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Winners announced for NREL's Solar and Lithium Ion Car Races.

May 20, 2015

During 25th Annual Junior Solar Sprint and Lithium Ion Battery car competitions, 63 teams from 17 Colorado middle schools gathered at Dakota Ridge High School in Littleton. Event drew nearly 200 students eager to show and race vehicles they designed and built. Trophy for fastest solar powered model car was given to students from Stargate School (Thornton), "SG Solar 2," and trophy for fastest lithium-ion powered model car was given to students from Bell Middle School (Golden), "BMS 2 Battery." Read More

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Trans Plus Systems Corp named ATA Featured Product Provider.

May 20, 2015

American Trucking Associations welcomed Trans Plus Systems Corporation to its ATA Featured Product program. Founded in 1995, Trans Plus Systems Corp. develops and supports best-of-breed Transportation Management Software for integrated fleet and logistics management. Software solutions simplify complexities of trucking dispatch, freight brokerage, and inter-modal shipping while optimizing and streamlining management of all divisions within transportation business. Read More

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ASME Presents 7 Awards for petroleum engineering achievements.

May 20, 2015

ASME presented 7 awards to recognize technical achievements and distinguished service. Blake DeBerry of Dril-Quip received the 2015 Geoca Mechanical Engineering Achievement Award, and 2015 Arthur Lubinski Award for best technical paper went to Jim Kaculi. Versabar won 32nd Annual Woelfel BMEA for VERSACUTTER product, and 3 BMEA Awards of Merit were presented to FMC Technologies, Halliburton, and SBM Offshore. OTC Innovation Award was presented to Baker Hughes, Inc. Read More

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NEMA welcomes Senate passage of trade-related bills.

May 19, 2015

NEMA welcomed passage by U.S. Senate of 2 bills containing trade-related benefits for electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers. Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 authorizes and reforms trade facilitation functions of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, while Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 renews Generalized System of Preferences program, which allows for duty-free importation of industrial inputs from less developed countries. Read More

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RCI International Convention/Trade Show announces 2016 date.

May 19, 2015

Taking place March 10–15, 2016 in San Antonio, TX, 31st RCI International Convention & Trade Show will feature 25+ hr of educational seminars, live product demonstrations, and 2-day trade show with 130+ exhibitors. Educational programs are approved to yield continuing education credits for members of RCI and American Institute of Architects. Over 1,300 attendees are expected at this annual event, which fosters discovery of latest products for designing and repairing building envelopes. Read More

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NREL supports China PV Investment and Financing Alliance.

May 19, 2015

NREL and the China PV Investment and Finance Alliance have formed collaboration with goal of opening wide-scale and diverse sources of investment for solar photovoltaic asset development in China. NREL is advising CPVFA based on work of NREL-convened Solar Access to Public Capital working group. NREL will advise CPVFA in areas such as documentation standardization, data availability, and consistency in asset deployment and operations and maintenance. Read More

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AIM to launch AIDC webinar series.

May 19, 2015

AIM announced the creation of a webinar series designed to showcase the latest in automatic identification technologies and provide professional development opportunities within the industry. Series will feature trends and cutting edge topics as well as presenters who serve as executives from variety of corporate enterprises and markets. First webinar, RFID Fundamentals: RFID Technology & Applications, will be held on June 18th and will feature executives from ChainLink Research, Inc. Read More

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WA Governor Inslee signs interchangeable biologic medicines bill.

May 18, 2015

BIO and Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association (WBBA) commend Governor Jay Inslee for signing Bill 5935, which creates pathway for substitution of interchangeable biologic medicines. Policies outlined in said bill align with BIO's principles on biologic substitution, and BIO president and CEO Jim Greenwood specifically noted included "communication on all biologic medicines dispensed in order to maintain a consistent and complete medical record." Read More

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BIO and Aon join forces to offer liability protection.

May 18, 2015

BIO announces new member benefit with Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon, plc. Aon will offer comprehensive coverage for executive liability insurance through the BIO Business Solutions® program, the largest cost-savings program in the life sciences industry. Coverage available through the program includes Directors and Officers Liability, Fiduciary Liability Insurance, Crime and Theft Liability, and Employment Practices Liability. Read More

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ASTM Standard covers water vapor transmission in packaging.

May 18, 2015

ASTM International Committee F02 on Flexible Barrier Packaging is developing a new standard to test the transmission rate of water vapor into packaging materials, which is a key component for the shelf life of many products. Proposed standard WK49124, Test Method for Water Vapor Transmission Rate through Packages Using a Modulated Infrared Sensor, is based on another ASTM standard, F1249, that measures water vapor through plastic film and sheeting with pressure modulated infrared detector. Read More

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IPC issues statement on TSCA Modernization Act of 2015.

