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General
Merry Christmas to all our Readers
General : 25 December, 2012
The Directors, Editors and Staff of Carousel Web, publisher of New Materials International, wish all our readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year!
 
Why do academic start-up companies fail?
General : 17 April, 2011
Many academic spin-out companies face significant difficulties in transforming an initial idea into a wealth-creating and sustainable business, according to an empirical analysis of 160 such companies formed in Italy during a five-year period. Details of the study published in the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business suggest that a lack of entrepreneurial orientation by the researchers promoting and managing the spin-out companies is to blame.
 
Free programme offered for start-up and small businesses
Government Departments : 22 March, 2011
A new and improved Supply National SME Engagement Programme has been launched by business intelligence experts BiP Solutions. This free service, designed specifically for start-up and small businesses, will provide the business intelligence and information needed to compete in the current public sector procurement marketplace.
 
Plastics Design and Moulding Exhibition (PDM11) moves to Excel, London in May 2011
Events : 16 March, 2011
The Plastics Design and Moulding Exhibition (PDM11) this year moves to the ExCel Centre in London for 18-19 May 201 and includes a free two-day programme of design-related seminars and a new plastics design workshop.
 
CBI believes robust intellectual property system critical for growth
Government Departments : 06 March, 2011
The UK has a world-class Intellectual Property (IP) framework, which must be maintained to support continuing investment and growth, the CBI says. In its submission to the Independent Review of Intellectual Property and Growth, the UK
 
Science for All report and action plan focuses on public engagement and supportive networks
General : 09 February, 2010
Science-based organisations and Government need to make greater efforts to engage the public with the sciences, according to a new report
 
Second hot-dip coating line to be built in China
German : 30 July, 2007
ThyssenKrupp Steel, Duisburg, and ANSC Angang New Steel Co, Anshan, are to build a second hot-dip coating line on the site of their joint venture TAGAL in Dalian in the north of China. The decision was taken by the two companies in April; the contracts with the equipment manufacturer CMI and consortium partners Siemens and Drever were signed today in Anshan. Construction work commenced already.
 
Construction elements group to be focused more strongly on target markets
German : 29 July, 2007
To guarantee profitability and development opportunities for the future, ThyssenKrupp Steel is focusing its construction elements group, which plays a major role in the value chain in the processing of carbon steel flat products, more strongly on the target markets in Western and Eastern Europe.
 
Program Future: ThyssenKrupp Steel rejuvenates workforce by retention of 1.000 finished apprentices
German : 28 July, 2007
ThyssenKrupp Steel AG is to cut the working time of its tariff employees from 35 to 34 hours a week. This will make a significant contribution to the necessary rejuvenation of the workforce. Over the full term of the agreement up until 2013, 500 new jobs will be created and a total of 1,000 additional finished apprentices will be retained. The agreement was concluded between the company, the general works council, the union IG Metall and the employer association.
 
Major order for DAVEX lightweight profiles
German : 27 July, 2007
ThyssenKrupp DAVEX GmbH has supplied around 52,000 meters of DAVEX lightweight profiles for the new logistics center of Rhenus Logistics on the Logport site in Duisburg. The profiles are used as horizontal beams in a high-bay storage system offering space for 34,000 pallets.
 
ThyssenKrupp Hoesch Bausysteme: 80,000 square meters of Thermodach roofing for South Africa
German : 26 July, 2007
ThyssenKrupp Hoesch Bausysteme GmbH is to supply 80,000 square meters of Thermodach construction elements with Triplex joints for a new plant of the South African chipboard manufacturer PG Bison Ltd. The elements will be used to build the roofs of a multi-section building complex for the plant
 
T3: ThyssenKrupp Steel with new manufacturing technology for automotive lightweighting
German : 25 July, 2007
ThyssenKrupp Steel AG has significantly advanced the technology for manufacturing weight- and cost-optimized tubular components for cars. A pilot press recently went into operation which drastically shortens the manufacturing route for tubular parts.
 
PLADUR-Wrinkle for steel roof tiles
German : 24 July, 2007
ThyssenKrupp Steel AG. The Profit Center specializes in organic finishes, paint or polymer films applied to steel sheet by coil coating. PLADUR-Wrinkle is a paint coating that owes its name to its special wrinkly surface. The finish gives the steel the appearance of ceramic roof tiles. PLADUR-Wrinkle is used among other things for sandwich panels and profiled steel sheets for roofing.
 
