Solid Edge University this year was conducted in Indianapolis. Siemens employees, developers, channel partners, and the press attended the 3 day gala event.
- International Plastics News - Middle East 2015-11
- In this issue, we bring you the special report, Outlook 2016, which compiles the insights of industry experts on upcoming trends and developments that would impact their operations in 2016 and beyond. Ringier Trade Media Editorial Team selects representatives of organisations and companies every year for this special report. In this issue, we invited companies that have made significant contributions to the industry through their breakthrough products aimed at bringing benefits to various industries relying on plastics and rubber. The packaging industry has taken advantage of the innovations in stretch blow moulding technologies launched these days. The resulting products are of high quality and have excellent shelf appeal aside from complying with strict standards. Painting of plastic parts has become a lot more cost-efficient due to the availability of various techniques that guarantee strong economic efficiency and sustainability.
- FoodPacific Manufacturing Journal 2015-11
- For insights on packaging, we turned to Mayuree Paklamjeak, adviser to the Thai Packaging Association, the Thai Printing Association and Plastic Institute of Thailand. Ms Paklamjeak sees a continuing of global trends such as those that push for sustainability and innovation that emphasizes user convenience, extended shelf life, and of course shelf appeal, especially in Thailand. One of the hot trends is the use of digital printing she said. To know more about what’s in store for next year, read this issue’s outlook report. Still on the topic of packaging is the prevention of brands from being copied. Any good company knows without saying how essential it is to protect food and beverage products from being faked. It continues to happen even to the best of brands. On page 24, Gary Esguerra who is Senior Director of Sustainable Supply Chain & Quality Systems, APMEA, HAVI Global Solutions, shares his thoughts on anti-counterfeiting technologies. Also in this issue, we feature two companies from Indonesia. Read our brief interviews with Pod Chocolate’s Toby Garritt, an
- Food Manufacturing Journal - Middle East & Africa 2015-10
- THROUGHOUT this issue, we feature products from companies participating at Gulfood Manufacturing in Dubai this month. This exhibition which showcases food ingredients, processing and packaging technologies and cold chain logistics, welcomed 26,329 trade professionals when in launched last year. On another topic, our correspondent Iza Grek visits a pasta factory in South Africa that produces various types of fresh and dry pasta, including gluten-free versions, for the local market. Also in this issue, we sidetrack to music and its influence on food preparation. In fact, many studies have been made on this subject matter. Does music – or the absence of it – have an effect on the way chefs, bartenders, and everyone else involved in food preparation, develop or season their creations?
- Happi Asia 2015-10
- Divest or diversify, time for a change When talking about the growth of any industry, being prepared to fight slowdown in the global economic activity is a must. Divest or diversify seems to be a good solution for some companies. Although it is not usually the first choice of strategy for a business. However, as product demand changes and firms alter their strategies, there will always be some portion of the business that is not performing to management's expectations. We learned about the recent activities of many top players in the industry, for example P&G. The company is selling up to 100 brands to refocus on its core business, while Unilever on the other hand is acquiring a range of premium brands in an effort to expand in skin care arena. However, there are still major players headquartered in Asia where brighter prospects are still widely predicted in Happi. Our annual report, The Asia Top, unveils how they have managed to maintain or even strengthen their leading positions in the past year. As you can read, few of them are holding back the businesses, and
- International Plastics News for Asia 2015-10
- The new industrial revolution has swept the global industrial sector, the plastics industry included. Industry 4.0 refers to the fourth industrial revolution and stems from a high-tech strategy of the German government to promote the digitalisation of manufacturing. In this issue, we look at how companies in the plastics industry have embarked on modernising their operations and offering high quality products as a result. From digital manufacturing to a diverse range of materials, the power of 3D printing lies in its ability to bring business benefits to organisations, industries and the rest of the world. An expert in this area provides his assessment on the Asia Pacific market as high growth region for 3D printing. Plastics play a crucial role in the ongoing war against harmful bacteria. Polymers infused with protective elements are frequently utilised in the composition of products designed to protect against potentially dangerous contamination. A powerful antimicrobial technology is discussed in this issue and how this could help achieve the goal of integrat
- Automotive Engineering International China 2015-10
- Automotive Engineering International China, in a strategic partnership with Automotive Engineering International published by the US Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), has been serving China’s auto industry for over five years, providing the latest developments in automotive systems, electronics, materials, design concepts and testing technologies for China's auto designers, tier suppliers and OEMs. Our vertical website dedicated to the automotive industry, e-magazines and monthly e-newsletters together with fully interactive magazine Apps including video links on iTunes and Google Play provide a multimedia platform, offering a comprehensive communication and marketing package for design tools providers, electronic products, materials and system suppliers, and makers of components and systems as well as vehicle assemblers.
- International Metalworking News for Asia- October Issue 2015-10
- Leading off the interview feature in October issue of International Metalworking News for Asia (IMNA) is Namson Technology and Engineering, a Vietnamese manufacturer of laser marking, cutting, and laser engraving machines. Vice Director Bryan Dang talks about the company’s products and the challenges they face competing against the well-established international brands. Peter Vickers of Hypertherm points out today’s industrial cutting solutions, which are now more significant with its speed and accuracy. He goes on saying that metalworking industry may hold even more compelling uses for this technology in the Asia Pacific region in the future. Vickers speaks of the areas he sees that needs more focus, and what he is bringing to Singapore headquarters that will ensure the required objectives are met. Highlighted at the Software & Control section is the changing landscape of the automotive manufacturing in Asia. The demand for vehicles is growing in the region with the biggest global potential. As a result, a digital enterprise that is open and collaborative can ush
- FoodPacific Manufacturing Journal 2015-10
- THEY say we eat with our eyes first, which of course is true. Color and presentation enhance appetite. In many parts of the world, people are simply appreciative to have something on the table – no matter what it looks like – as long as it’s edible, if you come to think about it. Losing their true colors to processing, packaged foods have to be re-colored to gain back their natural appetizing look, otherwise they lose their appeal. True colors are equated with freshness. No one likes to see brown where yellow or orange should be. For more on colors, read research on page 19. In this month’s boardroom connection, we learn about coconut oil from Josefina Savares, the president of CocoPlus Aquarian Development Corporation Her company manufactures and exports virgin coconut oil, one of the healthiest products known to man. Ms Savares says the Philippines from where the company is based, has the best variety of coconut in the world.
For the elderly, food must not only meet their nutritional needs, but the packaging has to be easy to open, reminds Jo Smewing*
Evonik Industries is driving forward its commitment to the attractive 3D printing market: The specialty chemicals company will participate in HP Inc.’s Open Platform program and introduce new customized powder materials to the market for HP Multi Jet Fusion technology.
LPKF is presenting a brand new technology on booth E04 in Hall 11 at K show 2016. "Wobbling" enables the LPKF PowerWeld3D 8000 to join large components of up to 100 cm x 70 cm with welds of between one and five millimeter width. It can also handle height differences.