This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. LONDON, February 20, 2014 — /PRNewswire/ — Fluid Branding have kick started the promotional products year by attending a selection of major trade shows across the world. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140221/671347 ) On January 7, 2014, members of the team headed out to Germany for the PSI Trade Show – the largest trade fair for the promotional products industry in Europe. This leading show, which takes place in Dusseldorf, is an essential platform that brings together suppliers and distributors, showcasing the latest trends and innovations for the coming business year. As well as new promotional products making their entrance onto the scene, there are many classics that continue to provide the foundations and backbone to the selection available. PSI Director, Michael Freter, explains: ‘Be it a completely new product or a reimagined classic: The promotional products world reinvents itself anew each year at PSI, which sustains the entire sector.’ Never has there been such an exciting time to be forward thinking in the realms of promotional merchandise. Especially in light of recent studies, as the UK Promotional Merchandise Market reported a significant growth of 8.6% in 2013. Subsequently, recent press reports have stated that’s the UK advertising market is set to have its best year since the pre-recession days of 2008. Freter goes on to announce that there is a ‘renewed expectation of significant upward momentum in the sector.’ Fluid Branding are feeling equally enthusiastic and excited about 2014, affirming that: ‘We will be adding unique products to our range and will continue to offer originality to our clients.’ With this in mind, Fluid Branding have worked on gaining as much inspiration as possible and set off on another adventure on January 11 – 15, to Las Vegas, USA, for the prestigious PPAI Expo.
RM&PSI announces dates for 2010 national risk management seminar
The conference will take place April 26-27, 2010 at the Hotel 1000 in Seattle. This year’s focus, “The Human Aspects of Health Care: Tools for Moving into the Future,” will help providers address the “human factors” that occur in a health care environment, including information and strategies to: Implement a culture of patient-centered quality and safety Manage the human issues related to electronic medical records Identify and address “burnout” in health care providers Foster a positive work http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SF9Eqrm_tzU environment Employ practical leadership principles for an emerging era in health care that demands value and excellence “The Risk Management and Patient Safety Institute is excited to offer another national seminar that addresses the topics most relevant to today’s health care providers and risk managers,” said Karol Wareck-Russ, group vice president of the RM&PSI. “Over the years, we’ve started implementing new, more effective processes and procedures, but the human aspect remains the ultimate variable. We hope to address the topics that help our providers better manage the human condition and improve how people interact within the systems we’ve put in place.” The deadline for the fall conference registration is March 17, 2010, with an early registration discount before Feb. 26, 2010. Additional conference and registration information can be obtained by visiting the institute’s Web site, http://www.rmpsi.com..
PSI and Meritor: Keeping tire pressure up
Then there are tread punctures and sidewall damage that release yet more air over time. Besides brewing a recipe for road gators, he pointed out that under inflation eventually leads to irregular tire wear and that to premature removal of tires. Tire punctures also increase with under-inflated tires and a longer footprint results as the rubber becomes hotter and softer. According to Sonzala, under inflation leads to more than flat tires and road calls. But automatic tire inflation, he stressed, can increase tire life; maximize casing life; reduce on-road expenses and downtime; cut overall fuel expense; and help increase safety. Al Cohn, PSIs director of new market development & engineering support, spoke to fuel economy, explaining that theres a 5:1 ratio for tire pounds per square inch to miles per gallon. The lengthening of the tires footprint due to under inflation, he stated, has a substantial impact on fuel economy. He related that a study conducted by PSI revealed these fuel-economy factors to consider: The specific tire make and model can have a significant impact on rolling resistance and thus how greatly the tire may contribute to fuel efficiency There is a direct correlation between the size of a tires footprint and rolling resistance Under-inflation has a significant negative effect on fuel economy for both new and retreaded tires. Cohn also pointed out that tire inflation plays a role in securing good CSA scores and with that in mind, fleets should be aware that some tire gauges can be off by 15 PSI +/- and therefore certified dial gauges, which typically vary +/- 1 PSI, are preferred. During a tour of the PSI manufacturing plant here, executives stepped back at each assembly-line station to allow PSI line managers to explain in their own words the given process they were responsible for and the numerous quality checks that were built into each step along the way.