New product options for PLADUR M
German : 23 July, 2007
PLADUR M is an organic coated steel which is now being used by a leading home appliance manufacturer in the production of kitchen ranges. PLADUR M was developed by the coating specialists of ThyssenKrupp Steel AG and is available in different options giving users diverse possibilities for the individual design of their products.
 
Writing wine history with Agozal DoubleDip
German : 22 July, 2007
Clemens Busch, a winegrower in the German town of P
 
TriBond: Innovative composite with tailored properties
German : 21 July, 2007
ThyssenKrupp Steel AG developed its new three-layer composite TriBond in collaboration with C.D. W
 
ThyssenKrupp Tailored Strips open up new possibilities
German : 20 July, 2007
ThyssenKrupp Tailored Blanks GmbH is opening up further areas of application for its steel tailored products with the introduction of new, 1,200 millimeter wide tailored strips. While the previously available tailored strips in widths of up to 700 millimeters were mainly used for weight-optimized profiles, the new product has been specially developed for use in progressive/compound dies, used by auto manufacturers and suppliers to produce roof frames, roof cross rails and seat cross members among other parts.
 
ThyssenKrupp Stahl-Service-Center: Concepts for steel
German : 19 July, 2007
The ThyssenKrupp steel service centers are presenting examples of their products and services for the automotive industry at Euroblech. Applications from the areas of body outer panels, body-in-white, closures and interior equipment both for cars and trucks show that ThyssenKrupp steel service centers offer solutions for the most diverse customer requirements.
 
Mobile rooms using DAVEX lightweight profiles
German : 18 July, 2007
DAVEX lightweight profiles are now making inroads in the area of container construction. This lightweight variant of the DAVEX beam quickly gained popularity with manufacturers of high bay storage systems and has now also become established in the construction of containers.
 
Medium-wide strip for innovative steel products
German : 17 July, 2007
Erdrich Umformtechnik GmbH, a member of the Sander group, achieves weight savings of 35 percent in the production of brake pistons using medium-wide strip from Hoesch Hohenlimburg GmbH. The S
 
Accelerated time to production with TEM
German : 16 July, 2007
The path from part design to stable production is a long one. But thanks to ThyssenKrupp Steel Extrapolation Method this path is now a little shorter, at least in the area of sheet metal forming. TEM is a new computational model which can greatly reduce the amount of testing required to determine material characteristics. At the same time it offers significantly more realistic data than previous commonly used formulae.
 
ThyssenKrupp Steel and JFE Steel renew comprehensive cooperation agreement
German : 15 July, 2007
ThyssenKrupp Steel AG, Germany, and JFE Steel Corporation, Japan, have agreed to extend their Comprehensive Cooperation Agreement for another five years. The agreement concerns the joint development of automotive steel sheet as well as related research and development.
 
ThyssenKrupp Steel helps employees find childcare
German : 14 July, 2007
ThyssenKrupp Steel AG has put together a package of measures aimed at making the company even more family-friendly: employees have had free access to the services of an organization known as
 
EBA 2 in Duisburg-Beeckerwerth back in operation
German : 13 July, 2007
Electrolytic coating line 2 in Duisburg-Beeckerwerth, which was badly damaged by fire on September 14, 2005, has been put back into operation. Following the fire, a reconstruction strategy had to be drawn up which received approval. EBA 2 specializes in extremely high-quality products for the auto industry, such as thin film coated sheet. It is planned to equip the line with modules for further innovative coating technologies in the future.
 
ThyssenKrupp DAVEX and ems Isoliersysteme: New approach to cold room construction
German : 12 July, 2007
Ems Isoliersysteme GmbH and ThyssenKrupp DAVEX GmbH are demonstrating a new approach to cold room construction at Bau, using a walk-in freezer as an example. On the ThyssenKrupp Steel booth the two companies will be showing how cold storage rooms can be built at lower cost using continuously manufactured insulating panels. The concept is based on using innovative roll-joined DAVEX profiles as connecting elements for insulating panels manufactured by ems.
 
Roof and support structure in one: Hoesch Arched Roof
German : 11 July, 2007
The railway station in the Belgian city of Leuven now has a bright new look: a roof made from Hoesch Arched Roof elements not only keeps travelers warm and dry, it also gives the station in the tradition-steeped university city a futuristic touch of high-tech.
 
