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Micro Battery Market Share, Size, Growth Opportunities, Regions, Type and Application, Global Driving Factors by Manufacturers, Revenue Market Forecast to 2026

Market Analysis: Global Micro Battery Market
Micro battery market is expected to rise to an estimated value of USD 820.81 million by 2026, registering a healthy CAGR in the forecast period of 2019-2026. This rise in market value can be attributed to the significant surge in the adoption rate of the product from various end-use applications.
Market Definition: Global Micro Battery Market
Micro battery can be defined as a miniature power source product that is generally shaped like a button, with its size ranging from 5-25 nm in its diameter and 1-6 nm in its height. The metal is generally utilized as the outermost covering of the product and covers the positive side of the battery. Its applications is generally seen in watches, small electronic devices, calculators, wearable devices, consumer electronics, smart cards, medical devices and various others.
Market Drivers:
Rapid rise in demand due to a surge of IoT technology in the various industries
Increasing utilization of the product from various medical devices
Increasing utilization of wearable devices globally is also expected to boost the growth of the market due to the utilization of micro batteries in these aforementioned devices
Light-weight, flexible and secure energy source of these products is also expected to boost the growth of the market

Market Restraints:
Complications/drawbacks in the technical applications of these batteries is expected to restrict the adoption rate
Requirement of large-scale financial investments for the establishment of production facilities for micro batteries; this factor is expected to restrain the growth of the market
Absence of any set standards regarding the manufacturing of these products; this factor is also expected to restrict the adoption rate

Segmentation: Global Micro Battery Market
By Components
Electrodes
Cathode
Anode

Electrolytes
Substrates
Current Collectors
Others

By Material Type
LR Alkaline
SR Silver Oxide
CR Lithium
Others

By Type
Thin Film Battery
Printed Battery
Solid State Chip Battery

By Rechargeability
Primary
Secondary

By Capacity
Below 10 mAh
10mAh-100mAh
Above 100mAh

By Application
Consumer Electronics
Medical Devices
Smart Packaging
Smart Cards
Wearable Devices
Wireless Sensor Nodes
Others

By End-Users
Commercial
Industrial
Residential
Others

By Geography
North America
U.S.
Canada
Mexico

Europe
Germany
Italy
U.K.
France
Spain
Netherlands
Belgium
Switzerland
Turkey
Russia
Rest of Europe

Asia-Pacific
Japan
China
India
South Korea
Australia
Singapore
Malaysia
Thailand
Indonesia
Philippines
Rest of Asia-Pacific

South America
Brazil
Argentina
Rest of South America

Middle East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
UAE
South Africa
Egypt
Israel
Rest of Middle East and Africa


Key Developments in the Market:
In December 2018, ITEN announced that they had initiated the production of solid-state microbatteries at their facility situated in Lyon, France. The facility will be able to provide the capacity of 10 million components annually and is expected to increase by fivefold within the first few months. This extension of production facility is also set to double the workforce with the company by 2020
In September 2017, Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. announced that they had completed the acquisition of battery operations from Sony Corporation. This acquisition will enable Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. to enhance their technological expertise and also enable them to increase their production capabilities by focusing on providing products & solutions to the energy market

