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Economy picking up

Iraq’s economy is gradually picking up following the deep economic strains of the last four years, an economic update from the World Bank has said. Real GDP is estimated to have grown by 0.6 per cent in 2018, thanks to a notable improvement in security conditions and higher oil prices, reversing the contraction of 1.7 percent seen in 2017. The...

Edible oils and fats industry in growth phase

The Iraq edible oils and fats market is predicted to be worth $2.3 billion by the end of 2025, ...

Siemens wins Iraq power plant order

Global technology powerhouse Siemens said it has clinched an order worth more than €284 million ...

Siemens helps boost health clinic services

Siemens, a leading technology company, has joined hands with Iraq’s Ministry of Health and the ...





Packaging solutions to suit preferences

Evonik, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has said its continuous product innovation is allowing it to provide technology-tailored cutting edge products for the packaging industry. The German company which offers several solutions to the packaging industry including heat sealing, aseptic packaging, food cans protection, and printing on food packaging,...

New branding for Innovox bags

Birch Chemicals, the UK manufacturer of high performance rubber, plastics and coatings additives, ha ...





Deburring plastic with jet technology

There are practically no limits to the use of plastics today. From medical technology through automotive engineering and electronics to household and leisure products, polymer all-rounders enable innovative solutions. However, regardless of whether components are injection-moulded or mechanically processed, there are residues on the surface that have to be...





Sabic still keen on Clariant JV

Saudi Basic Industries Corp (Sabic), the world’s fourth-biggest petrochemicals firm, has said it has no interest in taking over Swiss chemicals firm Clariant but remains keen on a partnership once market conditions improve.  Some analysts have said that Sabic, which owns a 25 per cent stake in Clariant, could consider taking over the company...

Sabic signs deal with Saudi export authority

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic), 70 per cent of which is owned by state-owned oil and gas ...

Firm to sport circular polymers at K2019

Sabic, a global leader in the chemical industry, will highlight its pioneering initiative for the pr ...

New LNP ELCRIN iQ range introduced

SABIC has introduced its LNP ELCRIN iQ portfolio of polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) compounded resi ...





GCC crane market to reach $1.11bn

The GCC construction machinery market was valued at $2,230.53 million in 2018 and is expected to clock a CAGR of 3.09 per cent, during the forecast period, 2019 to 2024, according to Reportlinker. Some of the factors driving the growth of the market are growing construction industry in the region, increasing demand for cranes, and developing trend towards...

ITI to host Innovation Awards at LiftEx 2019

The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) has announced ITI as the sponsor of the new Innov ...

JDN pneumatic versus electric hoists

When considering a new investment in hoist technology, a full comparison between pneumatic and elect ...

A new generation of Verlinde chain hoists

Boasting an entirely new ergonomic design, Stagemaker Sr is the only model available on the market f ...

Thyssenkrupp to unveil ropeless lift

Thyssenkrupp Elevator, a global leader in passenger transportation systems, will be showcasing its M ...





FARO helps scan the Fatima Khatun Mosque

As the regional manager for the Middle East and Africa at FARO, a leading 3D scanning company, Sam Husseini has the opportunity to meet people from different industries, companies and institutions. He has visited all the countries of this region, which has such a long eventful history and is full of cultural monuments, some of which are thousands of years...





Wires and cables to hit $174bn by 2022

The global wires and cables market size reached a value of nearly $136.7 billion in 2018, having grown at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3 per cent since 2014, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.2 per cent to nearly $173.5 billion by 2022. The “Wires and Cables Global Market Opportunities and Strategies To 2022” report by Research...

Middle East cable market set to grow

Increasing number of construction projects and rising power requirement is expected to fuel the Midd ...

Ducab on a growth track

Cable manufacturing company Ducab, which has achieved significant international growth in recent dec ...





Industry 4.0 boosts RFID technolgy

The growth of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and cloud have given a huge boost to the adoption of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology in Manufacturing 4.0, according to a recent market analysis by Frost & Sullivan. The interconnectedness of devices has resulted in massive volumes of RFID data that needs to be managed and analysed,...

RUD solution saves inspection cost, time

More and more countries legally stipulate extensive inspecting of safety-related operating equipment ...

Innovative solutions for RFID cable ties

HellermannTyton has developed a range of cable ties with integrated radio frequency identificat ...

The future of the field operations industry

The field operations industry is facing rapid change and innovation. As e-commerce continues to expa ...

A new Walki firm to produce RFID antennas

Walki has established a new company, 4E Antenna AB with the aim of commencing large-scale produ ...





Stitching a success story in GCC

The textile industry in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.8 per cent over the forecast period of 2019 to 2024, according to a report titled `GCC textile industry – growth, trends, and forecast (2019 – 2024)’ by a research firm Mordor Intelligence. In the GCC, the...

Innovation leads the way at ITMA 2019

Themed ‘Innovating the World of Textiles’, the 18th edition of ITMA, the world’s m ...

5,000 textile, garment firms at Canton Fair

Nearly 5,000 exhibitors from the areas of textiles and garments, shoes, cases and bags, recreational ...





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