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Lower for longer: extended downturn for chemical sector

06 April, 2020 by Joseph Chang, Global Editor, ICIS Chemical Business

Economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic hits oil, polyethylene markets.

Coronavirus reveals weakest links in supply chains: report

20 March, 2020

Tech market advisory firm ABI Research has forecasted a worldwide cut in manufacturing industry revenue of US$15 trillion.

Manufacturing tech: Britain leads where America lags

09 March, 2020

Australia does well in research assessing how manufacturers in North America, Europe and Australia have progressed in adopting new technologies.

List of top 100 manufacturers in Australia released

06 March, 2020

Australia's leading manufacturers for 2020 have been announced, with Thursday's release of Advanced Manufacturing Expo's Top 100 Manufacturers in Australia.

Coronavirus impacts LNG and copper cargoes to China

11 February, 2020

CNOOC has declared it won't take delivery of some LNG cargoes because the coronavirus is constraining its ability to import the fuel.

Additive manufacturing: not for everyone

03 February, 2020 by John Young, Director APAC director, EU Automation

Additive manufacturing is a fantastic technology that has brought great design freedom to many applications, but sometimes the old-fashioned way is better.

From Dickens to the Jetsons: forget the crystal ball

03 February, 2020 by Glenn Johnson, Editor

Predicting the future of manufacturing gives analysts something to do, but only the nurturing of talent and flexibility can truly create a future-ready enterprise.

How will the coronavirus outbreak affect manufacturing?

31 January, 2020

The question remains open as to how much impact the latest pandemic could have on the global manufacturing industry.

AI finding a home in the water industry

10 January, 2020 by Glenn Johnson, Editor

With water scarcity an increasing problem, AI could help mitigate water management problems and enable water utilities to better serve their customers.

Report: How close are we to autonomous cars?

16 December, 2019

Autonomous driving systems are currently very expensive, but the cost is expected to decrease rapidly in the coming decade.

Five key opportunities identified for hydrogen industry growth

02 December, 2019

CSIRO has released a report that has mapped the critical research steps Australia must take to realise the potential of the burgeoning hydrogen industry.

Australia's hydrogen ambitions not without competition

18 November, 2019

Air Liquide, DLVA and Engie sign deal to produce green hydrogen in France.

Fearlessness — the true driver of digital transformation

06 November, 2019 by Leonie Wong, Siemens Australia and New Zealand

Although on the face of it the principles and applications are simple, digital transformation is more than just replacing manual processes with digital processes.

AI-enabled devices in manufacturing to exceed 15m in 2024: report

04 October, 2019

ABI Research forecasts in a recent report that the total installed base of AI-enabled devices in industrial manufacturing will reach 15.4 million in 2024.

Oil refiners increase investments in digital technologies: report

06 September, 2019

Oil refiners have increased investments in digital technologies despite lower improvements in operating margins, according to research from Accenture.

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