Competitive Analysis
Global micro battery market is highly fragmented and the major players have used various strategies such as new product launches, expansions, agreements, joint ventures, partnerships, acquisitions, and others to increase their footprints in this market. The report includes market shares of micro battery market for global, Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific, South America and Middle East & Africa.
Major Market Competitors/Players
Few of the major competitors currently working in the global micro battery market are Cymbet; Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.; VARTA Microbattery GmbH - A COMPANY OF VARTA AG; SAMSUNG SDI CO.,LTD.; Front Edge Technology, Inc.; Imprint Energy Inc; Ultralife Corporation; Blue Spark Technologies; ProLogium Technology Co., Ltd.; PPBC; ITEN; Jenax Inc.; Panasonic Corporation; TDK Electronics AG; FULLRIVER Battery; NEC ENERGY SOLUTIONS; Maxell Worldwide; Renata SA; Seiko Instruments Inc.; TOSHIBA ELECTRONIC DEVICES & STORAGE CORPORATION; Energizer; Duracell Inc.; GPB International Limited; EVE Energy Co., Ltd. and Nanfu among others.
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A green roof normally provides Thermal reduction and Energy conversation, Water management, Ecological benefits and carbon sequestration. Green roofs not only retain rainwater, but also moderate the temperature of the water and act as natural filters for any of the water that happens to run off. ANALYZING ON IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON GREEN ROOF MARKET Worldwide pandemic COVID-19 resulted in call off action of ongoing green roof projects around the globe. Much has been made of the importance of green initiatives roofs and walls included in the nation’s ongoing mission to work toward a sustainable future. Though the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic has paused the construction phase of some new projects, design has continued uninterrupted on most fronts, along with the ongoing maintenance measures so vital to the preservation of existing green roof architecture. It is expected that the negative impact of COVID on green roof market to be compensated over the medium to long term future. AFTER MATH OF COVID-19 AND GOVERNMENT INITIATIVE TO BOOST GREEN ROOF MARKET Post COVID the world stares at a more ecofriendly way. Green roof brings the bright solution for this problem. A healthy green roof provides natural defenses against harmful viruses and bacteria. Most of the governments around the world encourage the Green roof building movement. India mainly encourages the green roof market with 4,000 projects. The government is taking proactive initiatives to create awareness among people about green roofs and it taking necessary steps to boost green roof market. STRATEGIC DECISIONS FOR MANUFACTURERS AFTER COVID-19 TO GAIN COMPETITIVE MARKET SHARE Post COVID the green roof market growth decreased little down to compensate the loss and to maintain demand and supply various strategic decisions taken by the manufacturers. The local suppliers being supported by the government to supply materials in much lower cost to bury the loss incurred to manufacturers due to COVID. IMPACT ON PRICE OF GREEN ROOF MARKET DUE TO COVID The green roof market divided into two segments Extensive and intensive segments. Extensive green-roofs segment accounted for the highest market share in 2019 and is likely to grow faster than the intensive green-roofs segment during the forecast period. Initial costs and maintenance costs for extensive green-roofs are comparatively lower than that for intensive green-roofs. The price is less in extensive segment when compared to intensive segment. IMPACT ON DEMAND Although the market has witnessed a negative impact due to the COVID-19 situation, the research analysts analyzes that the green-roofs market to recover and grow by USD 8.82 billion during the forecast period, accelerating at a CAGR of almost 14%.Due to reduction of global warming effect and pollution by green roofs the market expected to grow during the forecast period and the demand raised compared to pre COVID demand. Figure-1 The green roof market estimated size growth for the year 2019 to 2027 IMPACT ON SUPPLY CHAIN Due to COVID supply chain of materials for most of the industries halted. Like other industries the restrictions over transport and labor availability is also one of the factors that affected the supply chain of Green roof market. CONCLUSION The global green roof market is driven by the surged demand to adapt to greener methods and resources for the sustainable development of our environment. The rapid urbanization accompanied with a massive increase in carbon emission and urban waterlogging has led to the growth of many environmental-related problems. The deteriorating air quality and an increased greenhouse effect are creating a rising demand for environmentally friendly technologies like green roof, further aiding the green roof market. Globally, several initiatives have been taken by the government to attract individuals or organizations for using the product, like, in some European and US cities, councils now offer significant financial incentives to developers installing green roofs. In Hamburg, those installing green roofs can receive a subsidy of 30-60% on its installation cost. Thus, the lump-sum grants provided by the government help in the implementation of the product on a large scale and give a further impetus to the industry growth. The green roof market size was valued at $1,451.3 million in 2019 and is expected to reach $4,192.0 million by 2027, registering a CAGR of 15.6% from 2020 to 2027.
Incredible Hacks To Optimize Finance Management
