Buoyed by boosting export to the European markets, ceramic items of Bangladesh registered 127 percent growth

Buoyed by boosting export to the European markets, ceramic items of Bangladesh registered 127 percent growth in foreign currency earning. Top buyers of European Union (EU) and other countries have started to move to Bangladesh for ceramic items that pushed export earnings of the sectors to a healthy growth of $ 5.65 crore in the first eight months of the current fiscal, according to statistics of Export Promotion Bureau (EPB). Talking to BSS, Bangladesh Ceramic Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BCMEA) General Secretary Irfan Uddin said China is leading the global ceramic market, especially in the EU markets, but Bangladesh is now expanding its stake. “China used to export ceramic items paying 12 percent duty which has been hiked recently that made Chinese ceramic costlier and has paved the way for Bangladeshis ceramic,” he added. Referring to Bangladesh’s duty free access to EU market, Irfan Uddin also director of FARR Ceramics said: “If we grab the opportunity, it will be a big boost for our industry.” Industry insiders said different factories are running operation in full- swing for getting work orders from foreign buyers and most of the companies have received work o...

Manufacturing is all about reducing costs while offering the highest quality product possible. In many cases,

Manufacturing is all about reducing costs while offering the highest quality product possible. In many cases, there are several ways to produce the same product. Injection molding is one such method. Injection molding is a manufacturing technology that allows the creation of a part by injecting molten material into a mold where it takes the desired form. After cooling and solidifying, the product can be removed from the mold, ready to ship. Also interested in sheet metal fabrication services or CNC machining services?  Sheet metal fabrication is more cost-effective than CNC machining when it comes to metal components with uniform wall thickness. Injection molding can be great for manufacturers and buyers alike. The benefits of the process translate well to the bottom lines of both sides as long as some criteria are met. Because of the nature of the process, there are no unsightly seams or unnecessary jagged protrusions on the items created. This results in a smooth and appealing final product. As long as the cost of machine set up and mold creation are met, injection molding is a method that achieves high productivity. The manufacturer should place a minimum amount of units in o...

NYC turns to electric cargo bikes to solve delivery truck crisis

A new program in New York City will see electric cargo bikes promoted as a solution to the growing number of polluting and congesting delivery trucks throughout the city. Now I love shopping on Amazon and other e-commerce sites as much as the next guy. But I also recognize that the huge shift towards online shopping has also prompted a drastic increase in the number of deliveries being made and thus delivery trucks clogging our streets and polluting our air. And few know this problem as intimately as the residents of New York City. The already famously congested streets of the city can often be held hostage to delivery trucks unloading in bike lanes, sidewalks and anywhere else that will fit the massive trucks. But a new program in the city will test out replacing those large delivery trucks with smaller, less intrusive electric cargo bikes. The electric cargo bikes, which will be operated by Amazon, UPS and DHL, can travel at city speeds yet take up much less room than conventional delivery trucks. And of course, they also result in zero emissions during use. In addition to being able to take advantage of around 1,400 miles of bike lanes throughout the city, the electric cargo ...

The Blackburn DayBlazer 800 front light is one of the most compact torches I’ve used –

The Blackburn DayBlazer 800 front light is one of the most compact torches I’ve used – at least one packing 800 lumens. It represents excellent value and is a great option if you generally ride in built-up areas but fancy letting rip along the backroads after work, although run-times in the higher settings are relatively short. The DayBlazer 800 offers a lot of bang for modest buck. The first thing that struck me was how much smaller it is than the DayBlazer 1100. It’s well made, stylish and rugged, made from anodised 6061 aluminium alloy and able to resist falls onto hard surfaces. It also has a waterproof rating of IP67, and neither exposure to the occasional heavy shower nor blasting it at close range using my garden hose has revealed any obvious weaknesses. Blackburn’s limited lifetime warranty adds further confidence. Behind the Total Internal Reflection (TIR) lens sits a single Cree diode, and it’s fuelled by a rechargeable lithium polymer cell. Pretty standard stuff these days but very well executed, especially for this price point. There are five modes, which are sensibly staggered for general riding. Three steady: Blitz (800 lumens), Medium (50...

