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Friday, December 29, 2006

 agro & food processing industries potentials projects information

agro & food processing industries potentials projects information: "INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES :
Agri/Horticulture Infrastructure Projects: Onion Cold Storage, Fresh Fruits-Pack house, Vegetables-Pack house. Mechanized Grain handling and storage at port, Food Parks, Terminal Markets, Spices and Isabgul Irradiation center.
Export Oriented Processing: Peanut Butter, De-hulled Sesame seed & Roasted Sesame oil, Roasted, salted & coated nuts.
Integrated Shrimp farming & processing.
Value added Processing based on local resources: Tomato, Potato Flakes & Powder, Specialty grades- Guar Gum powder, Refined Sugar, Egg Powder, Baker's Yeast, Fish oil extraction. "

Recycling Of Plastics

Plastics are an essential part to our daily life. For instance, without plastics, 400 percent more material by weight, and 200 percent more material by volume would be needed to make packaging. The recycling of plastics continued to grow in 1997. More than 1.3 billion pounds of post-consumer plastics packaging were recycled in the United States.

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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Monoclonal Antibodies

Monoclonal antibodies(mAbs) are just like antibodies except they are artificially produced from the clones of a single cell. The mAbs market is expected to almost triple in value over the next six years from $10.3 billion in 2004 to $30.3 billion.

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Ashoka-Products, Medicinal Applications, Manufacturers, Suppliers, Importers and Market Reports

Ashoka-Products, Medicinal Applications, Manufacturers, Suppliers, Importers and Market Reports: "Recent analysis of the dry powdered bark showed the presence of a fair amount of tannin and probably an organic substance containing iron.
The bark of the herb is strongly astringent and uterine sedative. It acts directly on the muscular fibers of the uterus.
It has a stimulating effect on the endometrium and the ovarian tissue.
Used for the uterine/ovarian fibroids, menorrhagia, bleeding hemorrhoids, bleeding dysentery. "

Tuesday, December 26, 2006


Alginates are hydrocolloids, water soluble biopolymers extracted from brown seaweed. Alginates occurs naturally in seaweed mainly in the form of calcium, magnesium and sodium salts.The chemical composition of alginate varies according to seaweed species and structure. Many countries supply seaweed as a raw material to the alginate industry. These include USA, Mexico, Chile, Scotland, Ireland, France, Norway, Iceland, Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Australia and South Africa.

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Nicotine Patch Technology Trade Companies brands markets reports

Nicotine Patch Technology Trade Companies brands markets reports

Isothiocyanates-Raw Materials, Extraction Process, Biological Activities, Applications and  Market Reports

Isothiocyanates-Raw Materials, Extraction Process, Biological Activities, Applications and Market Reports

Medical Waste Disposal guidelines rules techniques trade

Medical Waste Disposal guidelines rules techniques trade

Mandatory/Legal Requirement:
Every occupier of an institution, generating, collecting, receiving, storing, transporting, treating, disposing and/or handling bio medical waste in any other manner, shall make an application in Form-I along with the following fee structure to the Delhi Pollution Control Committee for grant of authorisation. The Form-I can be obtained after paying an amount of Rs. 100/- in the form of Draft in favour of DPCC. It can also be downloaded from this web site but an additional draft for Rs. 100/- in favor of DPCC may also be attached with the application at the time of submission of application......

Jeera Information Profile on CD ROM

Jeera Information Profile on CD ROM

Export of cumin seeds from India have set a record high volume of 20,250 tonnes for the first time and crossed the set target involume and value as on November 30th, 2006
Crop failure in other producing countries and the consequent short supply in the world market had contributed to the substantial increase in Indian cumin exports...
The US, European Union, West Asia, and South East Asia are the major export markets for Indian cumin seed...
Very interesting times for Indian Exporters??

Friday, December 22, 2006


The feldspars are by far the most abundant group of minerals and are found in igneous, metamorphic and many sedimentary rocks. Felsdpars are framework silicates where each silica tetrahedra share all corners with its four neighbouring tetrahedra. World feldspar consumption totalled 13.9 million tonnes and is growing on average 2% per annum. Turkey is the leading exporter, accounting for 33% of all exports by quantity, while Italy and the USA remain the leading importers. In Asia production of feldspar is worth over US$180 million.

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Kaolin has a range of industrial applications, which are grouped in three main market areas; paper,ceramics and performance minerals. Demand is dominated by the paper industry, which accounts for about 70% of total sales. Japan is outstandingly important in use of high value kaolins, and around 85% of this is used in the papermaking industry in Japan. Fibreglass manufacturing in Taiwan has been also a very important consumer of imported kaolin, and it is only now that this is being stemmed, mainly by re-location of several major fibreglass producers to China.

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Filler Minerals

Mineral fillers make up less than 6 percent of the hot mix asphalt concrete by mass, and generally less than about 3 percent. A typical mineral filler completely passes a 0.060 mm (No. 30) sieve, with at least 65 percent of the particles passing the 0.075 mm sieve. Dry-ground calcium carbonates are among the least expensive white fillers available. Wet-ground products are produced in finer particle size ranges. Wet-ground fine and ultrafine products are also sold in 75% solids slurry form for highvolume paint and paper applications.Calcium carbonate is also the most widely used filler in adhesives and sealants.

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Wood Flooring

Wood flooring is available in different patterns. The most popular are planks and parquet.Planks can be purchased in uniform or random lengths, in a variety of widths, and with pegs or butterfly keys.The parquet pieces are put togetherinto squares and cut into a geometric design, making the parquet effect. Hardwood flooring makes an excellent flooring choice. It’s a durable material, available in a vast range of species and colors.Unlike other flooring types, hardwood flooring is easy to maintain and provides a healthy, hypoallergenic environment, and is a recyclable product. Wood Flooring in the U.S., indicates that the market will continue growing at a compoundannual rate of 7% from 2006 to 2010, bringing the demand for wood flooring at the end of the decade to more than $3 billion.

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Monday, December 18, 2006


Indigo is among the oldest dyes to be used for textile dyeing and printing. Many Asian countries, such as India, China, and Japan, have used indigo as a dye for centuries. The dye was also known to ancient civilizations in Egypt, Greece, Rome, Britain, Peru, and Africa.World consumption of indigo in the 1800s was very large indeed, so in 1866 a German chemist named Adolph von Baeyer began his studies of the pigment and eventually elucidated its chemical structure so that it could be synthesized commercially.At the end of the 19th century, Germany was able to produce synthetic indigotine cheaper than the natural dyestuff, and thus Germany then took charge of supplying indigo.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2006


Ready-mix concrete is a ready-to-use material, with predetermined mixture of cement, sand, aggregates and water. Ready mix concrete offers high-tech solutions to the needs of the public works and construction industries. Despite a slowdown in the housing construction market, the market supply for cement and readymix concrete is expected to accelerate to meet demands in other end-use sectors, taking the market valued at approximately $25 billion in 2005 to $30 billion in 2010

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Monday, December 11, 2006

Cashew Industry  Information Profile on CD ROM

Cashew Industry Information Profile on CD ROM
Cashew Industry PotentialBusiness Potential: 400 Crores
India cashew Nut production:400,000 Tonnes
Cultivation of Cashew Apple in India:4 Million Cashew Apple
Cashew Ready-to-serve Drink (RTS):GOOD POTENIAL
Technology for RTS is available in India

Anise trade technology project information

Anise trade technology project information
As a medicinal plant, anise has been used as a carminative, antiseptic, antispasmodic, expectorant, stimulant, and stomachic

Oil of anise is used today as and ingredient in cough medicine and lozenges and is reported to have diuretic and diaphoretic properties
The volatile or essential oil, obtained by steam distillation of the crushed anise seed, is valuable in perfumery and soaps and has been used in toothpastes, mouthwashes and skin creams. The essential oil is used to flavour absinthe, and Penod liqueurs. Anise oil is sometimes uses as an adulterant in the essential oil of licorice

Friday, December 08, 2006


Bromine is the only Liquid nonmetallic element at room temperature. It is a heavy, mobile, reddish-brown liquid, that evaporates easily at standard temperature and pressures in a red vapor (its color resembles nitrogen dioxide) that has a strong disagreeable odor resembling that of chlorine. United States is the major world producer of Bromine, followed by Israel.
The Chinese market demand for bromine and derivatives will increase by 7.3% annually to reach 336,700 metric tons in the year 2010.

