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New Packaging Technologies take stage at Process Expo.

September 17, 2013

FPSA announced an addition to packaging track of Process Expo University educational program. On November 4–5, Packaging in the New Millennium will feature panels of packaging professionals sharing latest innovations in food and beverage packaging and their vision for future trends. Some topics will include Applications of Bio-Based Materials in Food Packaging, Defining Food Fraud and Choosing Countermeasures, Active Packaging Technologies, Labeling Claims, and Basic Nutritional Labeling. Read More

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AEM produces foreign translations of ULSD Fuel Safety Bulletin.

September 16, 2013

In addition to Spanish and English, AEM offers Chinese and Portuguese editions of its Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel best practices bulletin. Publication advances global understanding of proper remote refueling practices using ULSD. Bulletin is available in pre-printed, tri-fold format for customer handouts as well as free PDFs in tri-fold and 2-column formats for laser printer quality copies. Read More

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CSA Group and AGA have formed strategic alliance.

September 16, 2013

CSA Group formed strategic alliance with Australian Gas Association (AGA), with centerpiece being registration of CSA Group's Guangzhou laboratory facility as Authorized AGA Testing Laboratory. AGA certification provides free market access throughout all Australian states and territories and New Zealand. Manufacturers in southern China wishing to export to Australian and New Zealand markets can now gain AGA Certification based on testing carried out locally at CSA's Guangzhou laboratory. Read More

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AASHTO Urges Amtrak, States to complete passenger rail agreements.

September 13, 2013

Paying mind to federally mandated October 16 deadline, AASHTO urged Amtrak and state DOTs to complete negotiations over capital investments and operations along state-supported intercity passenger rail corridors. AASHTO recognized commitment states have made in negotiating to complete agreements with Amtrak to sustain service, and AASHTO executive director Bud Wright added that "significant disruption in travel and mobility" will be seen if said agreements are not in place soon. Read More

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Manufacturing Technology Orders drop in July 2013.

September 13, 2013

As reported by companies participating in USMTO program, July 2013 U.S. manufacturing technology orders, which totaled $351.21 million, were down 23.6% from June and down 23.6% from July 2012. Year-to-date total of $2,925.12 million makes 2013 down 7.2% compared to 2012. According to AMT President Douglas K. Woods, such activity "is not atypical for summer months" and is concurrent with other readings. Woods also proclaimed a positive "bigger picture" for manufacturing despite seasonal dip. Read More

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Biotech Industry Advocate supports biosimilars legislation.

September 13, 2013

Fritz Bittenbender, Senior VP, External Affairs, BIO, testified in Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Health Committee hearing, in support of HB 746 – legislation that properly preserves patient and physician access to accurate prescription information, while promoting competitive market for complex biologic medicines. Bill gives pharmacists ability to substitute lower cost interchangeable biologic medicines while ensuring that patients and physicians have been notified of switch in medication. Read More

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WESTEC 2013 will display latest 3D printing innovations.

September 13, 2013

WESTEC 2013, taking place in Los Angeles, CA from October 15–17, will feature series of additive manufacturing resources for manufacturers, including Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Resource Center, Additive Panel Discussion, and Additive Manufacturing Certificate Program. Resource Center will serve as convening location for new technologies and information, while Additive Panel Discussion will address questions surrounding the future of the technology. Read More

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SME announces forthcoming executive leadership change.

September 13, 2013

After eight years of leading SME, and 10 years of being part of SME’s staff leadership team, Executive Director/CEO Mark Tomlinson, CMfgE, EMCP, along with organization’s Board of Directors, are beginning nationwide search to identify organization’s next leader. In his final months with the organization, SME has asked Tomlinson to continue to manage day-to-day operations, and to continue to serve as recognized industry leader and spokesperson during search for its next leader. Read More