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Congressman Glenn Thompson tours Chemcut Facility in PA.

July 23, 2014

As part of IPC's "Meet the Policymakers" program, Congressman Glenn Thompson (R-PA-5) visited IPC-member company Chemcut Corporation in State College, PA. Chemcut CEO and General Manager Richard Lies hosted tour of 110,000 ft² facility and led discussion of several important policy and regulatory issues. These included public-private partnerships for manufacturing innovation, export controls, tax policy, and science-based environmental regulation. Read More

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Researchers predict discomfort from LED streetlight glare.

July 23, 2014

Team of researchers from China and the Netherlands have developed a way to evaluate the human impact of uncomfortable glare caused by LED road lights. Using laboratory set-up to mimic visual conditions on the road, researchers created a model that can predict the level of discomfort experienced by drivers under various lighting conditions. Team reported their findings, which could guide streetlight placement and design, in The Optical Society’s open-access journal Optics Express. Read More

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TRFA Annual Meeting will host multiple presentations, discussions.

July 22, 2014

Thermoset Resin Formulators Association (TRFA) will hold its 2014 Annual Meeting from September 14–16 in Henderson, NV. Spread over 3 days, schedule includes technical papers, Tougheners for Composites panel discussion, 2 Regulatory Affairs presentations, annual Table Top Showcase, presentation of Excellence in Thermoset Polymer Research Award, and Thermosets 101 Short Course. Attendees also benefit from networking opportunities throughout, including 2 receptions. Read More

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U.S. Team Takes Silver in 2014 International Rocketry Challenge.

July 22, 2014

Students from Creekview High School (Canton, GA) took silver medals in seventh annual International Rocketry Challenge at Farnborough International Air Show. Sponsored by Raytheon, U.S. team won second place. Rockets had to reach 825 ft during 48–50 sec flight window, and payload of 2 raw hen eggs had to return to ground undamaged using 2 identical parachutes. Team posted top flight score of 9.88 and was 9 ft short of target altitude. Also, students were judged on rocket design presentation. Read More

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Kevin J. Cosgriff to lead NEMA.

July 21, 2014

As of August 4, Kevin J. Cosgriff will take office as president and CEO of NEMA. Cosgriff, a former vice admiral in the U.S. Navy, comes to NEMA after serving as Senior VP of International Business and Government for Textron Systems Corporation, a position he held from 2010 to 2013. According to NEMA Board of Governors Chairman Chris Curtis, Cosgriff is a proven leader with a command of policy issues important to NEMA members and has great business acumen for the manufacturing environment. Read More

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NEMA reacts to passage of energy and water funding bill.

July 18, 2014

NEMA commented on House passage of FY2015 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill, which funds DOE. HR 4923 provides $160 million for the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, which leads research and development activities for transmission, Smart Grid, energy storage, and cybersecurity. Though this amount is an 8.7% increase over FY2014, NEMA was supportive of efforts by Representatives Jerry McNerney (D-CA) and Renee Ellmers (R-NC) to increase OE funding to $180 million. Read More

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EPA to fund 21 small businesses.

July 18, 2014

Through Small Business Innovation Research program, EPA is providing $2 million in funds to 21 small businesses in 15 states to develop and commercialize innovative, sustainable technologies that address current environmental issues. In Phase I, small businesses can receive up to $100,000 for "proof of concept" of their technology, and successful Phase I companies can apply to develop and commercialize their technology with Phase II funding totaling up to $300,000. Read More

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Biotech Trade Associations form ICBA to increase int'l support.

July 17, 2014

International confederation of biotechnology trade associations announced ratification of bylaws creating International Council of Biotechnology Associations (ICBA), which will advocate for public policies supporting growth of innovative biotechnology industry worldwide. BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood, elected as ICBA Chairman, said that forming ICBA allows industry to better coordinate, organize, and face these challenging issues globally together. Read More