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Saft launches advanced remote monitoring solution for industrial nickel batteries

YASMINA OUARI - 04-mars-2020 14:26:07
March 2020 – Saft has launched Intelli-Connect™, a powerful digital monitoring solution that allows battery fleet operators to remotely monitor the condition of a limitless number of nickel-technology batteries.  Ideal for scattered and isolated sites, Intelli-Connect™ features advanced State of Charge and State of Health proprietary algorithms that display real-time status of the batteries condition based on measured temperature, current, voltage, and electrolyte level. Operators can log in locally or via a web app to review data, graphs and charts. The solution allows operators to shift from time-based to condition-based battery maintenance, which saves operational expenses with 75 percent fewer site visits. Capital expenditure is also optimized as batteries are only replaced when needed. With nickel batteries already providing a long and reliable lifetime, Intelli-Connect further reduces their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).  According to Olivier Amiel, Saft Marketing Director, “Saft experts developed the Intelli-Connect algorithm using our 100 years of experience of nickel-technology batteries in the field. The solution helps customers plan their maintenance activities more efficiently and maximize the lifetime of their batteries.” Data collected by Intelli-Connect is stored and analyzed in the highly secure Microsoft Azure cloud solution – also used by major industrial high-tech companies such as Total – which offers data encryption and cybersecurity. The monitoring device provides three modes of connection: LAN connection (Ethernet), 2G/3G modem, and satellite modem to offer instant access to data from anywhere.  Saft’s experts can provide additional services by analyzing the data collected to help optimize battery life. For example, if the battery room overheats, they will advise operators to reduce the temperature. Or if the temperature is not homogenous throughout a battery string, they will suggest parameter adjustments. These experts can also use Intelli-Connect to detect a charging voltage that could cause overconsumption of electrolyte.      For more information on Intelli-Connect, click here and watch our video. About Saft   Saft specializes in advanced technology battery solutions for industry, from the design and development to the production, customization and service provision. For 100 years, Saft’s longer-lasting batteries and systems have provided critical safety applications, back-up power and propulsion for our customers. Our innovative, safe and reliable technology delivers high performance on land, at sea, in the air and in space. Saft is powering industry and smarter cities, while providing critical back-up functionality in remote and harsh environments from the Arctic Circle to the Sahara Desert. Saft is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Total, a leading international oil and gas company and a major player in low-carbon energies. We energize the world.  www.saftbatteries.com                ###   Press Contacts   Saft  Karen Hollington, Corporate communications manager Tel.: +33 1 58 63 16 60, e-mail: karen.hollington@saftbatteries.com Dominique le Baron, Industrial standby communication manager                                                            Tel.: +33 1 58 63 16 73 , e-mail: dominique.lebaron@saftbatteries.com  TopLine Comms: Andrew Bartlett, Tel.: +44 207 580 6502, e-mail: andrew@toplinecomms.com  Clapp Communications: Karen Robinson, Tel.: +1-410-561-8886, e-mail: krobinson@clapp360.com  

Bostik to start its first production of flooring system in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in partnership with Gerflor Middle East

YASMINA OUARI - 05-févr.-2020 12:29:17
Saudi Arabia –February 5th 2020, Bostik, an Arkema company, and Gerflor Middle East celebrated their partnership through the signature of a manufacturing and distribution agreement and the kick-off event of the first production of Bostik flooring range in Saudi Arabia.  Thanks to the localization of Bostik Wall & Floor systems, Bostik and Gerflor will support the development of their customers in the region, with a complete offer, providing high standards quality solutions, technical and logistic services. Bostik and Gerflor Middle East ambitions stand within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Vision 2030, to be a pioneer and model of excellence in their field of expertise. Gerflor is a global leader in manufacturing and marketing decorative and sustainable flooring solutions and wall finishes, with an established footprint in Saudi Arabia and the broader Middle East. Gerflor develops specific flooring and wall solutions to meet every indoor market application need in housing, healthcare, education, sport and hospitality. Gerflor Group is an official partner of the International Handball Federation and the International Volleyball Federation.  “Gerflor Middle East is excited to join its forces with Bostik. Gerflor Middle East has been serving the wall and floor industry since 1977. The combination of Gerflor and Bostik expertise will enable us to complete our offer with high standard quality solutions, creating new opportunities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” - Mohamad Al Bassam, Executive Director Gerflor Middle East “Global leader in the wall and floor preparation and adhesives systems, Bostik launched a new initiative One Flooring Range with the ambition to supply solutions that are tailor-made to the professionals and consumers’ needs. The partnership between Bostik and Gerflor Middle East is part of the strategic development of Bostik to expand and localize its business in the Middle East.” - Morgan Malecotte, Global Steering Unit Director, Wall & Floor System Bostik Founded in 1889, Bostik is a leading global adhesive specialist in construction, consumer and industrial markets. For more than a century, it has been developing innovative adhesive solutions that are smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape daily lives.   “Arkema Group has been supplying the oil and gas, petrochemicals and construction markets of Saudi Arabia for more than 30 years and has developed strong relationships with key customers. With this partnership, Arkema will further strengthen its presence in the Kingdom” - Abdelkader Kadri, CEO Arkema Middle East. With Bostik and Gerflor strong expertise in the Flooring segment, this partnership will combine two organizations that are highly complementary and will support customers’ development in this region. Contact:  Redha Salaouatchi  Business Manager MEA  Bostik Construction & Consumer  Tel: +971555126941 Email:   Redha.salaouatchi@bostik.com