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Thursday, December 07, 2006


Teniposide is a cancer (antineoplastic) medication. Teniposide interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slows their growth and spread in the body. Teniposide produces its anti-cancer effects by inhibiting an enzyme, topoisomerase, which is responsible for maintaining structural function and integrity of DNA. By inhibiting the normal activity of topoisomerase, teniposide inhibits proper DNA synthesis, ultimately causing cellular death.

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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

DUCKWEEDS- general, growth and cultivation, species, applications, products,technology,

DUCKWEEDS- general, growth and cultivation, species, applications, products,technology,
here is another seaweed product having business opportuniteis


Zeolites are minerals that have a micro-porous structure.Commercially available natural zeolites are usually of the clinoptilolite (clino) variety which are known chemically as hydrated sodium calcium aluminosilicates. Zeolites are used in Animal Feed Supplements, Water Treatment, Radioactive Waste Treatment, Pollution Control, Pet Litter and Odor Control, Agriculture, Slow-Release Fertilization, Zeoponics, Soil Amendment, Miscellaneous Agricultural Applications, Horticulture, Aquaculture, Thermal Storage and Solar Refrigeration, Natural Gas Purification, Removal of Volatile Organic Compounds.

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Paper Cups

Usage of paper cups is an effort towards saving the environment. Paper cups do not add to the list of the environmental waste as they fall in the category of the biodegradable waste. The demand will certainly grow with the coming regulations against the usage of plastic in many states.The market for paper cups, plates, and other disposable paper products continued to grow.

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Ethylene Diamine

Ethylene diamine is a strongly alkaline, colorless to yellowish liquid, with ammonia-like odor, completely miscible with water and soluble in alcohol. It is widely used as a building block for polymers and as a ligand for coordination compounds. Ethylenediamines are produced by the reaction of aqueous ammonia with 1,2-dichloroethane. Ethylene diamine is used in large quantities for production of many industrial chemicals. The principal hazards that arise in working with ethylenediamine (EDA) are those associated with similar organic amines; namely, a corrosive action on skin and eyes.

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Silver Plating

Silver plating is a surface treatment that, due to the excellent technical properties of silver, can be applied to a broad range of products. Advantages of Silver Electroplating: Superior Fatigue Resistance, Provides Dry Lubricity, Corrosion Resistance, Thermal Conductivity, Electro Magnetic Shielding, Offers Malleability, Reduces Friction, Facilitates Joining of Materials, High Tensile Strength, High Ductility, Algaecidal – Bactericidal – Antibacterial , Advantageous Alloying and, Wetting Properties, Efficient Catalyst , Resists Oxidation.Total silver fabrication demand, led by surging industrial demand, rose to its highest level in 2005 since 2001. Total silver fabrication rose by 3 percent in 2005, to 864.4 million ounces, its highest total since 2001.

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Cryogenic Processing

Cryogenic liquids are shipped and used in thermally insulated containers. These cryogenic liquid containers are specifically designed to withstand rapid temperature changes and extreme differences in temperature. Cryogenic Treatment Services provides a specialist cryogenic process for improving the performance of cables, circuit boards and other electronic equipment. Cryogenics in India, at last, took a quantum jump at the beginning of 1990s in terms of the production of large volumes of liquid helium and liquid nitrogen, the large men power involved and huge budgets allotted by the funding agencies.

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Monday, December 04, 2006

Rice Husk Ash based project information on CD ROM

Rice Husk Ash based project information on CD ROM
RHA is a general term describing all types of ash produced from burning rice husks. In practice, thetype of ash varies considerably according to the burning technique. The silica in the ash undergoesstructural transformations depending on the conditions (time, temperature etc) of combustion. At550°C – 800°C amorphous ash is formed and at temperatures greater than this, crystalline ash isformed. These types of silica have different properties and it is important to produce ash of thecorrect specification for the particular end use.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Commercial Chapati Making Project Information on CD ROM

Commercial Chapati Making Project Information on CD ROM

chapati making is so simple at home?
But making it in large numbers, marketing it world wide - not that simple !

Anise trade technology project information

Anise trade technology project information
The essential oil is obtained from the seed by steam distillation.
The oil is very pale yellow in colour and has a sweet and spicy smell. It is used extensively in the pharmaceutical and food and drinks industries.
Anise Seed oil is used therapeutically in the treatment of respiratory and digestive problems but has a relatively high level of toxicity.
Although the plant and seeds have culinary and medicinal uses, the essential oil is not recommended for domestic use.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is a food made of roasted and ground peanuts, usually salted and sweetened. It is commonly sold in grocery stores, but can be made at home. Peanut butter is frequently used in sandwiches, particularly the peanut butter and jelly sandwich, candy,cookies and pastry. In the United States and most of the 53 peanut-producing countries in the world, the production and consumption of peanuts, including peanut butter, is increasing.

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Monday, November 27, 2006

Baby Diapers

Diapers are hygiene absorbent products engineered to absorb and contain urine and faeces of a baby. When used they are set and fastened around its legs and bottom. There are three types of diapers: reusable, biodegradable or otherwise recyclable, and disposable. Growth for baby diapers is considerably higher in other parts of the world, particularly in Asia but also in Latin America and Africa. In Europe, approximately 25% of the market for baby diapers consists of retailers’ brands.

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Saturday, November 25, 2006

Sand Lime Bricks

Inspired by the natural processes of the earth's crust, in the 19th century the first attempts in fabricating units (bricks) from sand and lime were made.The production of calcium silicate units on an industrial level became feasible after the introduction of the first rotating presses, which were designed in England. Calcium silicate masonry constructions meet the highest requirements with respect to load bearing capacity, sound insulation, fire resistance and thermal insulation.

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CNC Machining

CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control, and refers specifically to a computer "controller" that reads G-code instructions and drives the machine tool, a powered mechanical device typically used to fabricate metal components by the selective removal of metal. CNC machines used to be associated with high-volume production due to the time involved in machine programming. New computer technologies,along with software advances, now allow easy programming of CNC machines for custom or one-of parts.

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Friday, November 24, 2006


Chlorosilanes are a group of reactive, chlorine-containing chemical compounds, related to silane and used in many chemical processes. Each such chemical has at least one silicon-chlorine bond. Chlorosilanes are intermediates used to manufacture siloxanes and silanes – the building blocks for many silicone products. Chlorosilanes are therefore not found in final applications. Organic chlorosilanes are frequently used as coatings for silicon and glass surfaces, and in the production of silicone (polysiloxane) polymers. While phenyl chlorosilanes and many others can be used, methylsiloxanes are produced in the greatest quantities.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2006


ABELMOSCHUS MOSCHATUS Medikus is a medicinal and aromatic herb, found across the Deccan and the foothills of the Himalayas. It is an erect, annual herb. Its flowers are a bright yellow. It is called Kasturibenda in Telugu, Kasturidana, Muskdana in Hindi, Kadu Kasturi in Kannada, Kattukasthuri in Malayalam, Muskbendibij in Marathi Gandapuri, Kasturilatika, Latakasturikam in Sanskrit, Kattukasthuri and Varttilai Kasturi in Tamil. Ambrette is cultivated as pre-kharif crop in India.The musk mallow is widely cultivated in tropical climates for its many uses.The oil for perfumery is extracted by steam distillation of crushed seeds.

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Teleradiology is the electronic transmission of radiographic images from one geographical location to another for the purposes of interpretation and consultation. The teleradiology reporting service may not have the same degree of access to previous investigations and reports as a clinical radiologist working within the primary department. Failure to have full access to clinical information and previous investigations will be contrary to routine practice and is likely to compromise the quality of care.

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Medical Waste Disposal

Medical Waste” is defined as all waste generated in direct patient care or in diagnostic or research areas that is non-infectious but aesthetically repugnant if found in the environment. Plasma pyrolysis provides solutions for complete pyrolysis of typical hospital waste such as cellulose polymer dressings, polyvinyl chloride blood bags, polyurethane and silicon rubber gloves & catheters and other disposables made of polyethylene, polymethyl methacrylate, rubber, glass etc. The amount of hospital waste generated in US hospitals is approximately 6,670 tons per day, or about 1% of the 158 million tons of municipal solid waste produced annually.

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Mahua is the Halbi name of the tree as well as the flower of Madhuca indica. The Mahuwa tree is medium sized to large deciduous tree, usually with a short bole and a large rounded crown. It is found in mixed deciduous forest, usually of a somewhat dried type often growing on rocky and sandy soil. As per an estimate of KVIC the total potentiality of Mahuwa Seed is about 5 lakhs tonnes. The highest Mahuwa Seed producing states are U.P., Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Gujarat, Orissa. It is common through out Central India, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and in the drier type of sal forest in Madhya Pradesh

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Transdermal Drug Delivery

Transdermal drug delivery provides excellent control of the rate of delivery directly into the bloodstream. It also offers a predictable pharmacokinetic profile and constant drug levels over extended periods of time without the extreme peak/trough fluctuations inherent in oral administration. And discontinuation of therapy can be achieved immediately by simply removing the patch. The total market for TDD products in the US, major European markets, and Japan was approximately $2.5 billion in 2001 (this does not include a $1.4 billion market for plaster/poultice products in Japan).