If there is one thing that keeps an enterprise on its toes, it is finance & asset management. We know that Smart management of finances, comprised of many things be it risk-taking factors, smart investments, and last but not least, ROIs. Managing finances well is perhaps the first thing you’ll hear out from the business community. In this Article, we’ll let you about Top Hacks That’ll Ease Your Finance Management. 1) Create and maintain your Budget “Organized finance is the key to organized investment” And that is possible using both offline and online tools. One should follow the path of constant evaluation and analysis of your net worth. Your net worth is a testimony of risk-taking capabilities and proper management of, your budget. However, it can fluctuate with time and market disruptions. Tracking your financial standing will determine risk-taking potential, and that requires improvement. Your progress and highlight the areas where you need improvement. Create a personal budget. Figure out what your expenses are and prioritize your spending. Learn to manage your money using an expense management tool and track your investment goes. If you have money left over after all your expenses, decide how to use them. So, utilize it wisely. 2) Outsourcing Is Still The Key Outsourcing service is not only saving cost, but it has some relevance in getting the skill-set and services you’re looking for. Running an enterprise is not only about erecting the infrastructure, but it comprises many factors. Everyone Dreams Big, Not At The Cost Of Potential Risks! If you want your setup, you need an office set up and build a team earliest. Nevertheless, staffing attracts considerable investment. You should be ready for office, equipment, salaries, allowances, and taxes. We ‘are not saying only outsourcing will make you–rags to riches. Instead, assess the need when you need outsourcing. Several online resources and apps will connect you with your desired, talented, and affordable individuals. And that hack will surely save you money in the long run. 3) Adherence To The Budget Astonishingly, 78 percent of full-time workers in the U.S. live paycheck to paycheck. A budget is essentially an allocation of the costs incurred in their financial efforts. You can prioritize needs, allocate a budget to each area, and divide each section. With that, you can divide your expenses and address miscellaneous expenses. Creating such a massive budget will help your finances and push you forward in the corporate world. However, your budget is like a rubber band– if you stretch it beyond its limits, it will wear out. Manage a budget religiously is as essential as something. You can always keep track of your expenditure and evaluate it by the end of the month. Initially, you will learn the difference between estimated spending and actual spending. Hence, you can make modifications to create a plan to which you can remain adhered. So let’s divide your expense into three sections, High-priority, Priority, and Low Priority. High-priority expense means a must so that you can fix it. Priority one can keep separate things.; you can use it when there is no other option but to spend it, else it can be your savings. Then there are low priority expenses; to avoid, so try to find alternatives. 4) Use Online Tools As Substitute Everyone wants to generate revenue when they set a startup using cutting-edge technology. You can go for shortcuts as a substitute. With no shortage of online tools, you can better control your expenses using such tools. So rather than hiring a resource, you can operate, avail yourself benefits of online tools that save both your time and money. Furthermore, many online billing software gives free trials so that you can determine whether they are helpful. “Good companies take their invoicing software seriously, so this is why you should harness the benefits of online invoicing software and make a giant stride towards successful entrepreneurship.” Summary: While giving my thoughts a full-stop here, I want to reiterate what we have discussed so far. If you’re going to establish your position as a business owner, financial discretion is essential for responsible financial management. If you’re going to make it big, invest your ideas and thought-out strategies before investing hard-earned money. By following such financial hacks, using online tools will help you create invoices online if you’re into entrepreneurship. In the given time frame, you’ll realize significant outcomes will reach you to success goals. SOURCE :
Effective Task Management Strategies For Higher Productivity
Are you struggling to discover effective task management strategies? Do you think finding them is a hard nut to crack? The answer is No! Managing your tasks is not rocket science.  Following a few simple tips can bring you the desired outcomes. But what are they? This blog is going to focus on the same. So, without wasting any time further, let’s jump to some of the core task management strategies you may follow for better results. Effective Task Management Hacks 1. Prioritize your Tasks Reasonably, not everything available on your to-do list requires it to be done immediately. Yes, a few great concepts can assist you in taking your game to another level. Nevertheless, it is necessary to authenticate what is relevant in a particular situation. Know the strengths & flaws of your projects with the possibilities and warnings it is encountering. As soon as you are clear with what intends, you can determine the tasks’ significance properly. 2. Manage Change Being open to innovation is essential but understanding the how-to is equally crucial. Several times, you are incapable of driving the change for a particular project or approach. With the scrum approach, you can open and maintain the transformation effortlessly via regular scrum meetings. The standard scrum provides you with a chance not just to summarise the things being completed but even the hurdles they may encounter. 3. Collaborate Regularly Being a project manager, it is imperative to have an apparent task management strength in front of your colleagues. Communicate with your team regularly, question them regarding the project or task update, ask what irritates them the most in their ongoing task management approach, and utilize their review to properly organize your tasks.  Productive collaboration is more crucial when you are running a digital project workforce. It can be somewhat tricky at first; however, there are lots of remote team collaboration apps and tools that make communication effortless than ever before.  