate, is a private equity and venture capital firm that focuses investment in biotech/healthcare industry in Asia and North America. The firm is well positioned to capture surging healthcare investment opportunities between Asia and North America, and looks to arbitrage the unique cross border investment advantages. While closing its third fund, Medivate Partners quickly built a reputation for providing inner circle access to top caliber syndicates and successful life science deals in Asia and North America.


Contacts

For Cognate BioServices
Elasticity for Cognate BioServices
Aaron Perlut, 314-800-7218
aaron@goelastic.com
or
For Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC
Investors:
Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC
Katie McGlynn, 310-899-4948
or
Media:
Financial Profiles
Tricia Ross, 310-622-8226

Spirent Expands CyberFlood Security and Performance Assurance Options with New Virtual and Scalable Solutions

Greater Flexibility, Proactive Security Assessment, and Network Performance Analysis for Enterprises, Service Providers, and Equipment Manufacturers

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#DDos--Spirent Communications plc (LSE:SPT) today announced the expansion of its family of industry-leading testing solutions with the introduction of two platforms that provide new ways to leverage CyberFlood functionality.


For users testing cloud and SDN/NFV environments, CyberFlood Virtual provides versatile deployment options previously unavailable for these use cases. The CF20 is an all-in-one appliance solution that packs the full capabilities of CyberFlood into a highly portable, multi-speed, compact form factor. Available immediately, both new platforms offer increased flexibility and scalability, expanding Spirent’s reach to include a broader range of customers.

“Customers testing network and security infrastructures with realistic applications, attacks, and malware already leverage CyberFlood to validate reliability and security assurance of today’s advanced networks and devices,” said David DeSanto, director, products and threat research at Spirent Communications. “To address the evolving needs of the connected world, we have expanded CyberFlood’s platform support with the CF20 and CyberFlood Virtual, giving users highly flexible and scalable deployment options that address their testing needs today and going forward.”

With the CF20, users can deploy and start testing in minutes, using a single 1U appliance providing connectivity at 1G/10G/40G and 100G. The CF20 fits the needs of enterprises, service providers, and government organizations for bench-level testing and pre-deployment verification. Additionally, with twice the SSL/TSL testing capabilities of competing products, the CF20 is the ideal solution for testing the impact of the ever-increasing volumes of complex encrypted traffic.

“The CF20 represents a milestone in advanced security and performance testing, packaged in a conveniently small form factor,” said Masahiko Kawauchi, general manager at Toyo Corporation, Spirent’s reseller partner in Japan. “Specifically designed with high-scale cryptographic testing in mind, the CF20 is ready-made to assist our enterprise and service provider customers in understanding the impact of both current and future security traffic in an accessible and cost-effective manner.”

For customers requiring security and performance solutions in virtual environments, CyberFlood Virtual provides the CyberFlood feature set in a scalable software solution designed for use in those environments. CyberFlood Virtual creates application and security traffic within and across virtual environments, exercising SDN/NFV security and performance devices, such as virtualized next-generation firewalls and intrusion prevention systems, with realistic traffic and attack/malware scenarios. As a software solution, CyberFlood Virtual enables users to simulate traffic on their own hardware and easily scale loads to meet their performance testing needs.

“Spirent’s CyberFlood Virtual makes it possible to model the performance and efficacy of advanced anti-malware solutions such as WedgeAMB,” said Hongwen Zhang, Ph.D., CTO of Wedge Networks—a Spirent customer. “By enabling us to easily create virtual test beds, CyberFlood Virtual lets us quickly verify our AI-based anti-malware solutions with fresh and updated malware examples, with and without load traffic, for the benefit of system vendors and our virtual machine and appliance customers.”

