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  Everything You Need for a Car Camping Trip
Posted by: pii26pii - Today, 07:12 AM - Forum: Blacklist - No Replies

Now that summer is upon us, many of us will be embarking on camping trips. Some travelers opt for traditional tent camping, and others will be renting RVs this season, but car camping is an option not to be overlooked. You do not need a spacious RV or camper; in fact, no matter what kind of car you drive, you can enjoy car camping; if you have the right gear, that is.
If you prefer to the tent route versus sleeping inside your car, a rooftop Car Tent is a solid choice. Depending on what kind of car you have, there are a variety of different rooftop tents out there that are spacious, comfortable, and ideal for stargazing.

Given that camping has been around since Homo erectus came down from the trees, it wouldn’t seem like we have many innovations left in the art of sleeping under the stars. That said, roof-top tents, pitched atop their lofty perches, are getting double-takes from a lot of ground-dwelling campers these days.
If you are thinking about buying a Car Roof Tent, here is what you will need to know.

  • Pros and cons of roof-top tents: Quick setup vs. steeper cost are key considerations.

  • How to know which tent works with your vehicle: Check tent, vehicle and rack specs carefully before you buy.

  • How they attach to your vehicle: The floor bolts to your roof rack, so make sure you have an adequate setup.

Though roof-top tents have become a phenomenon in the U.S. in recent years, they’ve been around for decades, gaining greater popularity initially in places like Australia, where camping above the realm of creepy crawlies was instantly recognized as a genius idea.
Many roof-top tent owners today talk about how a high vantage point resonates with them on a primal level. Perhaps it’s harkening back to childhood and a love of treehouses—or deeper in our psyches, when we slept in trees so we could survey our surroundings from a safe vantage point before drifting off to dreamland.

Pros of a Roof-Top Tent
  • Pitching ease: It’s engineered for quick setup. Once in camp, you undo a few straps, pop it open and deploy the poles and ladder.

  • Beefy construction: Generally, the floor, Camping Tent fabric and pole materials are extra robust and able to withstand stormy weather.

  • Comfort: Most come with a super-plush foam mattress.

  • Camp anywhere: Set up in a campground, parking lot, remote dirt track, wherever.

  • Camp above the ground: Keeps your tent floor clear of rainwater runoff, crawling creatures and rocks and sticks.

  • Camp on the level: Strategically placed blocks or rocks under tires can help you keep things on an even keel.
Fitting a Roof-Top Tent to Your Vehicle
Most roof-top tents weigh more than a hundred pounds, so you need to be sure that your rack is up to the task. If you do not have a roof rack yet, then you will need to consider your tent weight as you shop for a rack to serve as its foundation. The specs you need are not always easy to find, so you might have to contact your vehicle manufacturer and rack manufacturer directly to get the information you need.

In its simplest form, a Camping Tarp Shelter is simply a rectangular piece of waterproof fabric. You hang the tarp above your body with a series of ropes, poles, and stakes. Tarps do not include a floor, bug netting, or walls. The purpose of the tarp is for protection from wind and rain while you sleep. There are dozens of ways to pitch a camping tarp in order to achieve this. Camping tarps range in size from 5” X 7” for an individual all the way up to 12” X 16” for multiple people.
Tarps offer a more modular sleep system- In my opinion, this is the biggest benefit to tarp camping. You can easily adjust your setup to fit the conditions of the region where you plan to camp. For example, if there are no bugs, you do not need to bother with setting up your bivy or bug net. If there is no rain, you do not need to bother with the tarp. If the night is wet and buggy, you can set up your tarp and bug net. Your options are open.

After a daylong adventure away from camp or along the trail, you have earned a comfy place to perch. Chair designers have gone a little wild in recent years, so you have a lot of options for your downtime gear.

When choosing an Outdoor Camping Chair, consider the following factors:
  1. End use: For backpacking, weight and packed size are the key stats. For front country camping, comfort is what matters most.

  2. Size/height: If you need a roomy chair, bigger is better. Low chairs are nice for concerts and uneven or sandy terrain. High chairs are easier to get in and out of.

  3. Design preference: Options include classic, two-legged, three-legged, rocker, glider and more. If an innovative chair is intriguing, give it a sit test before you buy it.
When looking to invest in the best Outdoor Parasol and a sturdy parasol base, it is important to take in both style and function. Ask yourself how big your garden parasol needs to be to cover both guests and your garden table, if alfresco dining is your priority. Look at where the sun falls on your garden and whether a parasol needs an angle function to provide shade throughout the day. It is also important to consider how decorative you want your garden parasol to be – will it draw the eye or simply act as a subtle accessory to provide shade.
When it comes to your garden parasol base, think about how often you intend to move your parasol. Does it need to be light and agile or heavy and sturdy? The size of your parasol base will also be determined by how large your umbrella is. Some parasols come with their own base but, with others, there is the option to mix and match.

