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Microsoft and EY Offer Digital Solutions to Agriculture

The accounting firm EY and Microsoft announced that they are working together to provide digital and cloud technologies to the agricultural industry. The alliance will develop data-driven solutions that leverage artificial intelligence…

Economic Impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Damage from Hurricane Harvey will total $60 billion to $100 billion, making it the second most destructive storm on record after Katrina, and damage from Irma, at $30 billion, will rank sixth. That is the estimate released by IHS Markit,…

PMI 60.8%: Orders, Backlogs, Jobs Up in September

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September, and the overall economy grew for the 100th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. Timothy R. Fiore,…

Chemical Production Stalled by Hurricanes

According to the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the U.S. Chemical Production Regional Index (U.S. CPRI) was flat in August, following strong gains in July (1.2 percent) and June (0.8 percent), as measured on a three-month moving average…

Innovation Award for “Self-Healing” Plastic

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB), a plastics, chemicals and refining company, received a European Innovation Award from Plastics Europe and the Society of Plastics Engineers for the development of Koattro KT MR05, a new plastomer with…

Chemical Activity Barometer Holds Steady; Revisions Likely

The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), remained virtually unchanged in September despite the effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Though future revisions are…

China Using US Technology to Preserve Fresh Fruit

Pagoda, the operator of 2,500 food stores in China and 200 locations internationally, and AgroFresh, a Philadelphia-based technology company, announced a partnership to process fresh fruit in China using the US company's SmartFresh system.…

Barometer: Chemical Activity Continued Gains

Feb 21, 2017 - The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council, posted a strong gain in February of 0.4%, following a similar 0.4% gain in January. This follows a steady 0.3 %…

Aluminum Can Makers Oppose Tariffs

The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) told the U.S. Commerce Department that aluminum can sheets and aluminum ingot, which are used to make beverage cans, are not a security risk that requires intervention in the form of tariffs or…

Oil & Gas Conference Aug. 13-17 in Denver

The Oil & Gas Conference will be held August 13-17, 2017, in Denver at the Westin Denver Downtown. The conference offers investment professionals the opportunity to listen to senior management teams in the oil and gas industry…

Sustainability: Food Makers Invest in Soil Health

A national effort to enhance farm sustainability through soil health has backing from a major consumer foods manufacturer. Leaders from General Mills, The Nature Conservancy, the Soil Health Institute and the Soil Health Partnership…

Signet’s Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Signet Jewelers Limited, the world's largest retailer of diamond jewelry, released its first formal Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report on its responsible sourcing and global CSR initiatives. Signet operates 3,600 stores under…

Joint Venture for Global Seafood Logistics

LIG Assets, Inc. ("LIGA") has entered into a Joint Venture Partnership with LIVE SHIP Global Seafood Logistics to utilize sustainable technologies and products in warehouses and distribution centers serving live seafood transportation…

Conflict Minerals Compliance Conference

March 23, 2017 - The 5th Responsible Sourcing and Supply Chain Compliance Conference will be held in Chicago on June 21-21, 2017. The conference, organized by Marcus Evans, examines US, UK, EU, and APAC regulations and reform which…

Fresh Food Management in Supply Chain

Zest Labs Inc., a subsidiary of Ecoark Holdings and a provider of a freshness management solution for produce, meats, seafood and dairy, said the benefits of its field-to-shelf, proactive freshness management solution is highlighted in an…

R&D Program to Print Rare Earth Magnets

Mkango Resources Ltd. announced that it has entered into a Memorandum Of Understanding ("MOU") with Metalysis Limited to jointly research, develop and commercialize novel rare earth metal alloys for use in three-dimensional (3D) printed…

Salt Conference March 28-29 in Germany

Feb 17, 2017  - Roskill, an international metals and minerals research firm, is presenting the Salt 2017 conference,  March 28 to 29 at the Renaissance hotel in Dusseldorf, Germany. Production of salt is increasing to meet worldwide…

Lithium Battery Market to Double by 2024

Feb 16, 2017  - The global Lithium Ion Battery Market size is projected to reach $53 billion by 2024, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights Inc. With sales of over $23 billion in 2015, the market is set to grow…