These new platforms represent a major expansion of the CyberFlood product line to address a broader set of use cases and applications, from physical networks to the cloud. The CF20 and CyberFlood Virtual can scale to fit a wide range of environments, meeting the needs of enterprise customers as well as service providers (SPs), network equipment manufacturers (NEMs), and governments entities, due to their cost effectiveness, efficient form factors, and the fact that they do not require a high degree of expertise to deploy or use.

For more information on both the CF20 and CyberFlood Virtual visit https://www.spirent.com/Products/CyberFlood.

About Spirent Communications

Spirent Communications is a leader in assessment, validation, and monitoring solutions that test and verify the performance and security of enterprise network and application infrastructures in a broad range of environments, including enterprise, IoT, automotive, mobility, and critical infrastructures. Global 2000 customers in government, industry, healthcare, and financial services employ Spirent Security products and services to ensure an unsurpassed service experience while reducing churn, increasing revenue, and strengthening market share. For more information about Spirent Security solutions and services, visit www.spirent.com/security.


Contacts

Americas
Corman Communications, LLC
Patrick Corman, +1-650-326-9648
+1-650-465-5973 (mobile)
patrick@cormancom.com
or
Asia Pacific
Spirent Communications
Janet Peng, +86 (10) 82330055 x160
janet.peng@spirent.com
or
Europe
Spirent Communications
Simon Loe, +44 7850205885
Simon.Loe@spirent.com

Seoul Semiconductor Successfully Invalidates Everlight’s Patent in the United Kingdom and Holds Everlight Responsible for Paying Significant Litigation Costs to Seoul

ANSAN, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--$KOSDAQ046890 #IP--On February 20, 2018, Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (“Seoul”) announced that Seoul has won the patent invalidity litigation action that was filed against Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. (“Everlight”) in the United Kingdom.


Everlight’s patent, EP (UK) 1169735, which was invalidated as a result of Seoul’s suit, relates to an LED package structure for thermal dissipation. Everlight purchased this patent from a U.S. company in 2017. Recently, Everlight filed a patent infringement litigation based on a foreign counterpart of this patent against its competitor, Bridgelux, Inc., in a U.S. federal court.

Last year, Seoul filed an invalidation litigation against this Everlight patent in the Patent Court of the United Kingdom. After intensive proceedings in the UK court, Everlight abandoned its defense and acknowledged in the court proceeding that its patent is invalid and that it is responsible for reimbursing Seoul for its litigation costs.

On February 14, 2018, based on Everlight’s admissions, the UK Patent Court issued an order declaring that Everlight’s patent should be revoked. The Court also ordered that Everlight must pay approximately $1 million dollars (£712,247.10) in litigation costs to Seoul based upon Everlight’s stipulation.

This victory represents one of the key tenets of Seoul’s IP strategy – preventing an abuse of patents that should never have been granted by pre-emptively invalidating such patents.

Seoul has also taken the offensive in its IP enforcement to prevent infringement of its own patent rights. Currently, Seoul is enforcing certain of its patent rights against a distributor of Everlight LED products. During the past year, Seoul has launched two patent infringement lawsuits in Germany against Mouser Electronics (“Mouser”), a global distributor of Everlight LED products. In addition, Seoul recently filed a new patent litigation against Mouser for the sale of allegedly infringing Everlight products in Italy. Following SSC’s latest enforcement action in Italy, Mouser appears to have removed all Everlight products from its distribution list of products worldwide.

About Seoul Semiconductor:
Seoul Semiconductor develops and commercializes light emitting diodes (LEDs) for automotive, general illumination, specialty lighting, and backlighting markets. As the fourth-largest LED manufacturer globally, Seoul Semiconductor holds more than 12,000 patents, offers a wide range of technologies, and mass produces innovative LED products such as SunLike – delivering the world’s best light quality in a next-generation LED enabling human-centric lighting optimized for circadian rhythms; WICOP – a simpler structured package-free LED which provides market leading color uniformity, cost savings at the fixture level with high lumen density and allows design flexibility; NanoDriver Series – the world’s smallest 24W DC LED Drivers; Acrich, the world's first high-voltage AC-driven LED technology developed in 2005, includes all AC LED-related technologies from chip to module and circuit fabrication, as well as multi-junction technology (MJT); and nPola, a new LED product based on GaN-substrate technology that achieves more than ten times the output of conventional LEDs. UCD constitutes a high color gamut display which delivers more than 90% NTSC.

