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H3453 Corrosion Protection Tape Now Available


If two different metals come together, as well as being exposed to moisture, galvanic corrosion can occur. Things such as trailers can be made from different materials, and when this reaction happens, the lifespan can be dramatically reduced. Galvanic corrosion occurs when two metals are brought together in an electrolyte, causing one ( anode ) to corrode faster than normal, and the other ( cathode ) to be inhibited.

Heskins have created H3453 corrosion protection tape to eradicate this reaction, prolonging the service life and reduce costs. Its simple application only increases its appeal, a self-adhesive backing allows it to be applied to one metal, and the other metal can be applied without risk of galvanic corrosion.

H3453 corrosion protection tape is available in large rolls which can be cut down to sheets or die cuts, and custom options are available dependent on order quantity to meet your requirements.

For more information, or to order, get in touch via phone: +44 (0) 1254 832266, email or Live Chat on the website.

Compliant employment solutions for Oil and Gas contractor personnel



Acumen International is a single regional Employer of Record, umbrella payroll company and Oil and Gas contractor for employment services in the former Soviet Union, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe plus Central Asia.

We assist Oil and Gas companies expanding to the remotest areas within our region in search of natural resources. We also help international Oil and Gas contractor recruitment agencies meet the needs of their clients fully and compliantly. We provide employment outsourcing and umbrella payroll solutions for Oil and Gas contractors in the energy rich countries in our region, acting as a Professional Employer Organization.

Oil and Gas is one of the fields that has a great need for agility in the workforce. The projects may not always require hiring an in-house staff! That is where our Oil and Gas contractor employment solutions come in place.

If you’re looking to extend your company’s capabilities, place more contractors at your or your clients work sites, in any country within our region, resulting in more profit gain, our solution is just for you. Instead of putting interim project workers on your company payroll or setting up offices in countries where you find the fitting skill and expertise, our Oil and Gas contractor employment services will benefit your business allowing you to stay compliant with the local legislation.

What makes us unique?

  •   Unmatched speed  

Very often having remote Oil and Gas contractor personnel working for you remotely is time critical as it underpins wider business objectives to grow business and increase competitiveness. A single agreement with our UK company allows you to enter as many countries as you want whether it is 1 country or all 33 that we cover, whether it is one person or a hundred or as many as you need.

  •    Narrow Specialization highly valued in Oil and Gas field  

Nowadays it is crucial to trust Oil and Gas contractor employment to a company with project experience and narrow specialization in the Oil and Gas industry as this ensures compliant employment of the best experts as well as timely payrolling them onsite.

With our help, you or your client Oil and Gas companies get rid of any administrative hassle and gain peace of mind that their workforce are paid timely and compliantly. We render cost effective international employment, payroll and immigration services: we are officially registered as a professional employer organization (PEO) and payroll provider in a range of countries and have reliable partners in the rest of them.

  •     An unprecedented guarantee in employment outsourcing and international payroll field

We guarantee you that your or your clients personnel are paid correctly and on time. If we delay a payday even for 1 day, you receive a full 100% fee refund for that period.

With our fully compliant single point of contact services and profound understanding of your local needs, you access a pool of talent and cover wider territories gaining more profit as a result. 

We bear full responsibility for your project, employing expatriate and local personnel and payrolling them correctly on time.
For more information please contact our London Office.

UK, London, 30 Percy Street, W1T 2DB

+44 203 468 87 77


Contact person: Nataliya Oprya

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Panalpina and JDA help customers increase asset velocity


Three years ago, Panalpina announced its intention to deploy a single warehouse management system (WMS) across all of its logistics facilities throughout the world. The roll-out of the RedPrairie – now JDA – WMS is progressing ahead of schedule thanks to Panalpina’s experts in all regions and a specially developed and unique fast deployment model. To date, JDA WMS has been rolled out at more than 30 Panalpina sites globally – enabling Panalpina to optimize service levels and inventory for customers.

The WMS roll-out builds upon Panalpina’s logistics strategy to become the first 3PL (third-party logistics provider) to improve inventory management by helping customers increase asset velocity – moving products more quickly and reducing warehoused stock.

JDA WMS provides for various scan-and-validate check points throughout the warehousing process, allowing Panalpina to offer its customers a highly customizable solution. Panalpina also uses the system to track and compare the performance of its four-wall operations globally and then works towards benchmarks, for example in terms of very high inventory accuracy. JDA WMS has so far been deployed in 33 sites worldwide.

