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ASTM Standard to address rollers used in concrete beam tests.

August 13, 2013

ASTM WK42757, Practice for Supporting Rollers Used in Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Beam Tests, will describe design of supporting rollers to be used in beam tests conducted to assess post-crack performance of fiber reinforced concrete mixture. Proposed practice will include drawings and dimensions of rollers, type of material rollers are to be fabricated from, and operation of rollers during test, as well as method for correcting test results to account for constant, low degree of friction. Read More

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IPC Study forecasts modest PCB growth by year's end.

August 13, 2013

According to 2012–2013 Analysis and Forecast for the PCB Industry in North America, PCB production should see return to modest growth by end of 2013. Modest growth is expected to continue through 2016, not just for North America, but also for world PCB production. Report contains current data and analysis covering rigid PCBs and flexible circuits separately, including: market size, sales growth, revenue trends from value-added services, material trends, revenue/employee, and U.S. imports/exports. Read More

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ASTM Standard describes geomembrane leak location methods.

August 12, 2013

ASTM WK42576, Practice for Electrical Leak Location on Exposed Geosynthetics, is being developed by Subcommittee D35.10 on Geomembranes. Describing all field-proven electrical methods for locating leaks in installed geomembranes, standard will provide comparison of different leak location methods to assist users in deciding which is appropriate for application at hand. Potential users are design engineers, leak location contractors, geomembrane installers, regulators, and site owners. Read More

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TRFA Annual Meeting offers 12 technical paper presentations.

August 12, 2013

Scheduled for Sept 29 to Oct 1, TRFA Annual Meeting will include 12 technical paper presentations covering topics such as: Self Healing Epoxy System for Outdoor Electrical Applications; Fluorinated Polyols for Ultra Weather Coatings; Chemical Resistant Hardeners for Civil Engineering Applications; and Acceleration of Amine-Cured Epoxy Resin Systems. Meeting will also feature Regulatory Affairs update, Global Market update, and presentation by Excellence in Thermoset Polymer Research Award winner. Read More

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EPA screens contaminated sites for renewable energy potential.

August 12, 2013

EPA updated its RE-Powering Mapping and Screening Tool, which will now provide preliminary screening results for renewable energy potential at 66,000 contaminated lands, landfills, and mine sites across the country. Pulling from EPA databases of potentially and formerly contaminated lands, as well as partnering with state agencies from California, Hawaii, Oregon, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia, and Virginia, RE-Powering Initiative expanded universe of sites from 24,000. Read More

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Cement Committee to develop compressive strength test method.

August 12, 2013

ASTM Committee C01 on Cement is developing proposed standard ASTM WK42602, Test Method for Compressive Strength of Alkali Activated Coal Fly Ash and Raw or Calcined Natural Pozzolan Cement Mortars. Once approved, standard may be applied to compare different lots or sources or to monitor changes in strength given by single source of fly ash or natural pozzolan. Primary users will be producers of construction materials, independent testing laboratories, and academic research groups. Read More

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Surge in Biotech IPOs encouraging ahead of BIO Investor Forum.

August 12, 2013

BIO has opened registration for the 12th Annual BIO Investor Forum. Scheduled for Oct 8–9, 2013, event will assemble public and venture-stage growth companies, as well as top public and private equity investors, to explore investment trends and opportunities in life sciences. Forum will include Plenary Sessions, Business Roundtables, Therapeutic Workshops, Company Presentations, and Fireside Chats led by clinical thought leaders focusing on industry trends. Read More

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EPA updates oil and gas standards for storage tanks.

August 9, 2013

U.S. EPA issued updates to its April 2012 oil and natural gas standards for storage tanks, which allow responsible oil and natural gas production while ensuring air emissions are reduced as quickly as possible. Updates will phase in emission control deadlines, starting with high-emitting tanks first, and will provide time needed to ramp up production and installation of controls. Storage tanks that emit 6 or more tons of VOCs a year must reduce emissions by 95%. Read More