WorkStatus is one of the popular tools that you can use for effective team collaboration. 4. Focus on Transparent Communications   As per Gallup-disengaged employees cost American Businesses around $450B to $550B yearly. This number shows the significance of interaction for teams and businesses, and even explains why it is the most critical task management tactic. As an administrator, you need to smoothen your team’s communication attempts to such a degree that it becomes easy.  One of the most reliable means to accomplish this is by building communication ways that guarantee a free movement of data so that anyone can ask questions, simplify doubts, and so on without any hesitation. 5. Develop an Effective Filing System Handling tasks and projects involve much paperwork. Tons of records are built and altered when you are operating on a particular job in a project. This can be changed effortlessly into a task management blunder if you do not have a decent filing system. If you desire to plan your tasks, assure that every document and essential data related to a project are stored in a single place.  6. Perform the Difficult Task First  As we all are individuals, it’s perfectly normal to feel worried while handling complex and challenging jobs. In most scenarios, we make all efforts to dodge tricky tasks or in different words – we favour keeping the most challenging task for the end. This method might store some sweat, but we will need to tackle the challenging tasks someday, correct?  So, cannot we complete them in the beginning? Just consider all the concepts that come to your brain when you possess a difficult job and study how credible or motivated you will feel after accomplishing them. Summary Practising all the time management strategies, as mentioned above, will aid you to suitably organize your workday. After only some days you will discern that: 1. Your productivity has increased. 2. It’s simpler for you to do jobs you’ve been assigned with. 3. You will feel like you have more time. 4. The work-associated pressure has dropped significantly Moreover, you can use an expert tool, like WorkStatus, to attain higher and effective results.  Being introduced by a team of experienced developers, this task management tool is packed with multiple features. Here are a few of its advanced features:  1. Time tracking,  2. Screenshot capturing,  3. Managing tasks 4. Project budgeting for tracking milestones 5. Productivity monitoring 6. Detailed timesheets & timecard reports for analysis 7. Daily activity track with GPS and Geofence tracking What makes it the first of startups, SMEs, and Enterprises is that it is designed for businesses of different niches. Not only this, you can even track the location of your employees via an integrated GPS tracking facility.  SOURCE : 9 Effective Task Management Strategies For Higher Productivity
Bring Impeccable Changes In Remote Work
Regular Monitoring of the remote workforce brings a lot of wins for organizations. This can become a swift and simple task for all managers to provide a permanent value to the organization. It can also ensure that every team member is aware of the latest projects activities or even their responsibilities and make everyone understand what is happening around them, either inside or outside the organization. Thus, when managers have regular communication with their remote teams, it helps a lot, especially when problems happen unexpectedly. And when they have been able to discuss issues as soon as possible, the problem will not lead to significant disruptions that may affect the overall process. Remote Monitoring & its Benefits Remote Monitoring is a process of tracking employees’ activities, internal communication, and performance without making them feel observed. The aim is to achieve better business success through employee satisfaction. You can use just one tool or combine it if you have various remote locations with specific requirements. Let’s explore some of its benefits below - 1. Employers can easily monitor their employee’s performance remotely without having to check upon them physically. 2. Online time tracker helps you in getting better results from each employee. 3. It helps in knowing how much time a person has invested in a project and whether the schedule is maintained. 4. It is very helpful to get in touch with your team members’ performance status from time to time. In addition to the enumerated time benefits above, productivity time tracking software provides a diverse range of time management features such as the time entry feature (which means that you can enter time manually), time card creation, auto time input from emails, and many more. Reasons to track activities of your remote workforce 1. To minimize the distractions 2. Add surveillance for insider threats 3. To develop clear productivity directives for a remote team 4. Project Management Tracking 5. Create an extra layer of security for weak remote networks Which software should be used for employee monitoring? Monitoring and tracking Employee Productivity and performance can be complex, but the right software will show increased quality from your team. When choosing a monitoring tool, you need to make sure it fits your company culture for everyone in the office. A Time Tracker Software should be able to meet the following requirements- · Activity monitoring · Time tracking · Task tracking · Better employee management · Remote access · Time wasted reports · Better productivity · Clear timesheets WorkStatus is one of the best Employees Monitoring Software that meets all the above requirements. Also Read : How Can Regular Monitoring in Remote Work Bring Impeccable Changes?
Bình phong đá - Cách đăt cuốn thư đá bình phong đá trước nhà thờ họ lăng mộ
