Indonesian Pan Era Group Invests in Austrian MAS Recycling Technology

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Fig. 1: The core component of the MAS recycling plant for PE post-consumer waste consists of a 1-screw extruder (left) for melting the pre-cleaned PE flakes and a MAS twin-screw extruder for efficient degassing and subsequent up-cycling by compounding wit

Fig. 1: Core Component of the MAS Recycling Plant

Fig. 2: The MAS system combination was integrated into the customer's existing recycling line,  which significantly increases its capacity and efficiency.

Fig. 2: MAS System Combination Integrated Into Customer’s Existing Recycling Line

In an effort to reduce environmental impact, Pan Era-Group decided to invest in a recycling line from the Austrian MAS extrusion technology company.

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES, January 19, 2021 / — Headquartered in North Jakarta, Indonesia, the Pan Era family company is a group of companies active in various business sectors, one of which being the recycling of post-consumer plastic waste which is then processed into film products. The founding of the company dates back to 1989 when its founder began grinding and washing several types of plastic waste, becoming one of the early players in this field.

In 1997, the company then progressed to producing recycled pellets, plastic shopping bags, and packaging film made from recycled material. Since then, Pan Era continues to use recycled material, and more than 95% of the plastic bags produced and sold by Pan Era Group are made using at least 80% recycled material.

In 2011, production quickly ramped up after expanding to Cikarang in the province of Banten in West Java. Within several years, the group filled almost all of its capacity. To this day, the facility is one of the most prestigious recycling plants in the region.

The group is now progressing on one of its biggest growth steps so far, the establishment of another plastic recycling plant in Cikande. The new facility is projected to be one of the largest Polyethylene recycling plants in South East Asia. At this new location, Pan Era Group will be relying on Austrian recycling technology and has ordered an ES-compound extrusion line with an output of 1000 kg PE per hour from MAS.

The "plus" of the MAS-extrusion-technology: Gentle polymer plasticization

MAS stands for innovative extrusion technology, specifically with their conical, co-rotating, twin-screw-extruders. They are available in six sizes, from the MAS 24 laboratory extruder with an hourly output of 10 kg PE up to 2,000 kg / h at the top end. The range is supplemented by MAS’ state of the art CDF melt filters that utilize rotating disc filters and the DRD-centrifugal-cleaners for the pretreatment of input materials, especially for drying and the waterless separation of solids.

Based on MAS’ unique conical, co-rotating, twin screw design philosophy, the conical MAS-extruders offer a specific property profile that is ideal for complex recycling and compounding tasks. An important characteristic is the uniform plasticization at a comparatively low to medium pressure and shear level, documented by measurements of physical end-product characteristics. Their analysis shows that the qualities of the input material stay minimally degraded during processing, which is of utmost importance for recycling and compounding applications. Additionally, the screws can be easily and quickly fine-tuned to specific tasks by interchanging individual screw-segments; and the large feed opening on the extruder allows the feeding of low bulk density material such as film flakes or fibrous and powdery additives in compounding applications.

MAS-ES compounder for multi-stage melt cleaning through degassing

A priority of Pan Era Group's project specification was the ability to produce a one-stage-process, leading to an odorless and particle-free HDPE-quality in different colors from preselected post-consumer waste that can be directly reprocessed for film and bottling applications.

MAS area sales manager, Juergen Morosz comments: “The challenge was to correctly assess the input material in terms of its composition and degree of soiling and the system design required for processing. In close cooperation with the customer, after a series of representative material tests, we have found a process technology solution that optimally uses the potential of the MAS extruder. The ideal solution was, respectively is, a system concept derived from our ES compounder extruder cascade. It consists of a single-screw extruder for melting and plasticizing the washed and dried PE flakes and a subsequent CDF 500-D twin disc filter unit from our supply program, where particles with a fineness of 130 μm are retained and segregated. The thus cleaned material stream is then fed to the conical MAS twin-screw extruder by side-feeding in the area of the feed zone. But that was not enough cleaning.

There were still printing ink residues and odor emissions in the melt. In order to remove these contaminations, we have added a vacuum unit to the specifically large intake opening of the twin-screw-extruder and converted it into a degassing zone, where the volatile melt components can be sucked off efficiently. From there the polymer melt is conveyed further, compressed gently, and homogenized until it finally reaches a second degassing zone for second cleansing (Fig. 1). Passing an MFI-measuring station, it finally reaches the granulating unit. Since a suitable single-screw extruder was already available in the customer's plant, we only had to adapt and integrate our filter unit and the MAS extruder to the existing premises and merge the control technology (Fig. 2). It was our contribution to the best possible use of the investment budget."

