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Superheroes gave SSAB a super fair

Superheroes gave SSAB a super fair

News   •   Nov 17, 2017 11:21 GMT

The superheroes of steel. That has been a focus for SSAB during this year’s Elmia Subcontractor. The company’s presence at the fair has also been a great success with almost 400 leads in the first three days alone.

A-Plast presents unique wood-plastic composite at Elmia Subcontractor

A-Plast presents unique wood-plastic composite at Elmia Subcontractor

News   •   Nov 17, 2017 09:41 GMT

No rot and no need to repaint. Interest in wood-plastic composites is growing and the Swedish company A-Plast has developed a material all of its own. At Elmia Subcontractor visitors have asked many questions about the technology involved.

New products from SKF

New products from SKF

News   •   Nov 16, 2017 16:10 GMT

SKF is launching a series of new products on the Swedish market at Elmia Subcontractor 2017. The focus is on efficient rotation and increased operational safety.

Strong growth for Italian mechanical engineering company

Strong growth for Italian mechanical engineering company

News   •   Nov 16, 2017 12:50 GMT

Perseverance pays off. The Italian company Ma. Bo. is exhibiting this year at Elmia for the fifth time and sales manager Pierluigi Casadei has seen strong growth for the company. “It gets better and better every year,” he says.

Glowing acrylic sheet creates new possibilities

Glowing acrylic sheet creates new possibilities

News   •   Nov 16, 2017 10:00 GMT

Better design possibilities and greater efficiency – using a light guide plate equipped with LEDs has many advantages. The Danish company Ingemann Components is presenting the possibilities and the solution at Elmia Subcontractor.

Unique joint venture to digitalise Sweden

Unique joint venture to digitalise Sweden

News   •   Nov 16, 2017 07:54 GMT

The Internet of Things offers new opportunities to Swedish industry. One step towards success is to become more transparent as a company and exchange ideas with others. One such example is the joint venture Combient, which visited Elmia Subcontractor and took part on stage under the theme “The IoT is creating opportunities for new products and business deals”.

Ovako launches a new steel family with unique properties

Ovako launches a new steel family with unique properties

News   •   Nov 15, 2017 18:52 GMT

Steel producer Ovako has a tradition of launching major new products at Elmia Subcontractor. This year the company is presenting its innovative Hybrid Steel®. “It’s a new steel family with unique properties,” says Jukka Kivelö, Ovako’s sales manager for Scandinavia.

Dare to keep up with the pace of development

Dare to keep up with the pace of development

News   •   Nov 15, 2017 09:04 GMT

Start by creating an awareness in your company about new technology. Then dare to try out your ideas. That advice was given by Benny Guttman at Elmia Subcontractor and it focuses on the technological shift we are currently experiencing.

WSI creates unexpected business applications

WSI creates unexpected business applications

News   •   Nov 14, 2017 15:43 GMT

It is obvious that the Internet of Things can create new business applications for the manufacturing industry. But the IoT can also help the world’s climate. The Swedish company WSI has developed an environmental sensor that collects weather data from 30 cities around the world. The solution can be seen at Elmia Subcontractor.

Arrow targets IoT for Elmia Subcontractor

Arrow targets IoT for Elmia Subcontractor

News   •   Nov 14, 2017 14:04 GMT

Sensors on rubbish containers can help a recycling company make major energy savings. The solution was developed by the Finnish success company Enevo with help from Arrow Electronic. At Elmia Subcontractor Arrow is showing how the system functions in real life.

Hemp – the new composite material

Hemp – the new composite material

News   •   Nov 14, 2017 11:11 GMT

It began in 2012 as a small-scale research project. Today it is a rapidly growing environmental venture. All thanks to ordinary hemp. “Using natural fibre as reinforcement instead of glass fibre and carbon fibre is both strong and environmentally sound,” explains Jeremiah Dutton of Trifilon, exhibitor at Elmia Subcontractor for the first time.

Greener hydrogen can replace diesel

Greener hydrogen can replace diesel

News   •   Oct 11, 2017 15:20 BST

Hydrogen trains or battery-powered ones? Both options can replace diesel trains in the future. But why is a change necessary? These issues were discussed during the seminar “Higher, longer, lighter hybrids – What is the look and feel of the future trains?”

The high-speed line – a good start to many problems

The high-speed line – a good start to many problems

News   •   Oct 11, 2017 12:51 BST

Is building a high-speed rail line in Sweden the solution to every problem? That somewhat pointed question was discussed at the key seminar “High-speed railways – do they solve the problems?” The panel’s answer? They don’t solve everything but they help a lot.

Unique crash tests at the fair

Unique crash tests at the fair

News   •   Oct 11, 2017 12:21 BST

A good safety barrier can save lives. During Elmia Nordic Road you have the chance to watch unique crash tests live – right on the fairgrounds. “The maintenance of Sweden’s road safety barriers is in a neglected state,” says Anders Hamrin, sales manager at Nordic Road Safety.

Trends in popular culture and society seen in gardens and interiors

Trends in popular culture and society seen in gardens and interiors

News   •   Oct 09, 2017 09:27 BST

Inspiration, influences and social developments are just some of the ingredients considered when the Swedish Fashion Council (SFC) does the trendspotting that underlies next year’s garden trends. The trends for 2018 were presented at Elmia Garden.

Invasive survival experts are taking over

Invasive survival experts are taking over

News   •   Oct 05, 2017 12:53 BST

The list of invasive alien plants is growing – plants whose growth habits enable them to rapidly out-compete other plants and negatively impact biological diversity. Nine new plants have been added to the EU’s list this year, including Himalayan or Indian balsam, giant hogweed and crimson fountaingrass. Several of them are already causing major problems.

Can a 3D printer be used in a flower shop?

Can a 3D printer be used in a flower shop?

News   •   Oct 04, 2017 16:40 BST

Future Stories, which is about how to get your message out using VR technology, 3D printing and social media, was presented for the first time at Elmia Garden. Christoffer Wadman, a teaching assistant with the engineering programme at Jönköping University, demonstrated how this technology could be used in the future.

The winning perennial is an elegant and stately gem

The winning perennial is an elegant and stately gem

News   •   Oct 04, 2017 15:05 BST

The dark-leaved varieties of Actaea simplex, commonly known as Kamchatka bugbane, are Sweden’s Perennial of the Year for 2018. Selected by the perennial group of the garden section of the Federation of Swedish Farmers, and presented at Elmia Garden in Jönköping, Sweden, it is a plant for connoisseurs that combines a strong and stately presence with liveliness and grace.

What will be next year’s best innovation for the garden?

What will be next year’s best innovation for the garden?

News   •   Oct 04, 2017 12:51 BST

Five smart, innovative products have been shortlisted for the Elmia Garden Award for garden product of the year for 2018. They are being exhibited for the first time at Elmia Garden in Jönköping, Sweden.

Lighting frames your garden and creates space

Lighting frames your garden and creates space

News   •   Sep 14, 2017 14:19 BST

When you invest time and money in creating a beautiful outdoor setting you want to be able to enjoy it even during the darker hours of the day. A lighting system from LightsOn makes it possible to have an attractively lit garden in the space of an hour.