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BIO unveils preliminary program for BIO Convention in China.

August 10, 2012

During 2012 BIO Convention in China, Oct 24-25, executives from biotechnology, pharmaceutical companies, and investment firms in North America, Europe, and Asia will meet to explore business opportunities with China's emerging biotech sector. Preliminary program topics include globalization of Chinese companies; innovation in generics and biosimilars; comparative legal systems in U.S., Europe, and China; R/D trends in China; trends in cancer research; and regulatory review in China. Read More

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TRFA Annual Meeting to feature 16 technical paper presentations.

August 10, 2012

Thermoset Resin Formulators Association's (TRFA) 2012 Annual Meeting, taking place in Orlando, FL from October 28-30, will feature presentation of 16 technical papers. These presentations further one of TRFA's key objectives: to be "the premier forum to interact and exchange knowledge among formulators and suppliers." Additional technical presentation will be made by winner of TRFA's third annual Excellence in Thermoset Polymer Research Award. Read More

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AMCA approves revisions to air control device rating manual.

August 10, 2012

AMCA board of directors and membership have approved revisions to AMCA Publication 511-10 (Rev. 8/12) Certified Ratings Program - Product Rating Manual for Air Control Devices. Revisions add testing, calculation, and rating requirements for transverse connectors and dust access doors, and also address the way air leakage for dampers is rated. This manual should be used in conjunction with current edition of AMCA Publication 11-03 (R2008) (Rev. 7/11). Read More

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AMCA International Revises fan air performance rating manual.

August 10, 2012

June 2012 revision of AMCA's publication 211-05 adds language to Section 10.1.2.4 for making adjustments to fan performance when determining check test failures. Purpose of AMCA's Certified Ratings Program (CRP) provides buyer, user, and specifier assurance that manufacturer-published performance ratings of air system components are reliable and accurate. Also, CRP provides information on how product was tested, what appurtenances were included, and other pertinent information. Read More

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SAE International Website can be read in 9 different languages.

August 10, 2012

In addition to English, key portions of SAE International's website are available in Brazilian/Portuguese, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Russian. This provides access to SAE International's programs, products, and services, especially its technical standard and papers. At 3 levels deep, websites include 200+ pages of translated information and let visitors drill down to find information in format designed to facilitate readability and navigation. Read More

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NEMA, UL Partner on fire prevention technology training course.

August 10, 2012

NEMA is collaborating with UL to offer free online training course structured to educate electrical professionals on safe and effective ways to install and troubleshoot issues with arc-fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs). Available through Knowledge Services, course will foster complete trouble-free installation of AFCIs and other residential branch circuit components as well as provide expert advice on finding and fixing electrical system problems that may cause AFCIs to trip. Read More

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WirelessHART Products named best in automation industry.

August 10, 2012

HART® Communication Foundation announces that two WirelessHART® products have been named by industry users as the best among automation, control, and instrumentation products introduced during 2011. The products, recognized as being exceptional for technological advancement, service to the industry, and market impact, are the Rosemount 708 wireless acoustic transmitter from Emerson and the RAD-WHA-1/2NPT WirelessHART adapter from Phoenix Contact. Read More

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Engelberger Robotics Awards to be presented August 30.

August 10, 2012

Robotics industry's highest honor, the Engelberger Robotics Award, will be presented to Richard Litt and Martin Buehler at special ceremony during 43rd International Symposium on Robotics. Richard Litt, founder and Chairman of Genesis Systems Group LLC, will receive 2012 Engelberger Award for Leadership, while Dr. Martin Buehler will receive award for over 20 years of industrial and academic contributions in developing advanced robotics technology. Read More

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EPA Identifies Substitutes for toxic flame retardant chemical.

August 10, 2012

To identify possible substitutes for decabromodiphenyl ether (decaBDE), U.S. EPA released draft report on alternatives. This assessment, developed with public participation under EPA's Design for the Environment (DfE) program, profiles environmental and human health hazards on 30 alternatives to decaBDE. In addition, EPA will continue to work with manufacturers to investigate both chemical and non-chemical alternatives for flame retardants. Read More

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PMI welcomes new manufacturing member.

August 10, 2012

Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) President Stewart Yang of Kohler Co. announced that Water Pik, Inc. has joined PMI as its newest member. Water Pik has been developing innovative personal and oral healthcare products since 1962. Headquartered in Fort Collins, CO, company operates facilities in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. PMI welcomes Water Pik and looks forward to its contributions to the association. Read More

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NTSB welcomes new Administrative Law Judge.