Gulfood 2020 focused on “Rethinking Food”, France’s opportunity to launch Taste France

Sarah Benyoub - 23-janv.-2020 08:12:44
Gulfood 2020 focused on “Rethinking Food”, France’s opportunity to launch Taste France    • 4 French pavilions specialized in World Food, Dairy, Meat & Poultry, Beverages  • 80 French companies unified under “Taste France” From February 16th to 20th 2020, DWTC   United Arab Emirates, 22 January 2020 – Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will be supporting business opportunities between French producers and importers, key buyers and food industry experts visiting Gulfood. This year, 80 French exhibitors will be part of Gulfood, the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade exhibition. This show will be the opportunity to announce the international launch of France’s F&B dedicated brand: Taste France.   Within France global commitment to share French way of life, Taste France aims to specifically promote F&B products worldwide. French gastronomy quality is recognized all over the world; Taste France takes a step further by gathering F&B industry players around their common interests. From the perspective of claiming a joint identity for all French F&B companies while promoting the diversity of their products besides their ability to innovate, Taste France also strengthens the approach of the French offering by communicating on conviviality and sharing principles.   Thanks to their genuine and reachable products, French exhibiting companies will be gathered around strong values: excellence, diversity and authenticity. Gulfood 25th edition focused on “Rethinking food” issue is a relevant opportunity to internationally launch such an  innovative brand, where key actors meet to discuss the industry challenges of the next decade.    Christophe Lecourtier, Business France’s CEO, commented: “I am extremely proud to launch our new brand Taste France here in Dubai at the dawning of Expo 2020, the first World Expo ever held in the region, that tends to cement Dubai’s legacy to empower future generations. France has been a partner of Gulfood since its beginning in 1987 and I have to admit that the global dimension of this show that kept growing ever since firmly influenced our choice to unveil Taste France here in Dubai, as this event perfectly fits with the international ambition of Taste France, which is to unify and promote the whole French Food & Beverages industry.”   During this five-day event, 80 French exhibitors, including 40% of new companies, will highlight their latest trends and products across 4 pavilions dedicated to World Food, Dairy, Meat & Poultry and Beverages. Products highlighted among French pavilions will play with texture and taste and will include organic production besides innovative packagings.   “With the support of French exhibiting companies, I can tell you that we look forward to unveil more about Taste France during the five days of the show”, Lecourtier added.   The UAE and Saudi Arabia are the top importers of all French food and beverages categories, followed by Egypt and Lebanon. Since 2010, a 50 % increase in demand for French F&B products has been recorded in the UAE. The International launch of Taste France on this key location will reinforce already well-established relationships between French and Middle Eastern companies.    Among the 80 French exhibitors:   • 50 exhibitors showcasing world food products in Sheikh Saeed Hall • 12 dairy companies from yogurt and cream to cheese and milk in Hall 1 • 8 Beverages including juices and alcohol-free drinks in Za’abeel 4-6 Hall • 10 meat and poultry producers in Hall 3    The French Pavilion is supported by the following regions: Bretagne Commerce International (West of France), DEV’UP Centre Val de Loire (Center of France) and Hauts de France (North of France).   About BUSINESS FRANCE: Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program.   For more info, feel free to contact: Miryem Oukas Head of Communications – Middle East Mobile : +971 (0)55 478 32 15  Mail : miryem.oukasmessidi@businessfrance.fr    Social Media:    Account Most common used hashtags Twitter: @BF_MiddleEast                 @BF_Food                @BF_Agrotech #FrenchFood #FrenchBeverages #FrenchF&B #TasteFrance           

