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  • Turkey's mining exports reach historic high of $5.9 billion in 2021

    Turkiye's mining exports reached a historic high of $5.9 billion in 2021, Fatih Donmez, the energy and natural resources minister, announced Tuesday. Speaking at the 2021 Mining Exports Evaluation meeting, Donmez said both the energy and mining sectors have had a successful year despite the global COVID-19 pandemic. From mining exports of $565 million in 2000, a ten-fold increase was seen over the past 20 years and a 40% year-on-year rise in 2021 with mining exports totaling $4.27 billion, Donmez said. The top 10 countries that we exported in 2021 were China, the US, Spain, Bulgaria, Belgium, Italy, India, Sweden, Germany, and France. Of course, it is not limited to these. We also added new countries to our portfolio such as Indonesia, Uzbekistan, Hong Kong, Albania, and Serbia, he added. China topped the list with a 28% share of Turkiye's mining exports, followed by the US with 9.7%, Spain with 5%, and Bulgaria and Belgium each with 4%, according to Donmez. Metallic minerals were the products that Turkiye exported the most last year, with exports standing at $2.25 billion, followed by refined natural stones at $1.28 billion and industrial minerals at $1.1 billion. Mining sector's contribution to economy grows five-fold The gold sector has made great strides with Turkiye's gold exports reaching $7.6 billion. With imports at $5.6 billion, the country made a $2 billion foreign trade surplus, reversing the trade deficit trend set in 2017. He also shared the countrys achievement in revenue from boron last year, with exports exceeding $1 billion. While the mining sector contributed only 11 billion Turkish liras to the gross domestic product in 2009, this number reached 59.2 billion liras in 2020, he said, noting that this represented a five-fold increase over the last 10 years./aa

  • Malaysia lifts travel ban on 8 African countries, citing wider Omicron spread

    Malaysia has lifted a travel ban on eight southern African countries that had first reported the Omicron variant of the coronvirus, citing the greater spread of the variant worldwide, its health minister said. The eight countries, which include South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi, will remain on a list of nations deemed as high-risk, with travellers from those nations subject to additional restrictions upon arrival, minister Khairy Jamaluddin told reporters.

  • Turkey rolls out its own vaccine as infections surge

    Turkey began administering its domestically developed Covid-19 vaccine, Turkovac, at hospitals across the country, amid a rapid surge in infections due to the Omicron variant. Turkovac received emergency use authorisation from Turkish authorities last week, after its launch was beset by delays for months. Daily coronavirus cases jumped beyond 30,000 this week for the first time since October. New infections surged 30 per cent on Monday and jumped further to beyond 36,000 on Wednesday, the highest daily figure since April 29. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca has urged citizens to get their booster shots. Koca met with the countrys coronavirus science council on Wednesday to discuss the Turkovac rollout and rising infections after receiving a booster shot with the domestic vaccine, but said no new restrictions were being considered for now. The faster spread of the Omicron variant is not causing a change in measures. The importance of personal measures against this variant that spreads faster has significantly increased, Koca said in a statement after the science council meeting.

  • Eco-friendly sugarcane straw wins gold in France

    Ju-Tian Eco-Material Co. was awarded a gold medal for a biodegradable drinking straw made from sugarcane, alongside 8 other medals awarded to Taiwanese inventors at the Concours Lepine in Montpellier, France on Oct. 14, reported CNA. Ju-Tian Eco-Material Co. was awarded a special jury gold medal for their environmentally-friendly straw, which is intended to replace plastic disposable straws, in the context of Frances announced ban of plastic straws in 2020. The Concours Lepine is an invention contest put on by the Association of French Inventors and Manufacturers since 1901, and draws in leading ideas and inventions from across the globe. In total, Taiwanese inventors were awarded 2 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze medals. The straws are made from agricultural waste, are biodegradable, and contain no plastic. The company previously received international attention, and turned down buy-out offers from Chinese companies, reported Taiwan News. Ju-Tian Eco-Material Co. founder and inventor Huang Chien-chung attended the event and accepted the award. Taiwans other gold medal winner was Huixin Biomedical Technology, recognized for an essential oil diffuser. Silver medals were awarded to a nail-painting box designed by Wang Yung-ming, a universal travel adaptor designed by Lin Ting-an, Chen Wei-ming and Chen I-hao, and an automatic rotating barbeque designed by Uncle Roast. Bronze medals were awarded to Lin Ping-hsu and Kuo Chi-chen for a decorative cup carrier, Lin Ping-hsu and Kuo Chi-chen for a paper airplane, Green Energy Nano Technology Co. for blood circulation socks, and Hsu I-chuan for an innovative chopping board. Some of the products exhibited have received orders, and some French companies have made contact with the inventors to explore potential cooperation.

  • In Response to the New Southbound Policy, Uno Fortune’s Enzymes Help Surging Indonesia's Soybean Production by 50%

    As for the agricultural aspect of the New Southbound Policy, in 2017, the Regional Agricultural Development flagship project was developed under President Tsai Ing-wen's instructions. Based on the vision of generating reciprocity and prosperity, promoting the common profitability and sustainable development of regional agriculture in our country and New Southbound Policy partner countries, and creating mutual benefits the related works were carried out actively. For example, agricultural-related government departments in Indonesia, such as Center for Food Crops Research and Development, Indonesia Center for Rice Research(ICRR), and Bogor Institute of Agriculture(IPB) started to actively cooperate with Uno Fortune Inc. in conducting field experiments on staple crops, including corn, rice, and soybeans and achieved a significant increase in harvest yield and quality. The production of soybeans has surged by 50% this year, and the quality has also been improved. The Indonesian government expresses its deep recognition of Uno Fortune Inc.'s assistance in enhancing Indonesian agriculture. Since 2017, ICRR has been applying Uno-1, which has increased Indonesia's rice production by 38.9% - 69.1%, rice seed germination rate and survival rate of rice seeds by more than 50%, and successfully achieved the goal of reducing chemical materials by 50%. Uno-1 has also assisted IPB in successfully reducing the incidence of corn diseases and insect pests by 90%, increasing corn production by 39%, and soybean production by 47%. In 2019, Uno Fortune Inc. upgraded two products and announced a new product: Uno-1 +, an upgraded version of Uno-1; SUPER ALL-IN-ONE1, an upgraded version of the world's first full-effect agricultural materials announced last year. The new product is SUPER Pollination Yield 1, the full-effect series which focuses on promoting pollination and increasing production. On November 12, the Indonesia IPB successfully used the three products increase the production of soybeans in Indonesia by 50%. The excellent quality has increased the price of soybeans by 40% per kilogram. General Manager of Uno Fortune Inc., Mr. Weng said, Uno Fortune Inc. has been focusing on the upgrading of technologies and product RD. Since its participation in TaiwanTrade, we have taken a big step toward the world stage. Together with all the good reputation from customers, we have won purchase orders from Malaysia Government for many years. Mr. Weng said, Taiwan's agricultural technologies are well-known abroad. I want to thank customers for their continuous support. If the Indonesian government requires further assistances, we will definitely give them a helping hand without hesitation. Food security is a matter of human health and even social harmony. As a small business with limited capacity from Taiwan, we look forward to maintaining the friendship with both ends and creating win-win situation between Taiwan and Indonesia.

  • Taiwan’s tech industry continues to transform and offer solutions amid COVID-19

    The COVID-19 Pandemic has impacted the global economy by disrupting the supply chain while freezing the market demand. Taiwan, as a global technology hub, is simultaneously transforming and upgrading its technology industry to adjust to the changes, aiming to work hand in hand with the international community amid and post COVID-19. According to Gartner, the global semiconductor industry has been significantly affected by COVID-19. The industrys projected growth rate is expected to change from an increase of 12.5% to a -0.9% this year. While most countries are taking various measures to prevent the spread of the outbreak, the impact unfortunately has taken farther than expected. With the countrys biggest export and investment market being China, major suppliers for raw materials and key components being Japan and Korea, and largest consumer markets being the US, EU and Southeast Asia, Taiwans technology sectors including semiconductor, ICT and TFT LCD panels were significantly affected by COVID-19. If there is not a second wave of the coronavirus, analysists predict that the global market will gradually recover steadily through the second half of this year, but for the economy to fully recover, the world will have to wait for the arrival of a vaccine. Meanwhile, there is an emerging trend in working from home, and demands for technology applications are rising from the contactless economy. Taiwan is actively developing and advancing the related technologies to meet the rapid rise in demands in areas such as remote conferences, on-line education, telemedicine, digital solutions for automation, data analysis, cloud routers, and e-commerce. TAITRA will continue to organize a series of online marketing events, including variety of virtual exhibitions on Taiwantrade.com, Taiwans leading B2B website. Global businesses will be invited to participate in online procurement meetings, new product launch presentations, and webinars featuring major industry players sharing the latest trends in a variety of technology applications. ***TAITRA, your reliable partner for doing business with Taiwan, has a global network of 63 branch offices dedicated to helping you connect with quality Taiwan partners, suppliers, products, and services. Contact an office near you:https://lnkd.in/eRfrjzb

  • Gogoro co-develops smart bollard

    Electric scooter maker Gogoro Inc. has co-developed a smart parking bollard that features battery swapping technology, the firm said recently. The solution was developed under the Powered by Gogoro Network program and features lighting systems firm EcoLumina Technologies Incs TL Intelligent Parking Bollard system, it said. The bollard has entered mass production, the company added. EcoLumina plans to install 500 intelligent bollards in New Taipei City by the end of this year, Gogoro said, adding that battery swapping would be offered from early next year. By the end of next year, 6,000 bollards would be set up around Taiwan, it added. The smart parking system is easy to set up, as it does not need to be connected to the grid, it said. Adding Gogoros technology would help EcoLumina accelerate its business plan, the company said. One Gogoro battery would provide the bollard with enough power to run continuously for at least two weeks, the firm said. Smart parking bollards would improve the accuracy of charging parking fees and make parking management more efficient, as it would help identify illegal parking, it added. Smart technology and Internet of Things applications could be used for smart traffic lights and smart road signs to reduce energy consumption, Gogoro said.

