Monthly Archives: December 2011

Qatar cements its global gas lead

Qatar cements its global gas lead

Qatar cements its global gas lead

  (MENAFN – Gulf Times) In a year that saw turbulence in global economy including the energy markets, Qatar consolidated its position as the top producer and exporter of liquefied natural gas, gas-to-liquids and fertilisers such as ammonia and urea.Qatar crossed a major milestone in November with the formal inauguration of the world’s largest plant,Read More

Don’t toss that post-Xmas EPS foam, recycle it

Don’t toss that post-Xmas EPS foam, recycle it

“EPS recycling has reached some level of maturity demonstrating a stable baseline, incremental growth and steady end-use market developments,” despite the fact that many are not aware that expanded polystyrene (EPS) packaging is recyclable. Last year saw a modest increase in the number of postconsumer pounds recycled based on data received from 58 EPS manufacturersRead More

Japanese Tier I boosts presence in India, China

Japanese Tier I boosts presence in India, China

In anticipation of increase levels of offshore automobile production on the part of Japanese OEMs, diversified Tier I manufacturer and Toyota group affiliate Aisin Seiki (Toyota, Japan) is establishing two new parts manufacturing subsidiaries in India. Aisin Automotive Haryana Private Limited (Rohtak) and Aisin Automotive Karnataka Private Limited (Narasapur) will serve automakers in Northern IndiaRead More

Japan streets ahead in global plastic recycling race

Japan is one of the most successful countries in the world for recycling plastics. In 2010, 77% of plastic waste was recycled, up from 73% in 2006 and 39% in 1996, according to the nation’s Plastic Waste Management Institute. The country has passed several recycling laws to address the disposal and treatment of plastic wasteRead More

Medical Musings: Who has the right stuff for the medical market?

Data reported this month by the Society of Plastics Industry shows the importance of focus and specialization in the plastics business. There are 192,132 fewer employees in the plastics industry since 2005, a 22% decrease. The number of establishments has also declined by 8%. Part of the problem-the economy. In 2008-2009, we saw the worstRead More

Qatar yet to enforce ban on plastic packaging

A new rule issued in July, asking bakeries, restaurants and other outlets to phase out the use of plastic or any printed material for packing or serving hot food items within 90 days, is yet to be enforced, Gulf Times inquiries found yesterday. The order was issued by the National Food Control Committee at theRead More

Quadpack develops three packs for ISDIN’s latest OTC products

Quadpack has developed three new packs, including a tottle and two Yonwoo airless pack, for ISDIN, an international laboratory in the Spanish dermatological market. ISDIN’s Retisdin Serumlift is a serum that gives the face an immediate lifting, remodeling effect, improving luminosity and skin tone. Also part of the Retisdin range, D-Contract is a gel-cream thatRead More

Quadpack develops three packs for ISDIN's latest OTC products

Quadpack has developed three new packs, including a tottle and two Yonwoo airless pack, for ISDIN, an international laboratory in the Spanish dermatological market. ISDIN’s Retisdin Serumlift is a serum that gives the face an immediate lifting, remodeling effect, improving luminosity and skin tone. Also part of the Retisdin range, D-Contract is a gel-cream thatRead More

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