Through the work of the MAS group, Pan Era Group's expectations were met, winning the project. Additionally, the system concept offers compounding capabilities that are able to achieve a high degree of homogenization in the recycled resin. As it is the core property of ES-compounder systems, there is potential that this process can expand the scope of applications to compounded materials for more technical applications. In order to achieve this, the feed zone of the MAS twin screw extruder needs to be combined with a vacuum lock through which powdered additives (such as talc or calcium carbonate) can be added without the need for additional side feeder units. In conclusion, Pan Era Group has every opportunity to expand the r-HDPE range to include material variants for technical applications.

MAS is widely known for innovative solutions and best-of-class process technology competence for machines and equipment used in plastics recycling and processing. MAS’s U.S. distributor is eFACTOR3, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

eFACTOR3 brings together a keen understanding of environmental, engineering, and equipment issues. The company offers a variety of pre-shredding, shredding, granulating, conveying, separation, extrusion, continuous disc filtration and dry cleaning equipment, systems integration, and installation.

Whatever you intend to recycle or turn into alternative fuel, eFACTOR3 can provide a custom solution. For more information, contact Hartmut Bendfeldt at 1.877.801.3232,, and visit

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Keep America Beautiful Demonstrates Tri-Sector Partnership, Appoints Seven New Members to National Board of Directors

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Representatives from Corporations, Foundations, and Associated Nonprofits Join Nonprofit Board

STAMFORD, CONN., USA, January 19, 2021 / — Keep America Beautiful® (KAB), the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, recently elected seven individuals, including affiliate representation, foundation leadership, and senior executives from partner companies, for a three-year term to its 31-member national board of directors. The appointed individuals embody the organization’s tri-sector model for social good in which businesses, nonprofits, and others work together to champion environmentally-healthy, socially-connected, and economically-sound communities.

“Keep America Beautiful is thrilled to add the experience, expertise, and broad perspectives of this year’s class to our board of directors,” said Helen Lowman, PhD, Keep America Beautiful President and CEO. “These skilled individuals bring to our organization experience from grassroots, corporate, and foundation partnerships that demonstrate alignment to our mission."

New representatives on the Keep America Beautiful Board of Directors include:
• Kathleen Clancy, Solution Engineer at ESRI
• Maia Corbitt, Director of Advocacy & Mission Giving at Garver, Black, Hilyard Family Foundation
• Brian Garofalow, Chief Marketing Officer at Igloo Products Corp
• Suzanne Kho, Executive Director of Keep Texas Beautiful
• Gardner Loulan, RETREET
• Daniel Steen, Vice President, Liability, American Property Casualty Insurance Association
• Mamie Sutphin, Director, Community Engagement Programs, Reynolds American, Inc.

“At Igloo, I’ve enjoyed learning more about KAB over the last few years [through our partnership] while leading our team on our mission of becoming the most environmentally responsible cooler company in the world,” said Igloo’s Brian Garofalow. “Thanks to Helen and KAB, Igloo [was] able to participate in a first-of-its-kind recycling study with post-consumer resins and insulation.”

"I look forward to working with the Keep America Beautiful team to push data-driven solutions that reach the goals of ending litter, improving recycling, and beautifying communities,” said Maia Corbitt of the Garver, Black, Hilyard Family Foundation.

The Keep America Beautiful Board of Directors is currently led by Chair Steve Russell; Vice-Chair Kanika Greenlee of Keep Atlanta Beautiful Commission; Secretary Yumi Clevenger-Lee of Nestle Water North America; and Treasurer Tom Waldeck of Keep Phoenix Beautiful. For a complete list of the Keep America Beautiful National Board of Directors, click here.

About Keep America Beautiful

Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful strives to End Littering, Improve Recycling, and Beautify America’s Communities. We believe everyone has a right to live in a clean, green, and beautiful community, and shares a responsibility to contribute to that vision.