“The fast roll-out of the JDA warehouse management system worldwide is another way that Panalpina demonstrates its strategic commitment to growing in the logistics arena,” says Mike Wilson, global head of Logistics at Panalpina. “We have developed an unmatched level of in-house expertise, which we will use for the benefit of our customers to further accelerate the roll-out at our remaining logistics facilities.”

Panalpina developed its own rapid deployment model for JDA WMS in order to offer customers a standardized approach and consistent implementation process across the globe. This unique model is particularly useful to international customers whose products have short life cycles, as the deployment of the system takes place quickly and cost effectively.

Data from JDA WMS is used for advanced inventory forecasting

JDA WMS also includes a feature-rich reporting and analytics module, which can be integrated into Panalpina’s data analytics services for more accurate customer inventory and demand forecasting. Panalpina uses customer data extracted from JDA WMS to map inventories across product life cycles. Using sophisticated proprietary algorithms, Panalpina then calculates at what stage the inventory changes in order to better estimate minimum and maximum inventory holding, where to position inventory and what services to offer. Customers benefit by having a partner that can keep their products moving and minimize working capital requirements in their supply chains. Panalpina calls this approach Demand-Driven Inventory Dispositioning (D2ID).

While JDA WMS can be deployed for all industries, Panalpina has so far implemented the program mainly for its fashion and technology customers, which rely on a fast time to market. These customers benefit from the high levels of configuration available in JDA, and from specific features including multi-channel dispositioning, rapid returns processing and cross-docking.

Panalpina most recently deployed JDA WMS for a new high-end fashion customer in Italy. Panalpina’s Mendrisio fashion hub in southern Switzerland uses JDA WMS to provide the customer with inventory management and distribution services around the world. The fashion house’s merchandise is produced in northern Italy and then imported to Mendrisio, where Panalpina’s bonded warehouse can facilitate distribution within Switzerland or re-export it to Europe and other key markets.

Panalpina also offers a full returns logistics program at Mendrisio, accepting returned goods back into the facility and determining their quality, in order to return them quickly to stock in boutiques or outlet stores and maximize sales.

“JDA and our unique rapid deployment model have allowed us to offer our customers agility, speed and the flexibility to meet their needs across regions and industries. We efficiently track and manage their inventories and move their products as needed,” says Mario Leuverink, Global Head of Logistics Systems at Panalpina.

E2S Warning Signals launches two new product families at MARINTEC 2015, Shanghai

E2S Warning Signals launches two new product families at MARINTEC 2015, Shanghai

E2S Warning Signals will be attending MARINTEC China, held in Shanghai from the 1st to the 4th of December 2015. The show is the main gateway to the Asian maritime market with 58,000 visitors from 88 countries and more than 1,700 exhibiting companies from 32 countries; this year’s show is even larger.  Acknowledged as the world’s leading independent signalling manufacturer E2S will be present on Stand N3H41h within the UK pavilion and will be launching two new ranges of hazardous area signals with ATEX and IECEx approval. The stand focuses on explosion proof and intrinsically safe warning signals developed to meet the challenging needs of the oil, gas and marine industries.

The centrepiece of the stand is a preview of the new premium ‘STEx’ stainless steel explosion proof warning signal range featuring a corrosion proof 316L steel enclosure suitable for the most aggressive environments. On display for its official launch there will be the new ‘GNEx’ signal range of GRP enclosure devices ATEX & IECEx approved for Zone 1, 21; the GNExB1 and B2 beacons and the J2 junction box. Also on show is the new ‘D1x’ range, intended for NEC/CEC Class I and Class II Division 1 and Zone 1 & 20 applications. All new hazardous area signals from E2S feature seven lens colours with a UV stable polycarbonate, field replaceable filter; the alarm horns with either traditional flared horns or an omni-directional compact radial horn. Threaded flame paths enable quick installation and simplify maintenance inspection whilst the innovative internal arrangement maximises wiring space.

Accompanying the new product ranges are the ‘D2x’ and ‘E2x’ alarm horns and combination signals approved to UL, cULs, ATEX & IECEx Class I & II Div 2 and Zone 2 & 22 alongside the industry standard ‘BEx’ explosion proof and the IS intrinsically safe product ranges.

UK-based Sales and Marketing Director Neal Porter will be present to answer questions and talk about the new product releases and to introduce Colin Tan, the company’s new Sales Manager for the ME and APAC regions.