Moiré patterns are interference patterns created when grids of different size or alignment are placed over

Moiré patterns are interference patterns created when grids of different size or alignment are placed over each other. You’ve probably seen these when photographing a TV screen or looking through a pair of windows screens at the same time. [ChrysN] put the effect to work with this spinning Moiré lamp build. It’s a build that can be achieved with scrap-bin components. An LED-encrusted PC cooling fan is used as the base of the lamp, fitted with Sugru bumpers to hold a cheap glass vase. A line pattern is then printed on to paper, rolled into a cylinder, and slid on to the fan to spin with the blades, inside the vase. Another line pattern is then printed on to a transparency (a printable transparent sheet for those who don’t remember overhead projectors) and slid around the outside of the vase. When powered up, the LEDs glow, and the fan spins, creating a hypnotizing moving moiré pattern. It’s a simple but visually captivating build, and one that should keep you up at night thanks to the blue LEDs. Moiré patterns can do so much more though – they’re even put to work guiding ships. Video after the break. LIDAR has gained much popularity as a means for self-driving cars to survey the ...

When it comes to keeping farm equipment running smoothly, it takes detailed maintenance and the proper

When it comes to keeping farm equipment running smoothly, it takes detailed maintenance and the proper repairs to avoid expensive breakdowns. On this page, you’ll find lessons for keeping engines, spark plugs, and batteries working well plus tips for winterizing equipment and restoring classic tractors.  There’s no doubt that engines are the heart of any equipment and keeping the engine happy keeps the machine working in tip-top shape. Engine performance can be based on the torque and horsepower. This torque and horsepower article explains the differences between the two and how to measure both. Successful Farming magazine’s Engine Man Ray Bohacz has engine grease and field dirt under his fingernails from a life spent repairing equipment and running a farm. The farmer and repairman answers tough questions from fellow farmers including, is diesel fuel getting into my engine oil or why does my diesel lack power at high rpm? Though diesel engines are often the main worker on the farm, there are numerous gas power plants that also need attention and maintenance. One of these crucial components is the often-ignored spark plug, which has a great effect on engine operation. From...

Sparkle and shine with tarnished sequins or silver glitz. Sprinkle some sparkle wherever you go and

Sparkle and shine with tarnished sequins or silver glitz. Sprinkle some sparkle wherever you go and you’ll be sure to light the way. Sequined top ($135) with matching pants ($298) by Hilary Machmillan from Francis Grey; Silver sparkle shoes($277) by Intentionally Blank from Footloose Shoes; Swarovski frames “Cora”($1,160) by Sospiri, from ArtSEE eyewear. Sequined shift dress by TWINSET ($865) from Hughes Clothing; Swarovski crystal frames “Silvia” ($1,070) by Sospiri, from ArtSEE eyewear; fused silver on copper earrings ($118) by Linda Rajotte www.lindarajotte.com; pewter shoes with ankle strap ($365) by Colico and stone ring ($150) by Marcia Moran, both from Footloose Shoes; Vintage briefcase stylist’s own. Sequined, scoop-neck top ($320) by Marc Cain sports from W & J Wilson; copper and sterling silver drop earrings ($118) and fused silver and copper pendant on mesh chain ($188) both by Linda Rajotte www.lindarajotte.com. “Belling” glasses by Andy Wolf from Maycock Eyecare; silk blouse ($398) by GOSILK, velvet black chinos ($285) by CIRCLE, and mohair coat ($1,975) by Luisa Cerano, all from Bagheera Boutique. Black sequined top ($320) with matching wide-leg pants ($395), b...

Marijuana Investor Roundup: Analysis of the Week’s Most Important Events (Dec 21st, 2019)

Bottom Line: With 6 months of cash and at least 2 years to break even, we lay out what management has to do to save the stock and the company… Bottom Line: With $47 million of debt coming due in June/July against $43 million of cash in the bank, should Fire & Flower investors expect a ballooning share count in 2020? Bottom Line: Valens is guiding to 70% rev growth next quarter and is wildly profitable. But at the end of the day, it comes down to analyst expectations vs reality. Analysts think margins are going up, we think margins have peaked. We should know who is right by August.   Bottom Line: Green Growth looks like the next casualty of the potstocks meltdown. We explore the company’s problems and how long they have before some difficult decisions need to be made by management. Bottom Line: Wholesale hemp prices slowed their decline a bit in December but are still down a whopping 67% in only 8 months. Refined CBD oil prices are down 15% in the last three months. It looks like the market is quickly adjusting to an explosion of hemp supply that is most definitely outpacing demand. Source: https://www.hempbenchmarks.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/HempBenchmarksSpotPriceInd...