The Keep America Beautiful Model for Change – steeped in education, research, and behavioral science – is the cornerstone of Keep America Beautiful. We empower generations of community and environmental stewards with volunteer programs, hands-on experiences, educational curricula, practical advice, and other resources. The organization is driven by the work and passion of more than 650 Keep America Beautiful affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the collaborative support of corporate partners, social and civic service organizations, academia, municipalities, elected officials, and individuals. Join us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Donate and take action at


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Comedian Lori Hamilton returns to Online@theSpaceUK January 8-21 2021 to share Corporate Knobs

Project Spudway and Corporate Knobs promotion piece for Jan 8-21, 2021 shows by Lori Hamilton

Lori Hamilton, Comedian/Creator, with show on January 8-21, 2021 at

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Lori Hamilton, Comedian/Creator/Performer, Corporate Knobs

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Corporate Knobs, Sponsored by “Company” Landalor Industries, by Lori Hamilton

Join her for an inside look into the comedic side of the corporate world

Hamilton’s performance as Prenderghast is excellent and her characterisation of other roles is very funny.”

— Donna M Day, North End West UK

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, January 19, 2021 / — Lori Hamilton has partnered with theSpaceUK for the 2021 season of Online@theSpaceUK, streaming now, to present one of her most timely and inciteful shows yet. The Corporate Knobs is a comedy variety show that gives you the TRUTH about work life. From How to Be a Bad Manager, Guess the HR Outcome, Real World Job Descriptions and Cat Co-Workers, you’ll see the hilarious and very real world of life in Corporate America. &

Hamilton is happy to participate in the project and enjoys bringing a smile to peoples’ faces, “It’s exciting to see people enjoying my shows.”

Project Spudway is also featured in the festival as well. This short is a continuation of her short film project, Potato Family, with illustrator and animator Montana Hall. It features lessons from Project Runway told through the eyes of animated potatoes. You’ll see the first episode featuring fashion guru Christian Siriano’s explanation of why we should design for all body types, not just the skinny French fry. Yams and hashbrowns add colour and flavour to the spud-tactic design show, complete with outtakes!

Hamilton joined theSpaceUK for their online festival in August to present her live, one-woman variety show The Silly and Unnecessary Variety Show , which can now be viewed online.

Her two shows have garnered a lot of attention for both their humor and the important messages that are striking a chord with audiences during these uncertain times. In addition to being chosen for the 2021 Online@theSpaceUK festival, both films have also recently been selected for The Best Shorts Competition.

Press Reviews

Hamilton’s performance as Prenderghast is excellent and her characterisation of other roles is very funny.”
-North West End UK

“Brilliant work … comical … inspirational”
– Atlanta Press

“…one heck of an actress – the girl could dance … this girl could sing too.”
– Go Go Magazine, Denver


About Lori…
Lori grew up just outside of Northern California and attended UCLA, where she studied Linguistics and
Modern British Drama. She studied Opera at The Juilliard School, New England Conservatory and
Mannes College of Music. After a singing with the Boston Symphony and the Atlanta Opera, she went
on to do comedy, writing and performing. Lori has written and produced over 150 short films, created
and performed four one-woman shows, including a much-lauded tour with the National New Play
Festival in the United States. Her talents have earned her 43 awards for creative and writing excellence,
including 5 Best of Shows. Her cats did not help at all, although they take credit for providing with her
constant, much-needed supervision. To see more of her work, visit .

About the Show…
Online@theSpaceUK has responded to the challenges of COVID-19 by creating an online theatre
festival that runs throughout August. While it can never replace the Edinburgh Festival Fringe,
Online@theSpaceUK is proud and excited to host this new and dynamic work on its platform.

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Agriculture Market Trends Include Agribots For More Productivity And Less Labor

Agriculture Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Impact And Recovery To 2030

Agriculture Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Impact And Recovery To 2030

The Business Research Company’s Agriculture Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Impact and Recovery to 2030

LONDON, GREATER LONDON, UK, January 19, 2021 / — New year, new updates! Our reports have been revised for market size, forecasts, and strategies to take on 2021 after the COVID-19 impact:

Shortage of labor and increasing demand for advanced agriculture tools in many countries is driving the demand for agriculture robots or agribots according to the agriculture market outlook in TBRC’s agriculture market report. Agribots are used in farmlands for pruning, weeding and spraying pesticides and herbicides. They are connected to tractors for spraying water, seeds, pesticides, nutrients and harvesting. For instance, Energid Citrus Picking Robot System picks an orange every two seconds from a tree, thus enhancing productivity and thereby limiting the need for agricultural labor.
Some of the companies providing agribots for effective and efficient productivity in agriculture are Small Robot Company, Naio Technologies, EarthSense, HETO Agrotechnics, Harvest Automation, PrecisionHawk, and BoniRob.

