Supremely comfortable and cool, if you know that you’ll be in the market for a lightweight

Supremely comfortable and cool, if you know that you’ll be in the market for a lightweight and stiff summer shoe in 2019 then Fizik’s Infinito R1 Knit should be right in the mix, despite the hefty price tag. We’ve seen a few knit-based cycling shoes hit the market in the last couple of years, and we’ve rated a couple highly: the mid-priced Giro Empire E70s and the ultra-premium Scott Road RC Ultimate shoes. Both scored highly in the breathability stakes, while also proving that the far more mouldable nature of a fabric upper section can really improve comfort in pretty much any situation you have in mind. Apart from wet and cold weather… obviously. That’s the downside the Fizik Infinito R1s also share – these shoes are certainly not for winter – but in any other situation they’re an absolute dream to wear. The knit upper is breathable and cool, albeit not as sock-like airy as you might expect. This is my first experience with knit-style shoes, and I have to say I’m slightly surprised that the R1 Knits gave such a well-insulated account of themselves during the autumn season. I could wear them without toe covers into the low/mid...

10 Important Things To Know About Hinges Of Glass Shower Doors

Hinges have the smallest of look but they make the biggest of difference. This beautiful piece is one that has contributed largely to the easy installation and rotation of doors. What this means is that both frameless glass shower doors and framed shower glass doors need the hinge for its opening and closing after installation. A hinge is a bearing mechanism that helps to connect two solid objects together and allows the angle of rotation between the objects. This very important piece can come in either flexible material or as moving components. Hinge joins doors and frames together meaning without them our glass shower doors can’t be installed. Spring hinge is made for the provision of assistance in the opening and closing of the hinge leaves. It applies force to securing a hinge closed or keep it opened. As the name implies a spring is attached giving it a much better functionality. This type although an ancient one is referred to as a two-acting floor hinge because it pivots its openings in the floor and the door frame top. It is not expensive and is mostly used for doors with fewer weights. This hinge has a hollow like shaped cylinder part in which the rotational bearing pre...

Hotel uniforms: 100 percent recycled! | Buzz travel

Hotel chain Room Mate Group has unveiled an important initiative that represents a major step forward in its ambitious eco-sustainability plan. As of today, all Room Mate hotel employees will wear 100% recycled uniforms, made exclusively for the chain by Ecoalf. The company known for giving a second lease of life to what others call waste, has used the highest quality organic cotton to produce these new uniforms, whilst maintaining the same design and comfort as before. Every single part of the uniform, from the shirts, right down to the shoelaces, has been made from bottles collected from the Mediterranean Sea. In the words of Kike Sarasola, CEO and founder of Room Mate Group, “Room Mate has always been defined by its focus on people, which is why it is so vital that we take care of the planet on which we live. Ecoalf does great work and shows us that a sustainable future is possible. Hence why I always knew that they would be the ideal partners for this initiative. This collaboration marks an important first step towards a broader commitment to the well-being of our ecosystem.” Javier Goyeneche, CEO and founder of ECOALF, noted that “Sustainability doesn’t just relate to fash...

Global Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilizer Liquids Market 2019 – 3M, Ellab, RENOSEM Co., Ltd, Dupont, Tuttnauer

The Global Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilizer Liquids Market Report 2019-2025 includes a comprehensive analysis of the present Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilizer Liquids Market. It specifies the Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilizer Liquids market size and also factors controlling the growth of the market. The report starts with the basic Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilizer Liquids Market industry overview and then goes into minute details of the Automotive Connected Infotainment System Market. The Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilizer Liquids market Report contains in depth information of major drivers, opportunities, challenges, industry trends and their impact on the market. The Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilizer Liquids Market report also provides data about the company and its operations. This report also provides information on the Pricing Strategy, Brand Strategy, Target Client of the Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilizer Liquids Market. Also provides Distributors/Traders List offered by the company. This research report also involves key competition, market trends with forecast over the predicted years, anticipated growth rates. The primary factors driving and impacting growth market data and analytics are derived from a ...

