Braskem to expand its Innovation Center for developing and testing production technologies of thermoplastic resins

Braskem the largest producer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas and the largest producer of polypropylene in the United States, will expand its innovation structure in Brazil with an investment of R$50 million. The expansion includes the construction of a new 2,800-square-meter building at Braskem’s Technology and Innovation Center located in the Triunfo Petrochemical Complex in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. The center has planned to receive new equipment and laboratories for developing and testing technologies for the production of thermoplastic resins around the world. Braskem has six pilot plants. The expansion with new equipment and techniques will complement the site’s existing competencies, which already has six pilot plants. Advanced polymer characterization laboratories that include chromatography, polymer cracking, and microscopy analyses, as well as catalysis and petrochemical process technology laboratories, are going to be housed in the additional space. Gilfranque Leite, Global Innovation Director, Braskem, said, “Triunfo’s ITC was the first to develop technologies such as green polyethylene, which continue to be improved and are leading to the development of...

U.S. Should Copy Rather Than Oppose China’s Industrial Policy

China hawks are chastising President Donald Trump’s “phase one” trade deal because it focuses on increasing U.S exports while ignoring Beijing’s subsidies for favored industries. Instead of seeking to coerce China into abandoning policies that both sides agree benefit its economy, the U.S. should seek to emulate them. In one typical critique, experts at the Peterson Institute, a Washington think tank, lamented that Trump hasn’t explained “how his deal would tackle the Chinese subsidies that were the impetus for launching this trade war in the first place.” That’s a view shared by many in Washington. Though Trump himself often appears more concerned about bilateral deficits, it’s worth asking whether the concern over subsidies actually makes sense. Until recently, mainstream economists and policymakers largely dismissed state-led industrial policy — a form of government intervention in the free market — as wasteful and ineffective. Government bureaucrats, the argument went, lack the ability to effectively pick winners among companies or industry sectors. The task is better left to venture capitalists and stock market investors. Moreover, a politicized process of distr...

True wireless earbuds with a better design than AirPods are down to $25 in this early Black Friday deal

AirPods are great. If you have AirPods, please continue to enjoy them. But if you don’t have AirPods or you’re sick of using $160-$200 headphones made of smooth plastic that won’t stay put in your ears, then there’s a killer early Black Friday deal that you’re definitely going to want to check out. The SoundPEATS TrueCapsule True Wireless Earbuds are a great value at $36, with solid sound and battery live as well as touch controls just like AirPods. Clip the on-site coupon and use the promo code K4XIFMER at checkout, and you’ll only pay $24.79! Follow @BGRDeals on Twitter to keep up with the latest and greatest deals from around the web. Quantities may be limited. Prices are subject to change without notice and coupons may expire at any time. Some deals may not be available to all customers. BGR may receive a commission on orders placed through this article. Fast Home Wifi Router, Enterprise Wifi Router – P&W,https://www.p2w-tech.com/

Nestlé releases magical new unicorn-inspired baking chips

It is a universal law that chocolate chips make everything better. Pumpkin bread? Better with chocolate chips? Banana bread? Better with chocolate chips? Pancakes? Better with chocolate chips. Chocolate chip cookies? Better with even MORE chocolate chips. But now, chocolate chips are facing some stiff competition. Nestle’s Toll House Unicorn Pink & Blue Swirled Vanilla Morsels are about to become your new go-to baking hack whenever you want to take your recipes to the next level. Made with real vanilla, these Unicorn Morsels contain a beautiful swirl of pink and blue, making them as visually appealing as they are delicious. PopSugar reports that Unicorn Morsels are currently being carried at Walmart, Kroger, Publix, Target and other select regional grocery chains, and the suggested retail price is $3.19 for a 10-ounce bag. You can add a cup of these to any of your favorite recipes, whether you are whipping up cookies, cupcakes or even brownies. Or try Nestle’s recipe for “Unicorn Magic” sugar cookies from the recipe on the back. Made with simple ingredients like butter, sugar, and eggs, these delicious sugar cookies mix up quickly, and then the dough ...