The agriculture market consists of sales of agriculture and related services by entities (organizations, sole traders and partnerships) that provide agriculture and related services such as animal and crop produce and other support services. Agriculture involves the cultivation of plants, and animal and bird rearing for food, fabrics, fibers, biofuel, medicinal and other products used to sustain and enhance human life. This market also includes horticulture and aquaculture. This market excludes proceeds from captive (internal) consumption of the agriculture and forest produce for further processing. The agriculture market is segmented into animal produce, crop production, and rural activities.

The global agriculture market size is expected to grow from $9.60 trillion in 2020 to $10.18 trillion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6%. Agriculture market research shows that the growth is mainly due to the companies rearranging their operations and recovering from the COVID-19 impact, which had earlier led to restrictive containment measures involving social distancing, remote working, and the closure of commercial activities that resulted in operational challenges. The market is expected to reach $13.13 trillion in 2025 at a CAGR of 7%.

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General Crop Farming Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Impact and Recovery to 2030

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STP ComplianceEHS (STP) announces the release of its recently updated EHS audit protocol for Great Britain

Latest EHS Regulations Updates Assist Companies to Achieve EHS Compliance

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, January 18, 2021 / — STP ComplianceEHS (STP) announces the release of its recently updated EHS audit protocol for Great Britain. This audit protocol, which covers relevant national EHS requirements, was previously updated in October 2018. The regulatory date for the current release is October 2020.

Leading companies around the world use IAPC EHS audit protocols to understand the scope of their EHS regulatory obligations and rapidly collect, share, archive, and export audit findings in a cost-effective manner. IAPC EHS audit protocols are focused on those national (plus, in some cases, regional or provincial) EHS requirements that have site-specific application for manufacturing operations. As a leading EHS management consulting firm with a global network of experienced EHS teaming partners, STP has in-depth knowledge and technical expertise of local/regional EHS requirements.

STP maintains leading-edge EHS audit protocols for more than 50 jurisdictions. The protocol documents are written in English and are available in MS Word, Adobe Acrobat, and Excel formats, as well as through STP’s web-based portal or can be integrated into an existing company platform. Using the protocols’ custom templates and advanced functionality features, auditors can easily track audit findings and manage data over time to improve compliance, risk management, and safety performance. In addition, STP’s formatting is compatible with leading risk management and sustainability platform providers.

Highlights of selected new legislation:

European Union

Great Britain withdrew from the European Union January 2020. As of the date of this release, this protocol covers requirements applicable until the end of the transition period, December 31, 2020, and requirements applicable as of January 1, 2021. As of January 1, 2021, European Union law applies in Great Britain as retained EU law as amended by the UK law. European Union laws, including regulations, apply in Great Britain directly until the end of the transition period; all new regulations are listed below.

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/2066 of 19 December 2018 on the Monitoring and Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions lays down rules for the monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and activity data. It applies to emissions and activity data occurring from 1 January 2021.

The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Order 2020, S.I. No. 1265, 2020 establishes
a new emissions trading scheme covering greenhouse gas emissions from power and heat generation, energy intensive industries, and aviation. The scheme will be called the UK Emissions Trading Scheme or UK ETS. It is the successor, in the UK, to the EU Emissions Trading System.

Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 on Persistent Organic Pollutants addresses requirements, restrictions and prohibitions pertaining to the placement on the market, and the management of wastes, relating to persistent organic pollutants and subject to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants. It repealed and replaced Regulation (EC) No. 850/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on Persistent Organic Pollutants as of 14 July 2019.

The REACH etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 amends legislation in the field of chemicals, in particular Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 Concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and Establishing a European Chemicals Agency. They also make minor amendments to legislation relating to the disposal of polychlorinated biphenyls and other dangerous substances, and the rules of the First-tier Tribunal’s General Regulatory Chamber.

REACH etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 were made in exercise of the powers conferred by section 8(1) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act in order to address failures of retained EU law to operate effectively and other deficiencies arising from the withdrawal of
the United Kingdom from the European Union. They were also made in exercise of the powers conferred by section 8C of that Act to implement and deal with matters arising out of or related to the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland in the EU Withdrawal Agreement.

