First European database for secondary raw materials – Europe as urban mine

In January 2018 the first pan-European database for secondary raw materials, including many “critical” ones, went online. Ever since, we have known more about which raw material depots reside in cars, batteries and electronic devices sold, used and stored in the 28 EU countries – and ultimately recycled or disposed of. Empa played a key … More First European database for secondary raw materials – Europe as urban mine

Pretty thin: 4 µm – perfectly stretched

The use of adhesives has been a standard practice in industrial applications for many years now. In more and more cases, double-sided adhesive solutions have come to replace mechanical joints. The benefits of adhesive technology include accuracy, ease of processing, and clean, reliable application. Notably, double-sided adhesive films are very often used in small devices … More Pretty thin: 4 µm – perfectly stretched

Gap follows J. Crew in giving up on the Bridal-Wear Industry

Another major apparel retailer is giving up on a potentially lucrative but challenging clothing category: bridal wear Apparel retailer is closing down its Weddington Way brand David’s Bridal also has suffered from industrywide woes Gap Inc.’s Weddington Way brand, which has operated shops within Banana Republic stores, announced plans to close down within the next … More Gap follows J. Crew in giving up on the Bridal-Wear Industry

Worth Reading

Euromonitor International’s new briefing on global consumer expenditure examines projected trends in spending across the world’s cities over 2017-2030. Consumer spending growth is indicative of economic progression, rising disposable incomes and improving living standards—factors which can help companies gauge the economic potential of a given urban market Chinese cities to lead global urban expenditure growth: … More Worth Reading