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative Telecoms Product

For nearly 20 years, Light Reading has been reporting on the key developments in the telecom network infrastructure market and that legacy is likely why, each year, there is a flood of entries in the Leading Lights category that is focused on the best optical/Ethernet/broadband product. This year was no different and, due to the number and quality of the entries, we have something akin to a ‘long list’ rather than a shortlist of finalists for the award that will be handed to “the company that has developed a potentially market-leading optical/IP/Ethernet product that, through engineering and technical excellence, enables the deployment of profitable next-generation telecom services.” That list runs from access infrastructure vendors, to optical component and system suppliers, to test and measurement companies and network operators that have decided to develop their own gear. Details of the shortlisted entries are below… The Leading Lights winners, and the identities of this year’s Light Reading Hall of Fame inductees, will be announced at the Leading Lights Awards dinner, which will be held at the Pinnacle Club in Denver, on Monday, May 6, on the ev...

Once a functional item, a signet ring would be engraved with a personal symbol or family

Once a functional item, a signet ring would be engraved with a personal symbol or family crest and pressed into wax or clay to seal a handwritten letter in order to prove authenticity. Over the years, as signet rings were passed down through generations, they became a token of your family heritage. But you no longer need to be a member of the landed gentry to don the jewellery piece. The traditional style has been universalised and given a modern, wearable twist. Long a fixture in men’s jewellery, signet rings have evolved into a staple for both male and female consumers alike where the classic design has been taken to the next level with innovative detailing like the addition of semi-precious stones, coin detailing or engravings. From your more elaborate, statement-making options, to muted, pared-back pieces, there are signets for every taste that can be worn alone or stacked with other rings, bracelets or watches. This unisex piece has a solid sterling silver and 18ct gold vermeil plating and an oval stone. Symbolising wisdom and awareness, the stone adornment is paired with the brand’s hallmarking to create a timeless jewellery staple. As part of the David Yurman Exotic Stone...

Dialog Semiconductor launches ultra-small Bluetooth SoC and module

Dialog Semiconductor plc has introduced what is reportedly the world’s smallest and most power-efficient Bluetooth 5.1 SoC, the DA14531, and a companion module, to simplify Bluetooth product development and enable wider adoption. The chip, also known as SmartBond TINY, is specifically designed to lower the costs of adding BLE functionality to an application to as little as 50 cents in high volume. SmartBond TINY addresses the growing breadth and costs of IoT devices by enabling a complete system cost reduction through a smaller footprint and size, while maintaining high performance. The DA14531 makes it possible to extend wireless connectivity to applications where it would have previously been prohibitive in terms of size, power or cost, especially those within the growing connected medical field. Examples include inhalers, medicine dispensers, weight scales, thermometers, glucose meters and more.  At half the size of its predecessors, SmartBond TINY is available in packages as small as 2.0 x 1.7 mm. The SoC only requires six external passives, a single clock source and a power supply to make a complete Bluetooth low energy system. This enables developers to fit the chip into ...

We would like to present some excerpts from our novel KS, translated from the Italian Morte

We would like to present some excerpts from our novel KS, translated from the Italian Morte ai Vecchi (Baldini & Castoldi, 2016), that will soon be published in a full English translation. Why are frantic swarms of teenagers killing old women and men all around the territory of the Union? Do the mega techno-delic corporations (Maya Unlimited, Happiness Inside Corporation) have something to do with the explosions of slaughters? What is the role of Lucifer, the young genius of intimate software? And what is the responsibility of Federica, the expert in psycho-morphogenesis who has sold her soul to the ambiguous Mister Mehta? Her old father, obsessed by her inexplicable death, is in search of an answer to these questions, together with the young journalist Alex Turri, whose mind-boggling interpretation you can read in the following excerpt from the novel. Tom dragged himself out of the unmade bed. He wasn’t exactly sure how old he was. Or rather, he knew he was sixteen, but he could have just as well been fifteen, or worse, seventeen. It took him a few seconds to be sure. He had spent the day, another day, shoveling anxiety. He threw it over the fence of his existence, into the...