Northern Ireland

Requirements applicable in Northern Ireland were added to this protocol and are listed below. Planning Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 sets forth conditions for land development.

Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017 set forth requirements for developments that require environmental impact assessment.

Pollution Prevention and Control (Industrial Emissions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 set forth requirements for environmental permitting (pollution prevention and control). Water and Sewerage Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 concerns the control of discharges of regulated substances to public sewers.

The Private Water Supplies Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017 transpose Council Directive 98/83/EC on the Quality of Water Intended for Human Consumption and Council Directive 2013/51/ EURATOM Laying Down Requirements for the Protection of the Health of the General Public with Regard to Radioactive Substances in Water Intended for Human Consumption. The Regulations set forth requirements for water standards, risk assessments and surveys and prescribe requirements for water wholesomeness and exceedance of specified parameters. The Regulations also deal with monitoring of private water supplies.

Hazardous Waste Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 set out the regime for the control and tracking of the movement of hazardous waste.

Fire Safety Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010 require that employers must take into account employees’ capabilities in regards to fire safety and the presence of dangerous substances when entrusting tasks to them.

Fire and Rescue Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 establishes provisions for assessments to identify risks associated with harm caused by fire, and the review of those assessments. It also makes provisions about fire safety in relevant premises.

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Scrapping Your Old Car: The What, Why, and How

Learn why scrapping your old car may be the best option for you

FAIRLESS HILLS, PA, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2021 / — There comes a time when the amount of money invested into keeping your beloved vehicle running cannot be justified. The countless repairs get more expensive than payments for a new car and you no longer consider your car “reliable”. Your car may be barely passing inspection, or not passing at all. No one will buy your car in this state, so what can you do? The easiest answer would be to sell your car for scrap. There is still value in the various elements of scrap cars – metal, motors, tires, and airbags. There are a few things you must take care of when preparing to scrap your car.

1. The benefits of scrapping an old car

Junk car recycling may put extra money in your wallet while also ridding yourself of your undesirable vehicle. Recycling scrap metal is also much better for the environment. Instead of mining for new materials, already existing materials can be reused. This is also a much cheaper alternative, proving to be better for the economy. A car sitting in a landfill is of no use to any manufacturer, but a recycled car can be used for a wide array of products. Overall, there really are no downsides to scrapping your old and worn out car, especially if you have been planning on getting and can afford a new car to replace it.

2. Clean out your car

Do a thorough search of your vehicle and gather all your personal belongings, searching especially for those of much value to you that may have been misplaced. If your gas tank is relatively full, make sure to use it up if possible, and if not, you can siphon the gas or even just remove the entire gas tank. Some scrapyards will charge an extra fee to remove the gas tank or won’t even accept your car if the gas tank is full. You may also need to empty out the oil and transmission fluid as well. Also make sure to remove your license plate(s). Some states require you to return license plates upon canceling your car’s registration.

3. Remove valuable, salvageable, or unnecessary parts and sell them separately, if possible

If certain parts of your car are still in relatively good shape, they can be sold separately from the car itself. These valuable parts include the catalytic converter, alternator, windows, tires, rims, and airbags. Some scrapping companies require you to remove all non-metal parts of the vehicle, stripping it down just to its metal frame. Some also will charge you an extra fee to dispose of the battery, so it might be a good idea to remove it beforehand and even sell it if it is still in good condition. These guidelines will vary from company to company.

4. Fill out the necessary paperwork

It is probably a good idea to transfer the title over to the scrapyard you are selling to, as this is how the car is legally transferred to another owner meaning that you would no longer be liable for the vehicle. This is not always necessary, but is usually the safest plan. In addition to this, notify the DMV and also cancel your car’s insurance. Let them know that this car will is no longer in service. The next step is to find a scrap metal yard that will give you a fair price for your vehicle. You probably don't have to go far to find reputable scrap metal recycling in PA, NJ, or DE especially because of the proximity to Philadelphia and New York City.

5. Bring your car to the scrapyard

Once you find a reputable dealer who can scrap your car, fill out the necessary paperwork to get everything in order with them, making sure to get a proper quote, too. Once this is done, you can either drive your car to the scrapyard or get it towed. Some companies offer their own complimentary towing service that you can take advantage of. It would be wise to use a company that uses environmentally friendly and sustainable practices to bring more benefits to the process of scrapping your car. If you are in the Philadelphia area, you should have no problem finding the right scrap yard in PA.