Cuốn thư đáđược sử dụng nhiều trong các công trình tâm linh lăng mộ, nhà thờ họ, đình chùa hay nhà riêng. Đây là một nét đẹp văn hóa được lưu truyền qua nhiều thế hệ của người dân Việt Nam chúng ta. Nhìn vào những vật này chúng ta có thấy những nét truyền thống, gia phong của gia đình dòng họ, thấy được chuẩn mực lối sống của người Việt ta. Ở những vùng miền khác nhau thì bức bình phong đá nhà thờ họ cũng có nhiều cái tên gọi khác nhau nhưTắc Môn Đá,Án Thư đá. CÁCH ĐẶT CUỐN THƯ ĐÁ – CÁCH ĐẶT BÌNH PHONG ĐÁ HỢP PHONG THỦY Như đã nói ở trên bức bình phong đá được sử dụng rất nhiều trong các kiến trúc tâm linh nên khi sử dụng chúng ta cần chú ý một số điều như sau: Đầu tiên là vị trí đặt cuốn thư bình phong thường là ở giữa ngay sau cổng chính của nhà thờ họ từ đường, đình chùa, khu lăng mộ đá kích thước của cuốn thư phải lớn hơn kích thước chiều rộng của cổng vào. Hoặc chúng ta có thể lấy kích thước gian chính của nhà thờ họ đình chùa để đặt cuốn thư thường thì kích thước cuốn thư cũng phải lớn hơn kích thước chiều rộng của gian thờ chính và đặt ngoài sân. Cuốn thư đá thường có một bên bút và một bên kiếm thể hiện cho sự cao sang phú quý và sự vĩnh cửu. Phân biệt rõ ràng cuốn thư bằng đá với các loại cuốn thư được làm bằng những chất liệu khác như cuốn thư bằng gỗ, cuốn thư bằng giấy, cuốn thư bằng đồng… các loại cuốn thư này đều có màu sắc, kích thước, ý nghĩa và giá thành hoàn toàn khác nhau. Một số mẫu cuốn thư đẹp như sau:
Why Your Business Needs Online Timesheets
A business gets a better vision of the future when it knows how its employees are performing. From a business point of view, productivity and tracking time allow you to improve the team’s performance, maximize resources, and gain accurate knowledge of how hours are being spent.  What is Online Timesheet? The timesheet is a data sheet that employers use to track the time of employees for a certain period of time. It is basically a record of time spent by the employees on a particular task, client, or project. There have been different ways to record the timesheet, like, paper, spreadsheet software, excel, and nowadays online timesheets software.  Why should Businesses use Timesheets? For any business to rise and shine, there should be effective work performed for effective results. Thus, a business owner wants its employees to utilize their work duration in a productive manner. Having a fleet of employees, it becomes quite difficult to understand each employee’s efficiency to finish their task.  Therefore, it turned out necessary to keep track of the employee’s dedication to complete the project. Here Timesheet comes into play. It will help to determine each employee’s work status. Accordingly, you can motivate the employee who is working slow.  This will help to meet deadlines and maintain the budget also. Advantages of Timesheets - Reduce Time Wastage Accurate billing Automates Billing Project Management Saves Company’s expenditure How do different business sectors use Timesheets? Various types of industries are using Online Timesheets in different terms. Let’s check out how: Law Firm – The law firm sector keeps a record of their client’s dealing hours and maintains a list of services they provide. Here, the timesheet assists in tracking the bill according to the client servicing hours. Freelancers – Many freelancers charge per hour with the clients. Thus, maintaining the time record is very necessary. To do this, freelancers use the Timesheet online calculator that helps to record the time precisely. This helps to keep transparency between you and the client. Accountants – The accountant’s profit depends on how the workers of the company spend time to complete the client’s project: the more billability, the more profit. Thus, to set a record of the time and bills, the Timesheet is required. But, correct software should be chosen for the accountants that can help in employee tracking and maintaining the online timesheet. One recommended software is WorkStatus, which includes an all-in-one feature.  Final Words With the growth in technology, time has become a vital part of businesses, and simultaneously a timesheet has been chosen by different industries, to know each hour’s production. An Online Timesheets Software like WorkStatus will help you provide an auto-update about the time schedules of the employees. This will help your business to drive to success. So, say bye-bye to paper timesheets and choose the software that will give accurate time notes, and your data will be safe and secured. Source : Why Your Business Needs Online Timesheets | Benefits & User Manual
Impact of COVID-19 on Mini Cranes Market in Semiconductors & Electronics Industry
COVID-19 Impact on Mini Cranes Market in Semiconductors and Electronics Industry ANALYSIS ON IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON MINI CRANES MARKET The COVID-19 pandemic has influenced the whole planet with its significant impacts on the economy and businesses across the globe. The COVID-19 spread worldwide in unprecedented ways due to its high infectious and contagious nature and lack of availability of its vaccine. As a result, the most significant medical challenge in the 21st century is yet to be faced by physicians worldwide. Though the emergence of the virus can be traced back to Asia, many European countries and the U.S. have been struck massively by the pandemic. The virus has spread across all regions ranging from North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa up to South America. The COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic by World Health Organization (WHO) due to its increased spread across the globe. After the declaration of the pandemic, various countries announced the complete lockdown, such as India, China and other Asian countries, to decrease its spread. The economies have been affected adversely as most of the trade and economic activities came to a halt. The unemployment rate has grown due to the impact and the global GDP fell by -3.5%. According to the situation report of 7th June 2021 by World Health Organization (WHO) stated 174 million cases of corona had been reported globally and 3.7 million patients are dead due to the coronavirus. On a slightly positive note, 157 million people have recovered and a total of 1.9 million vaccine doses have been administered as well. A crane is a machine used to lift and move heavy loads, machines, materials and goods for various purposes. They are used in all different industry