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  Transportable bridges: how the Bailey Bridge idea has spanned the decades
Posted by: pii26pii - Today, 07:09 AM - Forum: Blacklist - No Replies

The revolutionary Bailey Bridge has played an important role over the years – initially providing critical connections in the Second World War, but more recently in getting vital supplies to people across the globe, both in civilian and military applications.
The modular, rapidly deployable Bailey Bridge has its origins in the years before the Second World War, when civil servant Donald Bailey came up with the concept, producing his original sketch on the back of an envelope in 1936.
His idea was largely ignored at the time, but then war broke out. An upgraded version of the First World War Inglis Bridge failed, as the new and improved military vehicles were too heavy. So on 14 February 1941, Bailey received a letter from the War Department telling him to prepare for a full-scale trial of his bridge design in May that year at the Experimental Bridging Establishment at Christchurch, Dorset.
Successful trials meant the Bailey Bridge went into production in July 1941 and was issued to the army that December. British, Canadian, Australian and US engineers used the system – its rapid rollout showed just how progressive and easy to implement it was.
The Axis Powers didn’t have this kind of trick up their collective sleeve, so the bridge’s contribution to the war effort was vital. As Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery put it: “Bailey bridging made an immense contribution towards ending World War Two ... I could never have maintained the speed and tempo of forwarding movement without large supplies of Bailey bridging.
“Without the Bailey Bridge, we should not have won the war. It was the best thing in that line that we ever had.”
Ease of transporting hefty military hardware using the Modular Steel Bridge essentially won the war. For example, the Battle of Remagen, where Allied forces captured the Ludendorff Bridge over the Rhine and pretty much shortened the war in Europe, is where the Bailey Bridge fully flexed its muscles.

Pontoon Bridges were set up across the Rhine in Germany to aid the advance. The longest was called ‘Blackfriars Bridge’. It was 558m long and was built close to the Dutch border by the Royal Canadian Engineers of the 2nd Canadian Corps. After two days of construction – delays were due to heavy fog and hampered delivery of components – the floating section of the bridge was rated as Military Load Class 40; enough for 40-ton tanks to cross over safely.
The bridge used modular panel construction, so elements could be transported and assembled on site, according to the length needed. “At its peak, around 20,000 panels were produced each month during World War Two,” says Callum Skeat, military sales manager at Mabey Bridge, the company that took on and developed the Bailey Bridge. “Over the entire war, over 700,000 panels were produced; enough to stretch from London to Leningrad.”
It was light and quick to assemble – it usually took 24 hours – and was strong enough to carry the heaviest tanks over a 60m span.

“The simple deployment of the Steel Foot Bridge has not really changed since its first use in 1942,” says Skeat. “Original Bailey Bridges were built by hand and cantilevered [cantilevers, which are projecting beams or members supported at only one end, can hold a bridge up to 550m] over a gap using a light nose section dismantled on the far bank, and pushed out by rollers.”
The first span can be easily joined to other panels to form multiple spans. You just feed them across the gap on rollers until you have the bridge length you want.
So what made it so snazzy? Well, the First World War Inglis Bridge required building a bridge twice as long as you wanted, swinging it out over a gap on a pivot, and then you’d dismantle the bits of bridge you didn’t need. “This was a timely process, but the Bailey’s simple, robust and modular design meant it was infinitely more versatile and quicker to build. Plus, all parts could be assembled by hand, which was a revelation during the 1940s,” Skeat adds.

Over the last 75 years, its original design and improved descendants, such as the Super Bailey, Mabey Universal, Mabey Compact 200 (C200) and the Logistical Support Bridge (LSB) have provided access for communities and maintained and enhanced supply lines for the military.
Nowadays, steel panels are used instead of wooden timber, making the Suspension Bridge more durable. Panels are galvanised, meaning they can last for over 50 years.
Only one site supervisor is needed to oversee installation, and a locally sourced and trained workforce can build the Steel Truss Bridge. Pretty simple.
The Bailey concept played an important role over the years in development of civil engineering, providing critical connections and vital supplies to people around the world.
Most Mabey Steel Box Beams are now used as civilian aids, helping children get to school, and assisting communities after natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes – when an earthquake occurred in Kashmir in Pakistan, as part of aid efforts the British government supplied around 30 C200s for emergency bridging.

Skeat says: “In 2016, more than £2.5m was invested to develop robots to support more efficient manufacturing of the Mabey Compact 200 (C200) Bridge, the most widely used Bailey successor. This reduced manufacturing time for the C200’s panels and chords by almost half, doubling production capacity as well as reducing manual handling elements in products, leading to enhanced safety.”
Bailey Bridges are not manufactured anymore, but some militaries still use them and their improved descendants. Skeat says: “The phrase ‘if it is not broke, do not fix it comes to mind here. The original concept of the Bailey Bridge is still very much alive, and I doubt we’ll find a more flexible, quick and effective solution.”

The high cost of Container Moving Equipment means they are typically only found in locations with high container throughput. These often act as "freight hubs". However, handling containers outside of these hubs can be a challenge, and is usually solved by contracting a mobile container handling service, such as a truck crane, side loader or tilt-bed truck. Fortunately, new container lifting solutions are emerging that make owning your own container handling equipment much more affordable.

