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Petrochemicals giant stays focused amid challenges

With its healthy performance year to date, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic), one of the world’s largest petrochemicals producers, with vertically integrated operations, state-of-the-art global facilities and a top market position for its products, has clearly established its position as the titan of the chemicals industry. Not only was the...

Sabic, Heinz, Tesco in closed-loop project

Sabic, a global leader in the chemical industry, has joined forces with Heinz, Tesco and Berry in an ...

Sabic launches blockchain technology pilot project

Sabic, a global leader in the chemicals industry, has launched a pilot project to investigate the po ...





Proserv to monitor cables on wind farm

Proserv Group, a leading controls technology company with numerous sites across the Arabian Gulf, has announced that it is set to deploy its pioneering holistic cable monitoring system ECG at Norwegian international energy company Equinor's top performing offshore wind farms in UK - Hywind Scotland. Proserv Group incorporates two divisions –...

Ducab names new CEO for cable unit

Ducab Group, one of the UAE's largest industrial manufacturing businesses, has announced the app ...

UL’s cable testing lab gets UAE Civil Defence nod

UL, a global safety and science leader, has announced that its cable fire safety and performance lab ...





Shaping the GCC plastic conversion industry

The plastic conversion industry in the Arabian Gulf is gaining momentum as the region strives to diversify downstream in the hydrocarbon value chain. However, adoption of the circular economy concept in the plastics industry is easier said than done as more work lies ahead, says the Gulf Petroleum and Chemicals Association (GPCA), which represents the...





Cashless future: challenges of operating in Mena

Since the acceleration of digitalisation brought on by the pandemic, fintech’s growth has shown no sign of slowing down. At HyperPay, the fastest-growing payment services provider in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena), we enable businesses of all sizes to accept payments online in no time, and with no extra cost, so they can improve their chance...





EGA makes major move towards full crane automation

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), the largest industrial company in the UAE outside oil and gas, announced that it plans to install highly-automated, multi-functional overhead cranes in Jebel Ali in a step towards full automation of cranes used for reduction cell tending, and securing operations for decades ahead. As part of the plan, EGA is replacing 16...

Mycrane names new COO, eyes APAC, European markets

Mycrane, the digital disruptor for the cranes and construction sector, has appointed industry vetera ...





Smart textiles that sense how their users move

Using a novel fabrication process, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed smart textiles that snugly conform to the body and can sense the wearer’s posture and motions. By incorporating a special type of plastic yarn and using heat to slightly melt it — a process called thermoforming — the...

Global textile machinery shipments surged in 2021: ITMF

In 2021, global shipments of spinning, texturing, weaving, knitting, and finishing machines increase ...

UAE investors sign MoUs worth $2.76bn in India

UAE investors have signed memoranda of understanding (MoUs) worth $2.76 billion (Rs 21,800 crore) wi ...





Tips for on-time delivery

The UAEs’ fast upward surge in online shopping has led to an equally noteworthy rise in the demand for logistics services. Express delivery shows a CAGR of 11.2 per cent between 2015 and 2020, despite the period’s overlap with the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic. Non-food delivery businesses in the country are likely to use 2022 to embrace...

DP World unit to buy African logistics group J and J

DP World, one of the world's leading providers of smart logistics, announced that its key unit I ...





Human purpose will drive 5IR

As businesses harness the rapid growth in technology and leverage it to their advantage, the importance of human innovation and embracing purpose cannot be underestimated. For decades, the financial ecosystem has been relatively static, but as innovators disrupt businesses and forge a pathway to the 5th Industrial Revolution, we will see unprecedented...





Augmented and mixed reality market to cross $220bn

With investment and interest growing exponentially, the augmented reality (AR) market is set to grow at an equally significant rate over the next five years. According to new research by ABI Research, nearly 40 million Augmented Reality smart glasses will ship in 2027, with the total augmented and mixed reality market surpassing $220 billion in the same...

AR/VR headset market to grow 47pc in 2022: IDC

The augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) headsets shipments are forecast to grow 46.9 per c ...

Using augmented reality to solve automotive difficulties

Few would argue that the automotive industry can be complex. Everything from model design to after-s ...

Industrial AR shows impressive growth

After a tumultuous 2020, the need for digitisation and keeping workers connected became crystal clea ...

Digitising with augmented reality

Digitisation has been a steadfast trend in the enterprise space for years, with IoT, the cloud, coll ...





Successful firms of future will ensure top-to-bottom upskilling

As technological innovations accelerate the transformation of all aspects of our society, our transition to an all-digital world makes having digital skills essential for today’s jobs. While the demand for digital skills is high, however, the supply of people with these skills is lagging behind. Increasingly, attracting and retaining workers with...





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