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Balsam is an oily, resinous, and odorous substance, which flows spontaneously or by incision from certain plants, and which the Church mixes with olive oil for use as chrism. The term balsam, however, is also applied to many pharmaceutical preparations and resinous substances which possess a balsamic odour. The balsam aroma is a popular fragrance worldwide, particularly in the perfume and fragrance industries. The U.S. market for the product has been estimated to be about 18,000 to 36,000 kg annually, valued at about US$325,000 to $650,000.

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Nanoceramic Powders

Ceramic powder is a necessary ingredient for most of the structural ceramics, electronic ceramics, ceramic coatings, and chemical processing and environmental related ceramics. For most advanced ceramic components, starting powder is a crucial factor. The performance characteristics of a ceramic component are greatly influenced by precursor powder characteristics. Among the most important are the powder's chemical purity, particle size distribution, and the manner in which the powders are packed in the green body before sintering. The total U.S. market for advanced ceramic powders in 2002, including nanopowders, was estimated to be 918 million pounds worth $1,605 million. This is projected to increase at an average annual growth rate (AAGR) of 7.3% to 1,178 million pounds worth $2,286 million by 2007. For 2002, BCC estimates that the total consumption of nanosize ceramic powders was about $154 million, and is expected to grow at an AAGR of 9.3% to $241 million by 2007.

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Endosulfan is a chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide and acaricide of the cyclodiene subgroup which acts as a poison to a wide variety of insects and mites on contact. Although it may also be used as a wood preservative, it is used primarily on a wide variety of food crops including tea, coffee, fruits, and vegetables, as well as on rice, cereals, maize, sorghum, or other grains. The EPA recommends not more than 74 ppb (part per billion) in lakes, streams, or rivers, and not more than 0.1 – 2 ppm (parts per million) on surfaces of agricultural products (except dried tea, <24>

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Business Process Outsourcing

Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) is the leveraging of technology or specialist process vendors to provide and manage an organization's critical and/or non-critical enterprise processes and applications. The most common examples of BPO are call centres, human resources, accounting and payroll outsourcing. Business process outsourcing may involve the use of off-shore resources. India earned about $2.3 billion from BPO services last year, according to Gartner. By 2007, the worldwide offshored BPO market is forecast to grow to about $27 billion, Chohan said.

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Saturday, November 18, 2006

Indian Apparel Retailers

The Indian Apparel Industry is preparing for a growth spurt. According to estimates by Cygnus Economic and Business Research, the industry will grow 4 to 5 percent a year in volume and 13 percent a year in value. Retail industry in India is estimated at US$ 200 billion and is projected to grow at 5% p.a. The market for high-end clothing in India is estimated at Rs1,000 crore, and for accessories, including cosmetics, costume jewellery and footwear, at another Rs1,000 crore.

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Friday, November 17, 2006


Collagen is a natural protein that provides structural support. It is found throughout the body - in skin, muscle, tendon and bone. Fibers of collagen are woven together like threads in fabric to form a framework into which new cells can grow.World Market for Collagen Based Biomaterials for Urinary Incontinence, Corneal Shields, Facial Aesthetic Dermal Implants, Wound Dressings, Cell attachments for coatings are said to be having excellent growth potentials.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2006


Hardwood trees are easy to recognize because in the summer their leaves are broad, flat, and green, and in the fall the leaves change color and drop off. Hardwood flooring production and consumption in Europe increased considerably last year and marked a continuing trend in this sector,despite the ever-increasing threat of competitive imports from Asia. The average price for hardwood sawtimber stumpage in Tennessee during the first quarter of 2006 is greater than $175 per thousand board feet (MBF) Doyle log rule.

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Sodium Dichromate

Sodium dichromate is also commonly referred to as sodium bichromate or sodium bichromate dihydrate and is known technically as sodium dichromate dihydrate.Sodium dichromate is also used in the manufacture of photographic films, flavors, essential oils, saccharin, pharmaceuticals, pyrotechnics, explosives, safety matches, chrome glues and adhesives, wood stains, poison fly paper, process engraving and lithography, synthetic perfumes, chrome alum manufacture, alloys, ceramic products, depolarizers in dry cell batteries, bleaching fats and waxes.

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Friday, November 03, 2006

Disposable Paper Products

Disposable paper products includes Cotton wool/buds/pads; Incontinence products; Kitchen towels; Nappies/diapers/pants; Sanitary protection; Tissues; Toilet paper; Wipes; Boxed facial tissues; Disposable pants; Economy toilet paper; Feminine hygiene wipes; Household care wipes; Light incontinence products; Luxury toilet paper; Moderate/heavy incontinence products; Napkins; Nappies/diapers; Pantyliners; Personal wipes; Pocket handkerchiefs; Recycled toilet paper; Standard toilet paper; Tablecloths; Tampons; Towels. The Indian disposable paper products market grew by almost 11% in current value terms in 2004, with value sales amounting to just under Rs7.1 billion.

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Saturday, October 28, 2006

Blood Products

Blood is a highly specialised circulating tissue consisting of several types of cells suspended in a fluid medium known as plasma. The cellular constituents are: red blood cells, which carry respiratory gases and give it its red color, white blood cells (leukocytes), which fight disease, and platelets, cell fragments which play an important part in the clotting of the blood. The appropriate use of blood products is defined as the transfusion of safe blood products to treat a condition leading to significant morbidity or mortality that cannot be prevented or managed effectively by other means.

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Ceramic Colours

Ceramic colours are pigments based on Zirconium and are used directly in enamel slip, pottery, coloured wall tiles, sanitaryware etc. Zirconium based yellow, blue, green and pink stains are used directly for producing coloured wall tiles.Ceramic colours find application in different types of wall tiles, ceramic articles etc. In the modern age, ceramic wall tiles and other ceramic articles are being used increasingly.

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The global herbal market

The global herbal market is estimated at US$ 60 billion China enjoys the lead, contributing 30% to the world market. The growth rate for herbal market is estimated to be around 7% -15% annually. The market value of Pharmaceuticals derived from plants used in traditional medicines exceeds US$ 20 billion.
Herbal drugs are used in cardio vascular (27%), respiratory (15.3%), digestive (14.4%), hypnotics and sedatives (9.3%), miscellaneous (12%).
The Indian annual production of herbal drugs is estimated around INR 100 Crores, while the medicinal plant value is about INR 5000 Crores and the anticipated export is around INR 550 Crores. Considering the rich assorted and varied botanical resources available in the country, the exported value is not impressive. The Indian market has 1650 herbal formulation involving 540 major plantformulations.
There are medicinal plants exported from India in four forms:
As dried plants or plant parts, e.g. liquorice roots, Senna leaves, Vinca Rosea (Catharanthus roseus) herbs.
As extracts e.g. Sag of Opium poppy.
As isolated and purified active ingredients/intermediates e.g. Gymnema powder, Atropise sulphate, menthal crystals, Calcium sennoside.
As ayurvedic, Unani, Siddh, and homeopathic formulations e.g. Over the counter (OTC) drugs, and range of proprietary formulations. This also includes range of herbal cosmetic products.
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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Sand Additives

Sand Additives includes Seacoal, Coal Tar Pitch, Gilsonite and Blown Asphalt. The theories involved in sand additives are Gaseous Cushion Theory, Lustrous Carbon Theory and Reducing Atmosphere Theory. Sand Additives are used for Construction, Metal Casting, Soil Blending, Land Applications, Composting, Backfill and Pipe Bedding. Major markets are metallurgical, glass and construction, accounting for 92.6% of total sales. The metallurgical sector can be subdivided into foundry sands and steel applications, fluxing (non-ferrous), refractories and silicon manufacture. Major markets for fume silica are construction (cement and concrete additives); whilst the ceramic industry is the largest consumer of milled silica. Commercial soil blending operations can use foundry sand to produce horticultural soils, topsoil, potting soil, and turf mixes. These soil products are typically mixtures of sand or gravel with peat, fertilizers, and/or top soil.
what are the business opportunities of sand additives?