sectors, from construction to manufacturing to shipbuilding and material loading. Cranes are common along skylines as they are necessary to build the skyscrapers we so often see in our cities. Mini cranes are relatively small cranes that can move through passages and can be used indoors. Some are also battery-powered and are remote-controlled. These are used indoors for lighter weights of around one tonne. The mini cranes can range from a straightforward lever pulley system to be mounted to a full-fledged machine with a motor and retractable boom for extended reach and mobility. Some mini-cane manufacturers are Hoeflon International B.V., Jekko s.r.l. and MAEDA SEISAKUSHO CO.,LTD. among others IMPACT ON DEMAND AND SUPPLY The mini crane companies have been affected severely as the demand for new cranes has gone down as the construction work has been halted in the pandemic due to the lockdown imposed by most countries. The companies also supply cranes on a rental basis which has seen a decline, but some crane rental services could secure essential services categories based on the clients. As seen from the graph below, the used cranes sold in 2020 saw a decline, but the decline was not steep as the cranes are used, which states that the demand for cranes rose in the last quarter of the year but due to the lack of availability of new cranes and cost cuttings companies turned to used cranes. This demand is driven by a lack of new crane availability and price increases due to higher raw material costs and supply chain delays. For instance, · In September 2020, Kate Lampson, director of PR and communications at Lampson International, stated that due to the type of customers they have and the industries that we service, Lampson International was deemed an essential business initially of the pandemic. Since then, they have been able to remain open and run the business as usual. In terms of upcoming projects, most current and future projects have stayed on schedule, with only a couple seeing delays. IMPACT ON PRICE With used crane sellers experiencing high demand, the supply can be an issue. At Bigge, they have also seen an increase in the price of used cranes. Kraaijeveld finds that there is currently an oversupply of used cranes in the Middle East, especially crawlers, due to delays and cancellations of oil and gas projects and a lower number of infrastructure projects. Prices dropped in June 2020 but rebounded in March 2021. The pricing of used equipment is up 7.8% and is predicted to climb past pre-pandemic levels, as stated by Ganzell. The internet has transformed the crane auctions market, with online sales growth for years. Ritchie Bros. said that before 2020, 70% of its global auction sales were already taking place online and only 30% were onsite in its auction theatres. But the pandemic has accelerated the transition. STRATEGIC INITIATIVES TAKEN BY MANUFACTURERS The COVID-19 has hit the infrastructure industry and halted all the work abruptly in which the rental and new crane demand saw a steep decline at the start of the pandemic. This meant that the rental cranes have to be returned and new purchases were halted. The rental cranes had to be replaced and set up again if and when the work resumed to reduce costs. The government provided support in the form of investment in infrastructure and some service providers also received the essential services category, so they were able to continue the work. For instance, · The mobile crane market in Australia and New Zealand performed well in 2020, despite the direct and indirect effects of the pandemic. In the case of Australia, the government has played a vital role in Sotiris Kanaris's reports. Apart from the effectiveness of its policies that allowed the economy to restart reasonably quickly, the Australian government's investments in infrastructure also had a positive effect on the crane market. Through the strategy, the government says that approximately USD 1.50 billion in new funding will be invested over the next four years to make Australian manufacturers more competitive, resilient and able to scale up to take on the world. · Abu Dhabi, UAE-headquartered NFT specializes in the sale and hire of tower cranes. In September 2020, Nagham Al Zahlawi, deputy general manager at NFT, said: "The COVID-19 has delayed a lot of projects, has put some significant tenders on hold and most importantly has delayed payments from clients. From April to May, 90% of our clients have either stopped paying or requested to re-negotiate rates agreed upon and signed before the pandemic hit or have asked us to remove the months where there was a lockdown. CONCLUSION The pandemic has taken a toll on every aspect of life, including the global economy. With the significant downfalls in many sectors, a collaborative effort of government, industry players and consumers can win the fight against COVID-19. The mini cranes market, majorly driven by the infrastructure projects, was impacted at the pandemic's start due to the lockdown imposed. Some rental crane service providers having the essential services category were able to survive the situation. As seen from the instance, various governments all over the globe are helping the market by investing in infrastructure. The demand for the mini cranes market is steadily rising as the projects are resumed and should stabilize soon.
Important Facts About Quartz Gemstone
