Month: February 2023

  • Mitsubishi Electric And Astroscale To Develop And Produce Satellite Buses

    Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, a leading defense and space company, andAstroscale Holdings Inc., the market leader in satellite servicing and long-term sustainability across allorbits, announced  that Mitsubishi Electric has invested U.S. $25 million in Astroscale’s Series Gfunding round.Separate from the investment, the companies have agreed to collaborate in the joint development…

  • Carrier Launches Carbon Air Purifier With UV To Support Healthier Homes

    Carrier has introduced its Carbon Air Purifier with UV as a new addition to its Healthy Homes lineup in North America. The new system delivers air purification to help reduce unwanted odors, volatile organic compounds and common household gases from indoor air. Additionally, the technology aids in the reduction of…

  • Hitachi Announces Price Rise For Construction Equipment

    Tokyo-headquartered Hitachi Construction Machinery has announced it will be raising the prices of its equipment by 8% from April this year. The company said the decision was based on the impact of the rising cost of energy and materials – the latter due in part to global supply chain issues.…

  • Sumitomo Electric Establishes Sales Company For Hardmetal Business In India

    Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. has established a sales company in India, Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal India Private Limited, to expand sales of cutting tools in India. In recent years, the demand for machining, noticeably in the automotive industry, has been increasing in India and fueling significant market growth. To improve services…

  • Lightsource bp Places Multi-Year Order for 4 GW of First Solar Modules

    First Solar, Inc. announced that global solar leader, Lightsource bp has placed an order for 4 gigawatts (GW)DC of advanced thin film solar modules. The modules, scheduled to be delivered between 2026 and 2028, are expected to power Lightsource bp projects in the United States. This latest deal follows a…

  • Martinrea International Inc. Announces Acquisition Of Effenco Development Assets

    Martinrea International Inc., a diversified and global automotive supplier engaged in the design, development, and manufacturing of highly engineered, value-added Lightweight Structures and Propulsion Systems,  announced the acquisition of the assets of Montreal-based Effenco Development Inc., which were acquired in 2022.   Effenco is an award-winning Green-Tech business that designs,…

  • Advancing Sustainability, Thriving Collaboration, and Reimagine Solutions with H.B. Fuller at INDEX™23

    H.B. Fuller will join INDEX™23, the world’s leading nonwovens exhibition, in Geneva from 18-21 April. The largest pure-play adhesives company in the world will present the three foundation pillars of its new “Grow in the Now” vision for hygiene manufacturers, driven by a strong commitment to collaborate with customers, innovate,…

  • Cummins Partners With Iot Provider Trackunit To Reduce Downtime

    Cummins and Internet of Things solutions provider Trackunit, have announced plans to combine their expertise leveraging advanced engine insights to minimize downtime for construction customers. The combination of the engine expertise from Cummins with Trackunit’s ability to deliver harmonized and actionable insights will help drive timely decisions around machine operation…

  • Bobcat Gears Up For CONEXPO: Electric Product Line And New Concept Solutions To Be Displayed

    Bobcat is gearing up to showcase its latest and most exciting line-up of products and innovations at CONEXPO 2023. The Bobcat stand is a testament to the ingenuity of the company that built the world’s first skid-steer loader nearly 65 years ago. Electrification, autonomous operation and digital technologies will be…

  • GAF Unveils NEW Timberline® Ultra HDZ™ Shingles

    GAF, a Standard Industries company and North America’s largest roofing and waterproofing manufacturer, announced the reengineering and relaunch of Timberline® UHD — Ultra High Definition — shingles as Timberline® UHDZ™ shingles. In addition to GAF’s patent-pending Dual Shadow Line, which creates beautiful sunset shadows all day long, all Timberline UHDZ…

  • James Hardie Building Products inc. Earns Prestigious ‘Vendor Of The Year’ Award From Lansing Building Products

    James Hardie Building Products Inc., a subsidiary of James Hardie Industries plc, the world’s #1 producer and marketer of high-performance fiber cement and fiber gypsum building solutions, has earned the 2022 Vendor of the Year award from Lansing Building Products. It is the second time in three years that James…

  • First Solar, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2022 Financial Results and 2023 Guidance

    Net sales of $2.6 billion for 2022 and $1.0 billion for the fourth quarter Net loss per diluted share of $0.41 for 2022 and $0.07 for the fourth quarter Year-end 2022 net cash balance of $2.4 billion 3 GW DC of 2022 net bookings; 12 GW DC since third quarter…