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  Essential Cosmetic Containers For Skincare & Beauty Packaging
Posted by: pii26pii - Today, 07:06 AM - Forum: Blacklist - No Replies

Cosmetic containers expand to a range of jars, Cosmetic Bottles, pots, tubes, pens, compacts and liquid dispensing solutions. Each container offers a different design and solution; however, in the world of ‘cosmetic containers’, each product sits under the skincare, hair and beauty categories. This article will explore the different types of cosmetic containers available in the packaging industry. Raepak offers an extensive range of distinctive packaging products that enable us to explore innovations and keep an eye on exciting designs that are beneficial to the current market cycle.

Cosmetic Jar Containers
Cosmetic containers in the form of jars are perfect for skincare and beauty products. Cosmetic Jars can contain gels, creams, lotions and deep skin cleansing products. Most jar containers come with a shive (a flat plastic shelf that fits inside the jar) used to keep the contents free from foreign debris (dust & germs). Moreover, jars are designed with airtight lids, which keep the contents fresh and ready for future use.
Raepak use a range of materials in the range of jars available;

  • PP Jars – Recyclable – Soft or hard plastic effect

  • PET Jars – Recyclable – Glass, hard or soft plastic finish

  • SANS Jars – Non-Recyclable – Glass, hard effect plastic

  • ACRYLIC Jars – Non-Recyclable – used for luxury brands and high-profile cosmetics.
Cosmetic Bottle Containers
Cosmetic Glass Bottle containers can be produced as airless recyclable containers or a high-end luxury acrylic bottles. Acrylic bottles look fantastic with a matching jar and can store nourishing body lotions or face creams. PP airless bottles can also store creams and lotions. However, they are cheaper to produce and lighter in raw plastic material. Cosmetic Plastic Bottles are seen as a hybrid between both full acrylic and pp airless containers.
  • PP Airless Bottles – Recyclable – All products

  • ACRYLIC Bottles – Non-Recyclable – Luxury products

  • AIRLESS Acrylic Bottles – Non-Recyclable – Luxury products.
Tube Containers
Cosmetic Tube packaging containers come in different shapes, colors, materials and profiles. Cosmetic tubes are manufactured from high-quality materials, including AS, ABS, PETG, and PCTG. Each item is designed to work with makeup for the beauty & cosmetics industry. Furthermore, cosmetic containers are manufactured to have an excellent quality finish and be competitively priced.
Currently, there is clamor worldwide to use Green Containers packaging in the cosmetics industry, largely driven by consumer and e-commerce trends.

What Is Sustainable Cosmetic Packaging?
Eco Friendly Bottles cosmetic packaging consists of beauty product packaging material that later on gets processed according to the 3Rs—reduce, reuse and recycle. Other important characteristics are biodegradability and being organic.
Refillable also comes to mind because reuse can mean something else, like “repurposing.” The bottom line, the goal for substituting these materials is to lessen the volume of single-use packaging in the industry.

The longevity, efficacy, and ease of use of skincare largely depend on what it sits in. To ensure optimal utilization of products, a genius form of packaging has begun to penetrate the market.
We are talking about airless pump bottles — they are the real game changer! Read on to find out what these are, how to use one, and why we use them at Yours. Unlike the usual dispensers that make use of tubes or straws to Pumps products out, an airless pump bottle works with a vacuum mechanism.

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  Cloth vs. Disposable Diapers: Which Kind Should I Use?
Posted by: pii26pii - Today, 07:04 AM - Forum: Blacklist - No Replies

Cotton or cellulose fluff, cost savings or convenience, laundry or landfill: For some new parents, choosing between using a cloth or disposable diapers can feel like a big decision. How do you know which kind of diaper will work best for your family?
Advocates for both cloth and disposable Baby Diapers make strident and often conflicting claims about the benefits and drawbacks of each. Depending on who you listen to, you may hear that either disposable or cloth diapers are the cheaper, healthier, more ecological, more convenient, and/or more enlightened way to care for your baby.
In our full reviews of cloth and disposable diapers, we go into detail about the materials, construction, and performance of both types, but here we will address some reasons why parents choose cloth or disposable diapers, and what evidence exists to support them.

Diaper rash and skin health
Proponents of cloth and disposable Baby Pant Diapers both claim that babies wearing their chosen type suffer less diaper rash. After talking to two pediatric dermatologists and reviewing the scientific literature on the topic, it is clear to us that disposable diapers do have the edge in preventing the most common type of diaper rash, irritant diaper dermatitis, which is caused by moisture from urine and feces remaining trapped against the skin. Modern disposables are highly absorbent, and, as we found in testing for our guide, the top performers can keep a baby’s skin dry even after multiple wettings. Dr. Bruce Brod, a pediatric dermatologist who specializes in dermatitis, told us: “The skin is largely better off with disposable diapers because of the technology that evolved”—namely, the use of superabsorbent polymers, which take in and retain many times their weight in liquid. But some babies can develop allergic rashes from certain ingredients used in disposable diapers, including rubber, adhesives, fragrances, and dyes.
The conclusion? Either type of diaper can lead to rashes, but disposable diapers typically keep babies drier and better prevent the common problem of diaper rash caused by moisture.