Let’s look back. Could it be that the world’s first presentation of a dia-compact monoblock milling

Let’s look back. Could it be that the world’s first presentation of a dia-compact monoblock milling cutter for aluminium machining at FAMETA in 1980 already laid the foundation for large-scale use within the automobile industry in the 80s? Actually yes, if the aforementioned “stumbling blocks” were not there (see part 7 of this article series “Poly – poly – or what?”). As we know, the wood and plastic manufacturing industries were already several steps ahead in this regard – especially when focussing on manufacturers of kitchen and other furniture, laminate flooring, and door and particle board industries. One obvious advantage for industrial mass production was the diamond cutting edge, soldered tightly to the carrier, creating quasi-monoblock tools. Without the need to re-tip used cutters with carbide plates after each shift, the dia-compact tool could show its full capacity – 250 to 300 times longer tool times, compared to carbide, became a calculable reality. No wonder that the related machine industry – particularly manufacturers of routing machines and double end tenoners embraced this new technology enthusiastically. In the 1980s and 1990s, European trade shows (in Hanove...

Where will steel prices be heading in the coming weeks? No one really has any confidence

Where will steel prices be heading in the coming weeks? No one really has any confidence in answering that question. Are steel prices witnessing a dead-cat bounce or the beginning of a bullish reversal? The market appears split on the feline versus bovine analogy. In other words, a huge divergence of thought exists on what is going to happen to steel prices over the next three or four months. The benchmark price of hot-rolled coiled (HRC) steel peaked at around $915/ton last summer, according to the Steel Market Update HRC Index. HRC then began a steady descent that took it down to $670/ton by late January—a 27 percent decline. Since then the price has recovered, moving to over $700/ton. Will this be a soft bounce, or is it the beginning of a bull run? Some bullish analysts forecast that the price of hot-rolled steel could run back up as high as $900/ton. With an assist from the Trump administration’s Section 232 national security tariff, which puts a 25 percent duty on foreign steel, domestic steel mills are operating nearly at full capacity. With less competition from imports and pent-up demand from the harsh winter, the mills are hoping to collect two $40/ton price increases ...

Luxury Rigid Box Market – A Rapid Growth is Forecasted For 2017 – 2025

Luxury rigid boxes are popularly used for packaging of consumer goods including luxury pens, watches, electronic accessories, confectionery foods, cosmetics, etc. Since 2012, manufacturers in China and India have invested considerably in increasing their production capacity of luxury rigid boxes. Revolutionary boom in mobile phones and mobile phones accessories have encouraged many small and local manufacturers to enter the luxury rigid box market in India and China. The global market for luxury rigid box market is characterized by presence of small to mid-size manufacturer along with established multinational players. Manufacturers of luxury rigid box cater to client base, particularly operating in the sweet and confectionary food products market. The global market for sweets, confectionery and other food products is expected to witness growth due to evolution in the product offerings by food product manufacturers. Luxury rigid boxes are different from conventional paperboard boxes or folding cartons in terms of design, strength, visual quality and overall packaging functionality. Visual quality and material properties of luxury rigid boxes result in end user preference for pro...

Keeping your home clean is never a fun job, but luckily these highly efficient, Clorox cleaning

Keeping your home clean is never a fun job, but luckily these highly efficient, Clorox cleaning products make it incredibly easy for you. They’ll make your home fresh by destroying virtually all dirt, bacteria, germs and allergens with minimal effort. And they’re available right now on thMart. Plus, for a limited time only, thMart customers can receive a free pack of Glad garbage bags for all Clorox purchases over RMB99! So just wipe, clean and spray away the grime from your living space and make your everyday life better with these fantastic items available right now… With no preparation necessary, these disinfecting wipes are fast and effective, and kill 99.9% of bacteria. Perfect for wiping down that messy kitchen table, or even children’s toys, Clorox wipes safely remove bacteria and viruses, grease, dirt and allergens with just the swipe of a hand. Order a triple pack for just RMB109 on thMart. These reusable soap-filled steel wool pads are versatile cleaning assistants that remove heavy dirt from a wide variety of household items, such as ovens, bathtubs, washbasins and fancy cookware. You can even bring them outdoors to remove grease from grills after a barbec...

