According to a soon-to-be-released report from Business Communications Co., Inc. (BCC), "RGB-290 Nanotechnology: A Realistic Market Evaluation," the total global demand for nanoscale materials, tools and devices was estimated at $7.6 billion in 2003 and is expected to grow at an average annual growth rate of 30.6% to reach $28.7 billion in 2008.
Heineken N.V., a leading international brewer, has signed a letter of intent to sell its 100% subsidiary Glas Moerdijk B.V. to Rexam Beverage Packaging Euro Holding B.V. Heineken is selling the company debt free for a consideration of 43 million euros, of which approximately 40 million euros is earmarked to repay the debt of Glas Moerdijk.
In an ongoing evolution toward higher quality, GE Advanced Materials-Quartz recently announced that the quality management system at its Advanced Ceramics facility in Strongsville, Ohio, was recently certified to the ISO 9001:2000 standard, an upgrade from its previous ISO 9002 certification.
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