Potty training
Some cloth diaper companies and educational sites claim that babies who wear cloth diapers potty train earlier than babies diapered with disposables. Besides anecdotal evidence, these sources often cite the fact that the age of toilet training in the US has risen from around 18 months in the 1950s and 1960s to 3 years old today, a climb that tracks the increase in popularity of disposable Adult Diapers, from their introduction in the mid 20th century to today, with over 95 percent of babies in the US using disposables.
Dr. Bruce Taubman, a pediatrician at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and co-author of several studies on toilet training, told us he’s unaware of any scientific evidence that the use of cloth diapers leads to earlier potty training. “To my knowledge, there is no data,” he said, and suggested the change in the age of potty training likely has more to do with changes in family structures and parenting styles over the past several decades.
A 1987 study in Japan compared a small group of infants—including twins—half of whom were diapered with cloth and half with disposables. That study found the two groups potty trained at the same age. An article (cowritten by a dermatologist and a researcher for Procter & Gamble) comparing diaper and toilet training practices around the world noted the age of toilet training seems to be influenced by culture, pointing out that babies in India and China (which have higher rates of cloth diaper use) and Russia (where babies predominantly wear disposables) all potty train earlier than their counterparts in the US and Western Europe.
The conclusion? There is probably no reason to choose a diapering method based on potty training goals.

Environmental impact
The environmental impact that this new person will have on the world weighs heavily on some soon-to-be parents. One of the more commonly reported reasons parents considers cloth diapers is that they’re more environmentally friendly than disposables, or are believed to be. There is no question that disposable Adult Pant Diapers create more landfill waste: a baby is likely to go through between 5,000 and 6,000 disposable diapers before becoming potty trained. A 2014 Environmental Protection Agency report found that disposable diapers account for 7 percent of nondurable household waste in landfills. Except in very limited cases, disposable diapers (regardless of what they claim) won’t compost or biodegrade in a landfill.
But disposable diaper advocates have countered that the energy and water costs of laundering cloth diapers, as well as the environmental impact of cotton production, make them less environmentally friendly than they appear, particularly in terms of the carbon emissions traceable to their care. The best life-cycle analysis we have found is a 2008 report (PDF) from the Environment Agency in the UK that compared the manufacturing, disposal, and energy costs of both Pet Diaper types. “The environmental impacts of using shaped reusable nappies can be higher or lower than using disposables, depending on how they are laundered,” the report concludes. The agency’s analysis found that based on average laundry habits and appliance efficiency, when washing with 60 °C (140 °F) water and mostly line-drying, the overall carbon emissions created by cloth diapering were roughly the same as those of using disposables. But using cloth diapers for a second child or getting them secondhand, exclusively line-drying them, and washing them in fuller loads could reduce that amount by up to 40 percent. (Whether there are any advantages to using so-called “eco-friendly” disposable diapers is even more complicated, and we are planning a separate post on that topic.)

During the First World War, nurses noticed that cellulose was much more effective at absorbing blood compared to cloth bandages. This inspired the first cellulose Kotex Sanitary Napkin, made from surplus high-absorption war bandages, which was first sold in 1918.
By 1921, Kotex had become the first successfully mass-marketed sanitary napkin (3, 1). In addition to providing the innovation for a product that would drastically change the options available to women, the war caused another major shift in women’s lives: they were now needed to contribute to factory production in a way they had never been before. Through ads and bathroom redesign, factory employers during WWII encouraged women to use menstrual products in order to “toughen up” and continue to work during their monthly bleeding. (This was in spite of the pervasive questioning of women’s “emotional stability” – female pilots were encouraged not to work during “that time of the month”).

Wet Wipes are the San Pellegrino of butt-cleansing tools: They feel like a fancier, grown-up version of toilet paper. And addition to the posh factor, people who swear by them for their post-bowel-movement wipe believe that the method is more thorough and leaves the buttocks cleaner than it would otherwise be. And while I hear you concerning the argument at hand, an anal surgeon says it is time to ditch those wet wipes for good.

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  How Hospitals Can Manage Supply Shortages as Demand Surges
Posted by: pii26pii - Today, 07:00 AM - Forum: Blacklist - No Replies

Managing Supply Problems and Shifting Bottlenecks
Managing demand needs to be complemented with effective strategies for managing the supply of resources needed to care for patients — obviously, not an easy task when dealing with a highly contagious disease like Covid-19. But it is crucial since not doing so can trigger vicious cycles, as we are already seeing.

Covid-19 cases increase demand for tests and for staff. The increase in demand for tests initially results in test shortages (and thus testing backlogs). Staff needs protective gear both to perform tests and to treat patients. So, not surprisingly, increases in patient flow create shortages of masks and other Medical Equipment.
Shortages of both testing and protective equipment leave staff vulnerable to infection. In Italy, health care practitioners constitute 9% of all Covid-19 cases. In Spain, the figure is 14%. And there is now a significant infection rate among health care workers in the United States, according to reports in The New York Times and The Boston Globe. High rates of infection among health care workers not only make already bad staffing shortages worse, but they also can increase demand if infected staff become a vector for transmission to patients who do not have Covid-19. The key challenge in dealing with supply shortages is to break these vicious circles. There is no one way to do this, but applying some of the principles below should be helpful.

Dealing with acute shortages means identifying the root source of the shortage and focusing efforts there to expand or leverage available supply (which we discuss later). Because staff is a critical resource of almost every phase of health care delivery, protecting their health should be the number one priority. Increasing Ventilator production or creating new ICU beds is helpful only to the extent that there are staff available to operate that new equipment and care for the patients.

