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ISO Releases Case Studies on benefits of standardization.

October 11, 2012

ISO published second volume of Economic Benefits of Standards. This book-length work compiles 10 case studies of companies from 9 countries demonstrating that consistently implementing standards provides benefits, regardless of company's size, business sector, or country in which they are based. Studies have been carried out by ISO's Central Secretariat in Geneva in cooperation with ISO national members and academic institutions. Read More

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PACK EXPO Conference to unveil pharma market research.

October 11, 2012

On Wednesday, Oct. 31, PMMI will present its latest research on the pharmaceutical/medical device marketplace. Session will compare and contrast pharmaceutical manufacturing world of 2012 with that of 2008, which is when PMMI last produced a similar report. Research will highlight trends that are impacting the manufacturing environment and challenging pharmaceutical producers — the effects they are having today, and those likely to be seen in the future. Read More

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ANSI seeks comments on proposed private security standard.

October 10, 2012

ASIS International, a member and accredited standards developer of ANSI, has submitted proposal for adoption of American National Standard ANSI/ASIS.PSC.1:2012, Management System for Quality of Private Security Company Operations - Requirements with Guidance, as an ISO management system standard. Standard creates framework for establishing, monitoring, and maintaining management of private security services and applies to any land-based private security provider. Read More

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Aquatech Amsterdam 2013 to focus on water usage, wastewater.

October 10, 2012

Held from November 5–8 at Amsterdam RAI, Aquatech Amsterdam 2013 will reflect market demand by focusing on wastewater treatment and industrial water use. This trade exhibition on process, drinking, and waste water brings together international leaders in water industry; 850+ exhibitors and 21,500+ visitors from around globe are expected to attend. Features will include Aquatech Innovation Award, networking opportunities, and educational sessions. Read More

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DOE Seeks Comment on EV Everywhere Grand Challenge document.

October 10, 2012

Department of Energy (DOE) requests public comments on preliminary framing document for its EV Everywhere Grand Challenge, which seeks to assist U.S. companies in development of convenient and affordable plug-in electric vehicles within next 10 years. Specific input is sought regarding overarching goal and metrics used to determine whether given electric vehicle (EV) is competitively priced, potential scenarios for EV deployment for achieving this goal, and DOE's supporting role. Read More

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U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders rise 4.1% over 2011.

October 10, 2012

Reported by companies participating in United States Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) program, August U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $470.44 million – up 3.4% from July but down 4.7% from August 2011. Year-to-date total, $3,606.56 million, was up 4.1% compared to 2011. In comment, AMT President Douglas K. Woods said, "It's a great sign for the industry to see both month-to-month and year-over-year gains in August, historically one of the slowest months for orders." Read More

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Jasbir Bath Joins IPC as assembly technology principal engineer.

October 10, 2012

Jasbir Bath, of Bath and Associates Consultancy LLC, joined IPC staff on project basis as principal engineer within IPC's assembly technology area. He will be responsible for providing input and support for various IPC assembly technology standards as well as IPC's International Technology Roadmap. IPC VP of standards and technology Dave Torp favorably cited Jasbir's near 20 years of experience and knowledge of lead-free and tin-lead soldering technologies. Read More

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International Gateway sells out at The Venetian.

October 10, 2012

Consumer Electronics Association announced that the International Gateway TechZone has sold out in its new location, The Venetian, at the 2013 International CES®, scheduled to run Jan 8-11, 2013 in Las Vegas. International Gateway allows attendees to expand their global networks at CES. TechZone will feature more than 460 exhibitors in Hall D, showcasing innovative technologies and products from international destinations, including China, Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Read More

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Pro Mach Extends PACK EXPO 2012 Reach via sponsorship package.

October 10, 2012

Pro Mach is using custom sponsorship package to maximize reach and power of PACK EXPO International 2012, which will take place in Chicago, IL from October 28–31. With 1,800 exhibitors and 1.1 million net square feet, this event is expected to draw 46,000 attendees. Pro Mach has over one dozen divisions exhibiting, each with its own distinct identity. Among high-visibility tactics of custom package, Pro Mach divisions Federal and Fowler are 2 co-sponsors of Beverage Cooler lounge. Read More

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Polypack Sponsors Rx Lounge at PACK EXPO International 2012.

October 10, 2012

Polypack, Inc. will sponsor Rx Lounge at PACK EXPO International 2012, which runs from October 28–31, 2012 in Chicago, IL. The hub of pharmaceutical industry activity on show floor, Rx Lounge will act as networking tool and host Ask the Expert Forum staffed by members of ISPE Midwest and Great Lakes chapters. PMMI president and CEO Charles D. Yuska said Polypack’s sponsorship and ISPE chapters' endorsements show industry supports event's vertical approach and customer-centric strategy. Read More

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Pacific Rim Summit showcases role of Biomass in building economy.