PLADUR-Wrinkle for steel roof tiles
German : 10 July, 2007
Making steel look like ceramic is a cinch for the Color Profit Center of ThyssenKrupp Steel AG. The Profit Center specializes in organic finishes, paint or polymer films applied to steel sheet by coil coating.
 
Pinch-resistant sectional door elements exhibited by ThyssenKrupp Hoesch Bausysteme GmbH
German : 09 July, 2007
ThyssenKrupp Hoesch Bausysteme GmbH exhibited pinch-resistant sectional door elements at Bau. The system has been patented for ThyssenKrupp Hoesch Bausysteme and can be used easily by any door manufacturer to produce safe garage and industrial doors.
 
New steel sandwich panel especially designed for high-class facades
German : 24 June, 2007
ThyssenKrupp Hoesch Bausysteme GmbH is presenting Hoesch Matrix, a new steel sandwich panel especially designed for high-class facades, at Bau.
 
Flush-mounted windows for steel facades supplied by ThyssenKrupp Hoesch Bausysteme GmbH
German : 23 June, 2007
ThyssenKrupp Hoesch Bausysteme GmbH now supplies complete window frames for its isowand integral construction elements. Developed in cooperation with a window manufacturer, the frames are made of thermal break aluminum profiles precisely tailored to the specific joint geometry and dimensions of the isowand integral elements. This allows both single and strip windows to be flush-mounted in steel facades.
 
Built with ReflectionsCinc: the WIP Center in Trier
German : 22 June, 2007
The WIP science park is being built in the Petrisberg area of the German city of Trier roughly half way between the downtown area and the university. The 30-hectare site offers space and infrastructure in particular for companies providing knowledge-based services.
 
World
German : 14 January, 2007
Sharp Corporation is building a treatment plant that will be the first in the world to treat nitrogen-containing wastewater from its semiconductor facilities in Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture by combining the company
 
Sales of products equipped with Sharp's plasmacluster ion technology reach 10 million units worldwide
German : 14 January, 2007
Solid Track Record of Effectiveness and Reliability Attracts 17 Companies, from Home Appliances to Automobiles, to Adopt the Technology in Addition to Sharp. Total sales of products from Sharp Corporation and from companies in other industries equipped with Plasmacluster Ion technology, Sharp
 
AQUOS LCD TV Production passes the ten million mark
German : 13 January, 2007
Worldwide production of AQUOS LCD TVs passed the 10 million mark. This number was reached in the five years and five months since Sharp introduced the AQUOS as the
 
Sharp introduces 12 new digital full-color MFPs
German : 13 January, 2007
Sharp Corporation announces the introduction into the Japanese market of 12 new digital full-color MFPs that use the newly developed Mycrostoner, a development that reduces toner consumption by approximately 30% compared to previous models while giving copies with superb detail and image quality.
 
PHOENICS on-line: CFD via the internet
Internet Services : 13 January, 2007
CHAM has expanded its interactive on-line CFD service first prototyped in October 2003. Cheap, efficient and easy-to-use PHOENICS On-Line provides unrestricted and immediate access to powerful CFD modelling software, at the click of a button.
 
Sharp and Electrolux to cooperate in refrigerator business
German : 12 January, 2007
Electrolux (Stockholm, Sweden; Hans Straberg, President and CEO, below: Electrolux) and Sharp Corporation (Osaka, Japan; Katsuhiko Machida, President, below: Sharp) have entered collaborative projects and conducted joint research with the aim of strengthening global competitiveness in the refrigerator business. As the first result of this collaboration, the two companies have developed and will launch a new series of small and mid-sized frost-free refrigerators for overseas markets.
 
Sharp to start supplying PV200 wireless PDA for the U.S. market
German : 12 January, 2007
Sharp Corporation will start supplying the GSM/GPRS/EDGE-capable PV200 Wireless PDA to telecommunications carriers for the North American market. In North America,
 
University of Tokyo & Sharp establish Todai-Sharp Laboratories for collaborative R&D
German : 12 January, 2007
The Nanoelectronics Collaborative Research Center (NCRC) under the Institute for Industrial Science at the University of Tokyo (Professor Dr. Yasuhiko Arakawa, Director) and Sharp Corporation (Osaka, Japan; Katsuhiko Machida, President; hereafter, Sharp) have jointly established Todai-Sharp Laboratories, a research base aimed at conducting research and development for flexible electronics, which is expected to be the next generation in electronics technologies.
 
