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Study: Europe automotive headliners market revenues to witness a 7.5% CAGR through 2026

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 16-Oct-2018 — /EPR INDUSTRIAL NEWS/ — The broader disruption in the automotive sector is rubbing off on the Europe automotive headliners market, as vehicle interior air quality (VIAQ) adds to the litany of factors that influence buyer behavior. The growing consumer emphasis on interior air quality isn’t lost on component suppliers and OEMs. Incorporation of low-VOC materials and modular designs is gaining ground in the US$ 6.5 million Europe automotive headliners market, according to Fact.MR’s new study.

The Fact.MR study maintains an optimistic long-term outlook on the automotive headliners market in Europe. The study projects revenues to witness a 7.5% CAGR through 2026, with Western Europe at the forefront of sales and innovation. The lucrativeness of Europe’s automotive headliners market is likely to create a fair share of opportunities, as well as challenges for OEMs and component suppliers in the region.

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Europe’s preeminence in the global automotive landscape is not limited to high production and exports alone – the region leads the way for enacting stringent emission regulations and their implementation. “Automotive headliner manufacturers can expect institutions like ACEA and VDA to focus inward, leading to stringency in VIAQ regulations,” says Nandini Roy Choudhury, Senior Consultant at Fact.MR. “Considering the fact that Europe exports a sizable number of vehicles to Asia Pacific, where most of the action is taking place, European OEMs and aftermarket suppliers also need to comply with the domestic regulations, such as the Guobiao and JAMA,” adds Ms. Roy

Growing Adoption of Low-VOC Materials in Manufacturing Automotive Headliners 

According to Fact.MR’s study, a combination of global and region-specific factors will influence Europe’s automotive OEMs and aftermarket players to invest in low-VOC components. The transition of headliners from a simple covering to an integrated platform for vehicle peripherals has created the need for design innovation. The challenge to improve VIAQ has also led to experimentation with new materials, ranging from thermosets to water-based adhesives.

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“The evolving consumer demand is multipronged – it is not going to impact only a specific set of players in the supply chain, but its effects are being felt across the spectrum. Unwavering focus on cabin air quality is driving adhesive companies to innovate, bringing recyclable and biodegradable raw materials to the forefront,” adds Ms. Roy.

Germany leads the Europe automotive headliners market, accounting for over one-fourth revenue share in 2017.

Players in Germany’s automotive headliner supply chain are reliant on the broader prospects of the automotive landscape, which has been encouraging in the last couple of years.

According to Germany’s Federal Motor Authority (KBA), Germany’s new car sales reached 3.44 million in 2017, witnessing an increase of 2.7% over the previous year. German headliner and adhesive manufacturers were also supported by positive momentum in Asia Pacific, where new car sales have created significant opportunities. “Germany is not only the leading production and sales market in Europe, but also a key exporter of cars and LCVs. We can expect Germany to take the lead in this new era of flexible, sustainable, and cost-effective headliners and other interior components,” opines Ms. Roy.

The European automotive headliner market may well be dominated by Germany, but France and UKclosely follow suit. The strength of the triumvirate can be gauged from the fact that these three markets collectively held a revenue share of over 65% in 2017. Automotive headliner sales in these three top markets are driven by encouraging sales in compact and mid-sized cars.

The design innovation and incorporation of new materials in headliners and interior parts manufacturing is likely to remain concentrated in the OEM landscape. “Aftermarket sales account for less than 30% share of the European automotive headliner market, so the onus is on OEMs to take the lead,” concludes Ms. Roy.

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Wormald Urges Watercraft Owners To Consider Fire Protection

As many Australians take to the water to enjoy the long warm summer days, fire protection specialist Wormald is urging watercraft owners and operators to ensure they have adequate fire protection equipment on board.

According to Mark Brown, National Marine Manager with Wormald Technology, regardless of boat size or type, or whether it’s used for commercial or recreational purpose, careful consideration should be given to ensuring fire protection equipment is in place. “Inadequate or improper fire protection can, in the case of a fire, expose those on board to extreme dangers and lead to potential loss of equipment and assets.

“Before setting sail, it’s important to identify all fire hazards and install suitable fire protection equipment. The choice of fire extinguisher, fire blankets and fire detection equipment will depend on a vessel’s type and size so it’s a good idea to consult a fire protection expert”, says Brown.

Powder fire extinguishers ABE are the most widely used type of fire extinguisher and work by discharging a fine powder that smothers fire. Available in a range of sizes, they are suitable for most vessels.

Smoke alarms should be installed in cabin and saloon areas, and thermal detection systems should be considered for spaces where machinery is located. “In the event of a fire, smoke alarms can assist in providing the precious time needed to act or escape. Regularly check that the alarms are working by pushing the test button and replace batteries as necessary.”