  • In the pursuit of perfection: You Ji Machine Industrial

    There is no secret for running a manufacturing business. The most important issue is to be aware of the latest industrial information, to collect and analyze information efficiently, and to transform them into the appropriate products at the right time for the right people. As well as to create as much value as possible for the customers, and simultaneously, the development of both parties is continued in the win-win situations. This is You Ji's business philosophy since its establishment in 1977. In practice, the utilization of the high precision manufacturing facilities and the adoption of the strict assembly control with rigorous inspection in the factory always ensures the perfect completion of each machine. You Ji's goal is always to meet customers' applications by collaborating and exchanging information with the international manufacturers, and continuously developing and upgrading the techniques and design in production, in order to offer higher quality products and prompt after-sale services. Therefore, the customers are thoroughly satisfied and benefited from You Ji's 26 years of industry experience and total commitment. Based on management philosophy, as a stand-alone machine or as part of a flexible manufacturing system, the versatile design configuration of You Ji's products can be your ideal choice in any aspect of industrial application.

  • Taiwan Excellence rolls out eco-friendly scooter innovations for European market

    Taiwan Excellence the symbol of the best and most innovative products from Taiwan recently hosted a webinar titled 2021 Taiwan Excellence Scooter Industry Webinar: Hop on Your Own Adventure. Now available on the Taiwan Excellence YouTube channel, the webinar provides an exclusive look at some of the countrys most technologically-advanced scooter design and component firms that are dramatically improving performance, durability and safety for scooter drivers worldwide. Organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), Taiwans foremost trade promotion organization, the webinar rolls out advancements from three trailblazing Taiwan Excellence award winners in the scooter industry: Aeon Motor and PGO Scooters, industry leaders in smart vehicle design, and Kenda Tires, an innovative tire manufacturer. Driven by a COVID-19 demand boost for individual mobility and a wave of EV uptake, the European electric scooters and motorcycles market is growing rapidly with a projected value of $758.5 million by 2025. Scooters are fueling this industry boom due to their light weight, practicality, ease of operation and lower cost than EV cars and motorcycles. The webinar features an introduction to the following innovative scooter industry firms and their 2021 Taiwan Excellence award-winning products: Aeon Motor, Kenda Tire, and PGO Scooters. The 2021 Taiwan Excellence Scooter Industry webinar can be viewed here on Taiwan Excellences YouTube channel. After viewing, interested viewers and buyers are encouraged to complete a survey or to request one-on-one briefings with company representatives here.

  • President Tsai: Taiwan needs to focus on green energy

    President Tsai Ing-wen says that Taiwan needs to further develop its green energy usage. Tsai made these comments on Dec. 9. She said that using renewable energy sources is critical to Taiwan's semiconductor industry. Tsai says that if the country wants to continue to dominate the semiconductor market internationally, it needs to switch to green energy. The government has been strongly promoting renewable energy since 2016, and Tsai says that Taiwan has progressed in terms of solar and wind energy. The economics ministry has set up a platform to make the exchange of green energy more efficient and accessible. This is not only important for Taiwans semiconductor industry, but also for the general public's energy consumption. Taiwan's current goal is to use solar energy to produce 20 GigaWatts by 2025. Tsai says the government is working to make Taiwan's power network more stable and flexible. She says she hopes that the public will be supportive of the mission to build a system based on renewable energy sources. Tsai says committing to green energy will help ensure Taiwan's strong foundation and competitive edge in the international community for the future.

  • Asus kitchen device detects if produce properly cleaned

    Asus has introduced a kitchen gadget that lets users know if fruits and vegetables have been cleansed of pesticides. The PureGo PD100 is a smart kitchen device that brings laboratory-standard food safety testing equipment into your kitchen, according to Asus. It can detect impurities in washing water, including pesticides and other pollutants. To use the device, one must first wash off dirt from the produce under running water, then put the fruits and vegetables in clean water to soak for 2-3 minutes to let the pesticides and other residues dissolve in the water. The PD100 is then placed in the water so its spiral filter is submerged. An optical sensor in the device then uses dynamic algorithms to determine if the food has been properly cleaned. An indicator ring near the top of the PD100 will light up green if the produce is ready to eat or orange or red if more washing and rinsing are needed.

  • Taiwan moots exchanges with Baltic states in quantum, biotech areas

    Taiwan will engage in cooperation and exchanges with the Baltic states in the areas of quantum technology and biotechnology, the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) said in a statement on Nov. 30. This is the conclusion made during discussions between MOST officials and a visiting group of lawmakers from the Baltic states at the ministry earlier in the day and is expected to lead to future bilateral academic and research exchanges, according to MOST. It said that a number of different topics were discussed during the delegation's visit, including technology development, biomedicine, semiconductors, and technology parks. The two sides then concluded that the plans for future cooperation between Taiwan and the Baltic states -- Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia -- will focus on academic and research exchanges in the quantum technology and biotech areas. This direction was chosen after considering the Baltic states' position as members of the European Union, with varying levels of technological development and expertise, and Taiwan's current policy on science and technology research, MOST said. The ministry added the delegation, which includes the parliamentary representatives Matas Maldeikis of Lithuania, Janis Vucans of Latvia, and Juri Jaanson of Estonia, showed positive interest in supporting bilateral cooperation and exchanges in the field of technology. Maldeikis, Vucans, and Jaanson will all take part in a conference on democracy to be held later this week in Taipei. In related news, an exchange between the Taiwan Laser Technology Application Association (TLTAA) and Lithuania's Laser and Engineering Technologies cluster (LITEK), Lithuanian Laser Association (LLA), and Laser micromachining cluster (TOOLAS) was held online on Monday. In its statement released Monday, the Taipei-based Chinese National Federation of Industries (CNFI) said Lithuania's laser technology was more advanced than the rest of the world's, noting that products from the country account for 50 percent of the global laser market. The federation also said that Lithuania's expertise lay in its ability to manufacture intricate parts of laser products as a front-end developer, while Taiwan's lay in incorporating various parts into a laser product as a back-end developer. However, Taiwan only accounted for 1.6 percent of Lithuania's laser product front-end exports, CNFI said.

  • K-Crown Metal Technology professional solutions for metal and plastic manufacturing

    Based in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, K-Crown Metal Technology is dedicated to providing solutions for problems often encountered during metal and plastic manufacturing development processes. K-Crown provides comprehensive professional OEM consulting services in multiple areas including CNC machining, stamping, casting and plastic injection. The companys production capabilities cover marine components, car accessories, motor covers, agriculture machine components, furniture parts, sanitary accessories, art pieces, and plastic injection molds and products. Product quality is ensured from the very beginning. From part design feasibility to final inspection before shipping, every step is monitored by a team of senior engineers. With 27 years of experience serving customers from multiple countries, K-Crown has a proven track record of excellence. K-Crown founder Tony Tsai was the owner of a sand-casting factory. He established K-Crown with a complete manufacturing facility to better serve the needs of customers. With years of hands-on experience, second-generation chief executive Greg Tsai has a degree in Mold and Die Engineering and has been participating in Germanys K Show and the US NPE Show. K-Crown provides coordinating services to help bridge customers and with their suppliers based in China for a streamlined manufacturing process and better prices. The company aims to solve quality issues before they occur, which includes communication misunderstandings that could frequently happen in the development stage. K-Crown offers a comprehensive set of skills and services, from quoting to manufacturing, and from shipping to billing. Contact K-Crown with a schematic drawing for a quote. Visit the K-Crown company homepage:www.k-crown.com.tw

  • MediaTek looks to TSMC to beat rivals

    MediaTek Inc recently said it would adopt next-generation 3-nanometer technology developed by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) for its new chips in a bid to consolidate its competitive edge. The Hsinchu-based chip designers remarks came after speculation that Apple Inc might stick to 5-nanometer, rather than adopting TSMCs 3-nanometer technology for its new iPhone series next year, due to unknown production problems. TSMC has said that it is on track to increase production of 3-nanometer chips in the second half of next year. MediaTeks strategy is to enhance its competitiveness by collaborating with its major foundry partner, TSMC, a company executive said. We are not going to veer in a different direction... It is something we must do [to hold off the] competition, MediaTek vice chairman and chief executive officer Rick Tsai told a media briefing in Taipei. We have tapped 5-nanometer and 4-nanometer technologies to make our products. We think that 3-nanometer will certainly be next. We are working closely with TSMC, Tsai said, declining to disclose a timeline. MediaTek would further their cooperation by shifting to TSMCs advanced chip packaging technology, dubbed chiplet, from existing 3D chip packaging technology. Commenting on the lingering global chip shortage, Tsai said that supply next year would remain tight. Tsai said that he does not expect to gain a clear picture of the supply-demand dynamics until 2023, when the worlds major foundries significantly ramp up new production. For MediaTek, chip scarcity has been manageable, but for the industry as a whole, it is a grave issue, he said. MediaTek last month told investors that it had a sufficient supply of chips to meet its business needs next year. Given the companys strong growth in 5G chips, Tsai said that MediaTek would be interested in using chips made at TSMCs planned Kaohsiung factory. TSMCs board of directors approved the capacity expansion plan last week. The 5G market is growing beyond China next year, which will create a good opportunity for the company, Tsai said. MediaTek said that it expects to capture more than 35 percent of the Android-based smartphone market in North America. The global 5G penetration rate next year is expected to exceed 50 percent, up from 30 percent this year, MediaTek added.

