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White Paper looks at polyurethane foam application near lighting.

December 4, 2013

NEMA LSD 57-2013 Polyurethane Foam Application: Lighting Equipment provides information regarding application of polyurethane spray foam insulation that may come into contact with luminaires in various building applications. Published by NEMA, this white paper offers recommendations, including acceptable installation practices, based on results from analysis carried out with Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) while testing various types of luminaires with polyurethane spray foam. Read More

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NEMA publishes cable tray installation guidelines.

December 4, 2013

Intended for engineers, contractors, and maintenance personnel, NEMA VE 2-2013 Cable Tray Installation Guidelines address shipping, handling, storing, and installing cable tray systems as well as maintenance and system modification. Guidelines have been revised to reference the 2011 version of the National Electrical Code® and provide clarification for grounding and bonding cable trays, as well as recent cable tray product developments. Read More

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Dr. John R. Sieber is honored for contributions to ASTM.

December 3, 2013

ASTM International Committee E01 on Analytical Chemistry for Metals, Ores and Related Materials has presented John L. Hague Award to John R. Sieber, Ph.D., research chemist in the Material Measurement Laboratory, Chemical Sciences Division, at NIST. Award is given in recognition of significant and technical contributions relative to initiation, preparation, or development of standards for testing metals and ores. A member of ASTM since 2000, Sieber specializes in X-ray fluorescence spectrometry. Read More

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FPSA and Messe Düsseldorf extend strategic alliance.

December 3, 2013

FPSA's extended alliance with Messe Düsseldorf allows for cross promotion of the biennial PROCESS EXPO held in Chicago, and interpack, the world’s largest trade show for the packaging sector and related processing industries, which is held every 3 years in Düsseldorf, Germany. Messe Düsseldorf will be aiding PROCESS EXPO in the sale of booth space as well as promoting attendance to food processors around the globe, while FPSA will assist Messe Düsseldorf in the North American markets. Read More

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ISPE announces recipients of 2013 International Honor Awards.

December 3, 2013

ISPE announced the recipients of its 2013 International Honor Awards at the Society’s Annual Meeting held in Washington, DC. Dr. John Berridge was honored with Joseph X. Phillips Professional Achievement Award, while Jean-Francois Duliere of Technip France was awarded the Max Seales Yonker Member of the Year Award. Stephen Tyler of AbbVie and Winnie Cappucci, retired from Bayer Healthcare, were both honored with Richard B. Purdy Distinguished Achievement Award. Read More

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ASTM Committee honors Dr. Darla Goeres.

December 3, 2013

ASTM International Committee E35 on Pesticides, Antimicrobials and Alternative Control Agents has presented the Chip Collins Award to Darla Goeres, Ph.D., assistant research professor of chemical and biological engineering at the Center for Biofilm Engineering, Montana State University. An alumna of Montana State and member of ASTM International since 2000, Goeres was honored for her innovation and contributions to development of E35 biofilm standards. Read More

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AAMA Fall Conference discusses ENERY STAR criteria.

December 2, 2013

During AAMA Fall Conference, Doug Anderson, manager of EPA's ENERGY STAR® program, provided insight into rationale EPA used in developing Version 6.0 of the ENERGY STAR for Windows, Doors and Skylights program. In response to stakeholder comments on Draft 2, EPA made adjustments in final draft, including extending implementation date to Jan 2015; adjusting window criteria for North-Central and South-Central Zones to 0.30; and adjusting skylight criteria in North and North-Central Zones to 0.48. Read More

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AIM creates AIDC cornerstone in Europe.

December 2, 2013

Expanding its global presence, AIM Inc. now consists of AIM Americas, AIM Europe, and chapters representing China and India. AIM Europe was created to secure single entity representing greatest network of automatic ID and data capture experts across region, establish system for industry growth in new and emerging areas, and create best access to funding for international and national development projects related to AIDC technology, innovations, standards, and applications. Read More