Once fire protection equipment is installed, it should be regularly serviced to ensure it is in proper working order. “Any fire protection equipment on board should perform to the standard to which it was originally designed and installed to. Regular checks and servicing can help uncover any faults or issues that may prevent the equipment from working correctly at the time of greatest need,” says Brown.

 

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EcoLogic Solutions Partners With Onondaga Nation to Rid Workplaces of Toxic Cleaners

Onondaga Nation and Brooklyn-based Ecologic Solutions today announced a historic, Native American-green business partnership to boost the company’s efforts to rid workplaces of toxic cleaners and replace them with sustainable alternatives.

Under the terms of the partnership, Onondaga Nation (www.onondaganation.org) has agreed to become the second largest shareholder in EcoLogic Solutions (www.ecologicsolutions.com), a leading supplier of natural, plant-based cleaning supplies for restaurants, hotels, schools, office buildings, and other commercial users. EcoLogic Solutions will use the investment to create jobs and expand current operations, while developing new products and approaches to eliminate harmful cleaning supplies from workplaces.

“EcoLogic Solutions is a company that shares our goals of a more sustainable planet, and a better, more holistic way of doing business,” said Jake Edwards, member of the Onondaga Nation Council of Chiefs. “This is the first time we’ve invested in a U.S.-based environmental firm. When you partner with Onondaga, you partner for life.”

“When I founded EcoLogic Solutions, I looked to Onondaga values and sustainability as paragons for our business,” said EcoLogic CEO Anselm Doering. “That’s why I’m honored, and humbled, to make in this announcement today. It’s the fulfillment of a dream within a dream.”

Based in the Brooklyn Navy Yard along with 30 other green businesses, EcoLogic Solutions manufactures soaps, detergents, degreasers, solvents, glass cleaners, disinfectants, and other earth-friendly cleaning supplies for the institutional marketplace using bio-based formulations that are readily biodegradable and non toxic to humans and aquatic life. The company, using groundbreaking technology and scientific advances, offers the most progressive, environmentally preferable commercial cleaners in the market today.

EcoLogic Solutions clients include Chipotle Mexican Grill, Whole Foods Markets, the Statue of Liberty, Mandarin Oriental Hotels, Mario Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group, the Durst Organization, and NBC Universal, among many others. It sells exclusively to wholesale markets at this time. EcoLogic Solutions’ products will be made available to Onondaga Nation citizens soon.

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Scaling Caused by Hard Water Can Be Prevented Without Using Environment Damaging Chemicals Or Water Softeners

The presence of calcium carbonate in water gives rise to the formation of a deposit of hard scale on surfaces particularly when water is heated. In dairies this is a severe problem where it forms on stainless steel and is required to be removed by using chemicals. These chemicals then have to be thoroughly rinsed off before equipment is reused to avoid contaminating the milk. Of course all the chemicals being rinsed off go into the drains and then into streams and rivers. But there is also another problem caused by the scale. In addition to being difficult to remove and reducing the efficiency of the plant presence of calcium provides a surface upon which protein matter can deposit and bacteria can then breed. This deposition is called milk stone.

Stainless steel is used for good reason in dairies because it is not prone to corrosion and has a very smooth surface… But Scale destroys all this and leads to the requirement to spend hours chemical cleaning and scouring.

Lalu Farms of Sparta Tennessee found a solution to this problem, one that was totally environment friendly and that saved hours on manpower, eliminated chemicals and reduced the risk of bacterial contamination.

By installing a Scaletron catalytic water conditioner manufactured by Fluid Dynamics International they were able to neutralise the calcium carbonate in the water so that it did not form a hard scale and did not stick to the pipework or other stainless steel surfaces. The end result as the owners of the dairy say in their report is that they “saved huge amounts of chemicals and tons of man hours and considerable amounts of money”. Milk stone has been totally eliminated since the installation of the Scaletron Catalytic conditioner that treats all the water coming from a well with 400ppm of hardness.

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Total Chemicals have deployed an innovative method of delivering safety information in a more structured and timely way by their storage and manufacturing specialists

TOTAL Chemicals has developed an IT approach to reduce safety concerns associated with the manufacture and storage of chemicals.

The Total Chemicals operational team consists of experienced specialists from within the world of chemicals, blending, distribution and storage.

Total have the ability to manufacture and store a wide variety of chemicals including dangerous goods with Registration Categories covering clauses 3 to 6 and 8 as well as non-hazardous goods, all under cover in dry storage.

Within the chemical industry the ability to speak in a timely way with a suitably knowledgeable person in regard to chemical storage safety and planning issues has always been a problem with the potential for serious adverse outcomes.

