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ASTM International Committee C09 celebrates its centennial.

December 22, 2014

During its latest standards development meetings, ASTM International committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates celebrated its 100th anniversary. Speakers included past and current chairmen of C09. Work of said committee has been instrumental to success of concrete, ensuring quality, durability, and sustainability while also advancing application of new technologies in concrete industry. C09 currently has 1,400+ members from 62 countries and maintains portfolio of 176+ standards. Read More

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NREL Demonstrates 45.7% Efficiency for concentrator solar cell.

December 22, 2014

Regarding its 4-junction inverted metamorphic (4J IMM) solar cell, NREL announced demonstration of 45.7% conversion efficiency at 234 suns concentration. Multijunction cell is designed for operation in concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) systems where it is possible to receive 1,000+ suns of concentrated sunlight. Efficacy is enabled due to effective control and confinement of dislocations, broadband 4-layer AR coating, metamorphic tunnel junction interconnect, and GaInP top cell performance. Read More

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BIO announces presenters for BIO CEO and Investor Conference.

December 22, 2014

BIO announced preliminary list of presenting companies for 17th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference to be held Feb 9–10, 2015. Presenting companies are hand-selected for event, and consist of mid-to-large cap established public companies from around the globe. Participating companies typically have a clinical stage program focused on therapeutics, molecular diagnostics, or a platform technology, as well as an upcoming clinical, regulatory, or corporate catalyst. Read More

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ASTM Develops Adjunct for resin identification codes standard.

December 22, 2014

ASTM International updated adjunct for D7611, Practice for Coding Plastic Manufactured Articles for Resin Identification. Adjunct contains graphic representations of Resin Identification Code (RIC), as molded, imprinted, or raised symbol or wording used by manufacturers to imprint on plastic products or materials. Previously only available as PDF, adjunct is available in higher resolution vector format that allows files to be enlarged or reduced with no loss to image quality. Read More

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Berry receives 2014 Lauren D. Lyman Award.

December 22, 2014

F. Clifton Berry Jr., a long-time journalist, author, and public relations professional in aerospace and defense field, has been selected to receive 2014 Lauren D. Lyman Award for outstanding achievement in aerospace communications. Berry served in U.S. Army for more than 20 years before retiring as Lieutenant Colonel in 1975. He went on to posts as editor at variety of trade publications, including Armed Forces Journal, AIR FORCE Magazine, Air Power History, and National Defense magazine. Read More

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Aerospace Manufacturers warm to southern states.

December 19, 2014

Aerospace manufacturers have an established presence across the South, including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Bell Helicopter, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon, and are partnering with SME to produce AeroDef Manufacturing Conference + Exposition, with Composites Manufacturing, which relocates to Dallas on April 20–23 in 2015. According to recent report by Pew Charitable Trusts, aerospace companies are attracted by region's low costs, generous state incentive packages, and right-to-work laws. Read More

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Michael Carano appointed IPC Ambassador Council chair.

December 19, 2014

Michael Carano, director of new products and business development with OM Group Electronic Chemicals, LLC, has been appointed IPC Ambassador Council chairman. Council is comprised of members of the IPC Hall of Fame, who use their knowledge, experience, and insights to provide advice and guidance to IPC and its programs to further advance the electronics industry. Carano, who currently serves on IPC's Board of Directors, succeeds the late Dieter Bergman. Read More

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AEM's Megan Tanel elected as 2015 Chair of IAEE trade group.

December 19, 2014

Megan Tanel, vice president exhibitions and events of Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), has been elected 2015 Chair of the International Association of Expositions and Events (IAEE). Responsible for overseeing all AEM trade shows and show partnerships, domestic and global, as well as association education/meeting programs, Tanel has also served as director of AEM's CONEXPO-CON/AGG exposition and ICUEE-The Demo Expo as well as World of Asphalt Show & Conference. Read More