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Shape Memory Polymers Market Size Worth USD 1.84 bn by 2026




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The global shape memory polymers market size is poised to hit 1.84 billion by 2026 and market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 25.4% over the forecast period.

LOS ANGELES, June 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Acumen Research and Consulting Announced Research Study on titled “Shape Memory Polymer Market (By Material: Polyurethane (PU), Polyvinyl chloride (PVC), Acrylic, Epoxy, Others; By End User: Research & development, Commercial; By Application: Biomedical, Automotive, Aerospace, Textile, Others (Construction, Toys, Household Products, etc.)) – Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Opportunities and Forecast, 2019 – 2026”.

Shape memory polymers (SMPs) are the sort of promising upgrades responsive materials, they can “remember” a naturally visible (changeless) shape, be controlled and “fixed” to an impermanent and lethargic shape under explicit states of temperature and stress, and after that later unwind to the first, tranquil condition under warm, electrical, or ecological direction.

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The real driver of the shape-memory polymer market is a developing the utilization of shape-memory polymer for shrewd medication conveyance in human services, orthopedic props, orthodontic embeds and supports, catheters, cardiovascular stents, and so forth. The second principle use of shape-memory polymer is in the structure of self-fixing solid, froths for structure protection, window sealants, and so forth. The relatively low estimations of shape-memory polymer, when contrasted with different assets, is a burden for the polymer, which can be changed by reinforcing shape-memory polymer with extra materials, like Kevlar and fiberglass.

A typical market driver among the contrastingly looked at reports for the market are growing use of shape-memory and generally, low firmness esteems individually. Aside from these, the components like stringent guideline about the use of synthetic concoctions and monomers to make mechanical applications item, for example, savvy sedate conveyance framework and inserts, or automotive and transportation, and so forth are expected to influence the worldwide shape memory Polymer market.

As of late, these polymers are being utilized particularly for deployable segments and structures in aviation. The real applications incorporate supports, pivots, blasts, optical reflectors, transforming skins, and receiving wires. In addition, there are numerous licenses recorded by driving polymer chameleon makers in connection to SMPs applications, for example, intravascular conveyance framework, gripper, tunable automotive sections, and hood/situate get together vehicles.

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The global Shape memory polymers market is segmented into material, end user, application, and region. On the basis of material, the global market is segmented into Polyurethane (PU), Polyvinyl chloride (PVC), acrylic, epoxy, and others.On the basis of end user, the global market is segmented into research & development, and commercial. On the basis of application, the global market is segmented into biomedical, automotive, aerospace, textile, and others (construction, toys, household products, etc.). On the basis of geography, the global market is segment into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa.

Acrylic based SMP materials have likewise been a work in progress for quite a long while and are being utilized for a wide scope of uses. This segment represented an offer of near 10%of the general market in 2018.

Business application segment will develop by a CAGR of around 40% during the figure time frame. Expanding venture by market members to create and popularize SMPs will drive this segments development rate from 2019 to 2025.

The automotive business uses shape memory polymer-based actuators and programmed gags for motors during the assembling and get together of vehicles. The item is additionally utilized as a defensive spread for automotive sequential construction systems and damping material.

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In the aviation part, shape memory polymer is used for the utilization of optical reflectors, receiving wires, brackets, transforming skins, blasts, pivots, and so on. SMPs are significantly utilized in the deployable structures and parts in the aviation segment.

Europe market will be a key region in the shape memory polymers market in the up and coming years. This is because of the rising interest in innovative work in the aeronautic trade. The region spends around 10% of its complete aviation turnover in R&D exercises. A portion of the significant activities bolstered by the European Commission for creating airplane business incorporates The Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA), SESAR Joint Undertaking, Horizon 2020, Clean Sky, and so on are probably going to drive the innovative work exercises in the aviation division in the up and coming years and thus move item demand.

Major companies contributing the global shape memory polymers market are Asahi Kasei Corporation, Changchun Foliaplast Bio-Tech, Composite Technology Development, Cornerstone Research Group, DowDuPont, EndoShape, Guangzhou Manborui Materials Technology Company, Lubrizol, MedShape, Nanoshel, Shape Memory Medical, and SMP Technologies.