Wafer biscuits would have two wafer - like layers and cream will be stuffed between these two layers to form a sandwich-like biscuit. The raw materials are Wheat flour/maida, starch, vanaspati, sugar, salt, soda, preservatives, flavours, colours . Butter paper, plastic bags, second hand cartons, BOPP tape or box strapping shall be the packing materials. Consumption of biscuits is steadily going up year after year as they are nutritious, havelonger shelf life, easily available and one of the cheaper items in the category of ready-to-eat eatables.
Good quality and competitive price coupled with well organised marketing network shall be the critical aspects.
what investment opportunites are in Wafer Industry??


Sandalwood is a medium sized evergreen tree with almost drooping branches dark rough bark and sweet scented, fragrant mature wood. Sandalwood is very much indigenous to India. It is cultivated in the states of Karnataka & Tamilnadu and also grows wild in forests of southern India. This species is widely scattered in China, India, Indonesia (Timor, Sumba and Flores and planted in Java and Bali), the Lesser Sunda Islands, the Philippines and Australia.
Sandalwood yields an essential oil. This oil is used to produce soaps, perfumes incense stick cosmetics, beauty aids, medicines. High priced decorative dolls & ornamental pieces are made out of Sandalwood.

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Biogas production by anaerobic digestion is popular for treating biodegradable waste because valuable fuel can be produced while destroying disease-causing pathogens and reducing the volume of disposed waste. Recently, developed countries have been making increasing use of biogas generated from both wastewater and landfill sites or produced by mechanical biological treatment systems for municipal waste. Biogas plants can be found in countries such as India, China, Philippines, Germany, Austria and Turkey.

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A sweetener is any non-carbohydrate whose primary characteristic taste is sweet.There are two types of sweetners: Caloric and non-caloric sweetners.The food and beverage industry is increasingly replacing sugar or corn syrup with artificial sweeteners in a range of products traditionally containing sugar. In the UK, for instance, it is now almost impossible to find any non-cola soft drinks in supermarkets which are not sweetened with artificial sweeteners, and even things like pickled beetroots and gherkins are increasingly artificially sweetened.

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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Flower Auction

Auctions are very efficient in determining price, enabling approximately a thousand transactions per hour. It also enables efficient trading by operating at a high clock speed, encouraging competition among buyers, and setting a fixed time to complete a transaction before the clock goes to zero. The setting up of the flower auction centre would ensure organized trade and prevent deterioration of the quality of flowers. It would also help in raising the socio-economic status of those farmers interested in taking up the cultivation of flowers. The major buyers of flowers are in the UK, the US, Germany, France, Japan and Middle East.

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Senna (Cassia angustifolia) is a small shrub that grows in regions of the upper Nile of North Africa and Arabia.Good Senna may be known by the bright, fresh, yellowishgreen colour of the leaves, with a faint and peculiar odour rather like green tea, and a nauseous, mucilaginous, sweetish, slightly bitter taste.Senna is available as a crushed herb, as a liquid, or as a powdered extract. Senna leaves and pods shall be graded and marked only at such baling presses as can provide proper space and facilities for cleaning, grading and marking and are approved of as such by the Agricultural Marking Adviser.

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Inner Tube Butyl

Regular butyl is the preferred material for inner tubes, which are manufactured in various sizes from lightweight bicycles to lifestyle bicycles, and from day-use motorcycles to luxury motorcycles.The most important property of butyl rubber is that it is the best sealant of all the known rubbers. Butyl rubber can be used in formulations for adhesive for transparent tape, hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives, mastic for pipe wrap tape and vinyl floor tile adhesives. Butyl rubber can also be used for semi-conducting LANXESS is a leading producer of butyl rubber which is used in a wide range of applications. The butyl market will grow over the next 15 years and LANXESS expansions will be needed. electrical splicing tape.

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Friday, October 13, 2006

Calcium gluconate

Calcium gluconate has a better reabsorption by oral applications or by injection than other calcium salts. Calcium gluconate is used to treat conditions arising from calcium deficiencies such as hypocalcemic tetany, hypocalcemia related to hypoparathyrodism and hypocalcemia due to eapid growth or pregnancy. Calcium gluconate is used in pharmaceutical industry as a source of calcium for treating calcium deficiency by oral or intravenous administration. It also finds a place in animal nutrition.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2006


A gallstone is a solid crystal deposit that forms in the gallbladder, which is a pear-shaped organ that stores bile salts until they are needed to help digest fatty foods. There is no permanent medical cure for gallstones. Although there are medical measures that can be taken to remove stones or relieve symptoms, they are only temporary. Cow Bezoar is a type of gallstone that grows in a sick cow. When afflicted with it, the cow becomes emaciated, eats little grass, and drinks lots of water. It lacks strength for walking and its eyes turn red.

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Monday, October 09, 2006

trochus buttons

I would like manufacturers of trochus buttons know that I have a complete factory of used Italian machines for sale. There are on Pohnpei in Micronesia.If you can help, please let me know.Thank you-- Bob Arthurthe VillagePO Box 339Pohnpei, FM

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Nitrous oxide

Nitrous oxide is most commonly made by fusing and "boiling" ammonium nitrate to form steam, nitrous oxide, nitrogen, ammonium nitrate 'fog' and small amounts of very toxic higher oxides of nitrogen. Nitrous oxide drug is often mislabeled as an 'inhalant', implying it bears a relation to substances such as glue, gasoline, or aerosol sprays. The drug currently (as of 2005) enjoys moderate popularity in some countries. It was often sold at Grateful Dead and Phish concerts. N2O is widely used clinically because of its good analgesic properties; however, it is a relatively weak anesthetic, requiring high volume percent and hyperbaric conditions to achieve the minimal alveolar concentration for anesthesia

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Friday, October 06, 2006


Isothiocyanates are largely found locked in the form of glucosinolates and are found largely in cruciferous vegetables such as brocolli and Brussels sprouts, as well as in wasabi and watercress. A method of preparing products including pharmaceutical compositions, food or drink products, supplements or additives, skin or hair products, and agricultural products which contain isothiocyanate oil extracted from glucosinolate-containing plants.

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Wednesday, October 04, 2006


ASTAXANTHIN, a member of the carotenoid family, is a dark-red pigment which is the main carotenoid found in the marine world of algae and aquatic animals. A demand for natural ASTAXANTHIN is now emerging in the fast-growing, multi-billion dollar nutraceutical market; in particular, increasing evidence suggests that ASTAXANTHIN was shown to be a much more powerful antioxidant than vitamins C and E, or than other carotenoids such as beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein and zeaxanthin, among others.

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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

CMP Slurries

Chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) is used during the semiconductor manufacturing process to planarize individual layers in complex integrated circuits to customer-specific parameters.The market for CMP equipment alone will reach almost $1 billion dollars in 2006. CMP slurry and CMP pad markets have also grown substantially in the last five years.

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Friday, September 29, 2006

Water Analysis

Water must meet a variety of safety, quality and environmental standards. These include pH, colour, conductivity, alkalinity/acidity, anions, cations, chromium 6+, cyanide, chemical and biological oxygen demand (COD/BOD), total organic carbon (TOC) etc. Water Treatment kit is used for assessment of water quality for potable water, industrial waste treatment plants.

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Griffonia simplicifolia is a woody climbing shrub native to West Africa and Central Africa. It grows to about 3 m, and bThe seeds of the plant are used as a herbal supplement for their 5-Hydroxytryptophan content. 5-Hydroxytryptophan may be extracted from seeds as a supplement which as a serotonin precursor is beneficial in serotonin deficiency. Ongoing research suggests that 5-Hydroxytryptophan may also be beneficial in mood disorders including mild to moderate clinical depression and sleeping disorders. ears greenish flowers followed by black pods.

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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Precipitated Silica

Silica is one of the most common chemical compounds. SiO2 crystals are found in nature in three polymorphic forms, the most common of which is quartz. The silica precipitation technology developed in India is a novel method for silica precipitation where the chemicals used are regenerated making it a closed loop operation. Successful studies for extraction of silica on laboratory scale which meet the industrial requirements have been carried out
Precipitated Silica Production plant with annual capacity of 3000 tons will require an investment around Rs.600 Lacs, according to consultants.

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Surgical Sutures

Sutures are designed to help the healing of the body by closely opposing the two sides of a wound to minimize scar formation or to prevent leaking blood, like in vessels.Absorbable sutures are made of materials which are broken down in tissue after a given period of time, which depending on the suture can be from ten days to four weeks. They are used therefore in many of the inner tissues of the body.The major part of the absorbable sutures used are now made of synthetic polymer fibers, which may be braided or monofilament; these offer numerous advantages over gut sutures, notably ease of handling, low cost, low tissue reaction, consistent performance and guaranteed non-toxicity.

