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The first BMW X4 takes its leave…

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A pioneer celebrates an anniversary. The 200,000th BMW X4 has now come off the production line at the BMW plant in Spartanburg/USA. With its extrovert design, versatile driving properties and dynamic character, the first ever mid-range Sports Activity Coupé in the premium segment has built up an impressive fan community within just a little over four years. The anniversary vehicle, a BMW X4 xDrive20d (combined fuel consumption: 5.6 – 5.4 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 149 – 142 g/km) in the paint finish Alpine White metallic, will be deliver... Read More »

The Netherlands Can Feed the World. Here’s Why It Shouldn’t

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Recently, National Geographic published an article called “This Tiny Country Feeds the World,” where the author extolled the innovations of a small European country that has managed to become a global powerhouse in agriculture and technology—the Netherlands. Now the second biggest exporter in value of agricultural products after the U.S., the country has managed to cut down carbon emissions and its use of fertilizer and pesticides while implementing cutting-edge technology and increasing yields. The article opens with a vivid description of ... Read More »

Apple admits it DOES slow down older iPhones – but says it’s to make them perform BETTER

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If you’ve noticed your older iPhone getting slower than it used to be, you’re probably not imagining it. Following reports earlier in the week, Apple has admitted that it does slow down old iPhones, but claims it’s actually to improve performance. Research into the speed of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 over time showed that some iOS updates were actually throttling the processor, making it slower. Apple has confirmed the findings from Geekbench developer John Poole, but has claimed it’s trying to prolong the life of devices, rather than ... Read More »

Chocolate makers innovate to entice health-conscious consumers

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Sales of mainstream milk chocolate bars have stagnated as consumers worried about obesity and heart disease turn to snacks with less sugar and fat, or hold out for the occasional indulgent splurge on expensive, high-end chocolate. The shift in attitudes is forcing global firms from Mars Inc. to Mondelez International <MDLZ.O> to Nestle <NESN.S> to rebrand or reformulate their mass-market chocolates to create a healthier image, or sell a more expensive premium experience. Smoother dark chocolate bars, protein bars with chocolat... Read More »

Neousys Launches Nuvo-5501, Intel 6th-Gen Core i7/ i5 Compact Fanless Embedded Computer with 3x Gigabit Ethernet

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1888 PressRelease - Neousys launched its new Nuvo-5501 series of ultra-compact fanless embedded computers, featuring Intel® 6th-Gen Core™ i7/i5 processors and the H110 chipset. It is one of smallest fanless computer with Intel® 6th-Gen LGA socket and front-accessible I/O. Neousys Technology today launched its new Nuvo-5501 series of ultra-compact fanless embedded computers, featuring Intel® 6th-Gen Core™ i7/i5/i3 processors and the H110 chipset. It is one of smallest fanless computer with Intel® 6th-Gen LGA socket and front-accessible I/O. ... Read More »

ExxonMobil Begins Production on New Polyethylene Line at Mont Belvieu Plastics Plant

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ExxonMobil Chemical Company announced today that it has commenced production on the first of two new 650,000 tons-per-year high-performance polyethylene lines at its plastics plant in Mont Belvieu, Texas. The full project, part of the company’s multi-billion dollar expansion project in the Baytown area and ExxonMobil’s broader Growing the Gulf expansion initiative, will increase the plant’s polyethylene capacity by approximately 1.3 million tons per year. The Mont Belvieu plant capacity will total more than 2.5 million tons per year, maki... Read More »

ProAmpac Wins Two NAPCO packagePRINTING Excellence Awards

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ProAmpac won First Place in the Flexible Packaging Flexo Print Process category and also Best of Show from among 200 entries in the 31st packagePRINTING Excellence Awards. ProAmpac, a large global flexible packaging manufacturer, won two top honors in the 31st packagePRINTING Excellence Awards. The competition was conducted earlier and announced this month by the North American Publishing Company (NAPCO) media group’s “packagePRINTING,” a magazine and information resource for the package printer and converter trades. The award names Su... Read More »

ProAmpac Debut’s PRO-DURA Premium at PetFood Forum 2017

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ProAmpac is showcasing their newest line of pet food packaging, PRO-DURA™ Premium, at the 2017 Petfood Forum in Kansas City, MO. This new dry food packaging is a woven polypropylene bag by design, with an innovative film-like exterior, that runs on existing multi-walled bag machinery. ProAmpac, a leading global flexible packaging company, is showcasing their newest line of pet food packaging, PRO-DURA™ Premium, at the 2017 Petfood Forum in Kansas City, MO. This new dry food packaging is a woven polypropylene bag by design, with an innovative... Read More »

Pull Tab Pouch by Ampac Makes U.S. Debut as Festive Beverage Launches a New Line of Ready-To-Drink Cocktails

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1888PressRelease - The Ampac Pull TabTM beverage pouch will now be marketed and produced in the United States for alcoholic beverages. Ampac's Pull Tab award winning beverage pouch first launched in Switzerland for a local juice brand in 2014. The Ampac Pull TabTM pouch is an alternative format to the traditional straw-punch beverage pouch. Ampac, a division of ProAmpac, announces the Ampac Pull TabTM beverage pouch will now be marketed and produced in the United States for alcoholic beverages. Ampac's Pull Tab award winning beverage pouch f... Read More »

Ampac Engineers Improved Anti-Fog Technology for Fresh Produce Packaging

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Ampac has engineered an improved anti-fog technology for film used in fresh produce packaging. Ampac has been a long time supplier of surface printed anti-fog OPP film with controlled perforation for vegetables. Ampac, a division of ProAmpac, and the world's leader in creative flexible packaging solutions, has engineered an improved anti-fog technology for film used in fresh produce packaging. Ampac has been a long time supplier of surface printed anti-fog OPP film with controlled perforation for vegetables. From a market need, and throug... Read More »

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