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Ctrip CEO Jane Sun’s Support Enables Harvard to Empower Female Leaders in Global Health Through New Fellowship Program




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SHANGHAI, China, June 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — This week, Jane Sun, CEO of International, Ltd. was named the leading supporter of the Women in Global Health LEAD Fellowship at Harvard University, which was recently launched by The Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) and the university’s Women and Health Initiative. Five female global health pioneers chosen as part of the Fellowship will spend an initial semester at Harvard, and then receive an additional year of mentorship as they execute their leadership plans back at their home institutions. As the world’s second largest online travel agency, Ctrip has been consistent advocate of gender equality in the workplace and has implemented a wide array of initiatives to support female employees.

Jane Sun, CEO of International, Ltd. was named the leading supporter of the Women in Global Health LEAD Fellowship at Harvard University.

Women continue to be underrepresented in leadership roles in the public health, medicine and life sciences sectors. While only about 25% of leadership positions in the global health industry are occupied by women, females represent an estimated 70% of people working in the industry. Harvard’s Women in Global Health LEAD Fellowship was created to address this inequality and empower more women to become leaders in the health industry.

The five fellows were selected from over 300 applicants from 29 nations, and the inaugural cohort includes the founder of a non-profit tackling HIV/AIDS in 36 Indian States, a pioneer of people-centered care from Moldova and an award-winning youth and reproductive health-advocate from Malawi.

Ashish K. Jha, the Faculty Director at HGHI and Dean for Global Strategy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health said, “We are proud to partner with the Women and Health Initiative to ensure that Harvard is part of the solution to increasing the role of women as leaders in global health public health, enabling the next generation of leaders to have even greater impact. And I am particularly grateful of Ms. Jane Jie Sun, a visionary supporter of our effort.”

The fellowship was made possible by Jane Sun, the leading supporter of the fellowship. Ms. Sun is the only female CEO in China’s online travel industry and one of very small number of female CEOs in the Chinese technology tech industry. Ms. Sun has been a consistent advocate of gender equality in the workplace and encouraged Ctrip’s female employees to take leadership roles in the company as a matter of priority.

Ms. Sun said, “At the year end, of the majority of employees who proactively ask for promotions are male, and there are very few females who come and talk with me about career development and advancement. I always make an effort to encourage our female employees to put themselves forward for leadership roles, as a reflection of their invaluable contributions to our company.”

Under Ms. Sun leadership, half of Ctrip’s employees are now female and one third of executives in high-level positions are female, figures which are much higher than average in the internet industry, whether in China or Silicon Valley. Ctrip has adopted a wide variety of benefits and enacted measures designed to help women tackle difficulties in balancing their work and family lives. Pregnant female employees at Ctrip are able to reimburse their taxi fees, and education subsidies are given to both male and female employees who have a new baby. Last year, Ctrip decided to allocate up to 2 million RMB to help female employees to freeze their eggs, becoming the first large Chinese technology company to offer this benefit after Apple and Facebook. 

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HP Reveals Bold New Commitments for Driving a Circular and Low-Carbon Economy




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Sustainable Impact programs drove more than $900 million of new revenue, a 35 percent increase year-over-year

HP releases 2018 Sustainable Impact Report affirming commitment to People, Planet and Community. News highlights:

  • Generates $900 million dollars of new revenue, an increase of 35% over 2017
  • Announces industry-leading goal to increase recycled content plastic in its Personal Systems and Print hardware and supplies to 30% by 20251
  • Sets timeline to power its global operations with 100% renewable electricity by 2035; achieved 100% renewable electricity in the United States
  • Increases new hires from under-represented groups to 59% in the U.S in 2018
  • Reaches 21 million students and adult learners through quality education programs, partnerships since 2015, toward its goal to enable better learning outcomes for 100 million people by 2025

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) today released its 2018 Sustainable Impact Report, including an industry-leading goal to increase recycled content plastics across its print and personal systems portfolio to 30% by 2025, continuing the company’s long legacy of leadership in this area. The report documents the progress HP is making and the business benefits of investing in the planet, people and communities. Sustainable Impact programs drove more than $972 million dollars of new revenue for HP in 2018, a 35% year-over-year increase.