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Surgical Cotton

Surgical Cotton also known as absorbent cotton wool or purified cotton is used at large in surgery as a dressing material for burns & wounds as a cotton bedding for maintaining a uniform temperature in inflamed parts and therefore finds applications in Hospitals, Dispensaries, Nursing homes, etc.A good quality absorbent cotton is characterized by its uniform quality and staple fibres having average length more than 1.5 cm.The absorbent cotton when impregnated with capscuium celnrsin and methyl salicylate gives capcuim cotton/wool which can be used as counter irritant and in the treatment of rheumatic producing heat on undamaged skin.

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Palmarosa Oil

Cymbopogon martini belongs to family Poaceae that yields important oil having good export demand. Palmarosa oil is a pale yellow or pale olive liquid with a sweet, floral rosy odor and various backnotes or topnotes according to the quality and age of the oil. Palmarosa oil blends well with all the conventional soap perfume materials and it forms an excellent base with small amounts of geranium oil and oakmoss concrete or absolute.The name geranium palmarosa is a carryover from the days when palmarosa oil was used as an adulterant for Turkish rose oil.

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Food Processing Training Center

Food processing is a large sector that covers activities such as agriculture, horticulture, plantation, animal husbandry and fisheries. It also includes other industries that use agriculture inputs for manufacturing of edible products.TAFE NSW Riverina Institute is currently providing Nationally accredited training modules from the Certificates in Food Processing to both large and small enterprises.

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Friday, September 22, 2006

oyster mushroom spawns

Hi all.

I am Sharad.

While i was searching sources for oyster muchroom spawns, I found your Id's from this link... (cool)

Actually i am very fond of doing mushroom production for my own consumption. Earlier I was in indore and was able to get the oyster mushroom seeds (spawns) from a local source there, but in pune i am a new guy. Can you please tell me the any source from where i can purchase oyster mushroom spawns in Pune or nearby city to be continued my hobby.

Hope atleast one will reply me with information.

Thanks and regards

Hi sharad
please check with
1.Viraj Biotech, Mumbai
Manufacturers of mushroom spawns and dried oyster mushrooms.Address: 78/502, Arjun, Vasant Vihar, Pohkaran Road No. 2, Thane (West), Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400 601, IndiaPhone: +(91)-(22)-25397321
2.Damtas Mushrooms Limited
Sellers of dry and fresh oyster mushrooms.Address: D3, Panacea Apts, Opp. Ct.general Hospital, Near Srpf Quarte, Wanwaadi, Pune - 411 011, IndiaPhone: +(91)-(20)-6814902
best wishes & goodluck !

Digital class

Digital Class allows users to annotate over any image on their PC screen; to collaborate in group settings with electronic whiteboard tools; to record voice and notes in a compressed file and post it to the web or e-mail it. One of the most powerful features of Digital Class is its ability to record notes together with the sound track, both of which may be reviewed at a later time, either via the Internet or a LAN.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2006


Coltan is a dull metallic ore found in major quantities in the eastern areas of Congo. When refined, coltan becomes metallic tantalum, a heat-resistant powder that can hold a high electrical charge.Eighty-percent of the world’s known coltan supply is in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Coltan is mined through a fairly primitive process similar to how gold was mined in California during the 1800s.Coltan mining is very well paid in Congo terms. The average Congolese worker makes $10 a month, while a coltan miner can make anywhere from $10 to $50 a week.

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Monday, September 18, 2006


Lime is a high-bulk, comparatively low-cost commodity;however, it may be sold within a wide radius depending on transportation costs and supply and demand.High-calcium quicklime is commercially available in six forms: lump, crushed, pebble, ground, pulverized,and as briquettes or pellets. Slaked lime is produced from mixing quicklime and water and may be purchased as a putty, dry powder or slurry.

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Technology Transfer

Technology transfer is a broad set of processes covering the flows of know-how, experience and equipment for mitigating and adapting to change amongst different stakeholders. Technology transfer activities in supporting the technology transfer effort to developing countries are tailored to provision of directly applicable tools such as guidelines for entrepreneurs, demand surveys, foresight methodologies and benchmarking.

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Moringa oleifera is the best known of 14 species of Moringa tree (family Moringaceae). It is a fast-growing, drought-resistant tree native to sub-Himalayan tracts of northern India, and is now growing worldwide in the tropics and subtropics.Moringa oleifera is a multi-purpose tree with a variety of potential uses. The leaves, pods, seeds, flowers, and roots of the Moringa tree are edible, though the bark of the Moringa root should be scraped off because of its toxicity, and the flesh of the root should be eaten sparingly.

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Guduchi is a perennial plant of weak and fleshy stem found throughout the India. The aerial roots that arises from the stem are tread like. The leaf is heart shaped and smooth. The flowers are yellowish in colour emerges in bunch in rainy season. The fruits of guduchi are pea like which are seen in winter in India. Guduchi acts as a diuretic and found to be effective against Renal obstruction like calculi and other urinary disorders.The extract of root and stem of guduchi is bitter Antiperiodic, alterative, diuretic. The extract is useful as general tonic, aphrodisiac, corrects the liver disorders and causes infective hepatitis and jaundice.

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Metamitron belongs to Triazinones chemical family.Molecular weight of metamitron is 202.2400.Gives off irritating or toxic fumes in a fire.The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic fumes including nitrogen oxides.The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms. This substance does enter the environment under normal use. Great care, however, should be given to avoid any additional release, e.g. through inappropriate disposal.

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Fuel Cell

A fuel cell is an electrochemical energy conversion device. Fuel cells differ from batteries in that they are designed for continuous replenishment of the reactants consumed; they produce electricity from an external supply of fuel and oxygen as opposed to the limited internal energy storage capacity of a battery.
Fuel cells are very useful as power sources in remote locations, such as spacecraft, remote weather stations, large parks, rural locations, and in certain military applications.

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Saturday, September 16, 2006


The concept of a chemical substance became firmly established in the late eighteenth century after work by the chemist Joseph Proust on the composition of some pure chemical compounds such as basic copper carbonate.In the past and at present, the chemical industry is still concentrated in three areas of the world- Western Europe, North America and Japan . The European Community remains the largest producer area followed by the US and Japan. Environmental Issues, Pollution Control Rules & Regulations are very important aspects and pose challenge to Entrepreneurs in the filed.

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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Engineering Products

Engineering products includes Aerospace products, Automotive products, Medical products, Construction equipment, Electronic products, Electrical products , Consumer products.... Indian Engineering Industry producing castings, forgings , fasteners ,highly sophisticated micro-processor based process control equipment ,diagnostic medical instruments, bearings, steel pipes and tubes have good prospects overseas

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Calcium Carbide

Calcium carbide (CaC2) is manufactured by heating a lime and carbon mixture to 2000 to 2100°C (3632 to 3812°F) in an electric arc furnace. Calcium carbide is a very important basic material in the organic synthesis industry. When mixed with other materials, the combination can produce acetylene, chloroprene rubber, calcium cyanamide, acetate acid, trichloroethylene,and acetaldehyde. Moreover, it can be used as a desulfuring agent in steel manufacturing and is used for metal cutting and welding.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Ashoka Tree

Ashoka Tree is one of the sacred trees of India. It is found throughout India. The plant is prized for its beautiful foliage and flowers.Other Names: Ashoka Tree, Anganapriya, Asogam, Asokada, Ashopalava, Asok, Asoka, Asoka Tree, Asupala, Gandapushpa, Kankelli, Kenkalimara, Thawgabo, Vichitrah.Found in the foothills of central and eastern Himalayas, almost all over the northern plains of India as well as on the west coast of Bombay, its flowering season is around April and May.

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Paracetamol is a painkiller, more technically described as a non-opioid analgesic. As a painkiller, it's similar in strength to aspirin, but does noIndian Pharmaceutical exports are to be tune of Rs 25 billion,of which nearly 50% are bulk drugs.Indian Pharmaceutical market grew 14% to Rs.12,923 core($3,124 million),up by Rs.1,597 crore compared to 1997 turnover of Rs.11,326 crore($2,832 million).t have the anti-inflammatory action of aspirin.

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Saturday, September 09, 2006

Contact lens

In 1887, Adolf Fick was apparently the first to successfully fit contact lenses, which were made from brown glass
With over 31 million people wearing contact lenses in the United States alone, it is obvious that contact lenses are the number one choice for many people with vision correction needs.
In the early days of contact lens manufacturing PMMA lenses were produced with equipment of limited accuracy and polishing was used to give the lens its final surface and geometric quality. One of the important developments in lens manufacture was the introduction of high precision lathes in the early 1990s.