  • Taiwan to see its first geothermal power plant in 3 decades

    New power plant in Yilan County has capacity to satisfy needs of 10,000 households A geothermal power plant in Yilan County will be inaugurated on Nov. 23, the first such power station in Taiwan permitted to operate in nearly three decades. At a cost of NT$765 million (US$27.5 million), the Qingshui Geothermal Power Plant was completed in September and given the green light to run on Oct. 27, CNA reported. Its located in Datong Township in eastern Taiwan's Yilan County. The land for the plant was formerly the grounds of the countrys first electrical power station generating geothermal energy, but the facility shut down in 1993 after natural resources were depleted, according to the countys Business and Tourism Department. Scalding water with a temperature of 180 degrees Celsius is drawn from a reservoir 1,200 to 2,100 meters deep inside the earth to drive the generator turbines. The water is then injected back into the ground in a cycle that ensures sustainable use of the resource. When put to use, the plant will generate an hourly capacity of 3,150 kilowatt hours, sufficing the needs of approximately 10,000 small households. The power is enough for all the households in Datong Township and adjacent Sanxing Township combined, marking a step towards the shift to renewable energy. The government will be paid NT$2 million annually in royalties by Yiyuan, the company which invested in the project and that was granted permission to operate the plant for 20 years.

  • Giant Group revenue up 18% through Q3

    Giant Group sales for the first three fiscal quarters of 2021 totaled NT$61.94 billion ($2.23 billion), an 18% increase over the period last year. Giant said the lack of components affected overall production in the third quarter, while increased component costs and logistics costs also affected profits. In the quarter, sales were NT$19.95 billion, an increase of 2.5% over last year, while net profit after tax was NT$1.28 billion for the quarter, a decline of 13.6% from a year ago. Both Europe and North America markets Giant Group saw double-digit revenue growth in local currencies for the first three quarters compared to last year, the company said. In the Chinese market, sales growth was about 10%. E-bikes grew 37% over the three quarters and now account for about 31% of the Group's business. Giant said it expected sales to remain strong as retailers and suppliers look to rebuild inventories over the winter. However, it said component suppliers and shipping logistics will continue to impact deliveries.

  • Plastico Corp’s professional, reliable and experienced gardening and irrigation solutions

    Plastico is a leading global provider of gardening and irrigation product solutions. The company offers three major lineups. Micro drip irrigation: drippers emitter, mini rotor sprinklers micro jet sprays, fittings accessories, pressure regulating device and dripper kits. Underground DIY watering system: pop-up sprinkler, spray heads nozzles, impact rotor sprinklers, solenoid valves, and swing snap adapters. Garden hose-end products accessories: hose connectors adapters, multi-pattern garden nozzles, sprinkler on base or spike, and programmable battery-operated controllers. From manufacturing, quality control, to tooling design and construction, Plastico Crop is recognized in the industry for its professionalism, reliability and experience. RD is also done in-house by an independent department with a team of experts possessing 20 years of industry expertise and experience. Plastico was established in 1977 with a team of three. Today, almost three decades later, the company expanded into an international group operating with nearly 300 employees based in Taiwan and China as well as a U.S. based company for general management and investment. Home:http://www.plastico.com.tw FB:https://www.facebook.com/Plastico-Corp-102047405394301 IG:https://www.instagram.com/plasticocorptw Contact: William Chien ([email protected])

  • Turkish company produces a robot fluent in 3 languages! Arabic, Turkish and English

    The Turkish company Agnsoft for electronic software has produced its humanoid robot Akinci-4, which is fluent in the languages: Arabic, Turkish and English. The new robot, produced at the Akin Robotis factory in the central state of Konya, is characterized by its ability to perform 37 different movements. Akinji-4 robot, which is equipped with artificial intelligence technology, has the advantage of 3D vision. The robot is also good at recognizing people, interpreting the information it learns, and determining the age and gender of people. Robot-4 can be programmed in a variety of ways, and it can adopt business functions in many sectors. Ozgur Akin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Agensoft, said that his company has been working for 9 years in the field of robotics systems. He explained that the Aqnji-4 robot is a continuation of the series of robots produced by the company, and that the new robot is able to walk and perform multiple movements. Akın confirmed that all parts of the robot, including the engine and programming system, were produced by local Turkish capabilities. He pointed out that the robot is able to identify more than 3 million people, and keep them in its memory. He continued, Through the sensitive systems in it, the new robot has the four sensory characteristics (vision, hearing, speech, and smell), and the robot is able to speak in Turkish, English and Arabic.

  • Gojek and Gogoro announce strategic partnership to electrify two-wheel transportation in Indonesia

    Gojek, Southeast Asias leading mobile on-demand services platform, and Gogoro, a global technology leader in battery swapping ecosystems that enable sustainable urban mobility, announced a strategic partnership to electrify two-wheel transportation in Indonesia. The partnership brings together two of Asias most innovative and sustainability-focused technology companies that are committed to introducing a new era of urban transportation. The partnership between Gojek (a GoTo Group company) and Gogoro initially includes two key areas of cooperation. Firstly, GoTo Group is investing in Gogoros PIPE, and secondly, a cooperation between Gojek, Gogoro and Pertamina, on a battery swapping and Gogoro Smartscooter pilot scheme in Jakarta.

  • YLM’s complete tube bending machinery solution and service

    With over 20 years of experience and selling more than 18,000 sets of tube benders, Ying Lin Machine Industrial Co., Ltd. (YLM) has a proven track record of meeting customer requirements in all aspects. YLM CNC PC Based tube bender was the first PC Based controlled system in Asia, developed 1991. The YLM RD team not only developed the software to meet different global customer requirements, they also continued to make upgrades and revisions for even more efficient and friendly use. YLMs goal since day one is to provide all clients the easiest possible operation of the companys tube benders. With the philosophy customer's business is YLM Business, YLMs RD team can offer instant after-service upon request from clients and service engineers to make machine modifications for special demands. YLM provides 24-hour nonstop after-service to all customers worldwide. All purchases of YLM machines come complete with tube bending technology and tooling know-how as well. YING LIN Machine Industrial Co., Ltd. was founded in 1976. The company is a leading manufacturer specialized in CNC, NC conventional type metal/pipe tube bending machinery.

  • Band saws, circular saws manufacturer Everising Machine Co.

    EVERISING has been specializing in mid to large size band saws and circular saws since 1982. The companys RD innovations have yielded constant breakthroughs over the years. With two factories in Taichung, Taiwan and another in Kunshan, China, yearly output is in excess of 2000 units. In Taiwan, sales offices are established in Taipei, Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung. In China, the company has over ten branch offices and service centers throughout, providing complete pre-sales and after-sales services with full scale sawing technology. Everising has more than 40 sales distributors around the world. The companys equipment can be found in over 60 countries worldwide. Throughout the years the priorities of high quality, innovation and leading technology have guided the company through sustained growth. It has always been the policy of EVERISING to Let the customer lead the way. During this growth the company has enjoyed continuous affirmation of their quality in the form of CE certification since 1994, ISO 9001 since 1995, ISO 9001-2008 version since 2009, in 2004, 2005, 2008, 2014 and 2015 we won the Taiwan Symbol of Excellence award, and received Taiwan Superior Brands award in 2009. Image of superior quality, optimum performance and international accreditation promises to be everlasting. EVERISING's products are displayed yearly at world-renown machinery exhibitions including TIMTOS, CIMT, EMO, JIMTOF, TMTS, and IMTEX. The company is already recognized as a major manufacturer of sawing machine worldwide. Employing a superior RD team of distinguished engineers, well over 60000 square meters production facilities the best applicable technology, supply to Steel, Aluminum, Stone, Quartz and Silicon sawing market. EVERISING expects to become a cornerstone in the sawing industry.

  • Taiwan Lamination’s digital printing solutions help customers grasp trending business opportunities

    The Covid 19 pandemic is the new normal in a world where digitization has generated rapid changes in consumer behavior. Companies that can quickly grasp market preferences and flexibly adjust production processes in this new world are able to greatly improve their core competitiveness. Food manufacturers and companies that manufacture products used by consumers daily are two types of companies doing exactly that. Taiwan Laminationis a leading manufacturer offlexible packaging materialsoffering a wide variety of products manufactured across the companys three factories. Chemicals packaging for a wide variety of household products, food packaging (confectionery, drinks, coffee beans, frozen food), general industrial packaging (totes, cooler bags, hand carry bags, heat insulation film), electronics, and auto parts are amongst their biggest product categories.