“Companies have critically important roles to play in solving societal challenges, and we continue to reinvent HP to meet the needs of our changing world,” said Dion Weisler, President & Chief Executive Officer, HP Inc. “This isn’t a ‘nice to do,’ it’s a business imperative. Brands that lead with purpose and stand for more than the products they sell will create the most value for customers, shareholders and society as a whole. Together with our partners, we will build on our progress and find innovative new ways to turn the challenges of today into the opportunities of tomorrow.”

Tackling global plastic waste
HP’s new recycled content plastics goal builds on the company’s long legacy of leadership in this area. In 2018, HP used 21,250 tonnes of recycled plastic in HP products – including more than 8,000 tonnes in its Personal Systems products (a 3.5% increase from 2017), more than 4,700 tonnes in its printing products (a 280% increase from 2017) and more than 8,000 tonnes in Original HP ink and toner cartridges.

“Progress requires us to rethink every aspect of our business to find new ways to make life better for everyone, everywhere,” said Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainable Impact Officer, HP. “We are making durable, premium products using recycled plastic as part of our efforts to transform our business to drive a more efficient, circular and low carbon economy. Even small advancements, scaled globally, can have a huge impact.”

As part of this commitment, HP continues to invest in and scale its impact sourcing initiative to prevent post-consumer plastic from entering our waterways and oceans. HP has already sourced approximately 700,000 pounds of ocean-bound plastic materials—or more than 25 million bottles—upcycling this material into HP cartridges and hardware. This year, HP launched the EliteDisplay E273d – the world’s first display manufactured with ocean plastic.2 Together with its partners, including NextWave Plastics, HP is committed to scaling the use of ocean-bound plastics by developing the first global network of ocean-bound plastics supply chains. 

In partnership with Dr. Jenna Jambeck and Dr. Chris Cuomo from the University of Georgia, HP is sponsoring groundbreaking research on women’s crucial work in recycling and managing waste, specifically ocean-bound plastics. By focusing on the experiences of women working on the frontlines of plastic recycling, this research will serve as a basis for future projects and commitments involving informal waste collection, the development of ocean-bound plastic supply chains, and greater gender equality worldwide. This research is underway now and is scheduled to be released by early 2020.

Enabling customers to do more, with less impact
Recently, HP announced a sustainable publishing partnership with ELLE Magazine using its print on demand capabilities to deliver the industry’s first sustainable fashion magazine made from 100% recycled materials for the cover and 30% recycled materials for the pages within the magazine.

HP also announced an innovative partnership with SmileDirectClub, the pioneer of teledentistry and market leader in doctor-directed, remote clear aligner therapy. SmileDirectClub is powering its digital differentiation and rapid manufacturing expansion of clear aligners with HP’s Jet Fusion 3D printing solutions, making it the largest producer of Multi Jet Fusion 3D printed parts in the United States. As part of an expanded collaboration, HP and SmileDirectClub also announced a new recycling program, in which excess 3D material and already processed plastic mouth molds are recycled by HP and turned into pellets for traditional injection molding, leading to more sustainable production.

