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China focuses on clean energy
China Daily USA  reported that the China Council of International Cooperation on Environment and Development expects that by 2015 China may spend an estimated 5.77 trillion yuan ($909 billion) to improve clean energy practices, with a focus on protecting the environment. ‘At the same time, the phasing-out of high-polluting and energy-intensive industries could cost the country as many as 952,100 jobs and more than 100 billion yuan in economic output by 2015. However, in return the country could save 1.43 trillion yuan in energy expenses, boost GDP growth by 8.08 trillion yuan and create 10.58 million jobs.’

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iPad factory conditions ‘better than the norm’ 
In WA Today, the head of non-profit agency investigating manufacturing plants in China, reported Chinese manufacturing plants where Apple’s iPads and iPhones are made are far better than garment factories or other facilities elsewhere in the country.

The investigation by The Fair Labour Association (FLA) is currently investigating working conditions in Apple’s top eight suppliers in China, after reports of worker suicides, plant safety concerns and claims of slave-like conditions at one of the suppliers.

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Apple overtakes Samsung in smartphone battle
Apple passed Samsung to become the world’s biggest smartphone vendor in the fourth quarter on surging sales of its iPhone, says research firm Gartner. Read more>


GEA Procomac will be showing its new Aseptic Dual Filling System for the filling of PET bottles at ANUGA FoodTec 2012

‘The new Aseptic Dual Filling System is designed for the bottling of still beverages, both High Acid and Low Acid, containing pulps, fibres, and pieces of fruit or cereals with dimensions up to 10x10x10 mm, or products whose density does not allow the consistent distribution of the pieces.

GEA Procomac will have a test rig of the new dosing valve on show at ANUGA FoodTec 2012 so visitors will be able to see the system in action. The company will be exhibiting on the GEA Group stand: Hall 4.1. D038-A031. Sales and engineering staff will be on hand to answer both technical and service questions.’ Dates: 27 – 30 March 2012.


Teamcenter is going to deployed for the development of the world’s most advanced satellites manufactured by Space Systems [Press Release]

PLANO, Texas, February 15, 2012 – Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that Space Systems/Loral has selected its Teamcenter® software, the world’s most widely used digital lifecycle management system, to replace existing applications, and help enable the development of the world’s most advanced satellites.


Following a thorough, PLM industry-wide evaluation, Space Systems/Loral made the strategic decision to begin to implement Siemens PLM Software’s technology this month – an implementation that will take place throughout 2012 and will ultimately replace its existing product data management systems.


The Rebirth of US Manufacturing




Dassault Systèmes has extended its footprint in the digital manufacturing domain with the announcement international carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroën has deployed DELMIA software in its powertrain division.

Standardising tools and methodologies, DELMIA now supports assembly simulation, painting, factory layout, stamping and powertrain in all major departments of PSA Peugeot Citroën.

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