  • ITRI and Catcher Technology jointly develop the next-generation integrated electrosurgery system

    This collaborative project, supported by the Department of Industrial Technology (DoIT), Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), combines ITRIs software-hardware integration ability and Catcher Technologys expertise in material manufacturing to jointly develop advanced medical device applications. The aim is to foster an ecosystem of med-tech industrial cluster in Taiwan, increase the value of medical devices, and seize the smart and precision medicine markets. According to the DoIT, ITRI will work on the industrialization of innovative technologies, while the worlds leading metal electronics casing supplier Catcher Technology will take advantage of its strong industrial supply chain and technological capability. The combination of smart medical devices and precision manufacturing will fill the gaps in Taiwan's medical device industrial chain and drive the entire industrys growth and development. ITRI President Edwin Liu noted that laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery has become popular due to small wounds and quick recovery. However, most imported surgical devices only have a single function such as cutting or hemostasis. This increases the time and risk when changing between different surgical instruments, and obscures the surgeons' vision during operation due to electrosurgical smoke. ITRI and Catchers cooperation on the next-generation integrated electrosurgery system can fulfill clinical needs by providing one instrument with multiple functions, and thus bring more benefits to clinicians and patients alike.

  • Neostarpack Co., Ltd.’s automatic production line integration. The accuracy of the multi-track tablet counter reaches 100%.

    With Industry 4.0 gradually coming to realization, Neostarpack Co., Ltd. has developed new products based on the cutting-edge development of the industry with many years of experience, and is also committed to improving existing products and making operations more intuitive, functions more complete according to the needs of the production line. Neostarpack Co., Ltd. integrates automatic production lines and of which the accuracy of themulti-track tablet counterhas reached 100% and received high praises from its customers. Neostarpack Co., Ltd. has been engaged in automated packaging equipment for many years and has more than 20 years of experience. It provides professional and complete packaging machinery plant planning, mechanical installation and after-sales service, and adopts a humanistic and user-friendly approach to solve customers problems. Neostarpack Co., Ltd. adheres to a rigorous manufacturing process, continuous innovation and research and development spirit to produce machineries such as labeling machine, liquid filling machine, automatic tablet counting machine, capping machine, automatic bottle washing machine, coding machine, label dispenser and automatic feeder with a professional engineering team. Neostarpack Co., Ltd. has more than 20 years of experience in automatic packaging machines. With the changes in market demand, it continues to grow and develop products. It has also greatly simplified the operation interface, allowing front-line personnel to operate more intuitively which also brings the benefit of time saving, error reduction, and safety enhancement. System automation is no doubt the future. Neostarpack Co., Ltd. systematically integrates different functional automatic models to form a complete automated production system, which effectively improves production capacity and increases competitiveness. Neostarpack Co., Ltd.s team takes a humanistic approach and innovative RD as the core concept. All products are designed and manufactured in Taiwan. In order to provide customers with higher-quality packaging machinery, the use of reliable quality electronic control parts makes the product not only perfect in function, but also highly durable. Neostarpack Co., Ltd.provides customers with comprehensive services and professional knowledge to meet the diverse needs of customers and assists customers in refining the SOP for management process. In addition to providing exclusive customized planning of automation mechanical equipment and whole plant equipment, Neostarpack Co., Ltd. also provides customers with comprehensive after-sales service and professional knowledge assistance. Neostarpack Co., Ltd.'s products are developed and manufactured in Taiwan throughout the whole process, and are sold in more than 50 countries in the world. Neostarpack Co., Ltd.'s quality has been affirmed by customers and is the best representative of Made in Taiwan products.

  • HTC launches portable Vive Flow immersive glasses

    Taiwanese consumer electronics company HTC Corp. made a leap recently in its development of virtual reality devices when it unveiled its Vive Flow immersive glasses. The lightweight portable device allows users to watch TV programs and movies on a full-size VR cinema screen, engage in brain training exercises, and interact with other people, HTC said in an online press conference. Consumers can also use the glasses to practice meditation by connecting with corresponding apps, the company said in the virtual press conference, which was carried in Taiwan, New York, Los Angeles and London. The device can create an ideal ambience for people who wish to maintain wellness and calm their minds, said HTC CEO and Chairwoman Cher Wang. With Vive Flow, HTC is taking technology in a new direction, focusing not on what we do, but on how we feel, she said. The Vive Flow has an expansive 100-degree field of view, 3.2K resolution, a 75 Hz refresh rate, and full 3D spatial audio that can also connect to external Bluetooth earphones, according to HTC. Weighing no more than 189 grams, the glasses have built-in diopter dials, which allow users to easily make adjustments for clear visuals, and an active cooling system that pulls warm air away from the wearer's face, the company said. The device is expected to go on sale in November at a starting price of NT$14,990 (US$540), according to HTC. Since the Taiwanese company began expanding its product line beyond smartphones in 2015, demand has been growing for its VR gadgets, in a booming global stay-at-home economy. HTC entered the VR market with its first headset, the HTC Vive, citing a need to mitigate the impact of escalating competition in the global smartphone market.

  • Onenice International produces biodegradable plastics to help Indonesia end its plastic pollution problem

    A 2021 study reports that Indonesia has become the second largest source of marine plastic pollution in the world after China. According to the World Bank, Indonesia produces 7.8 million tonnes of plastic waste every year, 4.8 million tons of which is mismanaged. An estimated range of 201 552 kton/year of plastic waste ends up in the marine environment from land-based sources, two thirds of which come from Java and Sumatra, a situation made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. Indonesia has developed several national action plans in order to solve the problem, and committed to a decrease of 70% in marine plastic waste by 2025. However, policy implementation is not consistent. Plastic usage continues unabated and the government's efforts seem to be insufficient to contain the problem. Its root cause largely lies in excessive consumption ofdisposable plasticand poor garbage management. Given the dependency of the Indonesian populace on disposable plastic products, and in light of the high cost of plastic products, in 2017 the Indonesian government announced the allocation of $1 billion per year in pursuit of a bioplastics decomposable plastic replacement. Specifically this plan entails the promotion of polylactic acid, or PLA. PLA is a plastic made from plant (eg. corn) starch and involves bio-utilization. This separates it from the distillation polymerization polymerization of traditional plastic from non-renewable oil and natural gas. Onenice International Co., Ltd. from Taiwan was established in 2011 and provided environmentally friendly packaging products which are exported worldwide. Their main products are biodegradablePLA series products. These include OPP bags to keep vegetables fresh, multi-function hooks, double-sided adhesives, as well as home, bathroom, kitchen accessories, promotional gifts and other products. The biodegradablePLA series of productsprovided by Onenice International has excellent biodegradable properties. It is naturally degraded by microorganisms in the soil after disposal, generating carbon dioxide and water. It can also be composted or disposed of through incineration. PLA can be safely used for packaging food. In addition to the PLA series products,Onenices brand off-shoot, Gecko, launched a series of products making use of the Gecko Pad gecko paste, a non-toxic, odorless, environmentally friendly synthetic resin adhesive. This product is aimed at replacing common organic solvent resin-based items. It is in keeping with a trend towards environmentally friendly products and also conforms to green energy standards. This environmentally friendly synthetic resin can be incorporated into a diverse range of products in almost every category of use. Onenice International has long been committed to extending the use of PLA to different markets. The company was awarded Dun Bradstreets third-party enterprise certification in 2021; and its PLA product represents an opportunity for Indonesia to solve its plastic waste problem.

  • Hon Hai Group unveils three new electric vehicles

    New HOrizons Ahead (NHOA) secured more than 600MWh of contracted battery storage projects in October, including a new 420MWh order from its majority shareholder TCC in Taiwan. The energy transition technology company said recently that Taiwan Cement Corporation has selected it as supplier for two battery energy storage system (BESS) projects totaling 160MW/420MWh. The pair will deliver frequency regulation ancillary services to transmission system operator Taiwan Power Corporation (Taipower). Taipowers frequency regulation market was launched in 2020 and the grid operator is thought to be procuring about 590MW of energy storage capacity for it over the next four years through tenders. NHOAs projects will be deployed at a cement plant (110MWh) and an industrial park (310MWh) and will be owned and operated by TCC Group. NHOA said that the Taipower frequency regulation is among the most advanced and challenging ancillary services schemes in the world as it overlaps a number of different services including frequency regulation and load-shifting.

  • NHOA to deploy 420MWh of grid-balancing battery storage in Taiwan for majority shareholder TCC

    New HOrizons Ahead (NHOA) secured more than 600MWh of contracted battery storage projects in October, including a new 420MWh order from its majority shareholder TCC in Taiwan. The energy transition technology company said recently that Taiwan Cement Corporation has selected it as supplier for two battery energy storage system (BESS) projects totaling 160MW/420MWh. The pair will deliver frequency regulation ancillary services to transmission system operator Taiwan Power Corporation (Taipower). Taipowers frequency regulation market was launched in 2020 and the grid operator is thought to be procuring about 590MW of energy storage capacity for it over the next four years through tenders. NHOAs projects will be deployed at a cement plant (110MWh) and an industrial park (310MWh) and will be owned and operated by TCC Group. NHOA said that the Taipower frequency regulation is among the most advanced and challenging ancillary services schemes in the world as it overlaps a number of different services including frequency regulation and load-shifting.

  • Creating Nano Technologies Inc. strategically expands its global market presence.

