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ASTM takes leadership role during World Standards Week.

October 26, 2016

ASTM International is serving as the 2016 Administering Organization for the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day on Oct. 27. Event recognizes the critical role of stakeholders throughout the standards community, including business leaders, industry, academia, government, and consumers. ASTM president James A. Thomas will receive the Ronald H. Brown Standards Leadership Award, which recognizes... Read More

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NREL Consortium to develop materials for hydrogen production.

October 26, 2016

HydroGEN Advanced Water Splitting Materials Consortium (HydroGEN), formed by NREL with 5 other national labs, intends to accelerate development of commercially viable pathways for hydrogen production from renewable energy sources. By establishing this consortium, Energy Department will enhance accessibility of national lab resources to external stakeholders and establish online portals to... Read More

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NEMA White Paper helps save energy in commerical buildings.

October 25, 2016

NEMA published white paper that discusses new requirements that help reduce energy consumption in commercial buildings. NEMA WD ARCP 1-2016 Automatic Receptacle Control to Meet ASHRAE 90.1-2010 and California (CA) Title 24 explains controlled receptacle requirement now appearing within non-residential energy codes, as well as a summary of typical application settings. NEMA's paper pertains to... Read More

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ASHRAE User Manual comes with thermal comfort compliance tool.

October 25, 2016

ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55 User’s Manual provides overview of ASHRAE's thermal comfort standard for new users and also includes detailed information for those who are more familiar with its requirements. Based on ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55-2013, Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy, manual includes tables, illustrations, and examples. Online thermal comfort tool,... Read More

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Pharma EXPO shoots to solve top industry challenges.

October 25, 2016

Scheduled for November 6-9, Pharma EXPO will provide 2 educational platforms to address key trends and issues along the pharmaceutical supply chain. Show will feature dedicated Innovation Stage as well as Pharma EXPO Conference Program organized by the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering. Each will address the latest technologies and practices in combating counterfeit drugs,... Read More

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Cope Plastics Inc. awarded by IAPD.

October 25, 2016

During the 60th Annual International Association of Plastics Distribution Convention & Plastics Showcase, Jane Saale, President of Cope Plastics Inc., received the 2016 Paul Davis Award of Merit for her many years of outstanding personal and professional contribution to the association and the plastics industry. Cope also received the Gold Environmental Excellence Award for its recycling program... Read More

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NEMA wins national MarCom Awards for creative communications.

October 24, 2016

AMCP announced that NEMA won platinum MarCom Award for the September 2016 issue of electroindustry magazine, "Come Hell or High Water." Issue highlights persistent and pluralistic efforts by U.S. electrical industry to mitigate threats to electric grid and respond to natural disasters. NEMA also won gold awards for white paper "Powering Microgrids for the Twenty-First Century Electrical System"... Read More

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Inaugural PMMI Event pairs future workforce with industry.

October 24, 2016

NextGen Networking Fair offers matchmaking opportunity for PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016 exhibitors and enables attendees to connect with emerging workforce. Taking place November 6, 2016 from 3:00–5:00 pm, this inaugural event from PMMI provides employers in processing and packaging with opportunity to meet and connect with targeted audience of students from packaging,... Read More

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EPA Awards $10.8M for National Environmental Education Training Program .

October 24, 2016

New cooperative agreement between U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) will provide 4,400+ environmental educators with training and leadership opportunities in 2017. EPA will fund up to $10.8 million over 5 years through its ee360 teacher training program (formally NEETP). NAAEE and partners will train professionals to... Read More

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AIM Announces Winners of 2016 Case Study Competition.

October 24, 2016

AIM announced 2016 Case Study Competition winners, who will be honored during awards event at AIM Summit 2017. NOVEXX Solutions was chosen as top entry in Automatic Identification & Data Capture (AIDC) category for their Trolley Identification submission. Top prize in Internet of Things (IoT) category went to Omni-ID for their Build Book Application. Silent Partner Technologies received... Read More

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IPC APEX EXPO 2017 Keynote will be given by Mayim Bialik.