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The combination of Velodyne’s lidar technology with our unique pre-processing software engine makes building applications for 3D lidar easier than ever!”

— Raul Bravo, President and co-founder of Outsight

PARIS, FRANCE, January 15, 2021 / — Outsight, specialist in 3D spatial intelligence, and Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR, VLDRW), provider of intelligent lidar solutions, today announced they have strengthened their collaboration by developing technologies key for smart cities and smart machines, including mobile robots and autonomous vehicles. This initiative builds on the companies’ partnership, announced in June 2020, to improve the analysis and management of people flow and assets in large crowded environments.

In just a few months, Outsight has grown rapidly by integrating new features into its Velodyne lidar-based processing solutions that enable systems to perceive, understand and interact with their surroundings in real time. To facilitate user adoption of these solutions, Outsight and Velodyne have strengthened their collaboration. With a new generation of software pre-processing engine, connected to Velodyne’s sensors, Outsight offers a unique level of simplicity, cost, efficiency and versatility.

Outsight has developed its drivers and interfaces with Velodyne’s lidar sensors for their combination of high-resolution 3D perception, long range and broad vertical field of view. Outsight is using Velodyne’s surround-view portfolio, including Alpha Prime™, Ultra Puck™, Puck™ and HDL-32E, which allow machines to operate autonomously and safely in diverse environments, without human intervention. Outsight’s 3D pre-processing engine with Velodyne lidar sensors can be used in several fields including logistics, agriculture, construction, public safety, and waste retrieval.

The strengthened partnership between the companies follows the successful deployment of Outsight’s technology at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport of the ADP group to provide accurate real-time monitoring of people flow while preserving private data.

According to Raul Bravo, President and co-founder of Outsight, "Our partnership with Velodyne has enabled us to step up and expand our application of lidar technology. The combination of Velodyne’s lidar technology with our unique pre-processing software engine makes building applications for 3D lidar easier than ever. Our common customers, integrators and solution providers, can then accelerate time to market while decreasing product development costs.”

According to Matthias Krause, General Manager of DGWorld, “Our strategic alliance and partnership with Outsight and Velodyne Lidar has proven its strength and accelerated our own product development to become a game changer for many industries. We are excited to see how our cooperation will continue to change the way of how mobile robots predict and interact with their environment, leading the next industrial revolution.”

Award-Winning Technology

In less than a year, Outsight has successfully designed and industrialized this new generation of lidar processing solutions, which has been the subject of 60 patent applications.

Outsight innovation won many awards, including the prestigious Best of CES Innovation Award in Las Vegas as it’s the youngest company ever to have won the Prism Award by the world leaders in photonics and lasers. Outsight has already attracted the largest organizations and equipment manufacturers in the automotive, aeronautics and security-surveillance markets, including Faurecia and Safran.

Velodyne has also achieved many notable awards, including a Best of What’s New award in 2020 from Popular Science, a 2020 Innovation Award from Silicon Valley Robotics and Hardware Supplier of the Year at the 2020 TU-Automotive awards.

Today, as lidar technology matures, partnerships such as the one between Outsight and Velodyne are important to promote the use and the massive adoption of these new technologies.

About Outsight
Outsight develops real-time 3D LiDAR perception solutions.

Our mission is to make LiDAR-based Spatial Intelligence become Plug & Play, so it can be used by so it can be used by application developers, in any market. Using any LiDAR with our pre-processing capabilities allows Smart Machines and Smart Cities to achieve an unprecedented level of understanding of their environment.

We believe that accelerating the adoption of LiDAR technology with easy-to-use and scalable pre-processing will highly contribute to create transformative solutions and products that will make a Smarter and Safer World.

About Velodyne Lidar
Velodyne Lidar (Nasdaq: VLDR, VLDRW) ushered in a new era of autonomous technology with the invention of real-time surround view lidar sensors. Velodyne is the first public pure-play lidar company and is known worldwide for its broad portfolio of breakthrough lidar technologies. Velodyne’s revolutionary sensor and software solutions provide flexibility, quality and performance to meet the needs of a wide range of industries, including autonomous vehicles, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), robotics, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), smart cities and security. Through continuous innovation, Velodyne strives to transform lives and communities by advancing safer mobility for all.