One way to save on big-ticket items is to avoid purchasing things that are available already for communal use at core or shared-research laboratories — Laboratory Equipment in which scientists can either book time on state-of-the-art equipment or pay staff to perform technically demanding experiments on their behalf.

Hospitals are crowded with patients and attendees, so the furniture should be there and of good quality. To meet this need, you will try to find some good resources to get the types of Hospital Furniture that should be used in any good hospital. Our company produces the high-quality hospital furniture that you may need. Different types of hospital furniture vary for different purposes and needs, so you should read this article to get sensitive information about good or perfect furniture that fits your needs. So, get involved in reading and get to know the subject.

What are the different types of hospital furniture?
Hospital furniture is widely used in hospitals and health care centers. Hospital furniture include stretcher, Hospital Bed, bedside table, operating table, blood donation chair and so on. They help meet the needs of patients and nursing staff. The design of hospital furniture adopts advanced technology to meet the needs of patients. In addition to comfort and relaxation, hospital furniture should also be safe and sterile for sick patients. The most commonly used furniture for a well-run hospital includes the following:
1. Hospital table: Bedside table, examination table, operation table, delivery table, and bedside table are included in the hospital table. A table on the bed makes it easy for patients to eat in bed. Birth tables are designed to support mothers at all stages of childbirth, including delivery, delivery and recovery.
2. Hospital trolley: In medical centers, hospital carts are priceless furniture. These are used to transport numerous hospital supplies and equipment such as hand accessory, keratometer and anaesthesia equipment. There are two kinds of trolleys, namely the stainless steel mayos trolleys and the stainless-steel Medical Trolleys.

What are the features of hospital chairs in hospital furniture?
Different types of hospital chairs are parts of hospital furniture include dental chairs, patient chairs, stair chairs, lounge chairs, Wheelchairs, gynecological chairs, stretcher chairs, lift chairs and shower chairs. Hospital chair is a kind of hospital furniture composed of chair, armrest and back; These also come in different shapes, sizes, materials and designs, such as adult chairs and baby furniture chairs. Patient chairs are an integral part of health care, and each chair is designed for patients experiencing different medical conditions.

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  How Important is Furniture for a House
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The importance of furniture is felt by everyone. One of the things that complete one’s house is furniture. These live load elements become a necessity and rather the most crucial part of designing an interior space. The evolution of furniture from their basic utility to them being a luxury symbol and their beautiful designs are taking a leap in today’s world. Furniture brings about changes in the space and its functionality. The range, variety of designs and type of furniture are making every dead and dull area a lively experience.
We bring to you ways showing the importance of furniture in designing and styling a house.

1. Enhances the space
The most integral part of house interiors is the presence and mobility of furniture. The wide-ranging variety of furniture from chairs, tables, Metal Beds and their further type divisions bring out the overall attire of your house. The grace and beauty of the house are complete with the placement of furniture as a part of the décor or either as a utility.

2. Well Equipped
The presence of furniture in the house makes your house a substantial and functional unit. The wide range and further variety of each furniture category gives a meaning to your house decor and makes the spaces well equipped and stocked. Even, it comes out more intact and impressive.

3. Comfort at its best
Furniture makes your life easier and provides you with warmth in the house. The presence of furniture gives you an ease of mind towards the utility and styling, hence a peaceful and at ease experience as a whole.

4. Purpose of Utility
The endless categories of furniture make us want more to our endless utility and comfort. Dining Table Sets ranging from center tables to coffee tables are picked up for their specific purpose and utility. Similarly for chairs and beds ranging from dining chairs, armchairs, office chairs, sofa cum bed, bunk beds, king-queen size bed configurations open up a purpose of utility list for us to choose from.

5. Visual weight
The Folding Table provides us with a balanced view of the entire space. The heights, volumes and shapes give us a vision and experience around the house. The furniture gives mediums to looks upon to in terms of the weight, mass and quantity of the products.

6. Covers up
Dining Table turns an empty built structure into a complete house with its presence. The walled area comes across as boring and empty but furniture takes up spaces of the house and covers them up leaving a complete and full-of-life house ambiance.

7. Circulation and flow of space
The movement along with the Metal Shelf placement throughout the house somehow divides the space categories, hence defining areas. The furniture ensures a flow of space with its placement in terms of the arrangements and utility areas. Whether it is movement around the grouped gathered furniture set up or individually laid down furniture gives enough seating, standing and space idea.

Over the past decade, tiny houses and micro-apartments have gained an immense amount of popularity as affordable and environmentally-friendly options for modern living. With compact architecture growing increasingly preferable or necessary for many, spatially-conscious Kitchen Furniture design is becoming increasingly relevant as well. One of the most critical areas for space-saving is the kitchen, where the multitude of functions and necessity of storage can make it difficult at times to make efficient use of space.
The space-saving table is one of the most popular methods of increasing kitchen efficiency, with variations that can include sliding components, folding parts, and transformable functions. One of the most iconic examples of this typology is the Coffee Table and Side Table, which dates back to 16th century England. With foldable leaves on either side, users can transform the table when not in use to increase limited walking space. Other more modern examples can include dining tables with nested Folding Chairs and Stools, increasing storage space while eliminating the space taken up by regular chairs. Some kitchen counters or islands, such as the one shown above, can even increase space with modular sliding components serving either as plain surfaces or functional countertops with sinks and storage. The benefits of these products lie not just in their spatial efficiency, but in their ability to only take up space when actively in use.