Global Ceramic Fiber Market Industry Analysis and Forecast (2018-2026)

Global Ceramic Fiber Market was valued at US$ 1.73Bn in 2017 and is expected to reach US$ 3.59Bn by 2026, at a CAGR of 9.55% during a forecast period. Global Ceramic Fiber MarketThe tremendous growth in the global ceramic fiber market because of energy conservation properties it possesses. It has been found that inadequate insulation or low maintenance may cause high-energy wastage. Hence, properly installed insulation systems are required they assist in reducing energy consumption and improving productivity along with cost savings. Sequestering systems joined with ceramic fiber provides much time to take corrective action in case of emergencies such as power cuts this will augment the implementation of ceramic fiber in power industries. The growing acceptance of the ceramic fiber in the aerospace industry will expand the global ceramic fiber market growth in future. Based on type segment,the AES type segment is projected to grow at the highest CAGR because of low bio-persistence and better characteristic properties. AES ceramic fiber products find main use in heat insulation for kitchen utensils for home and business use and fire protection for marine vessels and buildings. On ...

Global Rubber Boots Market Growth Analysis, Forecasts to 2025 : Hunter Boot Limited, Dav Rain Boots, Le Chameau, Bogs, Gumleaf, Aigle Footwear

The global “Rubber Boots Market” report offers precise analytical information about the Rubber Boots market. The market experts and proficient analysts generate the information based on the past and current situation of Rubber Boots market, various factors affecting the growth trajectory, global sales, demand, total revenue generated, and capitalization of the market. Moreover, the report delivers a summarized assessment of the impact of federal policies and regulations on market operations. It also comprises detailed information pertaining to the Rubber Boots market’s current dynamics. The global Rubber Boots market acts as a huge platform that offers several opportunities for many reputed firms, organizations, manufacturers, vendors, and suppliers Hunter Boot Limited (UK), Dav Rain Boots (Australia), Le Chameau (France), Bogs (US), Gumleaf (UK), Aigle Footwear (France), UGG(Deckers Outdoor Corporation) (US), Kamik (Canada), Burberry (UK), Crocs (US), Tretorn Sweden (Sweden), Ilse Jacobsen (Denmark), Rockfish (Zennar Limited) (UK), Joules (UK), Lemon jelly (Portugal), Warrior (China) to compete with each other to become one of the globally and regionally leading bus...

//Fashion Notes: Adrienne Bailon Show Off New Look At The 6th Annual Women’s Day Red Dress Awards// | Neon Limelight

YPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd”> Shamelessly and unapologetically reporting on all things pop music. Get in the Limelight! Exclusive Music News, Artist Interviews, Reviews, Photos! Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. So we guess Kim Kardashian should be feeling pretty pleased that her brother’s girlfriend/tag along Adrienne Bailon is really starting to look like her mini-me. The Cheetah Girls singer let her new dark locks down when she showed up to the 6th Annual Women’s Day Red Dress Awards looking every bit like a long lost Kardashian. And who could forget this totally Kim inspired look. Right down to the baby hair! While we do not dig the copycatism, there’s no denying Adrienne looks super fly. All that complaining for nothing right? hmm..looking good! Imma have to wear my Kim Kardashian dress one day..first i have to lose 15 pounds..then Kim Kardashian eat your heart out!!! LOL! What’s up, after reading this awesome post i am as well happy to share my knowledge here with mates. Thanks for some other magnificent post. The place else could anybody get that ki...

BLOW MOLDING AT NPE: New Packaging & Industrial Machines : Plastics Technology

Several new wheels, a reciprocating-screw system for industrial parts, and a host of new PET machines debuted in Orlando. New Max wheel from R&B Plastics Machinery at least doubles the output of the firm’s previous models. Graham Engineering responded to demand for smaller industrial machines with the Mini Hercules, which has a 2.5- to 8-lb accumulator head. Wilmington Machinery is developing this inline reciprocating-screw extrusion machine for thicker-wall industrial parts and agricultural chemical packaging. It has a 3-lb shot capacity and three to seven clamps of 7.5 to 30 tons each. 1Blow reheat stretch-blow machine is very compact and handles difficult applications such as offset necks and bottles almost the same width as the original preform. Side of Barcelona offers the new T-handle system for compression molding a deep-pinch handle in PET jugs that can compete with HDPE. There was no shortage of newsworthy blow molding exhibits at NPE2015, whether your interests are in packaging or industrial products and in shuttle, wheel, accumulator-head, reciprocating-screw, injection-blow, or stretch-blow processes. This report focuses on show news not covered previously in ou...

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