Association News

Association News

ASTM Sensor Quality Workshop will he held on April 9.

January 27, 2014

Sponsored by ASTM International Committee E18 on Sensory Evaluation, Sensory Quality Workshop in Ontario, Canada will explore practical application of sensory quality programs as well as methods used in conducting and maintaining a quality program. Activities will include Liquor Control Board of Ontario Sensory Facilities and Quality Laboratories tour as well as hands-on experiences regarding discrimination methods and sensory quality methods. Online registration closes April 2. Read More

Association News

Presentations Invited for cementitious mixtures workshop.

January 27, 2014

Presentations are invited for workshop on Methods for Investigation of Unexpected Performance and Properties of Cementitious Mixtures, which will be held December 7, 2014 in New Orleans, LA. Titles and abstracts of 500 words or less on specific experiences and/or research or method development that supports this workshop's objectives should be submitted by August 31, 2014. Read More

Association News

AIM Honors Intermec global aid distribution improvement efforts.

January 24, 2014

AIM has selected Intermec by Honeywell as winner of inaugural AIDC Case Study Competition. Given annually by AIM, award recognizes those who have developed and delivered compelling solutions that help grow and advance automatic identification and data capture (AIDC). Intermec by Honeywell brought together World Vision’s Last Mile Mobile Solutions (LMMS) software with Intermec CN50 handheld mobile computer to help improve efficiency and time savings regarding distribution of aid in field. Read More

Association News

ASTM Standard addresses airborne ultrasound packaging tests.

January 24, 2014

Airborne ultrasound is one of the few solutions that nondestructively measures physical integrity and quality of flexible packaging seals. Technology described in ASTM F3004, Test Method for Evaluation of Seal Quality and Integrity Using Airborne Ultrasound, is used to image seals and evaluate variances across entire active seal area to ensure even temperature and pressure distribution during sealing process. It will be useful for manufacturers, regulatory bodies, and laboratories. Read More

Association News

EPA Administrator will address World Economic Forum in Davos.

January 24, 2014

U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will highlight President Obama's Climate Action Plan at World Economic Forum (January 22–25) in Davos as well as discuss business and economic opportunities that come from addressing climate change. Also, McCarthy will discuss steps U.S. is taking to reduce carbon pollution, international leadership and cooperation in which U.S. is thus engaged, and potential market opportunities, innovation, and job creation stemming from acting on climate change. Read More

Association News

Personnel Performance Testing Standard has been approved by ASTM.

January 24, 2014

ASTM E2849, Practice for Professional Certification Performance Testing, focuses on 42 issues specific to personnel performance test development and implementation. Developed by Subcommittee E36.80 on Personnel Performance Testing and Assessment, this new ASTM International standard, according to E36.80 chairman Wallace Judd, "will assure a uniform quality to the performance testing of professionals in many industries.” E36.80 welcomes participation in its standards developing activities. Read More

Association News

EPA takes step in implementing electronic manifest.

January 23, 2014

EPA issued final rule that is a crucial step in the development of a national electronic manifest system, which will upgrade paper-based system of tracking hazardous waste to an electronic one. Rule authorizes use of e-Manifests to track hazardous wastes under Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. Once implemented, national e-Manifest system will provide greater access for emergency responders to information about types and sources of hazardous waste that are in transit. Read More

Association News

NADCA submits testimony on aluminum pricing and supply.

January 23, 2014

NADCA submitted formal testimony to Senate Banking Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection for the hearing titled, "Regulating Financial Holding Companies and Physical Commodities." This is the second Senate hearing investigating ownership of metals warehouses by banks and holding companies and their relationship with the London Metals Exchange. NADCA applauds Committee for looking into possible market manipulation which impacts everything from autos to toys to airplanes. Read More