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ASTM Standard outlines sustainable laundry best practices.

September 24, 2013

Developed by Subcommittee D13.40 on Sustainability of Textiles, part of ASTM International Committee D13 on Textiles, ASTM D7841 identifies and defines sustainable laundry best management practices that are used by commercial laundry facilities to reduce their impact on the environment. Examples include: water reuse technology, boiler heat recovery, energy efficient low-temperature detergents, alternative energy, fleet vehicle route optimization, and recycling programs. Read More

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FAA upgrades Ukraine's aviation safety rating.

September 24, 2013

FAA announced that Ukraine complies with international safety standards set by International Civil Aviation Organization, based on results of July FAA review of Ukraine's civil aviation authority. Ukraine is now upgraded to Category 1 from the Category 2 safety rating the country received in June 2005. With the International Aviation Safety Assessment Category 1 rating, Ukraine’s air carriers can add flights and service to the United States and carry the code of U.S. carriers. Read More

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ODVA joins Association Pavilion at PACK EXPO.

September 23, 2013

ODVA has accepted an invitation by PMMI to join the Association Pavilion at PACK EXPO Las Vegas on Sept 23–25. ODVA’s attendance at the show will provide a critical touchpoint for end users and OEMs who are seeking to learn the benefits about the use of EtherNet/IP and the Common Industrial Protocol in their packaging applications. ODVA will be located at Booth C-343 in the Association Pavilion in the Central Exhibit Hall. Read More

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Panel Discussion to address benefits of NextGen.

September 23, 2013

According to FAA's Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request, sequestration could impact funding of FAA’s NextGen initiative by approximately 30–50%. On September 30, AIA, in partnership with Exelis, Inc., will bring together key experts from variety of industries to discuss NextGen’s successes and upcoming challenges, as detailed in new AIA report. Copies of report, which highlights importance and cross-industry utilization of NextGen technology, will be provided to all attendees. Read More

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EPA Renews Carbon Pollution Reduction Emphasis for P2 Week.

September 23, 2013

During Pollution Prevention (P2) Week (September 16–22), U.S. EPA encourages Americans to reduce carbon pollution by looking for Energy Star┬« label to find energy efficient electronics and appliances as well as using EPA's Green Vehicle Guide to choose more fuel efficient car. Additionally, P2 Week promotes water conservation, selection of safer products via EPA Design for the Environment (DfE) Safer Product Label, and proper use of pesticides. Read More

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ASTM Roofing Committee recognizes Thomas L. Smith.

September 23, 2013

Thomas L. Smith, president of TLSmith Consulting Inc. in Rockton, IL, has received Carl G. Cash Award from ASTM International Committee D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing. Award recognizes outstanding contributions to building envelope technology through research conducted in either laboratory or field. A member of ASTM International since 1988, Smith serves on multiple D08 subcommittees and also works on Committee C17 on Fiber-Reinforced Cement Products. Read More

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ASTM presents Award of Merit to William Ells.

September 23, 2013

ASTM International Committee F13 on Pedestrian/Walkway Safety and Footwear has honored William Ells, VP of sales at Vibram USA, Concord, MA, with Award of Merit. Committee F13 recognized Ells for his dedicated service and commitment to development of safety standards for footwear. A member of ASTM International since 1998, Ells played a large part in development of ASTM F2913, which addresses slip resistance of personal protective footwear used in wide variety of industries. Read More

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Dr. Peter Diamandis chosen to keynote IPC APEX EXPO 2014.

September 20, 2013

Through vote of electronics industry professionals, Peter Diamandis, M.D., chairman and CEO of X Prize Foundation, has been selected to present the opening keynote at IPC APEX EXPO® on March 25, 2014. In his presentation, Diamandis will share how artificial intelligence, nanomaterials, 3-D printing, robotics, and digital medicine will transform life and business over next 20 years. He will also explain how society has evolved from "local and linear" to "global and exponential." Read More