Useful Alcohols: Ceresana Analyzes the World Market for Solvents

Solvents play a major role in industrial production: They can dissolve, dilute, and, in a very fine distribution, absorb other substances without changing them chemically. Solvents (sometimes also called dissolvents) are mainly used in the paints and varnishes, print inks, and adhesives industry but also, for example, as an ingredient of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and detergents. Substances that cause unpleasant odors, explosive vapors, as well as health and environmental damages are controversial and increasingly targeted by the legislature. Ceresana analyzed the global market for solvents already for the fourth time. Paint…

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Brilliant Prospects: Ceresana Report on PUR-Paints

Polyurethane coatings offer excellent optical properties, such as high gloss and brilliance. Polyurethanes (PUR) are reaction products of polyisocyanate curing agents with several polymers, e.g. with polycarbonates. Polyurethane-based two-component coatings are very solid, offer good resistance to aggressive chemicals, weathering, and mechanical stress. Ceresana examined the global market for PUR paints and coatings in detail: The market research institute forecasts revenues generated with these products to rise to approx. USD 20.3 billion until 2025. The most important application areas for PUR paints and coatings are furniture and wood processing, transportation,…

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Kithara mit Echtzeit fĂĽr PCAN-USB-FD-Adapter

Kithara Software unterstĂĽtzt mit der Echtzeit-Umgebung RealTime Suite nun auch den PCAN-USB-FD-Adapter von PEAK Systems. Kithara baut damit zudem die bereits jahrelange Kooperation mit dem Darmstädter Unternehmen aus. Dank der Zusammenarbeit zwischen PEAK Systems und Kithara Software sowie ausgiebiger Tests kann der PCAN-USB-FD-Adapter jetzt mit Echtzeiteigenschaften verwendet werden. Der Adapter ermöglicht die Anbindung an CAN-FD- und LIN-Netzwerke mit bis zu zwei AnschlĂĽssen ĂĽber die USB-Schnittstelle eines Computers. Grundlage fĂĽr die UnterstĂĽtzung des Adapters mit Kithara RealTime Suite sind die bereits bewährten Echtzeitfunktionen fĂĽr CAN/CAN-FD sowie USB. „Eine breite HardwareunterstĂĽtzung unserer…

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Kithara erweitert Asien-Geschäft

Kithara Software, Vorreiter fĂĽr PC-basierte Echtzeit, hat zwei neue Vertriebspartnerschaften in SĂĽdkorea sowie Malaysia bekanntgegeben. Die beiden Vertretungen erweitern somit die Marktpräsenz des Berliner Softwareunternehmens im asiatischen Raum. Den Vertrieb in SĂĽdkorea ĂĽbernimmt ab sofort die Soltron Corporation, während der malaysische Markt in Zukunft von Advance Ultravision, einem Dienstleister fĂĽr Bildverarbeitungslösungen, abgedeckt wird. Neben der bereits langjährigen und fruchtbaren Geschäftspartnerschaft in den USA wurde seit 2014 in Zusammenarbeit mit LinkControl auch der chinesische Markt erfolgreich erschlossen. Durch die beiden neuen Vertriebspartner eröffnen sich fĂĽr Kithara gleich zwei weitere Sprachräume. Die…

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Flexible, Firm, and Light as a Feather: Ceresana Study on Plastic Films

Because of the ban on imports of European plastic waste impeded by China at the beginning of 2018, Europeans urgently need to find another solution. The EU commission, for example, is considering a “plastics tax”. An EU directive against lightweight plastic carrier bags has already contributed to a reduction of consumption in many countries. Until 2030, all packaging in the EU ought to be reusable and made of recyclable materials. “Manufacturers do not need to worry about demand”, says Oliver Kutsch, managing director of Ceresana. The market research institute has…

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Decoration and Protection: Ceresana Report on Paints and Coatings in the Automotive Industry

The automotive industry is a dynamically growing market for paints and coatings: Global vehicle stock already amounts to almost 1.3 billion units and more than 95 million new registrations are currently added every year. Traditionally, the automotive sector is highly exigent regarding quality and properties of the coatings that are utilized. For the first time, the market research company Ceresana analyzed the market for automotive paints and coatings in regard to coating layers, application areas, technologies, and product types in detail. “Global demand for these high-performance coatings amounted to almost…

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Lifesavers in Plastics: Ceresana Analyzes the World Market for Flame Retardants

The catastrophic fire at Grenfell Tower in London has shown how important fire protection is. “Flame retardants can delay the development of a fire,” explains Oliver Kutsch, CEO of the market research institute Ceresana: “They provide the fire department and those affected with crucial minutes and seconds for the rescue. Flame retardants act chemically and physically by interrupting the incineration process in different phases.” Ceresana analyzed the world market for flame retardants for the fifth time already: for brominated and chlorinated types, as well as ATH, organophosphorus, ATO, and other…

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Waterproof Figures: Ceresana Study on Plastic Pipes

Sewage systems have been around for about 5000 years. However, not everywhere: In France, for instance, more than 5 million households are not connected to the public sewage network. In rural areas in particular, the sewage infrastructure in Europe still has to be expanded. In the cities, it is less about new construction than about replacing old piping systems. For sewage, potable water, cable protection, gas piping, and other applications, pipes made of plastic are becoming more and more popular: They are light-weight, robust, and handy; they are increasingly replacing…

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Emotional Update for SchĂĽco Showroom

The D’art Design Gruppe has updated the showroom of SchĂĽco at the company headquarters in Bielefeld. In the renovated and extended permanent company exhibition, the specialist for innovative building shells is now also presenting its highlight themes and product innovations as shown at BAU 2017. The basis is the current corporate architecture with cubes arranged over two floors. In order to emotionally address the visitors stronger than before, the different wall and facade elements are embedded even more impressively in a natural appearing environment. Staged material quotations such as wood,…

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Student Edition für die »RealTime Suite« angekündigt

Kithara Software, Spezialist fĂĽr PC-basierte Echtzeit, wird fĂĽr das kommende Wintersemester 2017 die “Student Edition“ der »RealTime Suite« fĂĽr Universitäten und Hochschulen bereitstellen. Mit vollem Funktionsumfang ermöglicht diese Version einen einfachen Einstieg in die Programmierung von Echtzeitfunktionen. Die Kithara »RealTime Suite« ist seit langem nicht nur in industriellen Bereichen vertreten sondern ebenso in Bildung und Forschung. Aufgrund groĂźer Nachfrage wird mit der Student Edition deshalb eine kostenfreie Version der Echtzeit-Funktionsbibliothek zur VerfĂĽgung gestellt. “Harte“ Echtzeit wird vermehrt auch in wissenschaftlichen Softwareanwendungen eingesetzt. Mit den Funktionen der »RealTime Suite« lassen sich…

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