Deutsche Bank, UK Export Credit Agency, Société Générale, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Standard Chartered Bank, Rand Merchant Bank will meet in London to discuss the future of Project Financing in the Oil and Gas Sector

SMi reports (2015.10.19): Less than 5 weeks remain until SMi opens the doors to the 2nd annual Project Financing in Oil and Gas Conference. This truly global event features attendees from all over the world including Argentina, Australia, France, Ghana, Kuwait, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa and United Kingdom.

Project Financing in Oil and Gas 2015 will give the latest updates in the Project Financing markets. Different scenarios regarding the oil and gas commodity prices and the resulting effect on Project Financing will be discussed, as well as understanding the complexities around financing your own oil and gas project.

A wide range of complex topics will be explored. From understanding how different oil and gas price scenarios may affect project financing to appreciating the risks relating to each stream and how they can be mitigated. Leading experts will also cover how political risk can impact project financing in the Oil and Gas industry. This exclusive content will be delivered through 2 Opening Addresses, 13 Hand-Picked Case Study Based Presentations and an Exclusive Interactive “An Oil & Gas Project Finance Workshop.”

For the full agenda please visit

Speaker line-up 2015includes top decision makers from: Deutsche Bank, Société GénéraleScotiabank, Niger Omega Group, UK Export Credit Agency, Macquarie Bank, Commonwealth Bank of AustraliaSumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation EuropeStandard Chartered BankRand Merchant Bank, Banca Imi S.p.A and many more.

With the confirmed attendance of senior personnel from Oil and Gas majors, delegates will have a great networking opportunity where they can liaise with senior representatives from companies such as Shell, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, JKX Oil and Gas, Eland Oil and Gas, Tema Oil Refinery Ltd, ABN AMRO, SMBC Europe Division, Petro-Tec JV, Menol Oil and Gas, ING Bank, ENTSOG amongst many more.

Attendees can also enhance their experience further as the event programme offers an interactive workshop, hosted by Ian Cogswell, Managing Director – Head of Natural Resources, Global Infrastructure & Projects, Natixis. This workshop will describe what Project Finance is in practice, how it differs from other forms of finance and explore how it is applied to various sectors of the oil & gas industry.

For further information please visit

Project Financing in Oil and Gas 2015 is sponsored by RPS Group.

Project Financing in Oil and Gas
23 – 24 November 2015
Holiday Inn Regents Park, London
Contact e-mail:
Contact number: Martin Hughes +44 (0) 207 827 6078

Heskins Thick Safety Grip Now Available


Heskins are proud to announce that H3404 2mm safety grip is now available for order. Thick Safety Grip™ now allows business to kit out their factories to ensure effective slip prevention, that also provide slight cushioning and reduce leg fatigue on a production line. It can also be applied into recesses that are considered trip hazards.

Heskins made the decision to produce thick Safety Grip™ after the demand became great. The reason Heskins had to ensure the demand was there, was simply due to the commitment that would have to be made to produce it. Many of our production and post production machines were modified to produce thick Safety Grip™ to the same quality standards as all the other Heskins products.

Investment was also made into a new range of high-volume crush cut blade holders. The reason this was necessary was due to the thickness. Heskins anti slip tapes are generally no thicker than 1.4mm. While the difference of .6mm doesn’t seem great, the adhesive applied to the base increases this thickness further, making it more difficult to cut.

Now the modifications are in place, Heskins have added a versatile new anti slip product into the range, and like all others, can be slit in rolls ranging from 20mm up to 1170mm, all 18.3m in length.

Heskins H3404 thick Safety Grip™ is available at a very competitive price, and if you would like to place an order, or enquire further, you can contact Heskins by phone or email.

Floor Demarcation and Colour Referencing in the Workplace

Floor Demarcation and Colour Referencing in the Workplace

When it comes to 5S and floor demarcation in the workplace, there are many guidelines, of which many provide very little insight.

A quote often used is ““In lean manufacturing, the general rule of thumb is that anyone should be able to walk into a workplace and identify the flow of work being done within 60 seconds.”

Keeping this quote in mind, for someone venturing into this for the first time, finding the right information before implementation is a tough task. Many options are available for floor marking and signage products to allow you to begin optimisation of floor demarcation, which in the first instance will be a tough task without the correct information to hand.