Sharp electronic calculators recognized with prestigious IEEE Milestone
German : 11 January, 2007
The electronic calculator first commercialized by Sharp has been recognized with a prestigious IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing from the IEEE, a worldwide electrical and electronics engineering society. This IEEE Milestone Program acknowledges the historic achievement that the electronic calculator represents in the electrical/electronic and related fields. Sharp is the first recipient in Japan in the information equipment field since the milestone was established in 1983.
 
Mechanism for suppressing mite allergens by Plasmacluster Ions explained a World First
German : 10 January, 2007
Plasmacluster Ion technology, which Sharp developed in 2000, is an air purification system that removes harmful airborne substances by releasing positive and negative ions into the air. Working in collaboration with research institutions around the world, Sharp subsequently proved that Plasmacluster Ions can suppress the activity of a total of 26 kinds of bacteria, mold fungi, viruses and allergens floating in the air.
 
Sharp develops technology to apply plant-based resin paint made from corn
German : 10 January, 2007
For the first time in the world, Sharp Corporation and Kansai Paint Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Osaka, Japan; President: Shoju Kobayashi) have developed technology for painting the plastic parts of consumer electronics with plant-based resin paint made from corn.
 
Sharp Kameyama plant no. 2 to begin production operations
German : 09 January, 2007
Sharp Corporation's Kameyama Plant No. 2 will begin processing glass substrates for LCD panels in August of this year. Production of large-screen LCD TV models equipped with these LCD panels will start this September for markets around the world.
 
Four new 45V/37V-inch models to lineup of full-spec high-definition AQUOS LCD televisions
German : 09 January, 2007
Sharp will introduce into the Japanese market four new AQUOS 45V/37V-inch full-spec high-definition LCD TVs, which deliver double the picture detail of normal HDTVs for unparalleled image quality. The addition of these new models means that the AQUOS lineup of eight full-spec high-definition models is now the most extensive in the industry.
 
Sharp to introduce third generation of superheated steam ovens
German : 08 January, 2007
Sharp Corporation will introduce into the Japanese market three new models of its Superheated Steam Oven featuring an expanded set of preprogrammed settings, as well as improved fat removal and salt reduction, and retention of nutrients such as vitamin C and coenzyme Q10.
 
Sharp introduces 10 new models of the AQUOS LCD TV B series, made at the Kameyama plant
German : 08 January, 2007
Sharp Corporation announces the introduction into the Japanese market of 10 new models of the AQUOS B Series sporting LCD panels made at Sharp
 
Sharp introduces two new humidifying air purifiers in five variations
German : 07 January, 2007
Sharp Corporation will introduce into the Japanese market two new humidifying air purifiers in five model variations that powerfully remove airborne household dust, pet odors and other absorbed odors using a full-fledged humidifying function combined with Plasmacluster Ions.
 
NTT DoCoMo, Renesas, Fujitsu, Mitsubishi Electric & Sharp to develop platform for W-CDMA handsets
German : 07 January, 2007
NTT DoCoMo, Inc., Renesas Technology Corp., Fujitsu Limited, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and Sharp Corporation today announced that they will jointly develop a comprehensive mobile phone platform combining a single-chip LSI for dual mode handsets supporting HSDPA /W-CDMA and GSM/GPRS/EDGE, and core software such as operating systems. The new mobile phone platform will help accelerate the global adoption of W-CDMA services including FOMA TM , and lower the costs of these handsets. The companies expect to have the platform developed around Q2/FY2007.
 
Simultaneous worldwide release of full-spec high-definition AQUOS LCD TVs made at Kameyama
German : 06 January, 2007
Sharp Corporation is today announcing that full-spec high-definition AQUOS LCD TVs made at Kameyama Plant No. 2 will be simultaneously launched in markets around the world.
 
Sharp introduces 65V-inch LCD monitor PN-655
German : 06 January, 2007
Sharp will introduce into the Japanese market the PN-655 LCD Monitor made at the Kameyama Plant, which uses a 65V-inch full-spec high-definition LCD panel (resolution of 1,920x1,080 pixels).
 
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