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Delhaize Group joins Coopernic


The three companies have decided to share their expertise in the following three areas: Private Brand innovation and development. Commercial terms with international suppliers. Synergies in non-food procurement. Delhaize Group Delhaize Group is a Belgian international food retailer present in seven countries on three continents. At the end of the second quarter of 2014, Delhaize Group’s sales network consisted of 3 377 stores. In 2013, Delhaize Group posted €20.9 billion ($27.8 billion) in revenues and €179 million ($237 million) ... Read More »

Materialise: 3D-Printed HeartPrint® Model helps 16-Year-Old Heart Tumor Patient


Materialise (Nasdaq:MTLS), a pioneer in 3D Printing for medical applications, recently created a 3D-printed heart model for doctors at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to support Bradley White’s case, a 16-year-old boy who was born with a tumor. With the aid of Materialise’s HeartPrint® 3D-printed model, his doctors were able to determine the best treatment for Bradley’s erratic heartbeat. It’s devastating news when you find out that your grandchild was born with a heart tumor. This was the news that Christine White heard when her grandson Bra... Read More »

Bertelsmann presents ‘UFA Film Nights’ in Brussels


Bertelsmann Chairman & CEO Thomas Rabe said: “It’s a good sign that early works of European cinema in particular are becoming increasingly popular with the public. Silent films are an integral part of Europe’s cultural heritage, which must be preserved and made accessible to as many people as possible. As a company that lives by creativity and advocates the protection of intellectual property, we feel we have a special responsibility in this connection. Silent films deserve protection from decay and oblivion, and that includes bringing them... Read More »

BASF starts up butadiene extraction plant in Antwerp


Production capacity of 155,000 metric tons per year Securing BASF’s internal supply of butadiene in Europe Taking advantage of opportunities on the external market Strengthening of Antwerp Verbund site The plant in Antwerp is BASF’s second butadiene extraction plant in Europe. BASF already operates a butadiene extraction plant at its Verbund site in Ludwigshafen, Germany, with an annual production capacity of 105,000 metric tons. With the plant in Antwerp, BASF is more than doubling its production capacity for butadiene in Europe. “... Read More »

Materialise introduces the new, improved Streamics Robot 4.1


Key features of Streamics Robot 4.1: Automates your AM analysis and preparation operations Automatically rescale parts Shrink & Wrap option Allows you to configure operations to your personal preferences Supports different input formats Exports different formats, with details on file quality Supports server-based computing Offers different user interfaces for standalone use or integration with a third party application via REST-based web services Integrated functionality to convert CAD files with external color textures ... Read More »

Soudal joins Lotto-Soudal World Tour cycling team


For sealant and adhesive manufacturer Soudal this is a continuation of the strategy which has been in place for several years now, which aims at increasing recognition of its brand through selected sport sponsorships. This strategy was launched at the Belgian level in 2010, with the company sponsoring the shirts of Belgian premier league football team KvC Westerlo, a sponsorship deal which is still ongoing today. 2012 saw the creation of the Soudal Classics, a series of six top-class cyclocross events during the winter season. In 2013, the S... Read More »

GKN and McPhy join forces to boost deployment of solid state hydrogen storage


Industrial markets already consume large volumes of hydrogen and in future the gas will play an important role in storing renewable energy as well as in CO2 free hydrogen fuel cell vehicle development. Solid state storage is identified as a safe way to store large quantities of gas with high density at low pressure. ... Read More »

Doubts emerge on Belgium’s counter-terror group


An EU source involved in the talks told EUobserver that Stockholm opposes the idea of launching a new plan which repeats what law enforcement services, intelligent services, and border services do anyway on a daily basis. “A lot of others in the group said the same thing, but at the end of the day, they accepted some vague language so they could sign a political facade saying ‘We are united in this’,” the source said. The contact noted that Belgium launched the initiative following a fatal shooting at a Jewish Museum in Brussels in May. ... Read More »

Materialise: EU Funded CASCADE Project develops ‘Intelligent’ Catheters


It is estimated that in 2013 over 2.7 million cardiac catheterizations have been performed in the United States alone. This number continues to grow as catheter-based interventions become the preferred approach. Though often much less invasive than alternative treatments, there is still a risk associated with these procedures. There is a risk of dislodging plaque or calcium into the circulatory system as well as the fear of damaging, rupturing or penetrating the arterial walls. With a catheter that tracks and senses the middle of the channel... Read More »

CNH Industrial is a Gold Sponsor at NGV 2014 in Brussels


CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI / MI: CNHI) reinforces its commitment to alternative and sustainable drive systems at NGV 2014, the most important European event dedicated to the promotion of natural gas. Organised annually by the Natural & Bio Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA Europe), this edition takes place at the Brussels Kart Expo in Belgium from July 7th – 10th. Representatives from EU institutions, professionals from the industrial and automotive sectors, transport and logistics operators and other stakeholders will take part in exhi... Read More »

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