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SurfCleaner announces distribution partnership with UltraTech International Inc.

UltraTech and SurCleaner partnership

SurfCleaner and UltraTech partnership

SurfCleaner, the producer of the world’s first Hybrid Oil Skimmer separator, announced its distribution partnership with UltraTech International Inc.

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN/USA, January 15, 2021 / — SurfCleaner, the producer of the world’s first hybrid oil skimmer separator, announced its distribution partnership with UltraTech International Inc., a leader in the environmental compliance industry. The companies aim to enable oil refineries across the world to perform continuous and automatic removal of surface pollution while reducing CO2 and VOC (volatile organic compounds) emissions by up to 95%.

To accomplish this goal, the Swedish-based clean water technology company and the Florida-based pioneer of spill containment products offer a patented solution which uniquely combines the oil skimmer and the oil separator functions, creating a new product category.

The technology empowers refineries to recover and re-use 100% of the slops from the refining process due to the water content in the recovered oil being less than 0.5%. Additionally, the solution protects the environment with its continuous operation principle, which prevents pollutants from accumulating on the water surface and thus drastically reducing CO2 and VOC emissions.

With SurfCleaner’s separation capacity of up to 8㎥ per hour and a maximum flow capacity of 50㎥ per hour, wastewater management becomes more efficient and effective. Self-adjusting and automatic, the SurfCleaner reduces operating costs by eliminating the need for manual adjustment and minimizing downtime required for maintenance. With the ATEX certification for Zone 0, the SurfCleaner is suitable for working in the most extreme & hazardous conditions.
UltraTech will be the exclusive distributor of SurfCleaner in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Libya.

"Our partnership with SurfCleaner brings the perfect complement to our spill containment product line. UltraTech has always been known for innovative technology and product development, so the SurfCleaner makes an outstanding addition because it is unique and the most innovative product of its kind."
Mark Shaw, CEO, UltraTech

“The partnership with UltraTech means a lot to us and is the start of a great journey. SurfCleaner makes it possible to reduce CO2 and VOC emissions from refineries and industries. This partnership makes it possible to reach markets, people and companies all over the world. Together we can contribute to a positive and sustainable impact on the environment.”
Mikael Andersson, CEO, SurfCleaner

About UltraTech
UltraTech International, Inc. was formed in 1993 with one goal in mind: to create the world’s finest offering of spill containment and spill response products. Since then, its vision has expanded into additional product categories including oilfield spill containment, bioremediation, stormwater management and facility protection that represent over 400 unique products.

About SurfCleaner
SurfCleaner AB is a privately owned company based in Stockholm, Sweden. We design, develop, manufacture and sell the world’s first skimmer separator hybrids for 100% removal, separation and recovery of oil, diesel, petrol, plastics, sludge, debris, and more.

Additional technical information
The one-of-a-kind technology behind SurfCleaner combines variations in inflow velocity and direction with gravimetric separation, making the oil-water separation process very efficient. The SurfCleaner product automatically adapts the inflow depending on the thickness of the oil, which lets companies clean up spills ranging from light fractions to thick crude oil.

Product facts:
• Unique gravimetric separation technology
• Separates and concentrates oil – from thin to thick surface layers
• Separation capacity: 1,000-8,000 liters/hour of pure oil
• Recovers oil with a water content of <0.5%
• Operates automatically with no manual supervision
• Handles solids up to 130 mm in diameter
• Can be easily installed into existing systems
• Has minimal mechanical wear – low service and maintenance costs
• Requires no pump, no powerpack, no hydraulics, no pneumatics

SurfCleaner, the producer of the world’s first Hybrid Oil Skimmer Separator, is a privately owned company based in Stockholm, Sweden. We design, develop and manufacture Skimmer Separator Hybrids for 100% removal, separation and recovery of oil, petrol, plastics, sludge, debris for refineries and marine ports.

Mikael Andersson
+46 70 515 26 00
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Oilfield Water Markets Conference Reopens For Registration With New Dates In May 2021

The postponed Oilfield Water Markets Conference will return May 12-13, 2020 in Frisco, Texas. Online registration is now open.

FORT WORTH, TX, USA, January 13, 2021 / — The first multi-day oilfield water markets conference, originally planned for 2020, has been rescheduled to May 12-13, 2021.