Reinventing the standard for diversity and inclusion
HP’s commitment to diversity and inclusion starts at the top, with the industry’s most diverse Board of Directors of any U.S. technology company. HP works to grow its pipeline for diverse talent, and in 2018, 59% of new hires were from typically underrepresented groups. HP extends this commitment to how it works with suppliers. In 2018, HP spent $423 million with small businesses3 and $219 million with minority- and women-owned businesses.4 5

Creating vibrant communities everywhere
Education is a fundamental human right, and HP believes that technology can be the great equalizer – helping to bridge the gap and reach typically underrepresented and otherwise marginalized communities. Through 2017, HP has reach more than 21 million students and adult learners, driving progress toward our goal to enable better learning outcomes for 100 million people by 2025. Through HP volunteer efforts, corporate giving and HP Foundation programs, HP aims to catalyze positive change in the communities where we live, work, and do business. Compared to 2017, HP employee volunteer hours increased by 62% – 6,400 employees contributed about 140,000 hours to local volunteer efforts in 48 countries, with a value of $4.3 million.6 In addition, HP contributed $23.21 million to local communities from HP Foundation and employee contributions. Between 2016-2025, HP commits to contributing $100 million in HP Foundation and employee community giving.7

The Sustainable Impact Report will be unveiled today at the MIT Solveathon at HP’s headquarters in Palo Alto. Facilitated by the MIT Solve staff and supported by innovators, researchers and creative thinkers from HP, this event focuses on generating fresh ideas and refining solutions from the Bay Area community in response to Solve’s circular economy challenge.

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To learn more, visit the HP Sustainable Impact website, and review the newly released HP 2018 Sustainable Impact Report. 


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1 Recycled content plastic (RCP) as a percentage of total plastic used in all HP personal systems and printer hardware and print cartridges shipped during the reporting year. Total volume excludes brand-licensed products and after-market hardware accessories. Total RCP includes postconsumer recycled plastic, closed-loop plastic, and ocean-bound plastic used in HP products. Personal systems plastic is defined by EPEAT® eco-label criteria. Subject to relevant restrictions on the use and distribution of materials destined for recycling and/or recycled feedstocks.
2 Contains 5% ocean bound plastic resin which is equivalent to more than three 16 oz. recycled plastic water bottles in each display.
3 Data is for the 12 months ending September 30 of the year noted. Figures for 2016 are for purchases in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Europe, and Asia, from U.S.-based businesses, and include one month of spending from before the separation of Hewlett-Packard Company on November 1, 2015. Figures for 2017 and 2018 are for purchases in the United States and Puerto Rico from U.S.-based businesses.
4 Suppliers are categorized as minority-owned or women-owned, not both. These categories include all sizes of businesses.
5 Data is for the 12 months ending September 30 of the year noted. Figures for 2016 are for purchases in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Europe, and Asia, from U.S.-based businesses, and include one month of spending from before the separation of Hewlett-Packard Company on November 1, 2015. Figures for 2017 and 2018 are for purchases in the United States and Puerto Rico from U.S.-based businesses.
6 Hourly rate based on type of volunteering: $150/hour for board, service corp, pro bono, and skills based; $24.69/hour for hands-on and undetermined, adjusted using World Bank data for purchasing power differences across countries.
7 Includes valuation of employee volunteer hours, employee donations, HP Foundation match, and HP Foundation grants.

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The Swedish FSA obliges Hoylu to pay fine




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The Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (the ”SFSA”) has decided to impose Hoylu AB (publ) a fine of SEK 2.1 million due to shortcomings in the company’s information disclosure in connection with two press releases issued by the company in April, 2017.

The decision is available at the SFSA’s website,

Stein Revelsby, CEO: “This incident took place more than two years ago. Hoylu has since then taken measures to avoid similar incidents. We respect the decision by the SFSA as such, but do not consider the fee to be proportional”.

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Stein Revelsby, CEO at Hoylu +1 213 440 2499 Email:
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Om Hoylu
Hoylu delivers innovative enterprise solutions to allow global teams to collaboratively plan, create and share information that enrichen the user experience in the virtual office. The Hoylu Suite delivers a comprehensive set of personalized connected workspaces to enable teams across locations, on any device, to work smarter and with more fun across major industries including Engineering, Education, Pharmaceutical, Construction, Manufacturing, Graphic Design and many more.

Ticker symbol: Hoylu
Marketplace: Nasdaq First North Stockholm
Certified Adviser: Mangold Fondkommission AB +46 (0) 8 50 301 550

This information is information that Hoylu AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 08:52 CET  on June 19, 2019.

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