Rattan Furniture is where it is at. For a while now we have seen natural textures like bamboo and rattan in bleached neutral tones making their way from the Instagram feeds of travel bloggers in Marrakesh, Bali and Tulum to decor trend reports in the UK – and we like it. From ornate bamboo headboards to rattan storage solutions, add a bit of sunshine into your home with these effortlessly cool interior pieces. Mix with big, lush green plants and different shades of terracotta and burnt orange accenting accessories to complete the look.

All Computer Desks follow the same basic idea -- they let you work while you stand.
Fixed-height desks stay at your standing height. Sit-stand desks go up and down so you can sit or stand whenever you feel like it. Power sit-stand desks go up with the push of a button. You can lift manual ones with a handle or raise them with a lever or crank.
You can buy a standing desk online or at an office supply, electronics, or big-box store.
A basic fixed-height desk will cost you less than $100, but a really nice electric desk can cost more than $1,000. Treadmill desks take the idea a step further by letting you walk while you work, but they can cost more than $1,000, too.

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  Why seamless steel pipes cannot be completely replaced by welded steel pipes
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The welded steel pipe has won praises for its uniform wall thickness and low price. So, can seamless Steel Pipes be replaced by welded steel pipes? The answer: NO
There are some reasons
1) HAZ is very fragile
Although it is rare now that the mechanical properties of the weld seam exceed the base metal itself, the weakest part of the welded steel pipe is not the weld seam, not the base metal, but the heat-affected zone of the weld. This place is the most vulnerable.
2)The limited upper wall thickness of the welded steel pipe
Most thick-walled steel pipes can only be seamless steel pipes instead of Welded Pipes
3)The H2S resistance of welded pipes is far worse than that of seamless pipes.
The requirements for seamless pipes on NACE MR0175 are: the S content must not exceed 0.010%. However, the requirements for Steel Plates and welded pipes are particularly strict: S must not exceed 0.003%. Although strict requirements are imposed on the steel plate, it can pass the HIC test, but the welding seam has to pass the test, which is still a very difficult problem. Not only must we choose the good welding material, but also the skilled welding process.

Oftentimes, using stainless steel components seems like a simple solution to corrosion on Steel Coils. You may see fins or tubes or other parts of the system show signs of corrosion, and it seems that the best option is to change the coil to stainless steel, solving the corrosion problem permanently. While this seems like a simple solution to a significant problem in the HVAC, industrial, and commercial systems where coils are found, the answer to the question “should I make an all-stainless coil?” is far more complex.

To better understand the potential impact of using an all stainless steel heat exchanger, let us evaluate an example 400,000 BTU/HR (33 tons or 119 kW) cooling coil. For the example, we will use 45° F water and a 36” x 45” coil with standard copper tubes and aluminum fins. The coil for this installation will be 12” deep, weigh 320 pounds and have a cost factor of 1.0. This is our base unit and is the component currently installed in the system.

Drilling or workover rigs, iconic symbols of the oil field, are not always required for drilling, completions or maintenance operations. Increasingly, the Oil Tubings unit is used for many good intervention operations and certain drilling applications. Coiled tubing (CT) refers to a continuous length of small-diameter steel pipe and related surface equipment as well as associated drilling, completion and workover, or remediation, techniques. Coiled tubing oilfield technology was initially developed for working on live, producing wells. More recently, this technology has gained wider acceptance among operators for an expanding range of workover and drilling applications and for its ability to reduce overall costs. The trend toward extended-reach wells favors CT for its capability to drill or to convey tools and equipment in high-angle wellbores.

The Slip On Welded Cement Basket comprises of slip-on type high strength with flexible bows that are mounted on the end collar. The cement basket has ability to accommodate much larger than nominal hole sizes. They are available in 4 ½” to 30” sizes and any kind of specific sizes. With this type of design cement basket can be rotated and reciprocated. This type of Cement Basket is available with welded and non-welded convex shape bows.

The Pedal Type Air Pump is one of the most basic, mandatory tools to own if you want to carry out your own bike maintenance. The lowly pump is designed to serve a very simple purpose — that of adding air to your tires. Despite this, many pumps seem to fall short of the mark. So we have put together this guide to tell you to want to look for, and what to avoid, when buying a bike pump.
Every cyclist needs a decent track pump (also known as a floor pump), and if you are building a home workshop it really should be one of your first purchases. This style of pump will almost always offer a long flexible hose, pressure gauge and large chamber for quick air transfer.