For more information about Seoul Semiconductor, please visit http://www.seoulsemicon.com

# Trademarks
Wicop and Acrich are trademarks of Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd.


Contacts

Europe
Seoul Semiconductor Europe GmbH
Ariane Heim
Tel: +49 (0)89 450 3690-0
Email: press.eu@seoulsemicon.com
or
North America
Seoul Semiconductor Inc.
David Cox
Tel: +1 (919) 410-9856
Email: David.cox@seoulsemicon.com
or
Asia
Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd
Jake Jung
Tel: +82 070.4391.8270
Email: pr@seoulsemicon.com

Mitsubishi Electric’s New Integrated-automation Factory to Produce Vacuum Interrupters and Vacuum Circuit Breakers

Built for innovative, efficient IoT-based production based on “e-F@ctory” concept

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it has completed construction of an integrated-automation factory for the production of vacuum interrupters and circuit breakers at its Power Distribution Systems Center in Marugame, Japan. The new factory will deploy Mitsubishi Electric’s e-F@ctory concept of integrated automation based on IoT technologies to achieve high efficiency, high productivity and minimized cost. Combined sales of vacuum interrupters and vacuum circuit breakers are expected to rise to 12 billion yen by 2025.


The company’s e-F@ctory concept makes use of cutting-edge technologies to visualize information and integrate with high-level manufacturing-execution systems for advanced production. The new factory leverages this know-how to unify production information, from orders to assembly to shipments, for enhanced productivity and product quality. The e-F@ctory concept will also be used to improve cycle speeds and shorten lead times.

The integrated-automation production line’s uptime will be maximized through the partial introduction of automatic assembly and testing devices for vacuum interrupters and vacuum circuit breakers, which previously had been decentralized within the Power Distribution Systems Center.

The factory is the first to deploy Mitsubishi Electric’s D-SMiree System* for medium- and low-voltage direct-current distribution systems of voltages up to 1,500V DC. In addition, the new factory will deploy advanced energy-saving equipment and energy-loss visualization technologies to minimize its environmental footprint and energy consumption.

The global demand for vacuum interrupters and vacuum circuit breakers is foreseen expanding over the mid to long term due to the increasing introduction of renewable-energy facilities and the upgrading of existing electrical distribution equipment at power utilities, railways and factories. The new factory gives Mitsubishi Electric the necessary production capacity to meet current demand and over the longer term will provide the necessary competitiveness to expand sales share and enter new markets for vacuum interrupters and vacuum circuit breakers.

For the full text, please visit: www.MitsubishiElectric.com/news/

* D-SMiree ─ Diamond-Smart Medium Voltage Direct Current Distribution Network System for Innovative Reliable Economical Ecology


Contacts

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Customer Inquiries
Power Distribution Systems Center
www.MitsubishiElectric.com/ssl/contact/bu/powersystems/form.html
www.MitsubishiElectric.com/products/energy/index.html
or
Media Inquiries
Niels Meinke, +81-3-3218-2831
Public Relations Division
prd.gnews@nk.MitsubishiElectric.co.jp
www.MitsubishiElectric.com/news/

Kitsault Energy (KE) Announces Plan to Turn Waste into Energy in India and Canada