    Plasma technology can be used in various industries. The traditional plasma technology in early days was vacuum plasma (or low pressure plasma), which present shortcomings such as the need of operating in a vacuum state, time-consuming, expensive in equipment, limited in product size, and inability to produce in a continuous process.Atmospheric pressure plasma, or atmospheric plasma technology does not have size limitation, allowing the possibility to expand applications into industries that require continuous production requirements. The environmental protection philosophy and safety measures of the atmospheric pressure pulp technology can help reduce the use of solvents which are harmful to the environment and extend applications beyond the fundamental applications in the polymer industry. Creating Nano Technology Inc. is the first plasma equipment technology manufacturer in Taiwan. Its continuous research and development capabilities have nourished a one-stop wholistic solution from design, technology development, manufacturing process and research and development. The application scope ofplasma technologyis extremely wide, from the optoelectronic and semiconductor industries, biomedical materials, textiles and shoemaking to air and sewage treatment industries, etc., which is all-encompassing. While the global epidemic situation continues to be alarming, Taiwan's plasma industry experiences little impact due to its close relationship with the optoelectronic and semiconductor industries; with the development of the combination of medical technology, it even brought new opportunities for growth in this difficult time, such as portable sterilization and medical equipment, medical masks for deodorization and activation, and so on. As the global plasma market continues to expand with the advancement in plasma applications, there are considerable and unlimited possibilities. For example, it can be used in the shoemaking industry to replace toxic treatment agents and glues with characteristics including high adhesion, stable quality, and the advantage of automatic production; or it can be used in the automobile industry, applied in car lamp assembly process, sound insulation tape pasting, electrostatic spraying, etc., and present the benefits of reducing processes steps and improving yield. Creating Nano Technology's development capabilities in plasma technology has led it to become a leader in the industry, and the stability and reliability of the products have been highly recognized by customers. Because Creating Nano possesses self-developed plasma technology, for customers in the high-tech industries such as semiconductors and optoelectronics, with Creating Nanos domestic technology, there is no need to rely on foreign imported technology, allowing the price and maintenance service to stay relatively competitive and convenient. Therefore, TSMC, AUO, Innolux and other first-tier manufacturers have long been Creating Nano's long-term key accounts. Backed by solid RD capabilities, Creating Nano Technology has established complete plasma production technology, plasma power supply technology, thin film materials,coating technologyand vacuum technology capabilities. Creating Nano Technology has made major technical breakthroughs in areas that Japanese and Korean competitors have hit bottleneck, making it the preferred equipment supplier of major Japanese and Korean manufacturers. Creating Nano also invested in research and development of nanoparticles since 2011, utilizing plasma technology as foundation for the investigation and the development of nanoparticles, which can further reduce costs and refine it to become more suitable for continuous mass production, which is the focus of the next market take-off. Creating Nano Technologiespositions itself as an industry leader in technological innovation and development. Its core competence lies at the development and establishment of key technologies and processes for optoelectronics, optics, precision machinery, IC, packaging, and information. Therefore, the target customer field is focused in optoelectronics (liquid crystal displays, organic, etc.).

  • ANKO launches its total food processing solutions in the Indonesian market

    ANKO Food Machine Co., Ltd. is the worlds largest manufacturer of ethnic food machines. ANKO not only sells machinery, but can also provide full consultation services and solutions for the entire factory planning and operations. Making our customers company a viable and profitable business is our main goal here at ANKO, said Robert Ouyoung, ANKOs Chairman. Because ANKO has tested hundreds of international ethnic food recipes and accumulated decades of experience in international marketing and after-sales service, the company is able to provide customers with complete food production solutions. ANKO's competitive advantage is in providing excellent, customized service and providing our customers with trusted food recipes. The company also gives customers the ability to tap into relevant supply chains, provides a full set of services for turnkey planning and design, and provides thorough assistance every step of the way. By using ANKO's mechanized solutions and processes, their customers can easily produce high quality food while enjoying profitable margins. ANKO offers various food machinery to assist our customer in increasing production capacity and stabilizing ethnic food production. Examples include all kinds of dumplings, siomay, Middle Eastern fried meatballs, biscuits, steamed buns, burritos, just to name a few. The following machine model became so popular because it can produce a wide range of food products that can be marketed and sold globally. The Automatic Dumpling Making Machine (HLT-700U) is designed to produce products that are fully filled with attractive pleats that appear hand-made rather than mechanically produced. The filling system has been upgraded to extrude mixtures smoothly and efficiently with less oil and capable of handling larger dices of food ingredients. The machine is compact in size and takes up only 1.5 square meters making it wonderfully suited to small restaurants or even large food factories. The Industrial Triple-Line Huge Capacity Frozen Dim Sum Machine (HSM-900) is fully automated and begins with Siomay wrapper making. Siomay weight and wrapper thickness are fully adjustable and the maximum capacity can reach 9,000 pcs/hr. The Stainless Steel Tapioca Pearl Machine (GD-18B) is one of ANKO's best-selling machines. The variety of products this Tapioca Pearl maker includes tang yuan, taro balls, and sweet potato balls to name a few, which is one of the many reasons this machine is so popular. A major benefit is the unique design, which automatically cuts the tapioca into the rounded pearl shapes providing a texture and taste reminiscent of handmade products. Indonesia has actively promoted the Making Indonesia 4.0 policy in recent years. This policy aims to bring Indonesia into the fourth industrial revolution by applying scale, automation, and efficiency as the primary means to promote domestic manufacturing and increase productivity. Food machinery is one of the first priorities of this policy to revitalize and develop industries. With the implementation of the Making Indonesia 4.0 policy, the food processing market is expected to expand further. With a population of 270 million, Indonesia is a huge economy and is expected to bring unlimited business opportunities to the food machinery industry in the future. ANKO has been supplying food processing machinery to Southeast Asia for a long time. ANKO is able to make available prepared raw materials, enable the creation of the actual products with the machinery and equipment, and, whats more, make available downstream packaging and preparation. Local Indonesian manufacturers such as frozen food factories, baked goods factories, and food machinery importers which produce widely enjoyed Indonesian delicacies. Bakso, Nastar, and Siomay are. looking to automate their productions. These food processing companies can replicate ANKO's successful model and increase their efficiency by learning from ANKOs experience and so improve customer satisfaction.

  • Industrial security is the new hot topic. U-TECH Machinery Co., Ltd. proposes wholistic solution for electrostatic disaster risk

    Industrial security is the new hot topic. U-TECH Machinery Co., Ltd. proposes wholistic solution for electrostatic disaster risk The accumulation of static electricity in the process of industrial production will cause discharge risks. industrial losses caused by electrostatic discharge disasters can reach up to billions of dollars each year, and product losses account for about 8 to 33% of factory production costs. U-TECH Machinery Co., Ltd. is the leading brand of static elimination equipment in Asia. In recent years, it has put forward a wholistic solution for eliminating static electricity by leveraging its 40 years of experience and database, and has become the number one choice for manufacturers factory construction. U-TECH Machinery Co., Ltd. was founded in 1976. Its main products include static elimination equipmentand other rubber and plastic machinery, etc. The CEO, Mr. Binsheng, You has been in the rubber and plastic machinery industry for more than 40 years. He has extensive installation experience in the application of his own static elimination equipment in the food processing industry, rubber and plastic industry, electronics and optoelectronics and textile industries. Chairman You said that U-Tech Machinery Co., Ltd. not only sells machinery, but its 40 years of accumulated installation experience can also help customers meet the best risk management principles when establishing different production lines. Chairman You believes that under the fierce international competition, the competitiveness of U-Tech Machinery Co., Ltd. stems in its ability to provide customers with wholistic solutions, and has taken a step forward to provides live installation instructions on its official YouTube channel, so that customers can enjoy all-round services such as purchase, installation, and inquiries. The static elimination equipment produced by U-Tech Machinery Co., Ltd. includes soft acicular static device(CE), acicular static elimination equipment, high-efficiency static elimination brush, static elimination copper wire, static elimination rope, dedicated static eliminator for ring conveying pipe, human body static elimination equipment, fixed-point airless static elimination equipment, handheld static elimination spray guns and other products, applicable to a wide range of materials and can effectively eliminate the accumulated charge on equipment and materials, and prevent the human body from electric shocks caused by static electricity, fires and explosions caused by electrostatic discharge or damage to integrated circuits produced by electronics factories, unclear ink printing, tangling of plastic, paper and textile products, damage to insulation equipment, and etc. The soft acicular static device developed by U-Tech Machinery Co., Ltd. has obtained the certification of invention patent. It is different from the traditional needle type static elimination bar on the market, which uses a single row of stainless steel needle holder to release positive and negative ions. The soft acicular static elimination rod has a specially designed soft needle holder with radial hair fiber, enabling the area of eliminate static to be expanded, greatly reducing the dead angle of static elimination. Equipped with 5KV low-voltage and low-current static elimination host, it is safer to use, reduces the probability of the static elimination bar being burned due to high voltage and the effective installation distance of the eliminated object can be as far as 300mm, while maintaining the static elimination efficiency at over 80%. The effective distance is 10 times that of the traditional needle-type static eliminator. Under the slogan Making Indonesia 4.0, as of 2021, there are 112 industrial zones in Indonesia, and the number has increased by 40%. Equipment to reduce the risk of factory disasters has become a solid demand in the Indonesian market. U-Tech Machinery Co., Ltd. has an excellent design team that continuously develops new products such as static eliminators and flexible packaging machinery (Flexible.). In the context of fierce global competition, U-Tech continues to develop more smart products to help Indonesian companies move towards productivity 4.0 and exhibit the glory of an economic miracle.