Molded Pulp Packaging Market Worth $4.4 Billion by 2024

CHICAGO, July 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — According to the new market research report ’Molded Pulp Packaging Market by Source Type (Wood & Non-wood), Molded Type (Thick Wall, Transfer, Thermoformed, Processed), Product (Trays, Bowls, Cups, Plates, Clamshells), End Use, and Region – Global Forecast to 2024′, published by MarketsandMarkets™, the Molded Pulp Packaging Market size is projected to grow from USD 3.5 billion in 2019 to reach USD 4.4 billion by 2024, at a CAGR of 4.4%. “The transfer molded packaging segment, by molded type, to gain the maximum share of the market during the forecast period” The transfer molded packaging segment is projected to account for the largest share by 2024, mainly because of the growth in consumption of transfer molded packaging in the food, foodservice disposable, healthcare, and automotive industries. Transfer packaging is most commonly used in the manufacturing of egg cartons, trays as well as fruit, food, & serving trays in the foodservice industry. This is due to the rise in consumption of convenient, recyclable, and sustainable packaging products for which molded pulp packaging is used, especially in...

PITTSTON TWP. — A new cellphone lot, a new website design and, yes, a new record

PITTSTON TWP. — A new cellphone lot, a new website design and, yes, a new record for passenger activity were the highlights of Thursday’s meeting of the Bi-County Airport Board. Eric McKitish, the airport’s director of marketing and communications, said the cellphone lot is a place where people can wait before picking up passengers. The cellphone lot opened Thursday for use. The lot features space for about 35 vehicles and is less than a one-minute drive to the terminal building. “The purpose of this lot is to reduce congestion by preventing cars from continuously circling the airport, or trying to wait in front of the terminal,” McKitish said. “Visitors can park free of charge while waiting to pick up their guests.” McKitish said all drivers are required to remain with their vehicles while in the lot. He said visitors can have their party call their cellphone to let them know they are ready to be picked up at the terminal. “This is a great idea,” said Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick O’Malley. “It’s another improvement in service here at the airport.” Carl Beardsley, airport executive director, agreed, adding that the cellphone lot “goes a long way” in alleviating congest...

Silent Accord: Reviewing the Grand Seiko Spring Drive Diver SBGA229 | WatchTime

Grand Seiko’s SBGA229 divers’ watch combines traditional mechanical watchmaking and the precision of electronic timekeeping. This is made possible by Spring Drive technology, developed by Seiko, and the result is an authentic divers’ watch with a unique inner life. In this feature from our October 2019 issue, with original photos by Olaf Köster, we give it a thorough once-over. Grand Seiko stands at the forefront of Japanese watchmaking, and one-of-a-kind Spring Drive technology is regarded as the best that Seiko has ever produced. So it stands to reason that this innovation has joined the Grand Seiko collection, which traces its ancestry to the 1960s and to the idea that form follows function. The combination of mechanics and electronics seems perfect, but nevertheless, it took several years for Spring Drive technology to be integrated into Seiko’s exclusive line. Seiko premiered Spring Drive technology in 1999, but the lack of a sufficiently effective automatic winding system and, as a result, the short duration of the power reserve initially dissuaded the brand from incorporating the technique into Grand Seiko. Several years of further development culminated in the Caliber 9R...

Bio Succinic Acid is primarily being used as a replacement for petrol based succinic acid in few

Bio Succinic Acid is primarily being used as a replacement for petrol based succinic acid in few applications such as solvents and lubricants, de-icer solutions, cosmetics, food and pharma. Furthermore, newer application such as 1,4-Butanediol (BDO), PBS, plasticizers and polyesters polyols market will accelerate the future growth of the market. Additionally, higher cost of crude oil, increase in investments for green chemicals, demand for renewable chemicals, and increase in government support will further boost the growth of the market. However, higher price of Bio Succinic Acid and lengthy extraction processes are primarily restraining the market growth for the next few years. Various industrial application markets analyzed in the study includes BDO, polyester polyols, PBS, plasticizers, resins, coatings, & pigments, solvents & lubricants, alkyd resins, and de-icer solutions. The resins, coatings, & pigments market generated maximum revenue in the year 2013. However, seven years down the line, BDO is expected to emerge as the largest application segment. This is largely due to higher consumption of Bio Succinic Acid in the production of BDO, as a replacement of ma...

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