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ASTM Subcommittee approves building enclosure standard.

May 10, 2012

Standard ASTM E2813, developed by Subcommittee E06.55 on Exterior Building Wall Systems, will serve as complete and authoritative practice for building enclosure commissioning. According to E06.55 Chairman Dan Lemieux, this outcomes-based tool "establishes two levels of Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) - fundamental and enhanced - that can be readily applied to any project depending upon the performance expectations of the owner." Read More

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Letter to Armed Services Committee asks for support for biofuels.

May 9, 2012

BIO and other organizations asked leaders of House and Senate Armed Services Committees and Appropriations Defense Subcommittees to support Department of Defense's commitment to accelerate production of American-made, advanced, drop-in biofuels for use in military jets, ships, and vehicles. After citing concerns over impact of reliance on foreign oil and unpredictable fluctuations of oil market, letter points out progress made by U.S. advanced biofuel producers toward cost-competitiveness. Read More

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PACK EXPO 2012 to highlight pharmaceutical packaging.

May 9, 2012

Demand for pharmaceutical packaging in U.S. is forecast to increase 5.3% annually through 2014. PACK EXPO International 2012, scheduled for Oct 28-31, will feature Pharmaceutical Pavilion with latest advances in cartoning and labeling, filling and inspection systems as well as blister packaging, flexible pouches, tubes, and closures. Rx Lounge, located in Pavilion, will allow attendees to exchange ideas with industry peers and engage in further dialogue with suppliers. Read More

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Webinar Series will focus on Variable Speed Drive technology.

May 9, 2012

Set to begin May 31, 2012, Variable Speed Drives 4-part webinar series will kick off with Julian Atchia of SJE RhombusĀ® leading session 1, "Intro 101." Sean Fitzpatrick of Schneider Electric will lead sessions 2-4, which consist of "Application and Installation Considerations" on June 14, "Protection for VFD and Proper Output" on June 21, and "Troubleshooting Problems with VFDs" on June 28. All webinars will take place from 1:00-2:00 pm EDT. Read More

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PMMI Members drive OEM-customer relationships.

May 9, 2012

PMMI members and their customers are working to address complex issues, such as Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), operational efficiencies and training, and workforce development. Recent presentations and meetings have reinforced need for collaborative approaches to problem solving. According to PMMI president and CEO Charles D. Yuska, PMMI's members have "called out the importance of a two-way flow of communication along the packaging and processing supply chain." Read More

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Kevin Bly Receives Award of Merit from ASTM petroleum committee.

May 9, 2012

ASTM International Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants presented Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow to Kevin J. Bly, senior chemist at ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co. in Annandale, NJ. Bly serves as vice chairman and secretary for various subcommittees as well as section or working group chair on several groups. ASTM International member since 1991, he has received several awards and is also member of American Chemical Society. Read More

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AIA urges passage of Export-Import Bank deal.

May 9, 2012

AIA urges Congress to pass bipartisan agreement reauthorizing Export-Import Bank, which will help level playing field versus foreign competitors who receive financing from their own governments. Cantor-Hoyer agreement reauthorizes Export-Import Bank for 3 years and extends its lending authority to $140 billion. While shrinking U.S. federal budget makes it imperative that U.S. aerospace companies increase exports of commercial products, Export-Import Bank makes many of those exports possible. Read More

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Fiberglass Material Council has launched new web page.

May 9, 2012

Fiberglass Material Council (FMC) of AAMA launched new web page featuring new content, updated layout, as well as relevant information to fiberglass community and fenestration industry as a whole. In addition to highlighting fiberglass popularity and durability, main page offers news and events as well as navigation options to explore Market Study Data, Green and Sustainability, Pultrusion, Fiberglass Product Reliability and Durability, Protective Coatings, and Corrosion Resistance pages. Read More