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  Five Furniture Trends Dominating Hospitality
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Commercial Furniture has a big impact on the look and feel of an interior. While its main purpose is functionality, an appealing aesthetic is also crucial. From cozy, intimate lounges to light, open-plan atriums, the furniture that hotel designers choose creates a lasting first impression.
Guests who have traveled long distances require a relaxing environment from the moment they enter the lobby to the minute they rest their heads on their pillows. In between business meetings or sightseeing excursions, they often seek exciting leisure options and beautiful dining areas. The options for creativity are limitless, but décor must be chosen with the hotel’s concept in mind.
Hotel Furniture trends are constantly evolving, in line with wider interior design tastes and preferences. More materials are available than ever before, inspiring furniture designers to produce imaginative new ideas or add modern twists to classic motifs. There are a plethora of furnishing options—from the big, eye-catching statement piece to the subtle finishing touch—all of which help define the theme and style of a venue. Below are five furniture trends that do not appear to be going anywhere any time soon.

Whimsical Wood
The timeless, organic look and feel of unpolished wood has become a go-to thanks to the enduring popularity of Scandinavian chic. This minimal and classic design trend began in the early 20th century as a move away from heavily ornamented Restaurant Furniture, instilling a breath of fresh air in modern spaces.
In contemporary spaces, Sintered Stone mimics the look of wood in a durable wall paneling or table. It can also be combined with calming pastels for an injection of color, or with contrasting textures to offer a captivating juxtaposition of the natural and industrial.

Mixed Materials
Creating contrast is nothing new in design, but as more colors, patterns, and finishes become available, the scope of options has changed. Marble-like Sintered Stone combined with metal accents and plush furniture is an elegant take on material-mixing, as can be seen in the Hilton Milan. Those with more organic preferences are choosing instead to combine this beautifully veined motif with bare wood.

Pump Up the Volume
Hotel Lobby Furniture designers are becoming more adventurous as vibrant colors are increasingly being incorporated into hotels for a fresh, cool feel. Big splashes of primary tones and high-volume hues deliver punchy and distinctive interiors perfect for the ultra-modern hotel, from bold seating in the lobby or an upscale café, to small, bright touches in guestrooms to create an uplifting atmosphere.
Beyond the purely aesthetic, bright blocks of color also serve a practical purpose, helping weary travelers or international visitors easily find key areas such as the dining room or front desk.

A Touch of Drama
Intimate interiors full of dark hues and moody tones are witnessing a revival as designers rediscover the attraction of turn-of-the-century parlors and boudoirs. Varnished browns, lacquered blacks, vermillion reds, and deep purples are increasingly being used for Hotel Sofa surfaces and upholstery, and are ideal for hotel lounges and guestrooms. When emphasized with pools of warm lighting, casting sultry shadows across a room, these shades evoke a refined environment perfect for relaxation.

Can not Beat Concrete

Mid-century sensibilities are firing the imagination of furniture designers. Polished concrete evokes a minimalist aesthetic and is growing in popularity for kitchen islands, countertops, and tables in restaurants.
Rapturously smooth to the touch, stone manufacturers are starting to play on the matte, single-tone effect. Combined with wood, concrete-effect surfaces deliver a fashionable atelier-chic, whether for a global chain or contemporary boutique hotel.

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  How to Choose and Buy Cookware
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What should you look for when buying cookware?
There are certain things you need to consider when choosing Cookware. These include:
Heat conductivity – Some metals are better heat conductors than others. For instance, copper is a particularly good heat conductor whereas stainless steel is not. What this means in terms of cookware is that the better the heat conductivity the better and the more evenly your food will cook. It also means that when you turn the heat up or down the copper cookware will react a lot quicker to the temperature change than stainless steel cookware.
Price – The amount you pay for your Steam Pot will most likely be a determining factor in what you end up buying. The rule of thumb with cookware is to buy the best you can afford.
Durability– Some types of cookware will maintain their good looks and last longer than others. Stainless steel is considered to be one of the best in this respect.
Reactivity– Some metals react with certain foods. Aluminum for instance has a tendency to react with tomato and other acidic dishes. This means that your food can actually absorb some of the metal, so take care with your Cookware Set choices and ensure that you are aware of the reactivity of each product.
Maintenance– If you would prefer not to have to shine your cookware every night just to keep it looking good then you will need to consider the amount of maintenance required to keep it in tip-top shape. Copper and cast iron cookware generally require quite a bit of work to keep it looking pristine whilst stainless steel is normally a little easier to look after.
In tables and restaurants across the country, old-fashioned plates, even gorgeous varieties often regarded as "grandma porcelain", are making a comeback.

There is a move to homier place settings featuring mix-and-match Dinnerware. The look is all over Instagram and Pinterest, where posts show delicate pink cherry-blossom plates and blue transferware with pastoral scenes gracing meals at the swankiest bistros and hippest lofts.

A shopping Trolley, also referred to as a shopping cart, shopping basket, or carriage, is a pushable cart used by customers at a supermarket for carrying groceries to the check-out counter or to their vehicle. The shopping trolley is almost always provided by the store itself. A small handheld shopping basket is an alternative to using a shopping cart, particularly in smaller stores or when one only needs to pick up a few things.
Another type of shopping trolley is one that belongs to the customer. Pull The Shopping Carts are designed slightly differently than a store shopping cart, and may have a small basket and a telescoping handle. These are often used by people who need to walk to the grocery store or who have difficulty carrying heavy bags. These carts are often foldable for easy storage when they are not in use.
Bowl Collecting Car provided by a supermarket typically has a large basket attached to four pivoting wheels, with a small basket upfront for a child to sit in. Some shopping baskets are designed with room for two children, or feature a chair for a larger child. Some may even have a small toy car attached to them for kids to ride in while their parents are shopping, which keeps kids safe and entertained. Shopping trolleys are usually equipped with belts to strap children in; it is important for children to ride in a cart the proper way, because falling out could easily lead to injury.