Sterilization of medical devices by ethylene oxide

Sarah Benyoub - 15-janv.-2020 11:48:57
  Sterilization of medical devices by ethylene oxide A new range of EO sterilizers  United Arab Emirates  January 8, 2020 - The market of single-use medical devices shows steady growth over the past 10 years. Experts say this fast-growing trend is far from over. Medical practices using disposable devices move sterilization upstream as a result, from healthcare facilities to the industry. It is estimated that 50% of all MD in the world are sterilized by ethylene oxide (EO) gas.  SOLSTEO is a French company that manufactures state-of-the-art industrial EO sterilizers. SOLSTEO is a member of the ISO technical committee that developed the ISO 11135 norms. They also contribute to other work groups of experts who share knowledge on EO sterilization process (e.g. parametric release, EO residuals). SOLSTEO delivered to a Dubai factory the largest EO sterilizer of 86m3 in the Gulf region. In January 2020, SOLSTEO is very pleased to announce the placing on the market of a new range of EO sterilizers, starting with UNISTE 411. This model is designed with standard technical specifications to meet the requirements of industrial OE sterilization and to guarantee compliance with EU & ISO standards. UNISTE 411 has a loading capacity of 11m3 and integrates a gas treatment system: an acid scrubber. It is a great alternative for customers looking for high-quality European machines with competitive prices. Pierre Bouché, General Manager & Associate Director says: “We enjoy excellent reputation in Europe as leading manufacturer of industrial EO. Our company culture is focused on custom-designing our solutions to make sure that our machines adjust perfectly to each individual setting. In this respect, UNISTE is a milestone for our company because it forces us to take another approach to the market. SOLSTEO can now propose robust, but simple, machines able to perform standard sterilization cycles while respecting EU applicable safety regulations (ATEX Directives) and by including a scrubber to add an environmental consideration to the system. We are very pleased and excited to unveil this new range of EO sterilizers in Arab Health 2020. I am personally very confident that it will attract positive attention from investors setting up new factories in Dubai. I am confident that this attraction will not limit to Dubai and UAE but will meet the demand of the Gulf region in general. “ SOLSTEO stand Z2K10 at Arab Health Dubaï 2020.   For further information:   SOLSTEO Pierre Bouché Tel: +33 984 399 622 Web: www.solsteo.com  

