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HKTDC Lifestyle Sourcing Show opens next Wednesday

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 8:00am

The HKTDC is staging the HKTDC Lifestyle Sourcing Show, a trade exhibition held in both online and physical formats that will showcase the latest toys, baby products, gifts and premium, houseware, optical products and wines.

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  • The HKTDC is staging the HKTDC Lifestyle Sourcing Show, a trade exhibition held in both online and physical formats that will showcase the latest toys, baby products, gifts and premium, houseware, optical products and wines.
  • The physical edition of the Lifestyle Sourcing Show at the HKCEC will display a range of consumer and lifestyle goods and solutions in a showcase format.
  • The HKTDC debuted its online-and-physical sourcing model at the International Sourcing Show from March to July this year.
  • The Lifestyle Sourcing Show will highlight a broad range of quality lifestyle products and solutions under four themes.

6K Additive and Freemelt Establish Strategic Partnership to Develop and Commercialize Refractory Metal Powder for the Freemelt 3D Printer Platform

Monday, November 15, 2021 - 11:35am

BURGETTSTOWN Pa. and MÖLNDAL, Sweden, Nov. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- 6K Additive a division of 6K, the leader in the production of sustainable advanced materials for additive manufacturing and Freemelt a high-tech growth company whose open-source 3D printing platform creates new conditions for rapid growth in 3D printing, today jointly announced a strategic partnership to develop and bring to market new materials for their Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion (E-PBF) printer platform that enables advanced additive manufacturing applications. Cutting edge applications for hypersonics, as an example, require performance refractory materials such as tungsten to withstand the extreme temperatures, forces due to speed, shifting directions and altitude dynamics.  6K Additive has the production expertise and scale to produce refractory performance powders and the Freemelt additive manufacturing printers provide a printing platform to deliver on customers stringent requirements for these materials.  

Key Points: 
  • 6K Additive has the production expertise and scale to produce refractory performance powders and the Freemelt additive manufacturing printers provide a printing platform to deliver on customers stringent requirements for these materials.
  • "Since the commercial launch of refractory metal powder we've seen a ton of interest in refractories specifically tungsten," said Frank Roberts, president of 6K Additive.
  • In 2020 6K Additive completed the construction of a state-of-the-art, 45,000 sq/ft powder production facility in Burgettstown, PA.
  • By choosing an open-source solution, the conditions are created for strong growth that enables Freemelt to develop products for manufacturing markets.

6K Additive and Freemelt Establish Strategic Partnership to Develop and Commercialize Refractory Metal Powder for the Freemelt 3D Printer Platform

Monday, November 15, 2021 - 11:34am

BURGETTSTOWN Pa. and MÖLNDAL, Sweden, Nov. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- 6K Additive a division of 6K, the leader in the production of sustainable advanced materials for additive manufacturing and Freemelt a high-tech growth company whose open-source 3D printing platform creates new conditions for rapid growth in 3D printing, today jointly announced a strategic partnership to develop and bring to market new materials for their Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion (E-PBF) printer platform that enables advanced additive manufacturing applications. Cutting edge applications for hypersonics, as an example, require performance refractory materials such as tungsten to withstand the extreme temperatures, forces due to speed, shifting directions and altitude dynamics.  6K Additive has the production expertise and scale to produce refractory performance powders and the Freemelt additive manufacturing printers provide a printing platform to deliver on customers stringent requirements for these materials.  

Key Points: 
  • 6K Additive has the production expertise and scale to produce refractory performance powders and the Freemelt additive manufacturing printers provide a printing platform to deliver on customers stringent requirements for these materials.
  • "Since the commercial launch of refractory metal powder we've seen a ton of interest in refractories specifically tungsten," said Frank Roberts, president of 6K Additive.
  • In 2020 6K Additive completed the construction of a state-of-the-art, 45,000 sq/ft powder production facility in Burgettstown, PA.
  • By choosing an open-source solution, the conditions are created for strong growth that enables Freemelt to develop products for manufacturing markets.

Renowned Professor and Author Ahmed Banafa on Recent Changes to the Bitcoin and Blockchain Landscape

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 5:01pm

FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Northwestern Polytechnic University (NPU) professor Ahmed Banafa, author of Blockchain Technology and Applications, gave his thoughts recently on the Blockchain global landscape.

Key Points: 
  • FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Northwestern Polytechnic University (NPU) professor Ahmed Banafa, author of Blockchain Technology and Applications, gave his thoughts recently on the Blockchain global landscape.
  • What do you view as the primary hurdles to more mainstream adoption of Bitcoin (or other cryptocurrencies) as a form of payment?
  • It is one of the few universities in the nation that offers such classes in a new technology like Blockchain.
  • To me, Bitcoin is "Vegas Money" don't get mad if you lose it and if you are successful, it's extra cash.

Chargeurs Appoints Gianluca Tanzi as CEO of Both Chargeurs*PCC Fashion Technologies and Chargeurs Luxury Materials

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 3:41pm

The Chargeurs Group, the global leader in temporary surface protection, garment interlinings, technical textiles and Nativa brand Merino wool, today announced that it has appointed Gianluca Tanzi as CEO of Chargeurs textiles division, comprising Chargeurs*PCC Fashion Technologies and Chargeurs Luxury Materials.