Depending on the function of your workplace will naturally determine how you proceed, do you want to optimise what is currently working? Or do you want to start from scratch to improve the whole process? We believe that Heskins can help you provide a strong starting point by defining the regulated and approved colours to identify and optimise key workflow areas in your business.

Heskins products are always manufactured in regulation colours, from anti slip tape, to floor marking systems, Heskins products can be used to create a full, optimised workflow demarcation system. heskins-ltd-colour-guidelines

Demarcation Area Black

Demarcation Area Black

Workplace 5s Walkway

Workplace 5s Walkway

5S colours are as follows:

Yellow – Highlights an area that is to be treated with caution. Mainly used for aisleways and walkways, more often than not because these areas could cross with other working processes, such as forklift traffic or other foot traffic.

Red – Highlights danger or can relate to fire. Red alerts people or vehicles that they need to stop before proceeding, or to notify people where fire fighting equipment is available, if it of course can.

Blue – Marks out information, or can be used to hold equipment or machinery that is out of order.

Green – Notifies an area of safety, whether that be a first aid point or notice, or a walkway that is out of the way of potential dangers.

Orange – Used to mark out zones where vehicles are stored or for areas where vehicles operate. Combining yellow and red with this creates a traffic system that is safe and organised.

Black/Yellow – Notifies of potential hazards and to proceed with caution. Areas that store potentially harmful chemicals or areas that can only be entered with additional safety measures.

Red/White – Notification to keep an area clear at all times. Emergency access or electrical points are two such areas that benefit from these markings.

White – Indication of an area where production or work processes are ongoing.

Black – Completed jobs are put in these areas, indicating the job is complete.

For a full colour reference guide for Heskins products and general 5S colour references, you can download the colour reference guide heskins-ltd-colour-guidelines. The Heskins colour guide refers to regulations for all of Europe.

Heskins offer other colours, as well as custom production, so dependent on order quantities, you can get the perfect anti slip or floor marking solution for your workplace. Get in touch


Leading provider of Specialist Water Jetting

Specialist UHP Ultra High Pressure Water Jetting

Innovative Specialist High Pressure Water Jetting Techniques

High pressure water jetting delivers on average 1000 BAR (15000 psi) with approximate water volumes of 12 gallons (52 L.P.M.) per minute and has long been a reliable, often the only, method for industrial cleaning. The emergence of increased pressure with ultra high pressure water jetting brings an even more powerful tool.

High Pressure Water Jetting Pressures 

Working at pressures up to 60,000 PSI (4000 bar) and speeds of Mach 1.5 the ultra high pressure water jetting service provided by Tube Tech International is unlike any other. Tube Tech has developed a variety of systems that make their use of ultra high pressure water jetting very different to the industry norm.

From removing hazardous chemical waste and fused polymer from within silos to unblocking concrete from drains and cutting warheads ready for disposal Tube Tech have designed, developed and used ultra high pressure water jetting to solve some of industries most unusual and difficult cleaning challenges.

If you have had disappointing experiences with ultra high pressure water jetting contractors in the past or if you are keen to learn more about the benefits of ultra high pressure water jetting please contact us. Tube Tech are recognised as leaders in the use of high pressure water jetting techniques to solve what others deem ‘impossible’ cleaning challenges. Able to decide when ultra high pressure water jetting might be more beneficial than high pressure water jetting Tube Tech provide an all encompassing water jetting service worldwide.

For more information go on oil & gas suppliers, please visit

Borealis delivers innovative material solutions for new Citroën C4 Cactus

Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, announces that it is delivering leading-edge material solutions for key interior and exterior applications in the unique new Citroën C4 Cactus. The new tiger stripe-free solution DaplenTM EH227AE for exterior parts will be used in addition to other materials for more than 33 different applications in the new-generation model launched by the PSA Group. Read more…

Engineering lightweight solutions for the global automotive industry

Borealis and Borouge, leading providers of innovative, value-creating plastics solutions, announce the introduction of several new and upgraded material solutions engineered to enable the automotive industry to achieve greater cost efficiency, higher performance and improved sustainability in vehicle components. The new lightweight grades FibremodTM WE380HP and DaplenTM EE058AI are representative of Borealis and Borouge’s commitment to offering new and multi-faceted solutions to automotive OEMS around the globe and will be showcased in October at the IZB 2014 in Wolfsburg, Germany, along with a Brazilian premiere grade. Read more…