  • Indian Engineer Who Developed Asia’s First Hybrid Flying Car Denied Credit Just Because He Is A Muslim

    His name is Mohammad Furqan Shoaib he innovated Asias first hybrid flying car. Yet Indian media ignored him because he is a Muslim. Vinata Aeromobility, a startup company, recently designed Asias first hybrid flying car. The man behind the innovation was none other than Mohammad Furqan Shoaib, the companys Chief Technology Officer. India went crazy after the innovation and Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia praised the company. The innovation featured prominently in the newspapers, but the innovators name was missing. The hybrid car can gain a speed of 120 kilometers per hour. This car is set to be showcased at the Helitech Expo in London on October 5. This car can be used for emergency and cargo services. An American website `Future Flight, which features emerging aviation technology, was all praise for Furqan. But in the home country, Mohammad Furqan Shoaib has largely been ignored. Hailing from Uttar Pradesh, Mohammad Furqan Shoaib is posted as Chief Technology Officer at Vinata Aeromobility. Sudhir Choudhary of Zee News, sharing the news with the `Make in India logo on September 22, mentioned `flying car made in India ten times but did not name Furqan once. Did Indian media ignore Furqan deliberately or was it a genuine mistake? Zee News, Aaj Tak, Bharat Tak, and many other channels discussed car launch but did not mention Mohammad Furqan Shoaib. The companys Chief Technology Officer is aeronautical engineer Mohammad Furqan Shoaib, who has experience in developing unmanned aerial vehicles and is also a qualified drone operator, the US website said. Furqan also tweeted thanking Union Minister for appreciating his idea. Vinata Aeromobility, the company that made this flying car, shared the introduction of Furqan on its website. The companys Chief Technology Officer is an Indian inventor, aeronautical engineer, and certified UAV pilot, who has expertise in aerospace design and UAV engineering. He has a passion for advanced aircraft and UAVs. He has experience in research and development of various configurations of UAVs and aircraft, the company said. The company hogged the limelight when it showed the prototype of its hybrid flying car to the Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia. Glad to be introduced to the concept model of Asias first hybrid flying car soon to be made by the young team of Vinata Aeromobility. After its launch, the flying cars will be used to transport people and cargo as well as provide medical emergency services. My best wishes to the team, Scindia tweeted. Who is Mohammad Furqan Shoaib? He is the Chief Technology Officer at Vinata Aeromobility. He is an Indian inventor, an aeronautical engineer as well as a certified (certified) UAV pilot. Apart from this, he is an expert in Aerospace Design and UAV Engineering. He has a passion for making advanced aircraft and UAVs. He also has experience in the research and development of UAVs and aircraft. Furqan is the only aeronautical engineer associated with the company.

  • Uganda ponders $25 billion nuclear power plant

    THE Ugandan government is currently investigating the option for build, own and operate a $25 billion nuclear power plant to meet the countrys increasing electricity demands. Preliminary studies were completed in May, and the decade-long construction work is expected to start in 2026. The initiative forms part of the $69 billion the country has under consideration for infrastructural development initiatives. Also on the drawing board is the $20 billion mixed-use Eco-Satellite City between Kampala and Wakiso. The project will expand the Kampala metropolitan area and create liveable, sustainable communities across its 727 hectares. Uganda has another 83 ongoing projects worth more than $100 billion, including the $10 billion Kabaale Industrial Park, $1.7 billion Karuma hydropower project, $600 million Kiba hydropower plant, $500 million Uganda solar power 500MW plant and $200 million Rubanda iron ore project. The country has cancelled the $500 million Uhuru hydroelectric power plant and put the $1.97 billion Ayago hydroelectric plant on hold.

  • Zambia investing in rail infrastructure

    THE government of Zambia has a host of rail infrastructure projects in its pipeline as it broadens its transport links with its neighbours and potentially accesses their ports. Under investigation are the $2 billion Chipate Serenje and the $11 billion Zambia-Zimbabwe-Mozambique lines. In comparison, the government has invested $1 billion on the Livingstone-Mulobezi, Livingstone-Kafue Bridge and Masuku-Choma railway upgrades. Work on the $259 million Kazungula Bridge upgrade is now also complete. Currently in the design phase is $2.5 billion worth of projects in conjunction with the Northwest Rail Company and the Industrial Development Corporation (Zambia). Various projects are linked to these investments, including the $300 million Jiangxi multi-facility economic zone developed by Jiangxi United Industrial Development and covering 600 hectares in Central Province. Bidding for the main construction work has opened on the $550 million Kalulushi smart city mixed-use development; an initiative that will include a mall, healthcare and hospitality facility, office block, golf course, petrol station, adventure and 200 residential houses across 67 hectares. The Lusaka-based Hillview Estate project is also in design. It will cover 370 hectares with 882 medium to high-residential units, commercial space, a three-star hotel, hospital, educational facilities and a police station. Last is the $80 million Africa CDC Regional Collaborating Centre for Southern Africa that calls for a regional disease research centre in Zambia. The project is part of a programme to build five regional centres in Egypt, Gabon, Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia.

  • Taiwan develops world's first ultrasonic vortex thrombolytic device

    As COVID-19 vaccination has raised the issue of thrombosis, Dr. Chih-Kuang Yeh, Distinguished Professor of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Environmental Sciences, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan has led a research team to developed the world's first ultrasonic vortex thrombolytic device and to treat thrombosis quickly and safely. Thrombosis occurs when blood clots block veins or arteries. The device is developed to solve two common thrombosis called pulmonary embolism (PE) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which have global prevalence of 10 million new cases annually. DVT is the main cause of PE, and PE can cause heart failure and has mortality rate up to 65%. Professor Yeh explained that the current treatment options include drug delivery catheter and thrombectomy devices, but they are not effective enough or may bring up hemorrhage risks. This was the reason motivating him to research for a more effective and safer solution. Working with industrial partners, Yehs team has developed a 0.2-mm ultrasonic device, which can generate tornado-like ultrasonic vortex and create a strong turbulent around the thrombus, therefore increasing penetration of thrombolytic drugs and resulting in very effective thrombolysis.

  • Taiwan's top machine tool expos TIMTOS and TMTS to debut together in 2022

    Taiwan's two largest machinery-related trade expos, TIMTOS and TMTS, will debut together in 2022 in Taipei on February 21 to 26. Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) expects organizers and exhibitors will benefit from the combined events. Booth numbers are expected to exceed over 5,000, making it the biggest in history. Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI) hopes that by then, the government will lift international travel restrictions to allow visitors to attend by implementing double-dose vaccines and vaccination passports. TIMTOS is traditionally hosted by TAMI and TAITRA, while TMTS is hosted by the Taiwan Machine Tool Accessory Builders' Association. Negotiations to host the combined events were brought forth by the central government. In the past eight months of this year, Taiwan's machine tool industry accumulated an export value of around USD$1.755 billion, marking a 22.2% increase. The two events were traditionally hosted in Taipei and Taichung City, boasting venue growth expanding over the years, however, due to the pandemic, both TIMTOS 2021 and TMTS 2020 were hosted virtually. Furthermore, with the global machine tool market seeing a rise in demand, exhibitors have told TAITRA that they were keen to see in-person events resumed. Aside from metal cutting machine tools, comprehensive processing machines, and metal forming machine tools, the combined event next will also showcase smart machinery solutions.

  • Experts to discuss on promoting rubber, plastic and footwear industry

    Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) are jointly organising the 'Business Opportunities of plastic, rubber and footwear industry for Indian market', a press release said. Experts from rubber, plastic and footwear industry from domestic market and Taiwan would deliberate on the demand for manufacturing in the sectors during the conference scheduled to be held next month, organisers said on Sept. 24. Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) are jointly organising the Business Opportunities of plastic, rubber and footwear industry for Indian market, a press release said. The event would be held on the virtual platform on October 5. Industry experts from Taiwan will share how they will bring in solutions to plastic, rubber and footwear industry for domestic market and provide an updated outlook, the release said. While machines that provide faster and better plastic processing are needed for the country, domestic consumption in the rubber industry has been growing steadily, the release said.

  • HTC teases hardware announcement in October, trademarks Vive Flow

    HTC Vive announced it will be holding an event called Go with the Flow on October 14 and posted an image of potentially new hardware that will be revealed at the event. The Go with the Flow event takes place on Thursday, October 14 at 11 a.m. ET and can be viewed online or within virtual reality on the Engage app available on desktop, mobile, or various VR headsets such as the Oculus Quest 2. The company teased a new announcement coming at the event on Twitter. The picture on Twitter shows a Vive-branded container appearing at about the size and shape of a thermos. While this could just be a container for the actual product, the Vive China President Alvin Wang Graylin said on Twitter to expect some big news in a small package. UploadVR pointed out that the company registered a new trademark last month under the name Vive Flow. The trademark suggests a new headset or controllers and mentions augmented reality and mixed reality in addition to virtual reality. The registration page for the event does show what appears to be lenses on the bottom half of the picture.