Key Points: 
  • The Chargeurs Group, the global leader in temporary surface protection, garment interlinings, technical textiles and Nativa brand Merino wool, today announced that it has appointed Gianluca Tanzi as CEO of Chargeurs textiles division, comprising Chargeurs*PCC Fashion Technologies and Chargeurs Luxury Materials.
  • The appointment is effective October 11, 2021, and Tanzi will report to Chargeurs Chairman and CEO Michal Fribourg and Chargeurs Director of Group Performance Gustave Gauquelin.
  • As we continue to prioritize digitalization, efficiency and sustainability, were extremely pleased to welcome Gianluca Tanzi to Chargeurs Group.
  • We also extend our deep thanks to Audrey Petit, who has served so successfully as interim CEO of Chargeurs*PCC Fashion Technologies since January 1, 2021.

Kevala Builds Out Advisory and Professional Services Department as Grid Resiliency Projects Accelerate around the Globe

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 1:30pm

With a strong pipeline of grid resiliency projects underway across the United States and worldwide, the company's extensive growth and momentum reflect increasing demand for actionable energy data to support electrification.

Key Points: 
  • With a strong pipeline of grid resiliency projects underway across the United States and worldwide, the company's extensive growth and momentum reflect increasing demand for actionable energy data to support electrification.
  • "I'm thrilled to join Kevala on their mission to accelerate smart investments in our grid at a time when the clean energy market is experiencing exponential growth," said Karin Corfee, Kevala's new Vice President of Advisory and Professional Services.
  • Within the company's Advisory and Professional Services team, new hires include:
    Karin Corfee Vice President of Advisory and Professional Services:Karin Corfee's areas of expertise include strategic planning, sustainability, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and distributed energy resources (DERs).
  • Prior to joining Kevala, Dr. Giraldez worked for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) where she led Distributed Energy Resources (DER) grid integration related projects.

EHang and Spanish National Police Collaborate to Explore AAV Use Cases in Emergency and Security Missions

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 3:43pm

EHang and the Spanish National Police plan to work closely to use the AAV in emergency situations such as rescue, surveillance and other missions that are critical for improving the quality of life and safety of citizens.

Key Points: 
  • EHang and the Spanish National Police plan to work closely to use the AAV in emergency situations such as rescue, surveillance and other missions that are critical for improving the quality of life and safety of citizens.
  • The application of the AAV technology makes the Spanish National Police a vanguard among police using AAV technology nationally and internationally.
  • Victoria Xiang, the CEO of EHang Spain & LATAM, emphasized that collaborating with the Spanish National Police is very important for EHang.
  • EHang and the Spanish National Police will work jointly to leverage this cutting-edge technology to benefit citizens and society.

Security Industry Association and SecureIDNews Announce Winners for the 2021 Women in Biometrics Awards

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 11:30pm

These distinguished biometrics and security leaders were recognized on Sept. 21 during the 2021 SIA GovSummit , SIA's annual public policy and government security technology conference.

Key Points: 
  • These distinguished biometrics and security leaders were recognized on Sept. 21 during the 2021 SIA GovSummit , SIA's annual public policy and government security technology conference.
  • The Women in Biometrics Awards honor the efforts of top female leaders helping drive the biometric identity and security industry.
  • "In its seventh year, the Women in Biometrics Awards adds two distinguished professionals to the list of 25 previous awardees," said Chris Corum, publisher of SecureIDNews.
  • "This year's recipients are dedicated leaders, technologists and visionaries guiding the biometric identity and security industry in both private and government sectors.

QuEST Global appoints Alfonso Martínez as Global Business Head for its Automotive and Rail Verticals

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 1:08pm

SINGAPORE, Sept. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --QuEST Global, a global product engineering and lifecycle services company, announced the appointment of Alfonso Martnez as the Global Business Head for its Automotive and Rail verticals.

Key Points: 
  • SINGAPORE, Sept. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --QuEST Global, a global product engineering and lifecycle services company, announced the appointment of Alfonso Martnez as the Global Business Head for its Automotive and Rail verticals.
  • He will be based out of Madrid, Spain, and will report directly to Ajit Prabhu, Chairman & CEO, QuEST Global.
  • Automotive and Rail are the key growth areas for QuEST and the company aspires to emerge as a strong connected engineering player in these industries.
  • Welcoming Martnez to QuEST, Ajit Prabhu, Chairman & CEO, QuEST Global, said, "For almost 25 years, we have established QuEST Global as a brand that is trusted by its customers world over.

QuEST Global appoints Alfonso Martínez as Global Business Head for its Automotive and Rail Verticals

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 1:11pm

SINGAPORE, Sept. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --QuEST Global, a global product engineering and lifecycle services company, announced the appointment of Alfonso Martnez as the Global Business Head for its Automotive and Rail verticals.

Key Points: 
  • SINGAPORE, Sept. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --QuEST Global, a global product engineering and lifecycle services company, announced the appointment of Alfonso Martnez as the Global Business Head for its Automotive and Rail verticals.
  • He will be based out of Madrid, Spain, and will report directly to Ajit Prabhu, Chairman & CEO, QuEST Global.
  • Automotive and Rail are the key growth areas for QuEST and the company aspires to emerge as a strong connected engineering player in these industries.
  • Welcoming Martnez to QuEST, Ajit Prabhu, Chairman & CEO, QuEST Global, said, "For almost 25 years, we have established QuEST Global as a brand that is trusted by its customers world over.