October 9, 2012

Taking place in Vancouver, Canada from October 9–12, BIO's 2012 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy will feature breakout sessions focused on using biomass to replace fossil fuels in creating bioenergy, biofuels, and other bioproducts. In addition to 4 breakout tracks with 24 sessions, event will present plenary sessions covering innovation and future of advanced biofuels and biorefinery development, renewable chemicals, biomass utilization, and synthetic biology. Read More

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Over 200 Companies Participate in inaugural Manufacturing Day.

October 9, 2012

More than 200 manufacturing companies participated in first annual Manufacturing Day, which was intended to highlight importance of manufacturing to U.S. economy and showcase jobs available in manufacturing fields. Across USA, manufacturers opened their doors to public to host open houses, public tours, career workshops, and other events. According to NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons, "By opening up shopfloors around the country, we were able to show what manufacturing is all about." Read More

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BIO announces plenary sessions for BIO Investor Forum.

October 9, 2012

Scheduled for Oct 9-10, BIO Investor Forum focuses on investment strategies for early stage and established private companies as well as emerging public companies. Plenary sessions will include: It Takes a Village: The New Pharma-VC Model for Biotech Investing; Tried & True or Something New? Dissecting the New Corporate VC Model; and Forecasting 2013: Trick or Treat? In addition, Business Roundtables will take closer look at early stage financing and late stage exit strategies for private companies. Read More

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Q4 Economic Outlook Report shows decelerating growth.

October 9, 2012

According to quarterly update to 2012 Equipment Leasing and Finance U.S. Economic Outlook, projected growth in equipment and software investment for 2012 is 6.7%, down from 2011 growth rate of 11.0%. Growth slowed to annualized rate of 4.8% in Q2, down from 5.4% in Q1. Report finds that recent slowdown in durable goods shipments indicates that equipment investment continued to lose momentum in Q3, but should remain positive—albeit at decelerated pace compared to 2011—through rest of 2012. Read More

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Conference/Exhibition focuses on Indian electronics industry.

October 9, 2012

Hosted by IPC, inaugural National Conference on Electronics Design, Assembly, and Reliability (NCEDAR) will be held at Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India from December 4–6, 2012. This conference and exhibition, focusing on needs of Indian electronics manufacturing industry, will feature workshops targeting critical trends and technology, conference covering diverse technical topics, equipment presentations, keynote sessions, as well as contests and competitions. Read More

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Alliance to Continue Management of DOE's NREL.

October 9, 2012

In its letter to Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) provided preliminary notice that it will exercise option to extend Alliance's contract to manage and operate NREL beyond current 5-year contract period. DOE did not specify extension period in its notice to Alliance. Dr. Dan Arvizu, Alliance president and director of NREL, said "This announcement is a positive indication of the value Alliance brings to DOE in the management of NREL." Read More

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AUTOMATICA 2014 achieves booking record.

October 9, 2012

More than 50% of the trade fair area occupied in 2012 is already booked for AUTOMATICA 2014, which will take place on the grounds of the New Munich Trade Fair Centre from May 20-23, 2014. High-growth sector of service robotics will be an additional exhibition focal point with its own hall. AUTOMATICA 2012 solidified its significance as the international meeting place of the automation industry and the world's largest trade fair for robotics with more than 720 exhibitors from 40 countries. Read More

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Packaging Hall of Fame honors innovators of today and tomorrow.

October 9, 2012

Taking place in conjunction with PACK EXPO International 2012, Packaging Hall of Fame Award Ceremony will be held October 30 and will honor 7 men who have changed the face of the packaging industry. Event will also provide nod to future packaging professionals with announcement of PACK EXPO Packaging Solutions Student Contest winners. Hall of Fame recipients include: Curtis Babb, Thomas Brady, Thomas Dunn, Fred Hayes, Hershey and Bernie Lerner, and Nick Wilson. Read More

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Global PCB Industry grew 2.4% in 2011.

October 9, 2012

According to World PCB Production Report released by IPC, approximately 2,600 fabricators produced an estimated value of $59.138 billion in PCBs in 2011. Printed circuit board production value declined 11.3% in the Americas, but grew 1.3% in Europe and 3.6% in Asia, which now accounts for 89% of world PCB production. Fastest-growing product categories in 2011 were metal core PCBs, high-performance rigid PCBs, and IC substrates. Rigid flex and CEM-3 production declined in 2011. Read More

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Chicago Anchor set to appear at PACK EXPO Lecture Series.

October 9, 2012

PMMI has announced that award-winning broadcast journalist Bob Sirott will moderate PACK EXPO Lecture Series featuring Dennis Miller and James Carville on Oct 28. Currently a co-anchor for FOX Chicago News at 9, Sirott has been part of the Chicago broadcasting landscape since his time as an NBC Chicago Page in 1966. Through the 1970s, Sirott worked his way up in radio and make the jump to television in 1980, becoming WBBM-TV’s (CBS) first lifestyle and entertainment editor. Read More