May 18, 2015

IPC commends the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy for taking action on the draft TSCA Modernization Act of 2015. IPC supports bipartisan efforts to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976, which needs to be modernized to reflect 21st century realities.  A strong, cost-effective, science-based federal chemical regulatory program is important to members, their customers, and consumers, and the draft bill is a step in the right direction. Read More

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CSA Group opens hazardous locations laboratory.

May 18, 2015

CSA Group opened a new laboratory for testing and certification of equipment used in hazardous locations. Located in Flintshire, U.K, laboratory is 27,000 sq-ft and utilizes latest equipment and techniques. It offers compliance testing as well as Ingress Protection tests, temperature rise testing designed to simulate real life conditions, explosion and flameproof test cells, fuel dispenser testing, and non-metal lab specifically designed to reduce risk of sparking. Read More

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ASC welcomes 12 new member companies in 2015.

May 15, 2015

Since the start of the year, ASC welcomed 12 new members, which represent different aspects of the adhesive and sealant supply chain, including raw materials suppliers, manufacturers, and technical adhesive and sealant consultants. Companies include: Chemlink Inc.; Concrete Sealants, Inc.; Dow Corning Corp.; Eclectic Products, Inc.; The International Group; JDA Associates; Lianda Corporation; Mapei Corporation USA; PPG Industries; Shanghai Bitoner Resin Co.; Synthomer, LLC; and V&C Manufacturing. Read More

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PTDA Membership Directory names PT/MC decision-makers and more.

May 15, 2015

PTDA released its 2015 Membership Directory, which provides resource for connecting with global power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry decision-makers. Available through this offering are phone, fax, address, and website listings for all PTDA distributor, manufacturer, and associate members. Also, verified networking resource includes corporate headquarters listings as well as top management contacts, distributor branch locations, and manufacturer lines carried. Read More

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ASABE Requests Input on Landscape Plant Water Demand standard.

May 15, 2015

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) requests input on revised draft for new standard: S623, Landscape Plant Water Demand. Newly revised draft addresses comments from previous comment period and aims to help standardize ways in which plant water demands are quantified for landscape purposes. Public comment period, ending June 30, 2015, is open to those with interest and expertise in said subject matter who wish to provide input. Read More

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NEMA testifies on critical minerals legislation in U.S. Senate.

May 15, 2015

Kevin J. Cosgriff, president and CEO of NEMA, testified at hearing of U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources in support of legislation to update federal policy related to mineral resources critical to many NEMA member companies. Cosgriff voiced strong support for American Mineral Security Act, and highlighted important role even small amounts of minerals can play in enabling energy efficiency of products such as lighting equipment, PM electric motors, and MRI units. Read More

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BIO International Convention to feature expanded Innovation Zone.

May 15, 2015

Innovation Zone at 2015 BIO International Convention® will feature Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)-funded, early-stage biomedical companies, which will have dedicated exhibit space and participate in BIO One-on-One Partnering™. Also, select companies will make 15 min presentations in BIO Business Forum. Innovation Zone will further feature 6 universities, funded under NSF Accelerating Innovation Research Program, demonstrating advanced biomedical prototypes close to commercialization. Read More

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Revised ASTM Standard supports interlaboratory studies.

May 15, 2015

Revisions to D6300, Practice for Determination of Precision and Bias Data for Use in Test Methods for Petroleum Products and Lubricants, will ensure that it remains a valuable tool for interlaboratory testing throughout the world. D6300 provides guidance for general interlaboratory study design, execution, and statistical protocols necessary for calculating test method repeatability and reproducibility. Read More

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ASTM Proposed Standard supports interlaboratory collaboration.

May 15, 2015

Proposed standard WK49230, Guide for Conducting Round Robin Studies for Additive Manufacturing, will describe how to plan and conduct interlaboratory study involving additive manufacturing processes or materials. Specifically, this standard will provide guidance to ensure process, logistics, and tools are identified and agreed upon in advance to manage round robin. Use of this standard could improve manufacture of complex parts used in aerospace and medical devices and other applications. Read More

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Report on GM Crops indicates effect on global food security.

May 14, 2015

According to "GM Crops: Global Socio-Economic and Environmental Impacts 1996–2013", economic benefits for farmers using genetically modified (GM) seeds amounted to average of over $122/hectare in 2013. This report, released by PG Economics, cites more productive agriculture, higher farmer incomes, and improved environment for citizens in this 18th year of "widespread adoption." BIO's Matt O'Mara said these findings regarding environment are especially significant. Read More