August 10, 2012

Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman announced appointment of Stephen R. Woody as Administrative Law Judge. Since July 2009, Judge Woody has served as Administrative Law Judge with Social Security Administration. Prior to becoming an ALJ, he was a military trial judge in U.S. Air Force, presiding over all judicial proceedings under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. He also served as Staff Judge Advocate, and retired from the Air Force with grade of Colonel. Read More

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EPA and USDA Develop microbial risk assessment guidance.

August 10, 2012

EPA and USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Microbial Risk Assessment (MRA) Guideline, which lays out approach to conducting meaningful assessments of risks to Americans posed by pathogens in food and water. Guideline's goal is to improve quality of data collected by public health scientists regarding such risks. Overarching microbial risk assessment guideline fills gap for comprehensive, specific, and descriptive information for developing assessments. Read More

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NFPA Foundation acknowledges 3 new Legacy Builders.

August 9, 2012

NFPA Education and Technology Foundation acknowledges 3 companies that have reached Legacy Builder giving level: Bimba Manufacturing of Monee, IL; Caterpillar Inc. of Joliet, IL; and Parker Hannifin Corp. of Cleveland, OH. By reaching Legacy Builder level-$25,000 in cumulative donations to the Foundation-they can use "Legacy Builder" logo on their company letterhead and web sites. They will also be recognized at 2013 NFPA Annual Conference with plaque commemorating their achievements. Read More

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ANSI-HSSP to host roundtable discussion on Resiliency Metrics.

August 9, 2012

On August 22, ANSI Homeland Security Standards Panel will host roundtable discussion, Resiliency Metrics: Standards, Test Labs and Methods, and Measuring Tools to discuss current resilience standards that cover issues of resilience in variety of relevant fields. Discussion will touch on methods of measuring resilience, as well as possibility of creating public-private cooperative groups to establish comprehensive certification and ratings system for designating resilience. Read More

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BIO Pacific Rim Summit to address future of advanced biofuels.

August 9, 2012

BIO announced more than 100 speakers covering latest in industrial biotechnology at 2012 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, October 10-12. Plenary sessions will include: The Synthetic Biology Pathway to Innovation in Fuels and Chemicals; Flying green: Why Airlines See a Bright Future in Biofuels; Overcoming Regional Biomass Feedstock Supply Challenges with Public Policy and Science; and Biotechnology and Renewable Chemicals: The Future is Now. Read More

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Experts Sought for Virtual TAG for revision of ISO/IEC Guide 51.

August 9, 2012

Joint Working Group (JWG) of ISO and IEC is revising ISO/IEC Guide 51, Safety aspects - Guidelines for their inclusion in standards. ANSI seeks U.S. experts to serve on U.S. Virtual Technical Advisory Group to JWG for revision of ISO/IEC Guide 51, which provides standards writers with guidelines for inclusion of safety aspects when developing and discussing standards. Also, ANSI is soliciting comments on second Committee Draft consultation on revision of ISO/IEC Guide 51. Read More

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TRFA to Offer Epoxy Short Course preceding 2012 Annual Meeting.

August 9, 2012

TRFA will offer Epoxy 101 Short Course as prelude to its Annual Meeting, which will take place October 29-30 in Orlando, FL. Scheduled for October 28 from 8:30 am to 5:45, course will present introduction and advanced concepts in formulation, application, and end-uses of thermoset resin technologies. Specifically, Epoxy 101 includes materials overview on advantages and common use of epoxy resins and hardener types as well as application presentations by each TRFA Market-Focused Committee. Read More

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Peter Borden Transitions based on AMT merger success.

August 8, 2012

AMT (Association For Manufacturing Technology) announced that Peter Borden, past President of AMTDA and current Strategic Integration Officer of AMT, will be leaving the association as of August 31, 2012. In comment, Borden said "It was my intention to stay and support the organization until all of our operations were successfully integrated." AMT president Douglas K. Woods expressed gratitude regarding Borden's leadership as well as his efforts regarding integration of AMT and AMTDA. Read More

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Industry/Economic Conference hosts fluid power industry leaders.

August 8, 2012

In Oak Brook, IL from August 20-22, 2012 NFPA Industry and Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) will host record number of NFPA member companies, invited guests, and other fluid power-related industry professionals. Event will feature industry experts sharing analyses and hard data needed to stay focused in present and future economic environment. Regarding content, conference will examine industry economics, market forecasts, and technology breakthroughs. Read More

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BIO supports Renewable Chemical Production Tax Credit Act.

August 8, 2012

BIO thanked Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) for introducing the Qualifying Renewable Chemical Production Tax Credit Act of 2012, which provides renewable chemical and bio-based products access to tax credits that are available to other industries. According to Stabenow, these tax cuts are critical to the future of domestic bio-based companies. Legislation will help spur innovation, grow the economy and create jobs in America. Read More