* Date : 2018-08-02
Plastic is a material that has been widely used for people's daily lives as well as various industrial areas. Advanced technologies have become a contributing factor that can enhance the competitive power of the material in the market. An eco-friendly PPS material developed by INITZ, a joint venture company of SK chemicals and Teijin, has gained an edge in the global market. INITZ established a PPS factory with a scale of 12,000 tons for the first time in the country in 2015. By continuously promoting researches on PPS, the company has made advancement into the higher value-added chemical materials industry which has been dominated by advanced countries. PPS of INITZ was developed and produced based on the eco-friendly solutions, so it has minimized the amount of impurities generated during the production process. And it has excellent heat and chemical resistance, so it has emerged as an alternative for metal. PPS can be used for a variety of different fields including the socket of halogen light, headlamp reflector, materials for cars and the field of electricity and electronics. We introduce PPS of INITZ, an eco-friendly super engineering plastic material that will lead the global market.
Development of blockchain technologies has brought about rapid changes to various business sectors. And token economy, a blockchain-based platform, has recently garnered a lot of attention. Token economy is a system that offers rewards with tokens when displaying desirable behaviors. People can exchange the tokens for goods and services as well. A lot of domestic major companies have developed various services based on the token economy. We look into token economy, which has collaborated with different industrial areas and contributed to expanding the base of blockchain technologies.
Smart farming has brought about innovative changes to the agricultural sector. By introducing ICT skills to agriculture, it has emerged as a key growth engine for the future agricultural industry. Also, a variety of cutting-edge agricultural solutions have been developed including smart farms, plant factories and aquaponics. Smart farming, which is one of the examples of farmtech, has achieved rapid growth every year. The growing conditions of crops can be checked and managed through a smartphone or a computer anywhere and at any time. And it can contribute to increasing the stability as it is not affected by climatic conditions when growing the crops. Along with a noticeable increase in total production, a lot of related organizations have promoted researches based on the diversified technologies. An AI-based greenhouse system, which enables a computer to automatically control the crops, has also been developed. We explore smart farming, a rising blue ocean market for the agricultural sector in the future.