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ASC to promote adhesives at global packaging event.

October 29, 2014

During PACK EXPO International, ASC will share how adhesives support innovation. ASC will host Booth N-4525 within the PACK EXPO Partner Program and provide information about its award-winning educational website; videos illustrating how adhesives have solved packaging challenges; and several key tools design engineers can leverage. ASC staff will also offer guidance and distribute information about the organization and its member companies that are present at the show. Read More

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Conference to focus on process enhancement and control.

October 29, 2014

Announced by IPC and SMTA, High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference will take place Nov 18–20 and will focus on best practices and new innovative technologies for meeting manufacturing challenges and producing reliable hardware. Some presentation topics include: In-line Aqueous Cleaning System Wash Sump Solution Life Extension; Concentration Monitoring Control in Batch and Inline Cleaning Machines; and Monitoring, Storing and Logging Critical Wash Parameters Real Time. Read More

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SPE Thermoforming Division announces call for nominations.

October 29, 2014

SPE Thermoforming Division has announced a call for nominations for the annual Thermoformer of the Year Award, which recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to the thermoforming industry in a technical, educational, or managerial capacity. Winner will be recognized at the awards dinner held during the 24th Annual SPE Thermoforming Conference®, which will take place August 31–September 3, 2015. The nomination deadline is December 15, 2014. Read More

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EPA Finds Neonicotinoid Treatments do not benefit soybean crops.

October 29, 2014

Released by U.S. EPA, analysis of benefits of neonicotinoid seed treatments for insect control in soybeans concluded there to be little or no increase in soybean yields using most neonicotinoid seed treatments compared using no pest control. EPA's Jim Jones said economic benefits analysis concluded soybean farmers "see little or no benefit from neonicotinoid seed treatments.” During its review, EPA found many scientific publication claims that treating soybean seeds had little value. Read More

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MESA International announces new Keystone Sponsor.

October 29, 2014

MESA International announced that Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail, and services organizations, has joined MESA as a Gold Keystone Sponsor. According to Mike Yost, MESA President, Epicor's enterprise capabilities coupled with their manufacturing and MES domain expertise give them a valuable perspective that needs to be brought into the discussions impacting members. Read More

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EPA Guidance will improve schools' IAQ and energy efficiency.

October 28, 2014

Both energy management and protection of indoor air quality are important considerations for school facility management during energy upgrades and retrofits. EPA’s Energy Savings Plus Health: Indoor Air Quality Guidelines for School Building Upgrades offers opportunities to prevent and control potentially harmful conditions during school renovations. By using guidelines, school districts can cut energy bills and help ensure that students have a healthy and safe learning environment. Read More

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Experts to discuss what's next in industrial biotechnology.

October 28, 2014

During 2014 Pacific Rim Summit Plenary Program, CEOs, CSOs, and industrial biotechnology veterans will highlight achievements and offer insight into quickly changing and expanding markets of renewable specialty chemical applications, biobased products, advanced biofuels, and algae bioproduction. Panelists will compare feedstock production on global scale and discuss solutions in logistics, feedstock availability, potential for economic growth, and exploring new markets. Read More

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Congressman Rob Woodall visits IPC member companies.

October 28, 2014

As part of nationwide effort to discuss with policymakers legislative and regulatory issues that affect the electronics manufacturing industry, Congressman Rob Woodall (R-GA-7) met with executives and employees of IPC member-companies, Hunter Technology in Lawrenceville, GA and Viscom in Duluth, GA. Hunter Technology provides electronic design, manufacturing, and test services, while Viscom is one of the leading suppliers of high-quality inspection systems for electronic assemblies. Read More