To meet this problem head-on Total employed internet consultants WebStation Australia to research the various options available. WebStation chose the proven GObookings AppointmentDiary V9 system to manage the situation automatically by way of online appointments. This solution allows the online customer to firstly select a product range and day; available times are then displayed reflecting the availability of the chemicals storage specialist consultants. Customer appointments are then made for a preferred time in an easy, seamless and user-friendly way. The outcome; the customer is able to book the ‘right’ consultant to telephone them at a time which suits with confirmation by email. The Total consultant then calls back at the appointed time.

Chris Barton Co-Founder of TOTAL Chemicals commented – “Total now has an industry first; a measured and efficient solution to provide faster response times for critical advice for safety and planning issues.”

TOTAL Chemicals range of products include alcohols, chemical manufacturing, toll blending, flexographic solvents, hydrocarbons, oils, greases, lubricants, thinners, paint strippers, safety solvents, solvents, specialty chemicals and raw materials.

Web Resources -Total Chemicals – www.totalchemicals.com.au
GObookings Systems – www.info.gobookings.com

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New Company TOTAL Chemicals Has Evolved From A Marriage Of Industry Experience And Knowledge Supported By The Latest Technology

On October 1 2008 the doors of TOTAL Chemicals opened with the simultaneous release of their huge, purpose built range of special solvents, chemicals & lubricants and technically advanced web site.

An industry first feature on their web site allows customers to make an appointment online for an obligation free telephone consultation with a specific TOTAL consultant skilled in a particular product type.

To meet this requirement the unique GObookings AppointmentDiary V8 ALF (auto-lead-filter) system was chosen and deployed. This solution allows the online customer to firstly select a product range and day; available times are then displayed reflecting the availability of the consultant(s) for that product. Customer appointments are then made for a preferred time in an easy, seamless and user-friendly way. The outcome; the customer is able to book the ‘right consultant’ to telephone them at a time and day which suits them, with an instant email confirmation.

Simultaneously the auto-lead-filtering process initiates an instant SMS text message and email to that particular consultant. The TOTAL Chemicals Sales Manager also receives an email confirmation for each appointment made and has the capability to view and report on the activity of the various consultants across any number of locations.

TOTAL Chemicals range of products include alcohols, chemical manufacturing, toll blending, flexographic solvents, hydrocarbons, oils, greases, lubricants, thinners, paint strippers, safety solvents, solvents, specialty chemicals and raw materials.

Whilst TOTAL Chemicals is a new entity, the fact is that the research & development, strategic customer interviews, market surveys & pre-planning has been underway for some years.

Tennyson Byrnes Co-Founder of TOTAL Chemicals commented – “what became evident throughout our comprehensive research was that absolutely all of the market segments interviewed were hungry for better service & improved product availability, which, in a perfect world, would ideally also be backed by a company offering total commitment.”

Byrnes added “TOTAL Chemicals was founded on this premise – specifically to offer customers an un-paralleled level of service & technical know how for their dynamic range of solvents, specialty chemicals, along with their unique nation wide custom blending and formulating services.”

Byrnes believes with over 80 years of experience in chemical sales, handling & confidential “ private label “ blending coupled with the experience & accreditation in all facets of their business base this will ensure that even the highest of safety regimes are conformed to. For further information relating to this article see – www.totalchemicals.com.au

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Biomatdev – website for biobased and biodegradable materials

Biomatdev is a B2B website in both french and english entirely dedicated to the industry of biobased and bio-degradables: polymers and raw materials, additives, semi-finished products, intermediates, processing,equipments, research, distribution and services.

Until now, there was no B2B tool for all these “new” products such as natural and synthetic biodegradable polymers, bioplastics, green surfactants and green additives, biolubricants, biosolvents …

But a lot of industry players have already invested highly in the development and marketing of these bio-products and want to highlight their innovations. With Biomatdev, raw materials suppliers, manufacturers and converters, machinery and mould makers, distributors have a place which exactly aims them to promote their activities and get in touch with suppliers and customers.

It’s truly a business platform, focused on five large areas of applications: Plastics and composites – Paints, inks and coatings – Industrials products & intermediates – Roads, buildings and gardening – Research, machinery, tooling & services.

Free access for all visitors, Biomatdev is an entirely automatized website which allows users to list themselves their company and products and to advertise. Biomatdev gives to companies a large range of possibilities: listing in the manufacturers and products directory, advertisement – sell and buy offers – training and job classifieds. At last, everyone can find on Biomatdev market news and current regulations, a list of specialized links and a calendar of related events.

About Biomatdev owner: Biomatdev is a private and independent initiative launched by two French specialists in selling advertising space for B2B media. Their goal is to create a practical business tool for all parties involved in the increasing industry of biobased and bio-degradable materials and products.

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