  • GE Renewable Energy FLEXINVERTER technology VPC certified in Taiwan

    GE Renewable Energy has announced that it has obtained Voluntary Product Certification (VPC) in Taiwan for its FLEXINVERTER (formerly known LV5+) for utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) plants, which, with up to 3.59 MW high power density, is the largest size of Inverter that is certified for Taiwan. A VPC certificate for inverter is a mandatory requirement for any new installation of Solar PV in Taiwan. It is delivered by the countrys Bureau of Standard, Metrology, and Inspection (BSMI). The certification guarantees the product conformity with specified standards and testing items such as high efficiency, grid-code compliance, factory-inspection, quality and safety. Solar energy plays a key role in achieving Taiwans renewable energy installation targets of 20GW by 2025, and with GE Renewable Energy obtaining this product certification for its latest power conversion technology with the FLEXINVERTER, we intend to contribute significantly to enabling the expansion of the solar industry said Prakash Chandra, Renewable Hybrids CEO, GE Renewable Energy. GE has accumulated more than 9 gigawatts of total global installed base and backlog for its inverter technology and was the first to introduce 1,500-volt to the solar market. GEs FLEXINVERTER technology combines GEs inverter, with medium voltage power transformer, optional MV Ring Main Unit (RMU), auxiliary transformer and various options within a single 20ft ISO high-cube container for up to 3.59 MW, high power density (with an option to get two inverters into one transformer for 7-8MW). This containerised solution delivers a reliable, cost-effective, plug play, factory integrated power conversion system platform for utility scale solar and battery energy storage applications; it provides provision to be hybridise with battery energy storage for DC or AC coupled solution. From hardware building blocks to system design and integration, the FLEXINVERTER platform enabled through digital, with a focus on logistics, ease of installation and commissioning, helps customers reduce LCOE/LCOS, start-up risks and improve overall reliability of the asset.

  • Taiwan's machinery industry hindered by supply chain and pandemic issues

    The machinery industry in Taiwan has been experiencing a five-month consecutive growth in the double-digits as of Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry's (TAMI) statistics released in June, rounding up the export value at USD$13.167 billion, a 27.5% annual growth. Figures indicate that the growth would continue despite the local COVID-19 outbreak in Taiwan. As of writing, Taiwan is still amid the worst locally transmitted outbreak since the COVID-19 pandemic began last year, though cases appear to have tapered off by the end of June. Companies and local governments have been moving quickly to stem transmission and flush out cases through proactive screening measures. Much of Taiwan's machinery capabilities are located in central Taiwan, specifically Taichung City, compared to the island's financial sector in the Greater Taipei area, which saw the most cases since May. However, TAMI Chairman Larry Wei warned in late May that should the Taiwan dollar's exchange rate to US dollars exceed NTD$27.5, all the progress and profits could be wiped clean due to exchange loss. To build up resilience, many domestic machinery suppliers have opted to filter incoming orders, Wei said, pointing out that these companies would rather ensure these orders are profitable, rather than focusing on sales targets. It was another example of how the pandemic has changed not only consumer behavior, but also companies taking in orders. In certain cases throughout Q1-Q2, Wei reported that some suppliers have already lost profits due to the exchange loss, lamenting that they did not make any gains even when delivering the orders. Machinery manufacturers are also feeling the squeeze from rising prices, ranging from essential raw materials such as steel and copper to cardboard used to deliver the products, which reportedly rose at least 30%. Labor shortages and rising shipping prices caused by container shortages due to longer docking time at various ports around the world were also factors as well. Wei pointed out that many machine tool manufacturers usually see orders coming in up to Q4, therefore he expects the sector's export value and industry value to grow a yearly 30%. However, the aforementioned factors have led companies to prioritize quality orders over quantity. He implored government intervention to stem profit losses and help Taiwanese machinery suppliers pull through the recession. Other examples of rising costs could come in the future. Export-focused manufacturers should consider the ramifications of the European Union's proposal of carbon taxes on certain industrial imports by 2023. Tech upgrades crucial in light of climate change Another factor that should spur companies into embracing more technological upgrades to existing production lines is how extreme weather caused by climate change is pressuring existing infrastructure. For instance, aside from the local COVID-19 outbreak, Taiwan had been in the grips of the worst drought in the past 56 years, specifically in the central and southern parts of the island, and expanded into parts of northern Taiwan. That included Taiwan's technology hub, concentrating the world's semiconductor production. Electricity shortages had also hit the island as well, largely due to increased power consumption weeks earlier than usual ahead of the summer months due to warmer weather. Referring to Taiwan Power Company statistics, DIGITIMES Research cited resource shortages as a prime incentive to streamline factory production efficiency. At the helm of this technology, companies could employ AI solutions to help factories save 8~17% of electricity and push down costs on water waste treatment by 5~10%. On the other hand, streamlining factory technologies could prepare companies ahead of events, situations that require faster responses and solutions. In an article published earlier this year, McKinsey Company highlighted how the technological advancements implemented through Industry 4.0 were put to the test amid the global supply chain disruption and COVID-19 pandemic-fueled lockdowns. According to the article, 94% of surveyed companies said that implementing Industry 4.0 had helped them keep operations running during the pandemic, while 56% reported that the technologies had a crucial role in their crisis responses. This signaled companies with more mature implementations were able to respond accordingly. The McKinsey article described how a consumer packaged-goods (CPG) company in Asia was able to run different scenarios by setting up a digital twin of its production chain. The company was able to prepare by planning operations, such as in light of sudden shutdowns of manufacturing locations due to lockdowns, localized outbreaks, or supply chain disruptions. For companies that hadn't actively pursued Industry 4.0 technologies before the COVID-19 pandemic, the McKinsey article stated that the events throughout last year had prompted them to reevaluate their digital transformation progresses. In Taiwan, Industry 4.0 has been a hot topic among industry watchers and companies, as government agencies, research institutions, and enterprises have mobilized resources to implement emerging technologies. For instance, at the end of June, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) announced the four winners for an internally-hosted RD award, including a smart manufacturing service platform for the PCB industry, which saw at least 20 domestic companies implementing it in their operations. The platform has four features: high-integration, boasting the world's first three-in-one platform that combines communication protocols, root cause analysis, AI defect analysis; improving employee efficiency through workforce management; smart features using AI to help workers navigate issues when they lack the necessary technical experience and ensure higher quality through accuracy rates as high as 98%.

  • Turkish exports see record monthly figure in Sept

    Having risen 30% year-on-year, Turkey posted its highest-ever monthly exports figure in September with $20.8 billion, the trade minister announced on Friday. For the first time in our republic's history, we've exceeded the threshold level of $20 billion on a monthly basis, Mehmet Mus told reporters in the capital Ankara, citing preliminary foreign trade figures. Turkey also achieved its 12-month rolling exports target for 2021 in the first nine months of the year, reaching $212.2 billion, Mus stressed. As laid out in Turkey's new economic program announced by the government, the export target for this year is $211 billion, he noted. I believe this success story will continue to increase and maintain growth permanently, Mus said. The country's imports totaled at $23.4 billion in September, up 12% from the same month last year, he said.

  • Malta chamber of commerce chief says trade ties with Turkey can grow further

    The president of the Malta chamber of commerce said on Friday that trade between Turkey and Malta increased remarkably and that there is further potential for Turkish and Maltese enterprises to expand their collaboration. President of Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry Marisa Xuereb and President of Maltese Turkish Business Council under the Chamber of Commerce (Malta) Ezgi Harmanci evaluated the trade, collaboration, and investment areas between the two countries in an exclusive interview with Anadolu Agency. Referring to the developing relations between the two countries with increasing momentum, Xuereb said: Trade relations concentrated in certain sectors, mostly maritime and construction. These are, of course, areas where Turkey brings a lot of technical know-how, especially in larger projects. She mentioned that there are some cultural commonalities that help the Malta-Turkey economic partnership, saying: Turkish investors who come to Malta see that they can work with Maltese. We hope that Maltese investors will now try to approach the Turkish market, start investing there, and have similar positive experiences. She also expressed that Malta is a country where every country feels comfortable doing business together. We see a lot of potential for cooperation between Turkish and Maltese companies in third countries since Malta is a 'hub' that connects people together. Everyone who comes here finds a piece of their identity in something. So it's a place where everyone can feel at home. Malta has Europe in the north and Africa in the south, and that it has many similar points with Africa due to cultural and historical connections, linguistic and geographical proximity, she explained. We know Turkey is also very interested in North Africa. Libya To a question that there have been recent trilateral contacts in foreign policy between Turkey, Malta, and Libya, and asked if there will be trilateral trade, Xuereb responded: Malta has always supported the stability of its neighbor Libya, and it is also the first country to launch direct flights to Libya after (many) years. This is also an interesting development for Turkish businesspeople. Turkish Airlines offers flights to Malta, from which you can fly to Tripoli, she said, adding that the distances are relatively short. There is a very good cooperation between the Maltese and Libyan authorities, which means Malta has this direct route, (which is) the main factor in the resumption of flights, she added. Explaining that Turkish investments in Malta began in traditional areas, Harmanci said: The Turks are in a very strong position right now in maritime, construction, production, trade, import, export, many sectors you can think of. Turks dominate the construction sector in Malta, She said, adding, Large-scale construction projects, roads, and infrastructure projects have been and continue to be made entirely by Turks./aa

  • Kwang Yang invests in battery unit

    Kwang Yang Motor Co. recently announced it has invested NT$40 million (US$1.44 million) into its battery subscription service to boost availability as electric scooters gain popularity in Taiwan. Kwang Yang expects that more than 50 percent of people who own its electric scooters would be active users of the service in the initial stage, Linus Wu, chief operating officer of Ionex Taiwan Co., said on the sidelines of the service launch in Taipei. Ionex is a fully owned electric scooter subsidiary of Kwang Yang, the nations biggest gasoline-powered scooter manufacturer. Kwang Yang has built a team with 50 employees to offer the battery on demand service, Wu said. Subscribing to the service, owners of Kwang Yang Ionex 3.0 electric scooters would receive a fully charged battery replacement overnight. To facilitate the new service, the company has set up its first battery operation center in New Taipei City, where Kwang Yang recharges batteries using green energy entirely.