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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Casting and Forging Buyers

The castings and forgings market is mostly a subcontracting industry, supplying a wide range of industries. Customers of the casting and forging companies are main suppliers of modules (e.g. motor blocks, vessels, valves), the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and their subcontractors.Pune-based Bharat Forge, India’s largest forging company, leads the pack, investing some US$135m its Pune plant to boost annual production capacity to 240,000 tonnes

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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Industrial Water

Water treatment is used to optimize most water-based industrial processes,such as: heating, cooling,processing, cleaning, and rinsing, so that operating costs and risks are reduced.Suppliers of the Russian water treatment market are Finland, Sweden, Denmark, U.K.,Italy, France, Sweden, Israel, Czech Republic, Switzerland, and Turkey.

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CD Manufacturing Project

In computing, sound reproduction and video, an optical disc is flat, circular, usually polycarbonate disc whereon data is stored in thMinidisc industry hardware: Sony, JVC, Kenwood, Aiwa, Sharp, Sanyo, Hitachi, Mitsubishi, Sansui, Toyota, Nissan, Ford, Panasonic, Pioneer, Denon, Clarion, Onkyo, Fujitsu-Ten, Teac, Yamaha, Alphine, Gold-Star, RCA and Telefunken. e form of pits (or bumps) within a flat surface.

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e-Learning refers to learning that is delivered or enabled via electronic technology. It encompasses learning delivered via a range of technologies such as the internet, television, videotape, intelligent tutoring systems, and computer-based training. Many institutions worldwide, but particularly in North America, Australia and New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and several other European countries, such as Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands, have started to invest heavily in online teaching.

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Friday, September 01, 2006

Car Wash Project

A car wash that meets the customer's expectations and is a profitable location for the operator includes good market research, survey and investigation, site specifics and analysis, and equipment selection.
The car wash types are Full-service conveyor car washes, exterior-only conveyor car washes, In-bay automatic car washes, Self-service car washes

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Rice Bran Oil

Rice bran oil is an important oil in soap industry.
It is obtained from heat treatment of the fresh bran.
Rice bran contain about 18-20% of oil other constituents are oleic Acid 40-50% and 29-42% saturated acid.
Crude and edible oil are two grades of bran oil. It is used as a shortening. Rice bran wax is an important by-product of rice bran oil industry.
India ranks second in production of rice in the world and has a potential to produce about 12 lakh tonne of rice bran oil but currently produces only 7 lakh tonne of oil per annum. Out of this, hardly 1.5 lakh tonne is used for direct human consumption as refined rice bran oil and rest is used for blending and vanaspati.
Project Outline:Plant capacity: 280 MT/Day
Plant & machinery: Rs.800 Lacs
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MAIZE : Value Added Products

Edible corn oil is manufactured from maize, wheat and other corn bearing oil by solvent extraction process. Corn generally contains oil. There are several stages required for the production of refined corn oil. In India there are few manufacturers of corn oil, say almost it is negligible comparison to other oil extraction unit. There is about 35% vegetable oil imported in or country. So it is better for a new entrepreneur to investPlant capacity: 10 MT Corn Oil/ Day Plant & machinery: Rs. 2.5 Crores Working capital: Rs. 4.5 Crores
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Grape Cultivation

The present world production of grape is equally shared for fresh consumption and processing. The grapes are grown for various purposes. Generally, the grapes are classified into the following five groups depending on their use : table grapes, raisin grapes, wine grapes, juice grapes and canning grapes. There is good scope for grape cultivation due to its uses.
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Composite Materials

Composite materials are formed by combining two or more materials that have quite different properties. The different materials work together to give the composite unique properties, but within the composite you can easily tell the different materials apart – they do not dissolve or blend into each other.The most important markets for composites are the automotive industry, water tanks/pipes, telecommunications, electrical and construction/infrastructure.

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Monday, August 28, 2006

Essential Oil Marketing

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CARBON CREDITS : India lagging behind China

China has much higher volumes of Carbn Emission Reduction ( CER) than India
Prices of Carbon Creditsn are much lower in China
Therefore more International Buyers are doing business with China than India
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Basil oil

The genus Ocimum, Lamiaceae, collectively called basil, has long been acclaimed for its diversity.Ocimum comprises more than 30 species of herbs and shrubs from the tropical and subtropical regions of Asia, Africa, and Central and South America, but the main center of diversity appears to be Africa.Tulsi is one herb that possesses the anti-stress, anti-bacterial, anti viral, anti fungal, anti protozoal, anti oxidant and anti carcinogenic properties.

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Home Security

Home security can be substantially increased by implementation of a few simple and inexpensive, yet effective prevention techniques. The Home Security Products are Control Panel, Keypad, Magnetic Contacts, PIR Motion Sensors, Glass break Sensors, Smoke Detectors, Wireless Devices, Remote Control. Most markets today are driven by technologies. The security market is one of these markets. As the market matures, consumers become more sophisticated in their needs. Some of the technologies that have helped in the growth of the security service market are CCTV and the wireless technology. The next generation of technologies expected to impact the security service market over the next decade includes biometrics, smart cards, and voice transmission.

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Chipboard is made by bonding together wood particles with an adhesive under heat and pressure to form a rigid board with a relatively smooth surface. Chipboard is available in a number of densities; normal, medium and high-density. Normal density is fairly soft and 'flaky', high-density is very solid and hard (often used for worktops and fire doors) - medium density is somewhere in between.
Chipboard is used for the backing of notepads, backing of stacks of business forms, and in scrapbooking used to ship stacks of sheets of paper to scrapbook stores. Some manufacturers are making acid-free/lignin free chipboard specifically for use in making scrapbook pages. Chipboard can be used to create thickness in scrapbook page embellishments and monogram letters

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Nicotine Patch

A Nicotine Patch is a small plaster patch that adheres to the skin, designed to release varying doses of nicotine into the bloodstream in order to reduce cravings for addicted smokers who are trying to quit. This is a form of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). The nicotine patch looks like a square tan bandage. Applied once a day in the morning to clean, dry, non-hairy skin, the nicotine patch is left on all day, and removed just before bed. Nicotine patches are also available in a clear material, making them less visible on the skin. Researchers are reporting that at least 50 percent of patients who used a nicotine patch for six weeks experienced complete relief of symptoms of ulcerative colotis, compared with 25 percent of patients who used a patch without nicotine

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OXSILAN is a range of Cr-free metal pretreatment products. This technology is based on a series of silanes which exhibit either cross-linking or functional activity in combination to create chemically bonded films on the metal surface, enhancing corrosion resistance and, for organically coated substrates, increasing the bond strength between metal and paint.
OXSILAN is a registered trade mark of Chemetall GmBH. It is a novel nanoscale metal pretreatment technology. It is free of hazardous metals and provides superior corrosion resistance for a wide range of multi metal substrates.

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Technical Textiles are "textile materials and products manufactured primarily for their technical performance and functional properties rather than their aesthetic or decorative characteristics.The technical textiles industry in north America, is the largest textile industry in the world. the industry is highly fragmented and sensitive to the economy. In India, present technical textile market is estimated to be worth Rs. 20,128 crores and the market is expected to reach 42,006 crores of rupees by year 2007-08.
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Satellite Receivers

A Satellite broadcasts a few watts of microwave signals from the geostationary orbit 36,000 kilometers above the earth. The transmissions are also broadcast over a wide "foodprint" area. The satellite signals suffer an attenuation of approximately 200dB, while making this 36,000 kilometers journey from the satellite to reception points on the ground. The satellite signals which finally arrive are extremely weak.
A dish antenna is used to collect these weak satellite signals over a large area - the surface of the dish. These signals are then focused by the parabolic curvature of the dish, to the focal point. Even at the focal point, the satellite signals are only a few micro-watts.

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Thursday, August 24, 2006

World Pulses Trade

Burma exported 101,574 metric tons of beans and pulses in July 2006, up 59 percent from the same period in 2005. India remains the major importer in July, accounting for 83 percent of the total exports. Export of beans and pulses to China through border trade dropped due to the government's strict control at Muse township, a border town nearby China.
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Monday, August 14, 2006

Cosmetics Industry

The cosmetics industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. New brands of cosmetics to appeal to various population sectors are constantly being developed. Japan is the second-largest cosmetics market in the world only after the U.S.A. According to statistics released by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the size of the Japanese cosmetics market reached a total of US$ 12.9 billion / Euro 10.7 billion (ex-factory) in 2004. US demand for cosmetic and toiletry containers is projected to approach 25 billion units in 2009, valued at $3.8 billion.

