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Aerogels from paper waste to improve oil spill cleaning

Scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed biodegradable, flexible, water repellent, non-toxic, ultralight and extremely strong cellulose aerogels from waste paper. These aerogels are useful for oil spill cleaning apart from packaging and heat insulation. The MTMS ... Read More »

Terminal-3 opens at Cochin

CIAL (Cochin International Airport Limited) Terminal 3 was inaugurated in February 2016. The project was completed in record time of two years and at much lower cost compared to other such modern airport terminals in the country. The new T3 ... Read More »

Hero opens R&D unit in Jaipur

Hero MotorCorp, the leading two wheeler manufacturer in the country, has opened its new R&D unit at in March 2016. The new facility, ‘Hero Centre of Global Innovation and R&D’, built at a cost of `450 crore, is expected shape ... Read More »

AP plans Health Care City in Guntur

Government of Andhra Pradesh is planning to build ‘Health Care City’, a 1,000 beds mega hospital in Guntur district with an estimated cost of `10 billion. The State government has tied up with IUIH (Indo- UK Institute of Health) to ... Read More »

HE expansion plans

Hindustan Equipments is planning an expansion of its special purpose machinery manufacturing project at Village Bardari, dist. Indore, Madhya Pradesh from 10,000 TPA to 15,000 TPA. The project will come up as Unit- II in the existing Unit-I plant premises. ... Read More »

HMSI new unit at Ahmedabad

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has inaugurated its new scooter manufacturing plant at Ahmedabad, which is its fourth two-wheeler unit in the country. The total cost of setting up the unit is `11 billion with a capacity of 1.2 ... Read More »

Styrax Pharma new unit in Vizag

Styrax Pharma has commissioned a new API (active pharmaceutical ingredients) unit spread over 4.68 acres in Visakhapatnam district. The plant has locally procured machineries and commercial production will begin soon. Read More »

Sundara Agro power project in Karnataka

Sundara Agro Foods has commissioned a bagassebased 20 MW power project at Vijayapura district of Karnataka in November 2015, through its subsidiary Shri Balaji Sugars & Chemicals. The new unit is located in the vicinity of a 3,500 TCD sugar ... Read More »

MCC to set up two compost plants

MCC (Mysuru City Corporation) is planning to establish two new composting units at a cost of about `23 crore, at two locations including Rayanakere and Kesare with individual capacity of 100 and 200 tonnes, respectively. A detailed proposal seeking approval ... Read More »

Aishwarya Bhavan Pest Control renamed

Aishwarya Bhavan Pest Control Pvt Ltd, a Bengalurubased leading pest control service provider has changed its name to ABPC Facility Management Services Pvt Ltd. The decision was taken in a board meeting held recently and company is planning to expand ... Read More »

UEM India wins Wastewater Treatment contract in Oman

UEM India Private Limited (UEM), a water services company of Toshiba Group, recently announced winning a major Design, Builds and Operate (DBO) contract for a wastewater treatment and recycling plant in Oman. The contract was awarded by Majis Industrial Services ... Read More »

UK bathroom accessories market

Water saving bathroom accessories for household use saw a 25% surge in demand across the UK, according to a report by MTW Research for the year 2016. The report based on the data collected from 130 retailers and manufacturers says ... Read More »

Disinfectants for superbugs

A team of researchers led by at Kevin P.C. Minbiole, PhD – Associate Professor of Chemistry at Villanova University is developing disinfectant chemical compounds to kill superbugs, drug resistant bacteria to reduce HACs (hospital-acquired infections). The new compounds have distinctive ... Read More »

Multicultural Toilets Introduced

Germany has come up with plans to install multicultural toilet in public facilities, as migrant population, mostly from North Africa and ME, is facing difficulties with the Western style of defecation. Some local firms have designed new toilet sheets that ... Read More »

Innovation Award 2016

The jury of the 11th edition of the ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam Innovation Awards recently announced the nine shortlisted nominees from a record total of 110 entries. In the “Machines, Accessories and Components” category, shortlisted entries are Sealed Air Diversey Care for ... Read More »

Changes proposed to boost CSR expenses

Companies Law Committee (CLC) has suggested few changes to boost CSR (corporate social responsibility) expenses, including defining net profit to calculate CSR, five-year time to implement the expenditures, and more overheads to be kept aside for CSR activities. The committee ... Read More »

Corporate CSR spending high in Gujarat

Corporate CSR spending is high in Gujarat, as about 56% of all companies have spent 2% of their profit under CSR heads in FY2015, according to CRISIL Foundation. A total of 95 firms have mentioned CSR expenditures in annual reports, ... Read More »

Parameswaran Iyer to monitor SBM

Parameswaran Iyer, who was water and sanitation expert at World Bank, joined as Secretary Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation to monitor Swachh Bharat mission. Iyer has more than 20 years of experience in sanitation and water supply projects, including ... Read More »