Amines Market Is Expected To Be Worth $14.07 Billion By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc.


San Francisco, California (PRWEB) December 16, 2014

The Global Amines Market is expected to reach USD 14.07 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. The growing application scope in paints & coatings, personal care products, crop protection, surfactants and water treatment are expected to play an important role in driving market growth over the next six years. The Governments of China, India and Middle East have increased their expenditure on infrastructure improvement, which is expected to have a positive impact on amines demand in surfactant.

Browse full research report on Global Amines Market at http://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/amines-industry

Ethanolamines were the largest product segment, accounting for more than 50% of market volume in 2013. Increased use of Ethanolamine as a cleaning agent and corrosion inhibitor is expected to drive market growth in the near future. Fatty amines are expected to be the fastest growing product segment, growing at a CAGR of 3.7% from 2014 to 2020. Personal care products market growth is expected to drive fatty amines demand over the next six years.

Further key findings from the study suggest:


Global amines market was 3,663.6 kilotons in 2013 and is expected to reach 4,607.3 kilotons by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 3.3% from 2014 to 2020.
Amines were majorly used in crop protection, accounting for more than 30% of market volume in 2013. Agriculture industry growth coupled with increased concerns towards yield improvement among farmers is expected to play an important role in driving amines demand in crop protection.
North America was one of the largest amines markets exceeding 30% of global demand in 2013. Personal care products market growth coupled with Mexicos emergence as an automotive hub is expected to drive market growth in the near future.
Asia Pacific is expected to witness the fastest growth, at a CAGR of 4.0% from 2014 to 2020. Growing agriculture industry in India and China coupled with automotive production growth in China, Malaysia and Indonesia are expected to have a positive impact on amines market. Governments of China and India have framed favorable FDI policies to promote investments, which are expected to open new market opportunities over the next six years.
Amines market is highly fragmented on account of the presence of numerous manufacturers globally. Key companies such as BASF have increased their production capacity of amines in China owing to industry growth in agriculture, automotive and personal care products.

For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global amines market on the basis of product, application and region:

Amines Product Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2012 – 2020)

OTRS Customer Excelitas Confirms the Success of Their Shift to Cloud-Based Ticketing Solution Managed OTRS


Cupertino, CA, United States (PRWEB UK) 12 December 2014

OTRS Group, leading provider of open source and cloud-based service management software solutions, today announces that longtime customer Excelitas confirms the benefits of Managed OTRS as their service management platform. Excelitas, a leading optoelectronics firm and longtime OTRS customer, has now completely realized the outcome of their shifting IT Service Management to a fully cloud-based solution, and has collaborated with OTRS Group on a case study detailing their use of the software.

Excelitas is an industry leader in optoelectronics, which includes customized lighting technology solutions for medical lighting, analytical instrumentation, aerospace and defense, and many other industries. Based in the United States, the global firm has subsidiaries in Europe, North and South America, and Asia. The company has been an OTRS customer since 2012, and uses OTRS as an IT service management tool across multiple locations.

Before implementing Managed OTRS, Excelitas used a desktop-based ticketing and service management software to manage their IT processes. Cloud-based solutions became more important to Excelitas as their global locations continued to grow, and they needed a solution that could be shared across a global IT network.

After evaluating several solutions, including Service Now and other cloud-based solutions, Excelitas chose Managed OTRS as the future of their IT service management. Managed OTRS was already available in 32 languages, which was crucial to Excelitas global locations. A low cost of entry, fast implementation, and flexible adaptation to the specific needs of Excelitas were also contributing factors to their decision.

OTRS convinced us as an extremely efficient, stable and adaptable ticketing system. We are using the cloud version OTRS::ITSM Gold and are surprised by the reliability and speed of the software time and time again, said Stefan Goerke, IT Infrastructure Manager at Excelitas. It would be very hard to keep pace with OTRS using an in-house solution, he added.

Managed OTRS has now been implemented in multiple Excelitas locations, and after two years of continuous testing, has been found to work faster than every tested in-house solution. At OTRS, this is viewed as a validation and confirmation that cloud-based service management solutions are every bit as effective as in-house technology. Their satisfaction led them to collaborate with OTRS on a brand new case study on their use of OTRS.

Customers like Excelitas show that Managed OTRS is a true all-around solution and can be used and implemented by IT departments, as well as other departments, such as Facility Management or Finance, said Christopher Kuhn, COO at OTRS Group. And, it shows that a cloud-based solution can be faster and more reliable than an in-house solution, without neglecting data security.

For more information on Managed OTRS, visit the product page here: https://www.otrs.com/homepage/solutions/managed-otrs/

To read the case study, visit the link: https://www.otrs.com/wp-uploads/2014/11/Success_Story_Excelitas_EN.pdf

About OTRS Group

OTRS Group is the vendor and worlds leading provider of the open source OTRS Service Management suite, including the cloudbased Managed OTRS solution as well as the OTRS Help Desk software and the ITIL

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Windstar Cruises Announces Voyages to Southeast Asia & Arabia


Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 22, 2013

Windstar Cruises, a leader in yacht style cruising, today announced the lines debut in Southeast Asia & Arabia on its new 212-passenger power yacht, Star Pride. The new voyages open for sale today and feature five unique itineraries exclusive to the all-suite yacht, highlighting small ship ports throughout Asia, Arabia, and India. The inaugural Southeast Asia & Arabia season will begin on October 30, 2014. Voyages start at $ 3,999 per person.

