APAC / Issue 11 2018 27 , The global e p i ch l o r ohy d r i n market size is pro- jected to reach USD 4.40 billion by 2030, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The market is estimated to register a CAGR of 5.4% over the forecast period. Steady rise in demand for epoxy resins is the major factor responsible for increased product consumption. The epichlorohydrin (ECH) market will witness healthy growth owing to rising demand from the paint and coatings industry. Widespread industrial applications such as au- tomotive, electronics, and wind tur- Epichlorohydrin Market Size Worth $4.40 Billion By 2030 bines are also driving the overall market growth. Paint and coating industry accounts for the maxi- mum revenue share in the global epoxy resins market. Escalating demand for protective epoxy resin-based coatings is ex- pected to have a positive impact on the epichlorohydrin market development. Asia Pacific leads the global maker as majority of the epichlorohydrin manufactur- ing facilities are in this region. The region will maintain its dominance throughout the forecast period due to rising consumption in countries such as China, Taiwan, and Ma- laysia. Compare Bear - a new Australian start- up company - has achieved a great milestone of having helped thousands of users save money on their everyday bills. New startup business Compare Bear launched their website ear- lier this year, with a goal of help- ing Australians reduce the cost of living. The website, which is easy and free for anyone to use, allows users to find and compare the best internet and electricity deals and providers. The website offers online price comparison for 30 providers and over 3000 different plans, giving the user everything they need to know about whether they will ben- efit from switching broadband or energy providers. Michael Speight and Denis Tyur’kov - Co Founders or Com- pare Bear - launched the website hoping to help ease the financial stress of everyday utilities for Aus- tralians. “We noticed that energy bills were going up, and we knew this would be a struggle for many families across the country,” Mi- chael says. “With Compare Bear, users can get an estimated annual bill for many different plans - mean- ing everyone can quickly work out if they could be paying less for ener- gy elsewhere.” Denis Tyur’kov adds, “It’s clearly been a huge success, and we are proud to say that we have now helped hundreds of everyday Aus- sies reduce the cost of their living with the help of Compare Bear!” Paul Bolton - Managing Director of Compare Bear - also states, “Knowing now that our broadband and energy comparison tools are working so well, we plan to expand our comparison services to other areas such as mobile phone plans and insurances.” The Compare Bear comparison tools work by having the user an- swer a few questions about their current situation - i.e. what their cur- rent bill is, where they are located etc. Then, the website provides a range of suitable options available from the best providers, complete with a breakdown of each option. With the ability to switch providers easily online, Compare Bear have made the entire process simple and hassle free. As well as offering its free price comparison service, Compare Bear also provides a variety of articles and blog posts, with great tips and advice of how users can reduce what they are spending to- wards the cost of living.