Borealis and Borouge presence at CPhI Worldwide signals continuing commitment to global healthcare customers

Borealis and Borouge, leading providers of innovative, value-creating plastics solutions, announce their participation in this year’s CPhI Worldwide in Paris, France in October. Borealis’ Healthcare group within the New Business Development organisation will promote their BormedTM concept with a focus on the recently-launched innovative specialty polypropylene (PP) grades, BormedTM SC876CF and BormedTM HJ875MO. The excellent functional properties of these two commercial grades further enhance the appeal of the Bormed polyethylene (PE) and PP grade range for the healthcare industry. Read more…

Borealis signs an agreement to acquire full ownership of Speciality Polymers Antwerp N.V.

Borealis, a leading provider in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, announced today the signing of an agreement with DuPont Holding Netherlands B.V. to purchase the company’s 67% shareholding in Speciality Polymers Antwerp N.V. Read more…

China Petrochemical Industry Forum in Xiamen Fujian

If you’d benefit from in-depth analysis of new trend and benefit from real business opportunities of China Petrochemical Industry, the China Petrochemical Industry Forum 2013 is the place to be. This Forum, taking place on 2nd – 6th December 2013 at Xiamen, Fujian Province, and will gather over 400 senior decision makers within the petrochemical industry who are looking to learn and network and do business with representatives just like you.

 Read the full article here

CB&I announces the commercialization of the AlkyClean® solid acid alkylation process

CB&I (NYSE: CBI) has been awarded a contract by Shandong Wonfull Petrochemical Group Co., Ltd. to provide the license and processing engineering design for a first-of-a-kind solid acid alkylation unit to be located in China. The unit will be capable of producing 100,000 tons per annum of alkylate and is scheduled for startup in early 2014. Read more…

Sideflex, Protect your tyres with Erlau’s ground breaking sidewall protection device

Erlau AG founded in 1828 in Aalen is a subsidiary of the RUD Group and a leading manufacturer and supplier of tyre protection chains and outdoor furniture.

Sideflex is one of Erlau’s latest innovations, providing a cost-effective solution to the very well-known problem of sidewall damage to expensive and valuable dumptruck tyres, for construction and mining equipment in particular earthmoving machines. Click here to read more

France petrochemicals industry outlook to 2016

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of GlobalData’s new report “France Petrochemicals Industry Outlook to 2016 – Market Size, Company Share, Price Trends and Capacity Forecasts” to their offering. Read more…

Changyi Petrochemical increases production with modified catalytic cracking unit

After Changyi Petrochemical reworked the refrigerant cycle of its 1.4-million-ton catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) it substantially increased handling capacity, decreased unit energy consumption, and balanced product distribution. This means a savings of 12,000 tons of standard coal per year, and an increase of 150-yuan per ton in profits, and 175-million yuan per year in total profit, compared with last year. Changyi Petrochemical developed the FCCU and modification and was able to use the high-activity catalyst to full effect with low temperature contacts and high catalyst-to-oil ratio, for an increase in the overall yield and gasoline octane rating. Read more…

ChemChina Petrochemical announces Tianjin Petrochemical gets clean production rating

Tianjin Petrochemical did five full years of work improving its energy consumption, emissions, and efficiency to qualify for a clean production enterprise rating and, on Dec. 21, passed a Tianjin Municipal Economic Commission appraisal. To achieve this, in addition to the hard work, the company developed 13 emissions and consumption reduction projects in 2007, in accordance with national laws. These included 500000 tons/yr of electric desalting, a coal-fired boiler desulphurization system, sewage disposal online monitoring, putting sewage through a treatment plant, and crude oil floating roof. There was a substantial decrease in polluting emissions, while production was brought in line with national clean production standards. Moreover, the changes significantly reduced overall energy consumption and improved profits from sales. The appraisal committee decided that the company deserved the honor. Read more…

ChemChina Petrochemical sustainable improvement review at Changyi Petrochemical

ChemChina Petrochemical held its meeting for a review of sustainable improvement project conclusion for 2012 at Changyi Petrochemical, Dec 17 to 19, to allow staff members of seven companies report on Green Belt projects for increasing diesel oil benefits. Read more…

Mersey composite hose manufacturer Dantec trebles growth in marine sector

Merseyside based composite hose manufacturer Dantec is reporting a trebling of sales in the marine sector over the last 12 months. Read more…

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