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TITANIUM 2012 will feature range of discussions and topics.

September 25, 2012

Sponsored by Titanium Metals Corp. (TIMET), World Industry Supply Trends session at TITANIUM 2012 will feature TIMET VP of planning and materials Henry Seiner as moderator. Other discussions will include factors influencing supply and demand fundamentals of molybdenum and vanadium markets; commercial production of titanium sponge in India; titanium feedstock market; investments in Ukraine's titanium future; and closed-loop processing of titanium scrap. Read More

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ASABE Standard to address irrigation sprinkler auditing.

September 25, 2012

ASABE has initiated project to develop standard for evaluating landscape irrigation sprinkler and emitters and invites those with relevant interest and expertise to participate in its development. Tentatively titled S626, Evaluating and Measuring the Performance of Emission Devices in Landscape Irrigation Systems, document will standardize repeatable methods for evaluating sprinkler and emitter installation and measuring performance. Read More

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EPA adds 12 hazardous waste sites to National Priorities List.

September 25, 2012

U.S. EPA is adding 12 hazardous waste sites that pose public health and environmental risks to the National Priorities List for cleanup under Superfund program. EPA is also proposing to add another 8 sites to the list. Superfund is the federal program that investigates and cleans up most complex, uncontrolled, or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the country. For each of the 20 sites announced, EPA has received letters of concurrence from state officials supporting NPL listing. Read More

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Monitoring Efforts will track water quality improvements.

September 24, 2012

Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient (Hypoxia) Task Force is launching 2 efforts to monitor reductions in nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus) throughout watershed. Mississippi River Monitoring Collaborative will evaluate progress toward reducing amount of nutrients entering local waterways. Also, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is preparing to update its technical standard for water quality monitoring to better measure amount of nutrients coming from farm fields. Read More

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Oil Spill Standard addresses in-situ burning effectiveness.

September 24, 2012

ASTM International Committee F20 on Hazardous Substances and Oil Spill Response has approved several standards for in-situ burning. Latest proposed standard, ASTM WK37324, Guide for Evaluation of In-Situ Burning Effectiveness, is being developed by Subcommittee F20.15 on In-Situ Burning. Proposed guide will help standardize evaluation of burn and produce results that will be consistent among different users, enhancing accuracy and credibility of information. Read More

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Construction Materials Prices Rise for first time in 4 months.

September 24, 2012

According to September 13 Producer Price Index report by U.S. Labor Department, U.S. construction materials prices increased 0.9% in August. Construction material prices are up 1% year over year, while nonresidential construction materials prices are 1% higher for month and up 0.7% from August 2011. In comment, ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu said increase makes generating economic output more expensive and will consequently slow economic growth. Read More

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FDA's Stephen Spielberg to deliver ISPE meeting plenary address.

September 24, 2012

Stephen P. Spielberg, MD, PhD, FDA's Deputy Commissioner for Medical Products and Tobacco, will deliver plenary address at 2012 ISPE Annual Meeting, which will be held Nobember 11–14 in San Francisco, CA. Spielberg’s talk, "How the FDA is Advancing Regulatory Science through High Quality Collaboration," will look at how FDA is addressing challenges and taking advantage of opportunities to advance regulatory science via collaborations with organizations such as ISPE. Read More

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EPA sets bio-based diesel volumes for 2013.

September 24, 2012

U.S. EPA took action to establish amount of bio-diesel products required to be included in diesel fuel markets in 2013. Bio-based diesel products are advanced bio-fuels that are derived from sources that include vegetable oils and waste oils from renewable sources. EPA’s action sets 2013 volume at 1.28 billion gallons under Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which established second phase of Renewable Fuel Standards program, and specifies 1 billion gallon minimum volume requirement. Read More

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PACK EXPO Showcase highlights award winning packages worldwide.

September 24, 2012

Scheduled for Oct 28-31, PACK EXPO International will include Showcase of Packaging Innovations™, sponsored by The Dow Chemical Company. Showcase will feature entries from ABRE--Brazilian Packaging Association, AIMCAL, ANDINA-PACK 2013, Asociación Mexicana de Envase y Embalaje, DuPont Packaging, Flexible Packaging Association, Foil and Specialty Effects Association, Glass Packaging Institute, Healthcare Compliance, In-Mold Decorating Association, IoPP, IAE, NACD, and Paperboard Packaging Council. Read More

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Steve Forbes to Deliver Keynote at Automate 2013.

September 24, 2012

During his keynote presentation on January 22 at Automate 2013 Show and Conference in Chicago, IL, Steve Forbes – Chairman of Forbes Media and former Presidential candidate – will address impact of President Barack Obama and his administration on future of U.S. economy and business growth. Future of Robotics keynote, to be given on January 21 by Dr. Henrik Christensen, Director of Robotics at Georgia Tech, will look at results of his work on U.S. Robotics Roadmap. Read More

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FAA to increase safety and efficiency of Florida airspace.