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Saturday, August 12, 2006


Diseases caused by mosquitoes include: mosquito-borne viral encephalitis, dengue, yellow fever, malaria, and filariasis.The usage of Mosquito mats instead of Mosquito coils necessitates the investment in the Mosquito Destroyer Machine (MDM) which is a costly item for low income groups.Currently, Kenya is the leading producer of pyrethrum extract producing approximately 70% of the world consumption. Other large producers of pyrethrum are Rwanda, Tanzania and Tasmania in Australia. The pyrethrum extract is mainly exported to USA,Europe and Asian countries.

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Talc is the world’s softest mineral. Although all talc ores are soft, platy, water repellent and chemically inert, no two talcs are quite the same.Production of talc is an approximately $100 million per year industry in the U.S.China remained the world’s leading producer of talc, followed by the United States, India, Brazil (crude), France (crude), and Australia.

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Thursday, August 03, 2006

SME LINK off from the internet?

We were puzzled....the web page is off
But could log in and post !
We got to wait? some surver problem?? is blocked??

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

LPG Cylinders

Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) is stored in your gas bottle (Cylinder) as a liquid.When the cylinder valve is opened some of the liquid boils off as a vapour.Approximately 300,000 tons of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is manufactured and sold in South Africa each year, generating a turnover of about R1,5 bn. Catalina Cylinders,Scott Specialty Gases, Tenaris, Luxfer Gas Cylinders,Air gas are leading producer of high and low pressure aluminum compressed gas cylinders.

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Thursday, July 13, 2006

Cement Industry

The cement industry comprises of 125 large cement plants with an installed capacity of 148.28 million tonnes and more than 300 mini cement plants with an estimated capacity of 11.10 million tonnes per annum.Major players in Indian Industry are Ambuja cement, Aditya Cement, J K Cement and L & T cement.

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Thursday, July 06, 2006


The latest frontier of convergence is the broadcasting of TV content to mobile phones.There are three different technologies fighting it out to be the standard for mobile TV broadcast technology: DVB-H, DMB and MediaFLO.
If Mobile TV is priced and packaged correctly, there could be up to 270 million subscribers worldwide with TV functionality on their mobile phones by 2009. With 7.7% of its 41 million mobile subscribers carrying a 3G handset and paying a premium for 3G network access, the UK represents the largest 3G market in Europe. In terms of percent penetration, the U.K. tops Germany and the U.S., which have 3.2% and 1.9%, respectively.

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Monday, July 03, 2006

Set-Top Boxes

Set-top box is a device that enables a television set to become a user interface to the Internet and also enables a television set to receive and decode digital television (DTV) broadcasts.
The Indian home market for consumer electronics was worth $3.4 billion in 2005, a rise of 14 per cent on the previous year Desired products include colour TVs, DVD players and set top boxes.Philips announces single chip solution for satellite set-top boxes .The easy-to-use one chip solution will allow manufacturers of satellite set-top boxes to reduce overall costs of ownership.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

LPG Kits

Propane is often referred to as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), a liquid mixture of at least 90% propane, 2.5% buInstalling an LPG injection kit is quite simple, with the possible exception of placing the tank, and certainly seems to have several advantages. tane and higher hydrocarbons, and the balance ethane and propylene. Automotive LPG represents around 7% of worldwide LPG consumption with 14.4 million metric tone distributed mainly in the Asia-Pacific region(46%) and Europe (32%).

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Saturday, June 17, 2006

Ceramic Bearings

Ceramic bearings have the normal steel balls replaced by white ceramic balls. Ceramic Bearing is extensively applied to the mechanical industry, and the traditional bearing usually adopts the material made of the bearing steel( GCr15) . The markets for engineering ceramics (structural, environmental and process applications)were valued at 21,275 million in Europe and $1,348 million in the United States in 2002.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2006


Oxygen is a clear, colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that dissolves in water.It is the second largest component of the atmosphere, comprising 20.8% by volume.It will react with nearly all organic materials and metals. Oxygen is produced by an air separation unit (ASU) through the liquefaction of atmospheric air and separation of the oxygen by continuous cryogenic istillation. It is used in the smelting of copper, lead, antimony and zinc.Worldwide oxygen concentrator markets at $349 million in 2005 are anticipated to reach $1.2 billion by 2011.

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Thursday, June 08, 2006

Enzymes Directory

Content of Directory of Enzyme Products & Companies contains Useful Data Base for companies seeking Technology - Annual Reports of top companies, Enzymes Industry Information related to alcohol, starch, detergents, dairy products, rubberTextile, leather Industries, medical products, Molecular Biology, enzyme kits Substrates and Inhibitors, Food ProcessingImportant Technology Company Profiles.

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Diagnostic Enzymes

Common enzymes used for clinical diagnosis include acid phosphatase, alanine aminotransferase , alkaline phosphatase, amylase, angiotensin converting enzyme,gamma glutamyltransferase, lactate dehydrogenase, renin.Factors that diagnostic enzyme must have Specificity,Kinetic property (suitable Km and kcat values), Cost and Enzyme stability.Alkaline phosphatase and peroxidase are the two enzymes having biggest market, each having 20 million $,Most of diagnostic enzymes are produced by Roche or Genzyme, Widely used for EIA (enzyme immunoassay systems).

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Saturday, June 03, 2006


Stevia, a kind of herbal plant which is widely used as an alternative to sugar in many developed countries like Australia, Canada, China, Japan and the United States for a long time can help meet country's growing demand for sugar , an expert said.
The scientific name of the herbal plant is "Stevia Serrata" and family name being 'Asteraceae'. It is sometimes known as sweet leaf or 'Chinipata'.
Talking to BSS ,herbal scientist Dr. Alamgir Mati said the compound made of stevai leaf is
300 times sweetener than our common sugar. Elaborating the quality of the plant, he further said 5gm- stevia leaf contains the same power as it exists in 1kg of sugar. Dr. Mati said 1kg of sugar is being sold now at Taka 65 while it takes at best only Taka 5 to produce 5gm stevia.
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Thursday, June 01, 2006

Quantitative Restrictions

I Mukesh Patel, A trader in BLACK PEPPER In MAMGALORE (KARNATAKA) owing a firm by name K M B ENTERPRISES , On 24 th ARRIL 2006 a summit was held between INDIA and SRILALKA , could you please give me the details PERTAINING TO QUANTITY RESTRICTING to be laid on the PEPPER IMPORT FROM SRILANKA .
I would be greateful for it .
Mukesh Patel.

Here is a news item we saw on the net for your information

Vanaspati, pepper, pushes Indo-Lanka trade talks for May:

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Thursday, May 25, 2006

BLDC Motor

A brushless DC motor (BLDC) is a DC electric motor that uses an electronically-controlled commutation system, instead of a mechanical commutation system.BLDC motors are popular because they are fast, noiseless, efficient, and exhibit a longer operating life. BLDC motors find wide spread applications in automotive, appliance,aerospace,consumer,medical,Instrumentation and automation industries.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

QUIZ on Entrepreneurship

From: Liza Gowdy
Sent: Monday, May 15, 2006 10:06 PM
Subject: quiz
I am writing requesting the tools needed to take the entrepreneur quiz.
Mrs. Moreland

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Salt is necessary for the survival of all living creatures, including humans.Salt is required for life, but overconsumption can increase the risk of health problems.SSP can supply complete plant for salt refining and drying to produce iodised, free flowing salt from crude salt.The crude salt costs Rs.300-400 (US$ 7-8) per Ton and after refining and packing the salt is sold at Rs.4.00 to Rs.5.00 (US$ 0.1) per kg.This is a very profitable project, but it needs a relatively bigger initial investment. The recovery from crude salt to free flowing salt is nearly 85-90%.

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Thursday, May 18, 2006

Desmodium Gyrans

The Telegraph Plant also known as Dancing Plant or Curiosity Plant or Semaphore plant, is a tropical Asian shrub known for its slow movement of the small lateral leaflets which are rotating on their axes and jerking up and down with a period of about 3 to 5 minutes. The leaves of this plant are sometimes used to make tea.Native habitat is widely distributed throughout Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan,Sri Lanka,Taiwan,Thailand and Vietnam.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Rauwolfia Serpentina

Rauvolfia (Rauwolfia serpentina) is a small woody perennial from Indian and the East Indies.
Roots of this plant yield the alkaloid reserpine. The alkaloid is effective for snake bites and scorpion stings. Although a number of alkaloids have been extracted from Rauwolfia serpentina the most effective derivativeis reserpine. Rauwolfia has been employed for centuries for the relief of various central nervous system disorders, both psychic and motor, including anxiety states, excitement, maniacal behaviour associated with psychosis, schizophrenia, insanity insomnia and epilepsy.

