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ASTM Textiles Standard aids materials thermal effusivity testing.

November 21, 2014

ASTM WK43374, Test Method for Measurement of Thermal Effusivity of Fabrics Using a Guarded Modified Transient Plane Source (MTPS) Instrument, will aid measurement of thermal properties of textiles. According to ASTM member Shannon Yawney, proposed standard will become benchmark scale test method for textile mills to compare and develop new technologies for managing heat. While intended for apparel fabrics, other areas of use include household textiles, upholstery, and automobile industries. Read More

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Electrical Impedance Scanner Standard applies to roofing surveys.

November 21, 2014

ASTM D7954/D7954M, Practice for Moisture Surveying of Roofing and Waterproofing Systems Using Non-Destructive Electrical Impedance Scanners, was developed by Subcommittee D08.20 on Roofing Membrane Systems. Used at various points in roofing/waterproofing system life cycle, standard covers use of electrical impedance scanners to monitor moisture level of roofing system. Standard offers guidelines for moisture scanners, their use, and on which roofing systems scanners are most effective. Read More

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IEC Electronics Corp earns QML certification to IPC/WHMA-A-620.

November 21, 2014

IPC's Validation Services Program awarded first IPC/WHMA-A-620 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to IEC Electronics Corporation's Newark, NY and Albuquerque, NM locations as well as Southern California Braiding facility in Bell Gardens, CA. These facilities completed audit to IPC/WHMA-A-620 and met/exceeded requirements for electronics industry's Class 3 classification. They will be listed as IPC-trusted source capable of manufacturing in accordance with industry best practices. Read More

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NEMA 2015 Board of Governors elected at Illuminations Weekend.

November 21, 2014

During annual meeting, NEMA elected Donald J. Hendler, President and CEO of Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc., Chairman of the 2015 Board of Governors. Other officers elected include: First Vice Chairwoman Maryrose Sylvester, President and CEO, GE Lighting; Second Vice Chairman Michael W. Pessina, President, Lutron Electronics Company, Inc.; Treasurer Thomas Gross, Vice Chairman and COO—Electrical Sector, Eaton; and Immediate Past Chairman John Selldorff, President and CEO of Legrand North America. Read More

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ABC's Shark Tank coming to 2015 International CES.

November 21, 2014

On Jan 8 at the 2015 International CES®, "Shark Tank" will host an open call for entrepreneurs who wish to appear on the show. Exhibitors at CES, as well as the general public, will have the opportunity to present their original product or idea to producers in hopes of getting the chance to appear on "Shark Tank" and potentially take their business to the next level. Collaboration underscores CEA's commitment to support and promote innovation across the consumer technologies industry. Read More

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CBS President and CEO to keynote Brand Matters panel.

November 21, 2014

CBS Corporation President and CEO Leslie Moonves will serve as Brand Matters keynoter at the 2015 International CES®. Slated for 3 p.m. on January 7, keynote will highlight how the evolution of hardware and software enables more dynamic content creation and distribution. Moonves will explore the impact that technological innovation has on today’s business paradigms and share insights on the intersection of media, content, marketing, and technology. Read More

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EPA announces support for small businesses.

November 21, 2014

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy announced 9 awards in 8 states for small businesses to help them bring innovative green technologies to the marketplace. Following companies received $2.7 million in 2014 SBIR Phase II funding: HJ Science & Technology, Inc.; Instrumental Polymer Technologies, Inc.; Compact Membrane Systems, Inc.; ArunA Biomedical Inc.; EP Purification, Inc.; Providence Photonics; Ecovative Design, LLC; Imaging Systems Technology, Inc.; and National Recovery Technologies, LLC. Read More

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DOE awards contract to manage Brookhaven National Laboratory.

November 21, 2014

U.S. Department of Energy has awarded 5-year, $3.2 million contract to Brookhaven Science Associates to manage and operate Brookhaven National Laboratory. A major, multi-program laboratory and an internationally recognized center for scientific research, Brookhaven is one of 17 in a system of National Laboratories operated by DOE and focused on some of the country’s most important science and technology priorities. Read More