  • New Taipei to launch upgraded YouBike 2.0 service in October

    New Taipei will officially launch the YouBike 2.0, an upgraded version of the original YouBike 1.0 system, in October, the city government said on Aug. 30. The city's transportation department says contractor Youbike Co., Ltd. will complete approximately 700 stations for the new public bicycle system by the end of the year, according to a CNA report. In a symbolic gesture, department head Chung Ming-shih helped install a bicycle rack at the city's first YouBike 2.0 station near City Hall in Banqiao on Monday as he announced the upgrade. New Taipei's YouBike 1.0 system currently has 659 rental and parking stations, which will all be converted to YouBike 2.0, while some new ones will be established, Chung said. Some of the sites will be near MRT stations, he said, adding that in the long term, New Taipei hopes to have around 1,500 YouBike 2.0 stations. All of New Taipei's YouBike 2.0 bikes will be interchangeable with the 2.0 bikes in Taipei, while the remaining bikes from the 1.0 system will be interchangeable with those in Taoyuan, Chung said. Riders should note that YouBike 2.0 bikes cannot be returned at YouBike 1.0 stations, and vice versa. The citys YouBike 2.0 rental system will be launched on Oct. 20 with 500 to 1,000 bikes, according to the transportation department. The lack of a common coordinated plan between the New Taipei and Taipei governments for the upgrade has been an ongoing inconvenience for the public and has drawn criticism on social media forums and in news reports since Taipei rolled out the 2.0 system last year. The botched upgrade plans, along with controversies surrounding 2019 regulations that impeded foreign residents from renting bikes at the time, are among the recent bumps in the road for the bike rental system.

  • Bahrain sees exports more than double in August to reach $1bn

    Bahrains exports increased by 103 percent to BD386 million ($1bn) during August, compared to the BD190m ($505m) for the same month last year. According to the foreign trade report from the Information eGovernment Authority (iGA), the top ten countries in terms of the value of exports of national origin purchased from Bahrain accounted for 79 percent of the total value, with the remaining countries making up 21 percent. Saudi Arabia ranked first among countries receiving Bahraini exports of national origin, importing BD77m ($205m). The United States was second with BD62m ($165m) and the United Arab Emirates third (BD53m, $141m). Unwrought aluminium alloys emerged as the top products exported during August 2021 with BD110m; agglomerated iron ores and concentrates was second (BD108m, $287.2m) and unwrought aluminium (not alloyed) third with BD15m ($40m). The total value of re-exports last month increased by 31 percent to reach BD58m ($154.2m), compared to BD44m ($117m) August last year. The top 10 countries accounted for 86 percent of the re-exported value, while the rest made up the remaining 14 percent. The UAE ranked first with BD18m ($48m), Saudi Arabia second with BD12m ($32m), and Hong Kong third with BD4m ($10.6m). Four-wheel drive cars were the top product re-exported from Bahrain (BD9m, $24m); gold ingots came in second place with BD5.1m ($13.6m), and parts for aircraft engines came third with BD5m ($13.3m). The value of imports increased by 16 percent, reaching BD496m ($1.3bn) during August compared to BD428m ($1.1bn) for the same month of the previous year. The top ten countries accounted for 72 percent. According to the report, Brazil ranked first when it came to imports to Bahrain, with BD92m ($245m), China second with BD65m ($173m), and the UAE third with BD33m ($88m). Non-agglomerated iron ores and concentrates emerged as the top product imported into Bahrain with a total value of BD105m ($279.2m); while aluminium oxide was second with BD28m ($74.5m), and parts for aircraft engines third with BD21m ($56m). The value of the deficit of the trade balance reached BD53m ($141m) during August against BD194m ($516m) for the same month of 2020, with an increase of 73 percent.

  • 2022 Taipei International Plastics & Rubber Industry Show (TaipeiPLAS 2022)

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  • MediaTek announces Dimensity 920 and Dimensity 810 chips for 5G smartphones

    MediaTek announced the new Dimensity 920 and Dimensity 810 chipsets, the latest additions to its Dimensity 5G family. This debut gives smartphone makers the ability to provide boosted performance, brilliant imaging and smarter displays to their customers. Designed for powerful 5G smartphones, the Dimensity 920 balances performance, power and cost to provide an incredible mobile experience. Built using the 6nm high-performance manufacturing node, it supports intelligent displays and hardware-based 4K HDR video capture, while also offering a 9% boost in gaming performance compared to its predecessor, the Dimensity 900. The Dimensity 810 is built using the 6nm high-performance manufacturing node. It provides Arm Cortex-A76 CPU speeds up to 2.4GHz, premium camera features including artistic AI-color in collaboration with Arcsoft, and advanced noise reduction techniques for superb low-light photography.

  • Taiwan startups developing eco-friendly clothing

    As fashion companies puzzle over how to become more sustainable, three Taiwanese brands aiming to end the vicious circle of fashion waste have found ways to produce environmentally friendly clothes. Fashion is one of the most influential industries, with 150 billion garments being produced annually, according to ShareCloth. However, the wave of fast fashion also accounts for a serious amount of pollution; in fact, the industry is the second-worst polluter after the petrochemical sector. The World Economy Forum reported that fashion production makes up 10% of carbon emissions and 85% of all textiles, sending more than 90 million tons of discarded clothes to the dump each year. Founded in April, FYNE is a Taiwanese startup that produces environmentally friendly clothes from leftover materials. The founder, Jacky Wang, came up with the idea while visiting an exhibition showcasing the environment documentaries by Chi Po-lin (齊柏林). After seeing scenes of his devastated homeland, Wang was determined to work on upcycling textiles, Business Today reported. FYNE is committed to carbon-free solutions and is the first in Taiwan to recycle, degrade, and remake clothes, Wang said. Even though the cost of biodegradable materials is six times higher than normal plastics, Wang still insists on keeping the whole process sustainable, including the packing bags. It is a sustainable recycling company as well as a clothing brand, said Wang. To achieve sustainability, every garment made by FYNE can be recycled by convenience stores, reducing the startup's carbon footprint. The company even comes up with rewards for customers who recycle the clothes. Meanwhile, the brand DYCTEAM has come up with a series of products called Re New, which include phone cases and cup sleeves made of recycled materials. DYCTEAM has drawn on a variety of materials like discarded fishing gear, recycled gauze, and organic cotton. The company's latest innovation incorporates oyster shells into clothing. Clothes made from oyster shells can help regulate the body temperature, prevent bacterial growth, and eliminate body odors. The third brand, Planedo, was founded by two architects seeking to make use of waste produced by other industries. Through innovative textile technologies, Planedo keeps its recycled clothing elastic and durable. It uses such materials as fishing gear and processed coffee grounds, which also serve to get rid of odors.

  • Major companies commit to Taiwan’s zero carbon emission goal

    Taiwan has established the Net Zero Action Alliance, which is committing to bringing Taiwan's carbon emissions down to zero by the year 2050. The alliance includes 27 companies in areas including finance, manufacturing, and the service sector. These 27 companies account for around 40% of Taiwan's GDP and 20% of its carbon emissions. The success of the 2050 zero carbon target will therefore depend on coordination with these companies. Vice President William Lai says that the alliance's greenhouse gas plan involves two phases. The first will see business offices stop all carbon emissions by 2030, and the second will see manufacturing bases meet the same goal by 2050. Lai says he hopes more businesses will take on the zero-carbon emission initiative, although he says he realizes these goals may be hard to achieve for smaller enterprises with fewer resources. Still, Lai says that with the help of new technology and scientific research, the 2050 goal should be attainable. Lai also says that the fight against climate change requires shifting the mindset of Taiwanese society. This includes seeing the global warming crisis as an opportunity to promote green energy and focusing on the advantages of the shift to green energy, rather than the obstacles involved. In addition, Lai says private and public organizations must cooperate on the zero emissions initiative in order for it to be a success.

  • Egypt to Produce Naturally Colored Cotton

    Egypt is no stranger to growing several species of naturally colorful cotton and in the coming months. It is expected that this variety would be grown commercially in the country. This has been possible after three years of research by the Cotton Research Institute, Modern Nile Cotton, and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). These institutions are conducting sustained research and have developed a few varieties of naturally colored cotton. Mosaad revealed that the colors of colored cotton in Egypt are green and gold emphasizing that cotton worldwide used to be colored but a mutation occurred turning it into white. Furthermore, he noted that the final stage of the trials will be ending by this year and a few seeds would be proposed for commercial release. These institutions who are collaborating in this national scheme would be recommending the colored cotton cultivation. They would be informing specific farmers on the niche areas, which would have a provision for separate ginning and processing, Mosaad said. In the same vein, the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture would also be expected to manage the process after the seed has been commercially released. Meanwhile, each institution would be tying up with various farmers or processing units for cultivation, weaving, and manufacturing processes, according to the agriculture official.

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