A warm welcome to the latest edition of the Vent-Axia Specification Range catalogue.  As part of the ongoing

A warm welcome to the latest edition of the Vent-Axia Specification Range catalogue.  As part of the ongoing drive for energy efficiency within Europe, ventilation devices over 30 Watts come under the scope of the Energy Related Products Directive that came into force on 1st January 2016. The legislation sets minimum performance criteria across a range of fans and ventilation devices under two sets of legislation; ‘residential’ ventilation and ‘non-residential’ ventilation. As a result of the legislation we have reviewed our products and where required made updates to ensure they comply. In line with Vent-Axia’s drive to provide the best solution for our customer, we have taken the opportunity to update and improve some products at the same time as bringing the products in-line with ErP regulations. We have also improved the way we supply some of them – giving you more choice and flexibility over how you stock and sell the products. This edition of our Specification Range catalogue shows the continued investment we are making in our products and services to improve and add to our already comprehensive range. In this catalogue, we have bought together our Lo-Carbon resident...

It’s no LFA, but this naturally aspirated track-ready sports car is Lexus’ closest attempt since.

It’s no LFA, but this naturally aspirated track-ready sports car is Lexus’ closest attempt since. We all know by now that the internet comments, generally speaking, is not the healthiest place to reside. But when it comes to opinions around the Lexus RC F Track Edition, I’m afraid that many of the keyboard warriors have a point. From the fair ‘this is what the Supra should have been’,  to the brutal ‘thank god BMW had nothing to do with this’, ‘Toyota and Yamaha partnership > BMW and Toyota’ (referring to the engine tuning collab that dates back to the early development of the 2000GT in the late 1960s) to my personal favourite:  ‘The RC-F looks more Supra than the new Supra.’ I might have to agree. When it comes to hair-on-end enjoyment, track capability, performance and bragging rights, it is worth wondering if Toyota’s big, luxurious sibling has it in the bag with the RC F, even with an entry-level price difference of around $35k? If the boxes you’re ticking include ‘livable’, ‘track’ and ‘pure’, most definitely. But hey, maybe the rumoured Celica will make up for it…  After more...

Simplifying USB Extension with Valens’ VA6000 Chipset

– Valens’ VA6000, a low-cost, low power and small form factor chipset, enables up to 100m extension of USB2.0 and more, over a single pair within a category cable – AMSTERDAM, Jan. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – ISE 2019 – Valens, the developer of HDBaseT technology and co-founder of the HDBaseT Alliance, is expanding the possibilities in the audiovisual sector by enabling unprecedented extension of USB 2.0, in addition to Ethernet, audio and control interfaces for up to 100m over a single twisted pair. Valens’ VA6000 chipset is a flexible solution that enables the convergence and extension of multiple interfaces, and addresses multiple applications: The VA6000 is a more cost-effective and compact (13x13mm) device for many USB-focused applications (such as USB cameras and USB audio products).  It is an optimized solution for conference rooms applications and interactive touch kiosks. The VA6000 is also well suited for IP/Ethernet-focused applications, such as video walls, video-on-demand systems, and more. Since the VA6000 utilizes only one single pair out of the four available pairs in a Category cable, it enables vendors the simplicity and flexibil...

Rotational moulding is the method of choice for producing many of the hollow plastic products that

Rotational moulding is the method of choice for producing many of the hollow plastic products that we use in everyday life and is in fact one of the fastest growing sectors of the plastics industry over the last decade. Unlike other processing methods the heating, melting, shaping, and cooling phases of rotational moulding happen after the polymer is placed in the mould, meaning no external pressure is required during forming. The moulds themselves are generally made from cast aluminium, CNC machined aluminium, or steel, and can be relatively cheap when compared to moulds used in other methods such as injection or blow moulding. The rotational moulding process is relatively simple, but extremely versatile. Firstly, the mould cavity is loaded with a powdered polymer (which is discussed in the section below). The oven is then heated to around 300°C (572°F), as the mould roatates on two axes to evenly distribute the polymer. The basic principle is that the powder particles (normally around 150-500 microns), will fuse together to create the continuous finished product.  How the product eventually turns out is crucially based on the size of the powder particles. Finally, the mould i...

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