Small ship cruising is an incredible way to explore this part of the world. There are tremendous experiences to be had from the ancient cliff city of Petra to the colorful Ho Chi Minh City, said Hans Birkholz, Windstar Cruises chief executive officer. This is our first journey beyond Europe, South Pacific and the Caribbean, and we are delighted to announce Star Prides Southeast Asia & Arabia deployment.

Star Prides 2015 Asia voyages include:

Wonders of Arabia

Follow the legends of Lawrence of Arabia, Cleopatra, and Moses across the dunes to the Nile and Mount Sinai on this 18-day voyage from Athens, Greece to Dubai, UAE. Ports of call include Suez Canal, Hurghada, Sharm el Sheikh, Luxor, Egypt; Aqaba, Jordan; and Salalah and Khasab, Oman. The voyage showcases the Red Sea, the Nile, and the rose-colored ruins of Petra.

Pearls of the Indian Ocean

Sail through some of the Andaman Seas most breathtaking islands and bays and explore the colonial Old Towns, ancient cave temples, and melting pot cities on this 15-day voyage from Dubai, UAE to Singapore. Star Pride visits Mumbai, Mangalore, Cochin, India; Phuket, Thailand; and Penang, Malaysia. This itinerary highlights everything from Indias colorful cities to the tranquil beauty of Thailands beaches.

Singapore & the Malay Peninsula

Discover Malaysia and Thailands most spectacular gems on this 10-day round trip voyage from Singapore. This voyage visits Penang, Langkawi, Pulau Pangkor, Kuala Lumpur, and Malacca, Malaysia; as well as Phuket, and Ko Yao Noi, Thailand. Guests can enjoy long days in port and blissfully beautiful destinations.

Treasures of Southeast Asia

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Vietnam Unveiled

Vietnam combines beauty and culture in one perfect experience on Windstars 10-day voyage from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Hong Kong. Ports of call include Nha Trang, Qui Nhon, Da Nang, Hanoi (Haiphong), and Halong Bay. Guests can visit Imperial Hue, ancient Hoi An, breathtaking Halong Bay, and amazing Ho Chi Minh City.

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An Orient Express Christmas And New Year from The Luxury Train Club; Such Style, Such Exquisite Service, Such Perfect Memories


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The Luxury Train Club unwraps perfect Christmas and New Year events with the British Pullman and the Northern Belle journeys and offers for December as well as a very special experience on the Eastern & Oriental Express.

Members of the Luxury Train Club benefit from a Member discount on all these journeys, as well as a thank-you gift for booking and pay for 3, 4th person is free offer on the British Pullman and Northern Belle.

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Pfizer employees join the movement to end hunger; Partnering with Stop Hunger Now, Pfizer is slated to package more than 50,000 meals


New York, New York (PRWEB) December 08, 2014

Stop Hunger Now and Pfizer are joining forces in the fight against hunger. More than 200 employees will package meals for the worlds hungry on Dec. 10, 2014, at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott at 4:00PM. Stop Hunger Now meal packaging events are a volunteer-based program that coordinates the streamlined packaging of highly nutritious dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables, flavoring and 23 essential vitamins and minerals.

Pfizer is pleased to partner with Stop Hunger Now to participate in a meal packaging event to support school feeding programs and crisis relief and response efforts, said Caroline Roan, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility. It is a great opportunity to bring Pfizer colleagues together to help support the health and well-being of our global community.”

Around the world, nearly 805 million people lack adequate food. Stop Hunger Now operates meal packaging locations in 19 cities throughout the U.S. and four international locations in South Africa, Malaysia, the Philippines and Italy

Founded in 1998, Stop Hunger Now has delivered aid and disaster relief supplies in the form of food, medical supplies, clothing, school supplies and more to thousands of disaster victims and other hungry and vulnerable people in 65 countries.

Stop Hunger Now is a go to resource for a unique, shared experience which combines a noble cause with employee development. Organizations are constantly looking for creative solutions to build their teams. Ropes courses and trust falls are a thing of the past. The Stop Hunger Now meal packing event sets up the perfect teachable moment. Pfizer employees have been packaging Stop Hunger Now meals for 5 years. This will be the second event in 2014.

What we want everyone to know is that hunger is solvable and is the common thread among the worlds most challenging issues. When hunger is targeted, you give leverage and hope to every other cause including poverty, disease, education and the welfare of women and children, said Rod Brooks, President and CEO of Stop Hunger Now.

For more information contact Karen Sanders Noe- Corporate Relations Director at Stop Hunger Now, 408-781-6166, or Jennifer Kokell Manager, Media Relations, (212) 733.2596.

For more than 15 years, Stop Hunger Now has been creating a movement to end hunger with more than 140,000,000 meals distributed along with other aid to 65 countries. Driven by a mission to end hunger in our lifetime, the organization provides food and life-saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable and helps mobilize the necessary resources impacting millions of lives.

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Welcome to Kinabalu View Lodge




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