Quartz is the most common mineral on earth, making up about 12% of the Earth’s crust. Second only to feldspar, which is more common. However, one shouldn’t judge from this that quartz is uninteresting. In fact, the quartz family is surprisingly very diverse. The fact that they are inexpensive just means there are more opportunities for collectors. All quartz is made of silicon dioxide, but this was not discovered until the early 19th century. Prior to that, various forms of quartz were thought to be distinct minerals. This is not actually surprising, since there are two different branches of the quartz family. Macrocrystalline Quartz: When most people think of Quartz, they think of what is known as macrocrystalline quartz, which includes stone like: rock crystal, amethyst, aventurine, citrine, smoky quartz, rose quartz, blue quartz, hawk’s eye, Prasiolite, quartz cat’s eye, and tiger’s eye. Macrocrystalline quartz, as the name suggests, has large crystals with distinct shapes that can be distinguished by the naked eye, that run the gamut from tiny druzies all the way up to crystals larger. These types of quartz are mainly transparent to translucent, with a vitreous luster. Microcrystalline Or Cryptocrystalline Quartz: The other type of quartz is known as microcrystalline quartz. It has microscopically small crystals that are so minuscule and packed so tightly together that they’re completely indistinguishable to the naked eye. This type of quartz is usually translucent to opaque, with a waxy to dull or greasy luster. This kind of quartz is further divided into two subcategories, fibrous and granular. The fibrous varieties of quartz are known as chalcedony, but this name covers a remarkable array of stones. In fact, the name chalcedony refers to solid colored microcrystalline quartz, especially of a light color. The patterned varieties of quartz tend to have their own names. The most prominent of these include agate, distinguished by its bands of color; onyx, which is black and white layered chalcedony; chrysoprase, an apple-green variety of chalcedony, colored by nickel. and carnelian, a yellow-orange to a reddish-orange variety that is colored by iron The granular varieties include jasper and bloodstone. Jasper is typically multicolored, spotted, or flamed. Especially valuable pieces form patterns that look like natural landscapes. While Bloodstone, also known as heliotrope, is dark-green with flecks of red, caused by iron oxide. The diversity of these quartz varieties is remarkable. For example, Agate has more than a dozen different types, many of them much sought after by collectors. They have unusual names like eye agate, which forms ring shapes with a point in the center; moss agate, distinguished by its moss-like patterns; and fire agate, which displays an unusual iridescence. Different Types of Treatment or Enhancement Used: All Quartz Gemstones types receive different types of treatment or enhancements; there are very few varieties of quartz that are not treated. A few varieties of quartz that are not colorless and natural are Latte Quartz, Champagne Quartz. Colorless quartz is always untreated. Colored stones can occasionally be enhanced in color by dying (a combination of bathing in color agent solutions, followed by heating), irradiation (bombardment with low-level radioactivity), or heating. Reliable gemstone dealers will always inform their customers about any kind of treatment. Some quartz gems can lose their color saturation over a period of time in daylight. The original color can be restored by X-ray radiation. Amethyst: Normally untreated, but they may have a treatment of heat of 878-1382 °F which results in light yellow, red-brown, green, or colorless varieties. Some amethysts can lose their color saturation in daylight. The original color can be restored by X-ray radiation. Ametrine: No known treatments, but there are synthetic versions available. Aventure: Aventurine is a type of Quartz typically used for carvings and cabochons. They are mainly dark green sometimes with a glittery metallic appearance caused by included green mica. Large deposits of aventurine are found in Brazil, India, Austria, Russia, and Tanzania. They are not known to be enhanced. Bi-colored Quartz: Quartz crystals of different colors often form together to form interesting bi-colored stones. These can be part of natural citrine and smokey quartz, or amethyst and colorless quartz, these gemstones are beautiful. Another form of bi-colored quartz is Ametrine which is Amethyst & Citrine. Bi-colored Quartz is a natural mineral in nature and not enhanced, This gemstone can be created synthetically or treated by dying/irradiation/heat to create mass quantities or colors not typically found in nature. When natural bi-colored quartz is found in nature, there is no need for treatment or enhancement. Carnelian: Many carnelians being offered in the gemstone market today are actually Agates that have been treated (dyed and then heated). There are many ways to identify natural carnelian. When held against the light, the dyed agate will display striping, while the natural carnelian will show a cloudy distribution of color. Natural carnelian is increasingly rare. Carnelian can be Heated to darken the color. Multiple Types of Chalcedony: Chalcedony, mean any translucent, microcrystalline quartz with a single color, whether it has a unique variety name or not. Its colors are bluish, white, or grey. The various types differ in color due to metallic impurities, such as iron, nickel, copper, and titanium, present during crystallization. Agate: It is distinguished by having multiple colors. The banded agates are some of the most popular agates. A rarity is the so-called fire agate. The iridescent colors of red, gold, green, and rarely, blue-violet, result from interference between light rays traveling through these thin layers. Agate jasper, which grows with agate, is green, brown, or yellow blended. Onyx is a layered gemstone with a black base and a white upper layer. Agate is usually dyed with bright colors. Bloodstone: Is an opaque, dark-green chalcedony with red spots. Bloodstone is not treated in any way. Blue Chalcedony: Also called “Mohave” and “Mt. Airy Blues”, originating in California and Nevada, are slightly to moderately greyish blue with a light to medium color range. Blue chalcedony from Namibia, often known as “African Blue”, varies from greyish to nearly pure blue and from light to medium-dark. The most unusual and valuable type is from Oregon. Its blues are actually modified by slight to moderate amounts of pink, making a noticeably lavender gemstone, which nonetheless is called “Holly Blue.” Misty blue Chalcedony is not treated. The Aqua blue chalcedony is dyed. Chalcedony: In the narrow sense, comes in bluish-white or grey. Uni-colored chalcedony sometimes is called Onyx: Black and colored onyx is