VANCOUVER, British Columbia & OTTAWA, Ontario & NEW DELHI & MUMBAI, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#AlternativeEnergy--Kitsault Energy (KE) is pleased to announce plans to turn waste into energy in India and Canada using a Proprietary and Patented process. The waste includes legacy waste wood from pulp and paper plants, municipal solid waste, road waste, food waste, animal manure, and invasive species such as Gando Baval in India. The process produces high-energy water-repellent solid biofuel that burns with no residual ash making it ideal for coal replacement in the steel and cement industries, who together are responsible for 10% of fossil-fuel green house gas emissions worldwide. KE's process is a green solution to landfills and holding ponds that transforms the energy of decaying bio-waste into a viable coal alternative, which offsets fossil carbon dioxide, reduces methane off-gassing, and eliminates prions when used to treat animal manure. The process works especially well with high-moisture bio-waste, avoiding costly pre-drying.


Krishnan Suthanthiran, President & Founder of KE says, "Kitsault Energy invites municipalities, companies, and governments with a green vision of the future to join us. Climate change, the expected cost of carbon in tomorrow’s economy, the desire to get off fossil fuels, the need to develop alternative energy sources, the ever-growing problem of landfills, and the drive for a sustainable future are all compelling reasons to join us. We offer a small step in the right direction."

Kitsault Energy was founded to develop the energy riches of the Pacific Northwest of Canada by Krishnan Suthanthiran, who also is the President and Founder of the TeamBest Companies devoted to providing affordable healthcare. Reducing pollution and developing green energy sources is part of KE’s prescription for a healthy planet.

For more information about Kitsault Energy, please visit www.kitsaultenergy.com/press. To read Krish Suthanthiran’s bio, please visit www.teambest.com/about_bio.html.

Canada Office (BC): 8765 Ash Street, Unit 7, Vancouver, BC V6P 6T3 Canada

Canada Office (ON): 413 March Road, Ottawa, Ontario K2K 0E4 Canada

U.S. Office (HQ): 7643 Fullerton Road, Springfield, Virginia 22153 USA


Contacts

Kitsault Energy
Krishnan Suthanthiran, +1 703-451-2378
President & Founder

krish@kitsaultenergy.com

China’s Automotive Industry Market Report 2018 – Emerging Dynamics and Future of China’s Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "2018 China Automotive Industry - Emerging Dynamics and Future of China Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.


The automobile market in China provides comprehensive analysis and forecasts of passenger cars, light commercial vehicles and heavy commercial vehicles. Evolving market dynamics, customer preferences and business strategies of industry leaders are included.

The research report provides in-depth SWOT analysis of different vehicle market subtypes including PCs, LCVs, heavy trucks, buses, vans and motor cycles. Historic data on the import and export trends by source/destination country are provided.

The research work provides market growth in two time series: historic from 2005 to 2017 and forecast from 2018 to 2025. Impact of business and economic conditions on automotive industry are assessed. Further, GDP, household income, inflation trends through 2005 to 2025 are analyzed along with key demographic patterns during the period.

The automobile industry in China is compared with its peer countries in the region for better understanding of the current status of the industry. Further, regional and Global Trends in Automotive industry are also included in the research publication.

Potential market players and their market structures are identified. Business and SWOT profiles of three leading China automotive companies are included in the report. Further, all major recent developments and their impact on the China automotive industry are analyzed.

Key Topics Covered:

  1. China Auto - Strategic Analysis Review
  2. China Automotive Sector - Medium and Long Term Growth Outlook
  3. China Automotive Trade Analysis
  4. China Oil Product Consumption Forecast
  5. China Automobile Industry - Competitive Landscape, 2018
  6. Impact of Economic and Demographic Factors on China Automobile Market
  7. Latest Automobile Industry Trends and Developments
  8. Automobile World and Regional Auto Markets in 2017

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/k9wzhw/chinas?w=4


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Electrical and Electronics Manufacturing Market Global Briefing 2018 – Samsung Electronics Dominated the Market in 2016 – APAC Dominated in 2017 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Electrical and Electronics Manufacturing Market Global Briefing 2018" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.