  • Topcon Launches Transplanting Guidance And Control Technology For Specialty Farmers

    Topcon Agriculture has introduced Transplanting Control, a new solution for specialty farmers. Designed to reduce labor, boost efficiency and increase production, this turnkey solution provides global navigation satellite system (GNSS) based guidance, autosteering and control, benefitting producers of permanent and perennial trees, fruits and vegetable crops.   “Manual measurement is…

  • IPAF Rental+ Quality Scheme Launches In Middle East

    Equipment rental companies looking to market quality service, professionalism, and safety to contractors working in major construction, infrastructure, aviation, and oil and gas across the Middle East have been introduced to the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) Rental+ scheme with a special presentation hosted at the Copthorne Lakeview Hotel in…

  • Cabot Corporation Launches New Engineered Elastomer Composite (E2c™) Product To Expand Capabilities In On-Road Commercial Tire And Industrial Rubber Applications

    Cabot Corporation announced the launch of its new E2C™ DX9660 solution that is designed to deliver significantly increased rubber durability through high abrasion resistance. The new product provides a 30% increase in abrasion resistance compared to a conventional compound and further expands Cabot’s portfolio of E2C solutions for use in…

  • ABB Opens Multi-Million-Dollar R&D Center To Drive Technological Advancements In Pulp And Paper

    ABB officially opened a global research and development (R&D) center for the pulp and paper industry in Dundalk, Ireland.   The new multi-million-dollar ABB Dundalk R&D Centre is at the heart of ABB’s automation and digital offering for the sector and will be home to the ongoing evolution of the…

  • Low-CO2 Steel Kobenable Steel Extends Its Use To Vessels

    Kobe Steel, Ltd. announces that its low-CO2 blast furnace steel product Kobenable Steel will be used for a 180,000-ton class bulk carrier*1 built by Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. This makes it the first shipbuilding company in the world to use Kobenable Steel. The vessel will employ Kobenable Premier, which reduces…

  • Cummins Next-Generation 2026 X10 Engine And 2024 X15n Natural Gas Complete Powertrain Equipped With The Latest Digital Technologies On Display For First Time At Tmc Annual Meeting

    Cummins Inc. announced it will showcase the next generation of integrated powertrain and digital connectivity at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council’s annual meeting and transportation exhibition. This marks the first time that leading fleet professionals from across North America will see a fully-integrated Cummins powertrain: engine, transmission,…

  • Westlake Corporation Reports Record Full-Year 2022 Results

    For the full year of 2022, Westlake reported record net sales of $15.8 billion, record net income of $2.2 billion and record EBITDA (earnings before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization) of $4.2 billion. These results were driven by a strong macroeconomic environment in the first half of 2022…

  • Trimble Reveals Its Focus For Conexpo

    Trimble will highlight solutions focused on connected construction, compact machines and environmental sustainability at ConExpo, Las Vegas, US. Trimble product experts will provide technology demonstrations, answer questions and discuss technology solutions at the event.   Trimble connected construction technology streamlines communication and collaboration throughout the construction lifecycle. The company says…

  • SEAT To Invest €3B In Conversion Of Martorell Plant For The Production Of Small Evs

    SEAT S.A. is leading the development of the Small BEV family for the Volkswagen Group and will start producing fully electric vehicles by 2025 for different brands. SEAT will invest €3 billion in the conversion of its Martorell plant for the production of small EVs. SEAT has designed a strategic…

  • Valmet Automotive Starts Series Production At Kirchardt Battery Plant

    Valmet Automotive has started the series production of battery systems in Kirchardt, the Finnish company’s first battery plant in Germany. The plant near Heilbronn manufactures high-voltage systems for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids. The current first program for the Kirchardt plant is a small-series production of modules, packs and the…

  • Small-Series All-Electric MINI Cooper SE Convertible To Feature Alloy Wheels From 100% Recycled Aluminum

    The new MINI Cooper SE Convertible (combined power consumption: 17.2kWh/100 km according to WLTP)  will be the first series model to be produced with alloy wheels that are made entirely from recycled aluminum.   The first use of 100% secondary aluminum for light-alloy wheels on a series-production vehicle is in…

  • IIT, Argonne Team Designs Li2O-Based Li-Air Battery With Solid Electrolyte; Four-Electron Reaction For Higher Energy Density

    Researchers at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have developed a lithium-air battery with a solid electrolyte. The battery is rechargeable for 1000 cycles with a low polarization gap and can operate at high rates. A paper on their work is…