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Monday, May 15, 2006

Blood Bank

A Blood Bank is a cache or bank of blood or blood components, gathered as a result of blood donation, stored and preserved for later use in blood transfusions.The Food and Drug Administration licenses blood banks.Whole blood can only be stored for a limited time, but various components of blood (red blood cells, platelets, albumin, and plasma fractions) can be frozen and stored for a year or longer.The Red Cross collects about 50% of the blood for the nation's blood banks.

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Centella Asiatica

Centella Asiatica is found throughout tropical and subtropical regions of India up to an altitude of 600 m. The herb can be propagated by cutting the new shoots which have roots attached to them and transplanting them in a new pot.It is useful in the treatment of urinary infections, throat infections and skin diseases.The export market for Vallarai tonic can be particularly exploited, if adequate product promotional efforts in the overseas market can be launched.

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Saturday, May 13, 2006


Nanotechnology is any technology which exploits phenomena and structures that can only occur at the nanometer scale, which is the scale of several atoms and small molecules. Nanotechnologies are based on a range of new materials, including carbon C60, carbon nanotubes,nanoparticles, nanowires, and polymers based on nano-size subunits. Nanotechnology products in semiconductor, energy, healthcare, materials science, and instrumentation have created existing nanotechnology markets of $499 million in 2003 with growth expected to achieve markets of $4.5 billion by 2009.

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Biotechnology is technology based on biology, especially when used in agriculture, food science, and medicine. The success of the Biotechnology industry has lead to sustained economic growth in the developed nations like US, European countries and Canada. Over the next five years, biotechnology can offer opportunities for fresh investment of Rs. 7 to 8 billion in India. This fresh investment, could result in a turnover of Rs. 9 to 10 billion during the next 5 to 7 years. The biotechnology industry in the United Kingdom is one of the largest in the world, with annual sales of over $9.7 billion.

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Friday, May 05, 2006


The lychee is the most renowned of a group of edible fruits of the soapberry family, Sapindaceae. It is botanically designated Litchi chinensis Sonn. (Nephelium litchi Cambess) and widely known as litchi and regionally as lichi, lichee, laichi, leechee or lychee. Lychees are most relished fresh, out-of-hand. Peeled and pitted, they are commonly added to fruit cups and fruit salads. Estimates show that, annually over 100,000 tonnes of litchi is traded internationally. Markets such as the US, Holland and France are known to pay as much as US$14 per kg for Chinese lychees.

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Friday, April 28, 2006


Botanically speaking, a prune is a plum, but not all plums can become prunes. Only dried plums are called prunes, though the term is commonly applied to fresh plums that can be dried successfully. They are high in fiber and contain modest amounts of vitamin A, vitamin B3 and vitamin B6. It takes about 18 hours at 185ºF to remove about 80 percent of the moisture in prunes. South American producers have demonstrated $700-900 / dry ton creates planting incentives.

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Commodity Markets

The commodity market is a market, where commodities are bought and sold. The main function of the commodity exchange is assurance of regular communication between buyers and sellers, when transactions are carried out with available batches of goods.
In the commodity futures exchanges the peak value of trading have touched Rs 15,000 crore on some days with the average around of Rs 6,000 crore.

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A newspaper is a publication containing news and information and advertising, usually printed on low-cost paper called newsprint.It is one of the main sources for the dissemination of news and events throughout the world.Newspapers have raditionally made money through advertising.
The newspaper industry handles a highly perishable product.With advertisers growingcautious and Internet publishing raising the competitive ante,newspaper publishers are turning to more-sophisticated data warehousing solutions.FCC rules prohibit newspapers from purchasing broadcast radio and television stations in the same market.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Shrimp Farming

hello sir
how are you?
i think u are fine now.
i am a student of institute of marine sciences, university of chittagong, bangladesh.
i am working now a reserch work about the mass balance, nutrient budget and health management of shrimp culture in south-east coastal region of bangladesh.
for this reserch work, during the serching internet i found a website where your important CD ROM of shrimp industry. i need thisd urgent.
sir, how i collect this importsnt CD.
please inform me
take care

Dear Sir
Nice to see your mail & thank you.
Did you see ?
Before ordering the CD ROM PLEASE read
Contents of CD are as listed in the web pages.You need to pay USD 200 (TWO HUNDRED US Dollars ONLY)Additonal Information & Updates if needed over & above given in the CDwill be charged extra & we shall offer quote for the same upon requestafter you have studied the contents of the CD. Payments are accepted through Western Union agents in Favour ofMargabandhu SundaraRajan at Chennai, India. Once payment is made with western unionEmail us 1.Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN), 2.Name ( First & Last) 3.Address of sender.4.Address to which CD to be sent.We then send you the Information you asked for.Agents of Western Union nearest to you can be found . To Locate your Choice of agent please see
Other Payment Options can be seen at
The delivery of CD ROM will be within 10 days by Indian Postal Services
with best wishes
Fax :91-44-22423753

Gherkins, cucumbers bring in lots of Business !

First USDA-Certified Organic Pickles Introduced Under Gedney and Del Monte(R) Labels
Since 1919, Del Monte has been marketing pickles and pickle products, including its market-leading Sweet Pickle Relish, and its uniquely sweet Sweet Gherkin Pickles, which are one of the country's only sweet gherkins made the old-fashioned way: barrel-sweetened for ultimate sweetness. Del Monte pickles are produced and marketed by M.A. Gedney Company and sold under the Del Monte label under license from Del Monte Foods.
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Monday, April 24, 2006


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Sent: Monday, April 17, 2006 2:33 PM

I am from Goa and I am searching for pink oyster mushroom spawn to start small scale indoor oyster mushroom cultivation business. Kindly help me out where I can get this said spawn. Waiting for your reply.

"M.SundaraRajan" <> wrote:did you see ?

Dear Sir,
Karnataka State Horticulture reserch center situated at Hesaraghatta (near Bangalore)is into cultivating pink oester mushrooms.But they have not yet released the spawns to comercial market as further reserch is going on in finding out the yeild, imunity to deceases etc.May be they might be able to send you some samples of spawn if you come in touch with them.The key person there to know more about this specimen is the senior reserch scientist Ms. Meera Pandey and her Phone No. is 080-28466420 and extension 227.This is for your kind information.
Thanks and regards.
Pratap Singh B M


To: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; Sent: Monday, April 17, 2006 2:33 PM
I am from Goa and I am searching for pink oyster mushroom spawn to start small scale indoor oyster mushroom cultivation business. Kindly help me out where I can get this said spawn. Waiting for your reply.

"M.SundaraRajan" <> wrote:did you see ?

Dear Sir,
Karnataka State Horticulture reserch center situated at Hesaraghatta (near Bangalore)is into cultivating pink oester mushrooms.But they have not yet released the spawns to comercial market as further reserch is going on in finding out the yeild, imunity to deceases etc.May be they might be able to send you some samples of spawn if you come in touch with them.The key person there to know more about this specimen is the senior reserch scientist Ms. Meera Pandey and her Phone No. is 080-28466420 and extension 227.
This is for your kind information.
Thanks and regards.
Pratap Singh B M

Friday, April 21, 2006

How much is you CD Rom on Pineapple Processing ? How do I order it and how long does it take to receive it?


Dear Sir
Nice to see your mail & thank you.Did you see
Before ordering the CD ROM PLEASE read

Contents of CD are as listed in the web pages.
You need to pay USD 200 (TWO HUNDRED US Dollars ONLY)
Additonal Information & Updates if needed over & above given in the CDwill be charged extra & we shall offer quote for the same upon requestafter you have studied the contents of the CD.

Payments are accepted through Western Union agents in Favour ofMargabandhu SundaraRajan at Chennai, India.
Once payment is made with western unionEmail us 1.Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN), 2.Name ( First & Last) 3.Address of sender.4.Address to which CD to be sent.
We then send you the Information you asked for.Agents of Western Union nearest to you can be found .
To Locate your Choice of agent please see Other Payment Options can be seen at

The delivery of CD ROM will be within 10 days by Indian Postal Serviceswith best wishes
Fax :91-44-22423753


My dad is looking up for setting up an small scale business.
He is an ITI. 45 yrs old. What kind of business idea u can suggest

Thanks & Regards,

Kayalvizhi T,
Project Engineer (PB),
Wipro Technologies,
Ph: +91-80-25502001 Extn: 3704

Hi Kayal
Please ask him to read
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