Electrical Equipment Manufacturing was the largest segment in the electrical and electronics manufacturing market with around 55% share of the market. This was mainly due to comparatively high sales volume and value of switchgears, switchboards, transformers and other electrical equipment. Electronic Products Manufacturing was the second largest segment with around 31% share of the market. It is followed by Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing with around 14% share of the market.

Asia Pacific was the largest region in the electrical and electronics manufacturing market in 2017, accounting for around 55% market share. North America was the second largest region accounting for around 17% market share. Africa was the smallest region accounting for around 3% market share.

The top five competitors in the market made up 10% of the total market share in 2016. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd was the largest competitor, followed by Panasonic Corporation, Intel Corporation, Toshiba Corporation, Taiwan Semiconductor MFG. Co. Ltd.

Scope

  • Markets Covered: Electrical Equipment Manufacturing, Electronic Products Manufacturing and Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing.
  • Time Series: Five years historic and forecast.
  • Data: Market value in $ billions.
  • Data Segmentations: Regional breakdowns, market share of competitors, key sub segments.

Companies Mentioned

  • Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
  • Panasonic Corporation
  • Intel Corporation
  • Toshiba Corporation
  • Taiwan Semiconductor MFG. Co. Ltd.
  • Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd.
  • LG Electronics Inc
  • Whirlpool Corp
  • Schneider Electric S.A.
  • Bosch GmbH

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ph6l23/electrical_and?w=4


Contacts

ResearchAndMarkets.com
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Global Unfinished Paper Manufacturing Market 2018-2022 – Adoption of Sensor and Wireless Technologies is Increasing Manufacturing Speeds – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Unfinished Paper Manufacturing Market Global Briefing 2018" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.


Manufacturing in paper mills is getting faster and leaner with the adoption of sensor and wireless technologies. Sensors are generating insights for improving process efficiencies and reduce potential breakdowns. Wireless technology is aiding the implementation of sensor technology in manufacturing units. Sensors are being used to detect miniature parts, semi-finished goods, and wear and tear of films. Major companies offering sensor technology for paper industries are SENSIT, Baumer and Hansford sensors.

Asia Pacific was the largest region in the unfinished paper manufacturing market in 2017, accounting for around 48% market share. This can be attributed to the demand for corrugated and solid fiber box from the retail and e-commerce industries as well as growth in the newsprint industry in the region. North America was the second largest region accounting for around 17% market share. Eastern Europe was the smallest region accounting for around 4% market share.

Scope

  • Markets Covered: Paper Mills, Newsprint Mills, and Paperboard Mills.
  • Time Series: Five years historic and forecast.
  • Data: Market value in $ billions.
  • Data Segmentations: Regional breakdowns, market share of competitors, key sub segments.

Companies Mentioned

  • Nippon Paper
  • International Paper
  • Stora Enso
  • Oji Holdings
  • PT. Indah Kiat
  • Mondi Group
  • Clearwater Paper Corporation
  • Europac Group
  • Bio-PAPPEL SAB de CV
  • Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited

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Related Topics: Pulp and Paper

China Monocrystalline Silicon Market Report 2018 – Analysis and Forecast 2007-2025 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "China: Monocrystalline Silicon - Market Report - Analysis and Forecast to 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.


The report provides an in-depth analysis of the monocrystalline silicon market in China. It presents the latest data of the market size and volume, exports and imports, price dynamics and turnover in the industry. The report shows the sales data, allowing you to identify the key drivers and restraints. You can find here a strategic analysis of key factors influencing the market. Forecasts illustrate how the market will be transformed in the medium term.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction

1.1 Report Description

1.2 Research Methodology

2. Executive Summary

2.1 Key Findings

2.2 Market Trends

3. Market Overview

3.1 Market Volume and Value

3.2 Market Structure

3.3 Trade Balance

3.4 Per Capita Consumption

3.5 Market Forecast to 2025

3.6 Market Opportunities

4. Production

4.1 Production from 2007-2016

5. Imports

5.1 Imports from 2007-2016

5.2 Imports by Country

5.3 Import Prices by Country

6. Exports

6.1 Exports from 2007-2016

6.2 Exports by Country

6.3 Export Prices by Country

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3d4pw3/china?w=4


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Related Topics: Chemicals, Chemicals

China Natural Gas Market Report 2018 – Analysis And Forecast To 2025 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "China: Natural Gas - Market Report - Analysis And Forecast To 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.