September 24, 2012

Acting Federal Aviation Administrator Michael Huerta announced collaborative NextGen effort that will increase safety and efficiency while reducing aircraft emissions for passengers, air traffic controllers, and airlines flying into and out of Miami, Orlando, and Tampa metropolitan areas. Metroplex initiative is based on Performance-Based Navigation, which enables pilots to fly aircraft using satellite coverage or by using on-board flight management system, allowing shorter, more direct routes. Read More

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Standard addresses polymer degradation in marine environment.

September 24, 2012

An ongoing study of biodegradation rates of polymers has led to development of ASTM D7473, Test Method for Weight Attrition of Plastic Materials in the Marine Environment by Open System Aquarium Incubations. Standard is under jurisdiction of Subcommittee D20.96 on Environmentally Degradable Plastics and Biobased Products, which is part of ASTM International Committee D20 on Plastics. It will be used by companies that make biodegradable polymers or items that will be disposed at sea. Read More

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CEA Announces Dates for CES Unveiled STOCKHOLM and LONDON.

September 24, 2012

Scheduled for October 29, 2012 at World Trade Center Stockholm, Sweden, CES® Unveiled STOCKHOLM will feature senior executives from CEA®'s market research team presenting holiday sales and hot tech trends forecasts as well as CES news announcements and Nordic region exhibitors. CES Unveiled LONDON will take place November 15, 2012 at Inmarsat Conference Centre in London, UK. Exhibitors will showcase groundbreaking technology products to key UK and European media and analysts. Read More

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Aluminum Association Responds to Washington State DoC.

September 24, 2012

In release from Office of Washington Lieutenant Governor Brad Owens, James Palmer, economic development manager of Washington State Department of Commerce, said, "Think of composites as the new aluminum." Heidi Brock, Aluminum Association president, noted use of aluminum in aviation since birth of said industry and commented on how aluminum's strength, durability, weight, and environmental footprint make it superior to competing materials "especially in the transportation sector." Read More

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Education Program Expands for FABTECH in Las Vegas, NV.

September 24, 2012

To be held in Las Vegas, NV from November 12–14, FABTECH metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event will be run alongside education program featuring 100+ sessions that offer insights from industry experts on manufacturing topics. FABTECH is expected to attract 25,000+ manufacturers to view 1,100 exhibits covering 400,000+ net ft² of floor space. Education program features technical, operational, economic, and managerial sessions. Read More

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HI and PSM announce second slurry pump webinar series.

September 24, 2012

Hydraulic Institute and Pump Systems Matter announce start of upcoming 3-part Understanding the Slurry Standard webinar series, which will be led by slurry pump expert Robert Visintainer of GIW Industries. Session 1 will be held November 6 and will cover Slurry Basics, while Session 2 will take place November 7 and will address Slurry Pump Design and Testing. Session 3, scheduled for November 8, will discuss Slurry Pump Wear and Application. Read More

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High-Tech Education is key to manufacturing workforce.

September 24, 2012

NAM Senior VP of Policy and Government Relations, Aric Newhouse, issued statement after NAM announced it would key vote in support of H.R. 6429, the STEM Jobs Act. According to Newhouse, as the global economy grows more competitive, every effort must be made to ensure that, in the absence of qualified homegrown candidates, foreign-born students educated in U.S. have opportunity to apply their talents here rather than taking them abroad. Read More

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AAMA Twitter Announced to grow social networking presence.

September 24, 2012

American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) launched its Twitter presence to public during GlassBuild America (September 12–14 in Las Vegas, NV). As expressed by AAMA president and CEO Rich Walker, "Twitter will allow us to virtually connect with our members anytime, anywhere, cultivate stronger relationships, and expand our reach across the industry, as well as provide pertinent information in real time to a diverse online community." Read More

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FAA Awards Communications Contract to bolster NextGen programs.

September 24, 2012

Harris Corporation Government Communications Systems, with subcontracting team, will provide Data Communications Integrated Services (DCIS) as step forward in Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) programs. This will supplement voice communications currently used in commercial aviation with digital system for clear, efficient communication between air traffic controllers, flight deck, and pilots. FAA will deploy data communications in air traffic control towers by 2016. Read More

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Screening Method identifies 1,234 low-GWP candidate refrigerants.

September 24, 2012

NIST researchers developed computational method for identifying candidate refrigerant fluids with low global warming potential (GWP) as well as other desirable performance and safety features. This method identified 1,234 promising, low-GWP chemicals for further study among 56,203 that were considered. Validated against available literature data, method is accurate and fast enough for virtual screening applications. Read More