French Healthcare Expertise To Be Introduced At Arab Health 2020

Yasmina OUARI - 07-janv.-2020 11:51:13
With over 80 French companies - including 14 new exhibitors - France will once again be participating at the Arab Health 2020 show in Dubai from January 27 to 30 dedicated to the latest innovations in the health sector. Gathered on the French Healthcare pavilion organized by Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, these companies will unveil their latest innovations designed to tackle today’s major challenges.   The sectors with the largest representation on the French pavilions are Diagnostic Equipment, Telemedicine Solutions, Orthopedics and Physiotherapy, Hospital Equipment and Furniture, Hospital Risk Prevention and Management and Hospital Hygiene.   The French medical sector - an international reference France is renowned worldwide for its industrial, scientific and medical expertise. The medical devices sector comprises more than 1,300 companies, 92% of which are SMEs, with sales on the French market of nearly €30 billion. In total, 85,000 people are employed in the sector in France. (Source: Snitem). France is the 2nd largest European market for medical devices and the 5th largest in the world. (Source: MedTech Europe).   French medical innovations are recognized around the world Innovation is the core strategy of French medical device companies; more than half of them have an R&D activity, and 13% are devoted solely to R&D. France’s expertise is based on national research centers that are renowned for their innovative capacity, as well as on competitiveness clusters and universities, that place it among the leaders in health research worldwide. In 2019, SCIMAGO ranked INSERM as the 2nd best research institute in the health sector worldwide. France is also in 5th position worldwide for the filing of European and international patents in the medical devices sector.   French expertise that can be exported In 2018, France’s exports of medical devices reached €7.5 billion, an increase of 2.2%. More than half of these sales were destined for Europe. France’s main customers are the United States, Germany and the Netherlands. France accounts for 3.4% of global exports of medical devices. (Sources : French Customs, UN Comtrade).   French companies at the show The 80 French companies and our regional partners Lille Eurasanté, Dev Up and CCI Nouvelle Aquitaine, will be present in 2 Halls: • Hall Zabeel 2 for “Medical equipment & devices” companies  • Sheikh Rashid Hall for “Orthopedics & physiotherapy/rehabilitation” companies   Stands to watch: SOLSTEO : The market of single-use medical devices shows steady growth over the past 10 years. Experts say this fast-growing trend is far from over. Medical practices using disposable devices move sterilization upstream as a result, from healthcare facilities to the industry. It is estimated that 50% of all MD in the world are sterilized by ethylene oxide (EO) gas.    SOLSTEO is a French company that manufactures state-of-the-art industrial EO sterilizers. SOLSTEO is a member of the ISO technical committee that developed the ISO 11135 norms. They also contribute to other work groups of experts who share knowledge on EO sterilization process (e.g. parametric release, EO residuals).   TECHNO CONCEPT : the designer and manufacturer of specialist medical devices used in Physical Medicine and Neurorehabilitation. TECHNO CONCEPT, a true "Made In France" startup, with a unique know-how resulting from 15 years of research in neurosciences, launched Vibramoov in 2016, an innovative therapeutic solution to treat motor disorders in patients who have suffered neurological damage.   EVOLUCARE TECHNOLOGIES : the French Healthcare IT company, leader in the development of medical information systems. The Group is offering a wide range of services satisfying the clinical, operational and financial needs of all healthcare institutions and facilities. WANDERCRAFT :French company that has pioneered realistic and autonomous walking exoskeletons. Wandercraft’s team works at the cutting edge of walking robotics, in partnership with the leading medical teams and dynamic robotics laboratories in both Europe and USA. In France, Wandercraft works alongside the Kerpape CMRRF and the Centre HOPALE-Jacques Calvé on exoskeleton development, as well as with the Pionsat CMPR APAJH which is investigating clinically, the effects of the exoskeleton on the rehabilitation of the standing and walking exercises. It has received numerous awards and its ambition is supported by prestigious investors.    ______________________________________________________________________________ French healthcare is an innovative initiative, aiming to bring together all the stakeholders in the French healthcare ecosystem (businesses, researchers, French healthcare professionals, etc.) together for them to jointly promote their activities internationally. The French Healthcare collective brand has one ambition: to coordinate a team approach to stimulate the influence of French savoir-faire and healthcare technologies.   ABOUT BUSINESS FRANCE: Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program.    Additional information: Miryem Oukas Messidi Head of Communications – Middle East Mobile: +971 (0)55 478 32 15  Mail : miryem.oukasmessidi@businessfrance.fr 

The French Oil & Gas Industry on display at ADIPEC

YASMINA OUARI - 04-nov.-2019 09:06:54
The French pavilion, organized by Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will gather 44 companies, of which 10 are first time exhibitors, this year at ADIPEC trade show, the world’s 2nd largest event in the O&G sector, from November 11 to 14, 2019.    France’s exhibiting companies will represent every part of the sector, showcasing all the expertise and quality of French know-how when it comes to equipment and fittings for oil and gas, exploration, production and processing of hydrocarbons, as well as services and consulting to companies, and new technologies.   For the first time at ADIPEC, Business France is launching an award competition to showcase the latest and most advanced French technologies leading the industry into the future of Oil & Gas: sustainabilty, digitalization, efficiency, to reward and celebrate the companies that contribute to embed innovation into every part of the Oil & Gas operations. The selection will be made by leading members of the O&G Industry in the Middle East : ADNOC, TOTAL, TROUVAY CAUVIN, EVOLEN, IFPen. The most innovative and promising French company will be granted by an award ceremony, on November 12th at 4 P.M. on the French pavilion – located Hall 9 (9256).   The French Oil & Gas service and supply sector developed a global footprint with more than 90% of its turnover generated by exports. Becoming one of the world’s leading exporter with Norway and the United Kingdom, this remarkable performance has been achieved through the high level of technical expertise of French companies. Sustained by ambitious programmes, French companies tend to invest significantly in research and development, to guarantee a strong capacity for innovation and meet the needs of an ever more ambitious sector.    Frederic Szabo, Managing Director, Business France Middle East commented : « the oil and gas construction projects planned in the GCC are expected to pledge USD 660 billion by 2025, including USD 29.6 billion for the United Arab Emirates, with USD 3.7 billion injected into the expansion of the Upper Zakum deposit, the 2nd largest in Abu Dhabi and the 4th largest in the world. These are just some of the opportunities prompting French companies to participate in this international exhibition ».   The French position in the O&G is also the result of other factors, especially the role of global players in the energy sector such as Total and Engie, renowned research institutes, IFPen and IFREMER, as well as the existence of several large engineering companies and contractors such as Technip. The French ecosystem is also well represented by major French companies and international leaders in the sector that have been active in the Middle East for the past 80 years and now firmly anchored in the region, such as CGG, Air Liquide and Vallourec.   This year, the French exhibitors at ADIPEC will represent a full range of activities in the sector and put the spotlight on France’s research and technological expertise. The business service and consulting sector will be well represented with companies providing expert skills to tap the full potential of oil and gas fields using 3D models and simulations. Specialized products, equipment and services for the O&G sector will also be introduced : focusing in the treatment of metals and high-performance components for the O&G, the manufacture of industrial valves, oil and marine products in corrosion-resistant alloys, designing and manufacturing pressure transmitters, accident and leak prevention on infrastructures, will all be showing their expertise at ADIPEC.    The French pavilion is organized in partnership with Trouvay Cauvin, specialist in custom-made solutions designed to optimize execution in key project stages, and with the support of Air France. It will be located in Hall 9, stands 9230 to 9239, 9250 to 9258, 9330 to 9340 and 9351 to 9359.   For more info, feel free to contact Business France: Miryem Oukas  Head of Communications – Middle East Mobile: +971 (0)55 478 32 15  Mail : miryem.oukasmessidi@businessfrance.fr     