The report provides an in-depth analysis of the Chinese Natural Gas Market. It presents the latest data of the market size, consumption, domestic production, exports and imports, price dynamics and trends in the industry. The report shows the sales data, allowing you to identify the key drivers and restraints. You can find here a strategic analysis of key factors influencing the market. Forecasts illustrate how the market will be transformed in the medium term.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction

1.1 Report Description

1.2 Research Methodology

2. Executive Summary

2.1 Key Findings

2.2 Market Trends

3. Market Overview

3.1 Market Volume and Value

3.2 Market Structure

3.3 Trade Balance

3.4 Per Capita Consumption

3.5 Market Forecast to 2025

4. Production

4.1 Production from 2007-2016

5. Imports

5.1 Imports from 2007-2016

5.2 Imports by Country

5.3 Import Prices by Country

6. Exports

6.1 Exports from 2007-2016

6.2 Exports by Country

6.3 Export Prices by Country

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cgn3nf/china_natural_gas?w=4


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Related Topics: Natural Gas

China Refined Edible Vegetable Oil Market Report 2018 – Analysis And Forecast To 2025 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "China: Refined Edible Vegetable Oil - Market Report - Analysis And Forecast To 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.


The report provides an in-depth analysis of the Chinese Refined Edible Vegetable Oil Market. It presents the latest data of the market size, consumption, domestic production, exports and imports, price dynamics and trends in the industry. The report shows the sales data, allowing you to identify the key drivers and restraints. You can find here a strategic analysis of key factors influencing the market. Forecasts illustrate how the market will be transformed in the medium term.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction

1.1 Report Description

1.2 Research Methodology

2. Executive Summary

2.1 Key Findings

2.2 Market Trends

3. Market Overview

3.1 Market Volume and Value

3.2 Market Structure

3.3 Trade Balance

3.4 Per Capita Consumption

3.5 Market Forecast to 2025

4. Production

4.1 Production from 2007-2016

5. Imports

5.1 Imports from 2007-2016

5.2 Imports by Country

5.3 Import Prices by Country

6. Exports

6.1 Exports from 2007-2016

6.2 Exports by Country

6.3 Export Prices by Country

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/kb6856/china_refined?w=4


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Related Topics: Oils and Fats

China Cigarettes Market Report 2018 – Analysis And Forecast To 2025 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "China: Cigarettes - Market Report - Analysis And Forecast To 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.


The report provides an in-depth analysis of the Chinese Cigarettes Market. It presents the latest data of the market size, consumption, domestic production, exports and imports, price dynamics and trends in the industry. The report shows the sales data, allowing you to identify the key drivers and restraints. You can find here a strategic analysis of key factors influencing the market. Forecasts illustrate how the market will be transformed in the medium term.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction

1.1 Report Description

1.2 Research Methodology

2. Executive Summary

2.1 Key Findings

2.2 Market Trends

3. Market Overview

3.1 Market Volume and Value

3.2 Market Structure

3.3 Trade Balance

3.4 Per Capita Consumption

3.5 Market Forecast to 2025

4. Production

4.1 Production from 2007-2016

5. Imports

5.1 Imports from 2007-2016

5.2 Imports by Country

5.3 Import Prices by Country

6. Exports

6.1 Exports from 2007-2016

6.2 Exports by Country

6.3 Export Prices by Country

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6lw6db/china_cigarettes?w=4


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Related Topics: Tobacco