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Symposium to look at viscosity and rheology of in-service fluids.

March 30, 2012

To be held in San Francisco, CA on June 27, Viscosity and Rheology of In-Service Fluids as They Pertain to Conditions Monitoring will provide technical forum for presentations and discussions related to current research and practices. Impact of ASTM International standards on condition monitoring and associated businesses will also be addressed. Session presentations and papers will reflect future direction and suggest new standards for viscosity and rheology within CS96 to investigate. Read More

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BIO Business Forum to include one-on-one partnering.

March 30, 2012

With 7 FDA drug approvals this year, BIO Business Forum(TM) anticipates record breaking number of partnering meetings at 2012 BIO International Convention. Powered by BIO's One-on-One Partnering(TM) System, BIO Business Forum(TM) fosters opportunity for companies to initiate business contacts in friendly environment and schedule meetings prior to conference. New to convention, Exhibitor Partnering will allow qualified exhibitors to hold meetings in their personal exhibitor booths. Read More

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BIO Explains Economic Importance of Renewable Fuel Standard.

March 30, 2012

Biofuel and renewable energy organizations asked Congressional leaders to continue full support of Renewable Fuel Standard. With this standard in place, BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood argues, private companies have moved toward commercialization of advanced biofuels as quickly as possible, that they are "playing by the rules," and that they only ask federal policy remain stable in order to "continue putting steel in the ground" and creating permanent biotechnology/energy jobs. Read More

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Flexible Printed Boards Standard now includes design guidance.

March 30, 2012

Updated IPC-2223, Sectional Design Standard for Flexible Printed Boards, now includes new design guidance and requirements for preformed bends, irregular folds and creases, staggered flexible layer bands as an alternative to bookbinder designs, and depanelization methods for flexible and rigid-flex array sub-pallets. Appendix A is new design tutorial with guidance on material selection, size and shape of flex circuits and fabrication allowances. Read More

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Green Building Code references ASTM standards.

March 30, 2012

In 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC) published by International Code Council (ICC), there are 46 ASTM International standards cited that cover various aspects of building construction. There are 13 ASTM technical committees which have standards referenced in IgCC, with topics from air quality to thermal insulation. Standards developed by ASTM Committees E06 on Performance of Buildings and E60 on Sustainability are well represented. Read More

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Webinar highlights findings from breached PHI report.

March 30, 2012

More than 160 participants tuned in for webinar introducing report titled, The Financial Impact of Breached Protected Health Information: A Business Case for Enhanced PHI Security. Publication explores reputational, financial, legal, operational, and clinical repercussions of PHI breach on an organization. Report also provides PHIve (PHI Value Estimator) - a 5-step method to estimate overall potential costs of data breach to organization. Read More

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ELFA releases February Monthly Leasing and Finance Index.

March 29, 2012

According to ELFA's Monthly Leasing and Finance Index, overall new business for February was $5.0 billion, up 22% from $4.1 billion in same period in 2011. Volume was down 2% from previous month, and year-to-date cumulative new business volume was up 22%. Receivables over 30 days increased to 2.5% in February, up from 2-year low of 1.9% in January, and charge-offs were unchanged from previous month at 0.5%. Credit approvals rose to 79%, up from 77% in January. Read More

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ANSI-hosted Meeting to discuss Energy Efficiency Standards Panel.

March 29, 2012

On April 25, ANSI exploratory meeting will examine need for Energy Efficiency Standards Panel (EESP) to develop standardization roadmap for energy efficiency initiatives in U.S. Meeting will help define scope and areas of focus for potential standards panel concerning standards, codes, and conformance programs needed to advance nation's energy efficiency agenda. Resulting standardization roadmap would help foster innovation and advance energy efficiency technology market. Read More