ClassNK wins Big Data Award at the Lloyd's List Asia Awards

21/10/2016 / Big Data / ClassNK / Lloyd's List / awards / news / shipping

Leading classification society ClassNK picked up the Lloyd's List Intelligence Big Data Award for its condition based monitoring suite ClassNK CMAXS at the 19th Lloyd’s List Asia Awards in Singapore last night.

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Report reveals top sustainability issues in the cosmetics and personal care industry

21/10/2016 / FMCG / consumer goods / cosmetics / news / personal care / sustainability

With sales of beauty products expected to rise six per cent to US$675bn by 2020, according to Reuters, cosmetics and personal care companies must prepare to transition to the new global economy. Creating resilient, transparent and sustainable business models - based on relevant metrics – is a key step to ensuring these global operations survive in a resource-constrained world, says Quantis. And the sustainability consulting group's new report – 'Beauty Faces up to Sustainability' – offers valuable insight into the key environmental sustainability trends, opportunities, and risks impacting the strategies and operations of global cosmetics and personal care companies.

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Black & Veatch's unit becomes world’s first proven FLNG technology achieve production on a floating facility

21/10/2016 / Black & Veatch / FLNG / LNG / energy / liquefaction / news / technology

The world’s first floating natural gas liquefaction unit (FLNG) has successfully completed performance testing in Nantong, China. With the average liquefaction process load exceeding 100 per cent during the 72-hour performance test, the flawless performance of the FLNG ensured all design requirements and production capacities were achieved for the unit’s operational effectiveness. For the first time in history, LNG has been produced onboard a floating facility.

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Ensinger showcases its work in additive manufacturing at K Fair

21/10/2016 / 3D printing / Enseiger / additive manufacturing / news / plastics

According to well-respected Wohlers Report 2016, the industry for additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing) grew 25.9 per cent (CAGR) to over US$5.1 billion last year, while the CAGR for the industry over the past 27 years has been an impressive 26.2 per cent. Given such impressive growth to date, there is little wonder that established plastics processors are looking to diversify into the thriving segment. One of those is Germany-headquartered Ensinger, who is demonstrating how the company is embracing the field of additive manufacturing via the use of engineering plastics at the ongoing K Fair in Dusseldof, Germany.

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