dyed. Carnelian ranges in colour from yellow-orange to rich, near reddish-orange, to orangey-brown, and varies from semi-opaque to highly translucent. Chrysoprase: Apple green chalcedony that derives its color from nickel, ranges from nearly opaque to nearly transparent. Its color spectrum includes Olive, to nearly pure greens of medium tone. Very fine and highly saturated pieces have been successfully misrepresented as Imperial jade. Chrysoprase is not enhanced. Chrysocolla Chalcedony: Marketed as “Gem Silica” this relatively rare, blue to blue-green, opaque to near-transparent material is the most expensive type of chalcedony. Its color agent is copper. Cat’s Eye Quartz: Comes in a variety of colors: Yellow, brown, green, grey, and white. Cat’s Eye Quartz: This is a reflection of light by parallel fibers, needles, or channels, which resembles the slit eye of a cat. When the gemstone is rotated, the cat’s eye glides over the surface). Inclusion causes many gemstones to lose value, but without inclusion, we would not see the beauty of the Cat’s eye in these gemstones. Treatments of Cat’s Eye Quartz: None Citrine: With the exception of natural stones, are heat-treated amethysts or smoky quartz. The used temperature defines the color. Brazilian amethyst turns light yellow at 878 °F and dark-yellow to red-brown at 1022-1040 °F. Some smoky quartz’s turn into Citrine color already at about 390 °F. Crackle Quartz: This type of quartz can appear in any color dyed or seen in many colors, pink, yellow, blue and green, and more. The quartz is Heated and cooled in a dye bath, where it is then sold in the chip, tumbled, or even faceted form and gives a cracked appearance. Often many times, lower graded quartz can be used if using for chips or tumble beads. Enhancement: Heat, dye. Dendritic Quartz: Are quartz with fossilized plant life, really an agate or chalcedony, Natural Untreated Quartz Druzy Quartz: Found in the interiors of quartz geodes, when first found, natural geodes look like solid, round rocks. Most of these are actually solid, with only 5% or so being hollow with crystals forming on the inside. While only a fraction of these will have formed with the fine unblemished that create the unforgettable Drusy sparkle. However, the majority of stones are unattractive off-white or a washed-out grey. Only a few provide the finest shades of gem-quality Drusy quartz. Treatments: Typically, the quartz crystals are dyed. Grey Quartz: Bluish Grey, the color coming from a fibrous material included in the Quartz, this gemstone is not known to be Enhanced or Treated in any way. Lemon Quartz: This is one of the most common in the quartz crystalline family; treated with irradiation and heat. Lepidocrocite: The color of Lepidocrocite ranges from a dark yellow to a dark red. Lepidocrocite crystals may often be tarnished with iridescent colors, making them appear very similar to Hematite mineral. Often called strawberry quartz when seen in a clear state and red or pinkish-red spotting. This quartz is found in meteorites. This quartz is not treated or enhanced in any way. © Crystal Classics Medusa Quartz: Not known to be treated. Milk Quartz: The white color may be caused by minute fluid inclusions of gas or liquid trapped inside the quartz crystal during the crystal formation. The cloudiness caused by the inclusions effectively increases its use in most optical and quality gemstone creations like carvings, also known as Phantom quartz. Milk quartz also has been known to have gold inclusion. Not known to be treated or enhanced. Prasiolite (Green Amethyst): Prasiolite is not found in nature. Heat-treated violet amethyst or yellowish quartz turns into leek-green Prasiolite. WARNING: Whenever dark green amethyst is offered (forest green & other darker colors); chances are they are Synthetic Quartz or Dyed Quartz. Rose Quartz: No known treatments. Rutile Quartz: While most varieties of transparent quartz are valued more when they show no inclusions, but rutilated quartz is valued specifically for the lovely patterns formed by the delicate golden needles of rutile inside quartz crystal. There is currently, no do commented treatment is used to add this lovely inclusion. Smokey Quartz: Coloured stones can occasionally be enhanced in color by dying, irradiation, or heating. Reliable gemstone dealers will always inform their customers about any kind of treatment. Some quartz gemstones can lose their color saturation over a period of time in daylight. The original color can be restored by X-ray radiation. Star Quartz: This variety of quartz will display a six-rayed star effect if cut en cabochon and showed against a dark background. These gemstones are often painted black on the back, or assembled with black onyx as a doublet to display the star effect better. The quartz itself is not treated. Tiger’s Eye Quartz: Gold-yellow, gold-brown (similar to hawk’s eye effect, the ray of light is brown colored due to oxidized iron inclusions); they are not enhanced. Hawk’s Eye Quartz: Blue-gray to blue-green (small ray of light on the surface that resembles the eye of a bird of prey) also called Crocidolite. Hawk’s eye is not enhanced. In today’s gemstone market quartz is being used to fraudulently stand-in for many other gemstones such as Topaz, Ametrine, and many other natural gemstones, we see this the case with many types of topaz such as Mystic topaz and other bi-color or multi-color gemstones with the treatment of chemicals. This is extremely unfortunate, but as vendors, we need to know what to look for when providing gemstones for our customers, one way to prevent buying synthetic gemstones is to use a reliable source for the main gemstones you buy, for your own collection, or for resale purpose. Asia has been a regular source of synthetic gemstones for over 20 years. The market is flooded with these synthetic or fake gemstones. The scarcity of natural resources or gemstones is one of the main reasons this has happened. Also, dangerous mining conditions and Laws preventing importing or mining gemstones are all issues that cause the creation of synthetic gemstones, and there is a market for the item.