Kitchen Utensils are made from different materials like plastic, wood, stainless steel, aluminum and others. In recent years, silicone kitchen tools were introduced into the market. What makes these silicone products different or more advantageous than the others? Why should we use silicone kitchen tools? Is it safe to use these products?
Silicone is a largely inert, man-made compound of inorganic silicon and oxygen backbone with organic side groups that attach to the silicon atoms. It is found in a wide variety of forms and uses such as:

  • a sealant that is used in building construction and maintenance

  • grease that is used in plumbing which helps prevent the o-rings in kitchen and bathroom faucets from drying out and cracking

  • a component that is often found in parchment paper to prevent foods that are baked or broiled on the paper from sticking

  • an ingredient used in a number of non-stick sprays used today

  • as silicone rubber that is used in the form of kitchen spatulas, serving and stirring spoons

  • medical applications include use in breast implants, menstrual cups and catheters.

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Plastic Bottles make life so much easier. They're lightweight and easy to hold, and they're also strong and hard to break. A plastic bottle is the best way to contain and carry many kinds of liquid, from water and soft drinks to oil to household cleaners and baby formula. The plastic bottle is a great invention, but what happens to it when that handy container is empty?

How Bottles Can Hurt the Environment
Since the 1970s, people who care about the environment and the health of our planet have been worried about how to dispose of plastic once it's been used. Today, about 60 million water bottles are thrown away every day in America, and it can take up to 700 years for just one plastic bottle to break down in a process called biodegrading, which is also the process that happens when a piece of fruit rots. These Glass Bottles fill up our landfills, and we need landfill space to bury trash that can't be recycled. Throwing away plastic also hurts the environment in other ways. As plastic decays, it can give off chemicals that get into our water and air and can make people, plants, and animals sick.
To solve these problems, people have worked together to develop a process to recycle plastic bottles and convert them into other useful items, including clothes, furniture, fences, and new plastic bottles, bags, and containers.

The Process of Recycling Plastic
Recycling takes many steps. First, the bottles have to be collected from homes, businesses, and other sites. Then, every plastic bottle must be separated from metal, glass, and other things that people put into recycling bins. The Plastic Bottles are also sorted by the type of plastic they're made from. Then, the bottles are cleaned to remove any food, liquid, or chemical residue.
Next, all of the bottles are ground up and shredded into flakes. Finally, they are melted down and formed into small pellets, each about the size of a grain of rice. The pellets are bundled up and sold to companies that can melt them and make them into many different products. Just think of all of the plastic toys, tools, electronic gadgets, and other plastic things in your own home. Many of these are made with recycled plastic.

Why Should We Recycle?
There are many reasons to recycle Plastic Caps. For starters, recycling reduces the pollution that can come from the chemicals used to make these bottles. Recycling also helps cut down on the amount of trash thrown into landfills, so our garbage does not take up as much space. Recycling also creates jobs for people who collect recyclable things and work at places that turn them into new materials.
Recycling is good for the economy and the environment, and it's easy to do. All you have to do is remember to throw things into the right bins when you are done with them. But you can also do more, especially if places that you usually spend time do not have to recycle bins. Students can talk to their school board, principal, and teachers about setting up recycling programs at school. You can also organize can and Cap drives to pick up litter and sort out recyclables in parks and along streets. And you can make signs to spread the word that recycling is easy and important to do.

Plastic Lotion Pumps, one of the most popular dispensing methods for viscous (thick liquid) products in the personal care and beauty industry, come in all shapes and sizes. When used as designed, pumps dispense the right amount of product time after time. But have you ever wondered what goes in a lotion pump to makes it work? While there are hundreds of different designs in the market today, the basic principle is the same, and Packaging Crash Course took apart one of these lotion pumps to give you an overview of these components, and how they contribute to the overall functionality of pumping the product from the bottle to your hand.
The actuator is often made of PP plastic and can have many different designs - and often come with a up-lock or down-lock features to prevent accidental output,. This is one of the component designs that can set one Pump apart from another when it comes to the exterior design, it is also the part where ergonomics play a role in consumer satisfaction.

These are the components that go into a Fine Mist Sprayer :
Dust Cap: Often made of PP plastic and very often produced in clear, the dust cap serves as a dust cover and safety cap that protects the actuator from gathering dust and prevents accidental actuation. To help the package stands out on the shelf, the dust cap can be produced in stock or custom color.
Actuator: Commonly made of PP plastic, this is the component that the consumer pushes down to spray the product out of the bottle. Different than an actuator on a Lotion Pump, the actuator of a Fine Mist Sprayer has internal components including an insert to create the specific misting pattern of the product being sprayed. Some Fine Mist Sprayers have locking features that prevent accidental dispensing.
Insert: This tiny component consists of channels that the liquid flows through to create the mist pattern. This insert fits on the exterior of the actuator in many cases, and it is the part where the product exits the sprayer.

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