Arkema to further extend its presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the acquisition of ArrMaz

Rejula ARUN - 09-juil.-2019 13:55:14
United Arab Emirates - On July 1st  2019, Arkema completed the acquisition of ArrMaz, a global leader in specialty surfactants for crop nutrition, mining and infrastructure markets with a strong presence in Saudi Arabia. Thanks to this acquisition, Arkema will support the development of its customers in the region with top quality technical and logistics services.  ArrMaz offers tailored and sustainable solutions for the specific and ever-changing needs of its customers in a variety of industrial markets. In Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, ArrMaz offers a wide range of additives in the mining market to help optimize grade recovery and process performance in mining operations. It operates a new state-of-the-art plant located in Al Jalamid, producing specialty surfactants to support the growth of the Saudi phosphate industry.   “ArrMaz is very excited to be joining forces with Arkema. ArrMaz Gulf Chemicals has been serving the Kingdom’s growing phosphate industry since 2010, and the combination of Arkema’s and ArrMaz expertise will enable us to create new solutions for our valued customers and new opportunities for our dedicated employees in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.” Dave Keselica CEO ArrMaz “Leader in specialty surfactants, we have been active in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since 2014 serving major customers for the domestic market and exporting oilfield chemicals to neighboring countries. This acquisition will boost Arkema position in the region.” stated Jean-Francois Chesneau, Global President of surfactants and additives, Arkema  In the region, Arkema is operating a blending plant and storage in oil additives. More broadly, the Group is involved across the oil and gas value chain, from offshore production to refineries, shipping and sales at the pump. For example, our Rilsan® biobased polyamide 11 and our Kynar® polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) are used in the transportation of oil and gas, and our sulfur-based chemical expertise enables desulfurization in the final step in the refining process. The Group also provides products for the odorization of natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to make them detectable in the event of leaks. Finally, its range of products includes custom solutions for drying and purification with the Siliporite® molecular sieves as well as polymerization initiators such as Luperox® organic peroxides.  “Arkema has been supplying the oil and gas, petrochemicals and construction markets of Saudi Arabia for more than 30 years and has developed strong relationships with key customers. With the acquisition of ArrMaz, Arkema will further strengthen its presence in the Kingdom.” said Abdelkader KADRI – CEO Arkema Middle East With Arkema’s strong expertise in specialty surfactants and formulation, this acquisition will combine two organizations that are highly complementary and will support customers’ development in this region.  A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €8.8 billion in 2018, we employ approximately 20,000 people worldwide and operate in close to 55 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation.  www.arkema.com   CONTACTS Abdelkader Kadri : +971 48 75 17 01 abdelkader.kadri@arkema.com  
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Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program. Founded on January 1, 2015 through a merger between UBIFRANCE and the Invest in France Agency, Business France has 1,500 personnel, both in France and in 70 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners. For further information, please visit:  www.businessfrance.fr Consulting:  Law and regulation Market benchmarking Projects and requests for proposals Contacts : Market prospection Exhibitions and B to B meetings Technologic partnerships Communication : Press and public relations Professional advertisements Commerc

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