Join hundreds of decision-makers at The Hyatt Regency Frisco for a unique opportunity to learn, share, and connect around the key marketplace themes that are reshaping the competitive landscape in the full-cycle oilfield water management business.

Conference Website

Attendees will experience a thoughtful agenda and plenty of networking opportunities. A limited number of event sponsors will gain access to decision-makers that run market-leading midstream, service, and E&P companies at this event.

Originally planned for 2020 but delayed due to Covid, the Oilfield Water Markets 2021 Conference will continue the important discussion that began during three sold out single-day events hosted by Oilfield Water Connection in 2019 and 2020.

“We are excited about getting back to business and gathering in person again with the industry’s top minds,” Oilfield Water Connection co-founders Pete Cook and Joseph Triepke said in a joint statement. “As the industry optimistically gets back to work in 2021, there is so much to talk about. We look forward to safely hosting a productive live conference for produced water leaders at a terrific venue in May 2021.”

Registration for the event comes with a Covid guarantee, which eliminates risk for participants should the pandemic unexpectedly force a cancellation or postponement this year.

This will be a one-of-a-kind opportunity for industry leaders to connect around the future of the multi-billion dollar addressable market surrounding the oilfield water molecule. The agenda will paint perspective around the key trends influencing business risk and opportunity as the water sector emerges from the worst shale downturn in history.

Our events are recognized for gathering senior-level executives, investors, analysts, and business development / procurement managers to explore cutting edge topics in the oilfield water management marketplace (spanning both capital markets and operations markets).

Just as with past Oilfield Water Connection events, this 2021 conference will usher to stage a fresh line-up of thoughtful speakers who won’t bore you with sales pitches or overly technical talks. Presentations, round-tables, and panel discussions will include voices from leading operators, top analysts, and water midstream / service executives.

To secure your spot to attend or sponsor, please visit: The organizers expect to run out of room for attendance and sponsorship at this conference (Oilfield Water Connection events have consistently sold out in the past) so please reserve your spot soon to get early-bird rates and avoid last minute uncertainty.

The topic agenda for this event is being restructured to fit the current business environment, and it will provide the latest perspectives on the oilfield water sector’s business outlook, procurement themes, forecasting considerations, M&A and capital markets trends, competitive landscape, disposal and recycling developments, and other issues of economic relevance.

“We’d like to thank all the speakers, sponsors and registered attendees who had booked our 2020 Oilfield Water Markets Conference for sticking with us as we’ve set these new dates for the event,” the organizers said. “We are thrilled to have settled on a new timeframe and a great new venue in the DFW area for this important gathering.”

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Peter Cook
Oilfield Water Connection
+1 817-678-8795
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Westech Industrial Ltd. and Badger Meter Announce New Partnership

ModMAG® Electromagnetic flow meter

ModMAG® Electromagnetic flow meter

Effective immediately Westech Industrial is now an authorized distributor of Badger Meter's Industrial Metering technologies throughout Canada

CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA, January 12, 2021 / — Westech Industrial and Badger Meter are excited to announce that Westech Industrial is now an authorized distributor of Badger’s Industrial Metering technologies throughout Canada. The partnership will bring their metering products to a number of industries helping to improve performance, accuracy and keeping system maintenance to a minimum with critical applications.

At Westech quality is the cornerstone of our approach to business and a strong commitment to providing our customers with superior customer service, responsive technical support and rapid product availability. We believe Badger Meter’s outstanding reputation and high standards of reliability and accuracy in their products will help our customers monitor and understand their flow operations—from improving efficiencies to addressing equipment issues before they result in downtime.

About Westech Industrial Inc.
For over fifty years Westech Industrial has been the leading provider of innovative analytical equipment, process control and instrumentation solutions to a wide range of industries to help make their operations more efficient, productive and a safer place to work. Our expertise and product portfolio includes; analytical measurement, biogas solutions, instrumentation, fire and gas solutions, instrument and process valves, variable frequency drives and power solutions.

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About Badger Meters, Inc.
Badger Meter is a leading marketer and innovative manufacturer of products using flow measurement and control technologies that serve water utilities, municipalities, and commercial and industrial customers worldwide. Their highly accurate and dependable flow control and measurement solutions leverage one of the broadest, technology-rich portfolios in the industry aimed at optimizing mechanical and electrical flow metering applications worldwide.

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Bonnie Cullen
+1 403-259-9721
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