October 21, 2016

Actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik, as voted for by electronics industry professionals, will present "The Big Bang Theory: Making Science Cool (& Funny)" as opening keynote at IPC APEX EXPO® on February 14, 2017 in San Diego, CA. Specifically, Bialik will share her scientific mind and sense of humor as she explores the work of the brain, behavioral development, her life as an actress... Read More

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FABTECH 2016 explores manufacturing's future.

October 21, 2016

FABTECH 2016 will examine the future of manufacturing with three forward-looking panel sessions at this year's show, taking place Nov. 16-18 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The sessions — State of the Industry: Post-Election Analysis; Development Trends in Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing; and Advanced Manufacturing: Creating Competitive Advantages for Product Development — will... Read More

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IPC Report estimates world PCB pproduction at $58.6 billion.

October 21, 2016

According to IPC’s World PCB Production Report for the Year 2015, world market for printed circuit boards (PCBs) reached estimated $58.6 billion in value. This number, while down 2.7% from 2014, represents 2.0% increase in PCB output growth when factoring out effects of exchange rate fluctuations. Report also shows real growth in PCB production value up in most regions worldwide. World... Read More

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NREL Report examines city-level carbon abatement energy policies.

October 21, 2016

In "Estimating the National Carbon Abatement Potential of City Policies: A Data-Driven Approach," NREL examines carbon abatement potential of city actions in 6 policy areas: building energy codes, public transit, building energy incentives, rooftop photovoltaics, smart growth, and municipal actions. Results indicate that these policy approaches could reduce nationwide carbon emissions by... Read More

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ASTM International updates toy safety standard.

October 21, 2016

After collaboration over 5 years, leading experts in and advocates for toy safety have completed major revision to one of world's most widely used toy safety standards, which will be published as F963-16: Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety. Some updates include: new battery safety requirements; soaking and compression tests for magnets; changes to requirements for toys... Read More

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EPA calls for Green Chemistry Challenge Award nominations.

October 20, 2016

U.S. EPA announced its call for nominations for the 2017 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards for companies or institutions that have developed a new process or product helping to protect public health and the environment. Green chemistry is the design of chemical products and processes that reduce the generation and use of hazardous chemicals. Nominations for innovative technologies are... Read More

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Industry Growth powers largest PACK EXPO and PHARMA EXPO.

October 20, 2016

Scheduled for Nov 6-9, PACK EXPO and co-located Pharma EXPO 2016 projects as a record breaker with combined 50,000 attendees seeking new technologies and insights from 2,500-plus exhibitors over 1.2 million net square feet of exhibit space. Shows offer several guide post destinations, such as The Materials & Containers Pavilion, The Processing Zone, The Reusable Packaging Pavilion, The Food... Read More

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NREL, Colleagues propose strategy for perovskite solar cells.

October 20, 2016

Strategy for producing stable, commercially available perovskite solar cells has been proposed by Kai Zhu and Keith Emery at NREL, in collaboration with Nam-Gyu Park (Korea), Michael Grätzel (Switzerland), and Tsutomu Miyasaka (Japan). Study highlights possible approaches to overcoming challenges preventing perovskite solar cells from being competitive. Details are found in the paper, "Towards... Read More

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NEMA Standard promotes uniformity for occupancy sensors.

October 20, 2016

NEMA published NEMA WD 7-2011 (R2016) Occupancy Motion Sensors Standard, which promotes uniformity in the use and application of occupancy motion sensors used in lighting control systems, HVAC, and other devices. Standard explains field of view and coverage characteristics relevant to vacancy and occupancy sensors using passive infrared, ultrasonic, or microwave technology. NEMA re-released... Read More

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Paper in OSA Journal describes 360° viewable holographic display.

October 20, 2016

As published in The Optical Society's (OSA) Optics Express by South Korean research team, "360-degree tabletop electronic holographic display" describes tabletop display system that lets multiple viewers simultaneously view one hologram showing full 3D image as they walk around for complete 360° access. Resulting from novel viewing window design, multiple viewers can observe 3.2... Read More