Swiss Empa on Sustainability – Eco-energy without limits? Even a sustainable circular economy doesn’t run without energy. Solar panels and wind farms, tidal and geothermal power plants: They all divert energy from energy fluxes that had remained untapped since time immemorial. The question is therefore: What part of these energy fluxes can mankind use for its own purposes without damaging the Earth’s energy system? Empa researchers have developed an approach to estimate this. … More Swiss Empa on Sustainability – Eco-energy without limits?
OC Oerlikon Corporation AG, Pfäffikon (“Oerlikon”) announces the successful placement of three series of senior unsecured bonds: CHF 125 million due in November 2022, CHF 250 million due in November 2025, and CHF 200 million due in November 2028 (together, the “Bonds”). The offering attracted broad investor demand. The coupons have been set at 0% per annum for the bonds due … More Oerlikon successfully placed CHF 575 million senior unsecured bonds
A breakthrough for break drafts. Modern draw frame machines offer a fantastic range of settings that can be adjusted to meet each spinners’ unique needs. But adjusting the break draft has still been difficult, unpredictable and very slow. The AUTO DRAFT function from Truetzschler, which is part of our successful autoleveller draw frame TD 10, uses an innovative measuring method to automatically optimize the break draft during production conditions. And it takes less than two minutes. … More A breakthrough for break drafts by Truetzschler
Coats extends range of sustainable threads with launch of EcoRegen. Coats, the world’s leading industrial thread company, has developed EcoRegen, a biodegradable thread which supports customers’ sustainability agendas. … More Coats extends range of sustainable threads with launch of EcoRegen
The OECD Composite leading indicators (CLIs), designed to anticipate turning points in economic activity relative to trend, point to a steady expansion in the OECD area as a whole and in most major economies. Among large OECD economies outside Europe, the CLIs for the United States, Japan and Canada continue to expand at a steady … More CLIs increase at a steady pace in most major economies, says OECD
Impact of COVID-19 on household consumption and savings. The EU household saving rate continued with a large year-over-year increase in the fourth quarter of 2020, climbing +6.6 percentage points (pp) higher than it was one year ago. … More Impact of COVID-19 on household consumption and savings