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ASC welcomes 7 new members in second quarter of 2013.

June 27, 2013

During second 3 months of 2013, ASC welcomed 7 new members to its ranks representing different aspects of the adhesive and sealant supply chain, including raw materials suppliers, manufacturers, and global affiliates. New members include Cardolite Corporation; Beardow and Adams Adhesives, Ltd; Pace Analytical; Nan Pao Resins Chemical Company; Paramelt USA; Lord Corporation; and Oynurden Kimyasan. Read More

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Energy Department and NREL announce new research center.

June 27, 2013

Energy Department and NREL announced 182,500 ft² Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) in Golden, CO as latest Energy Department user facility, and only one in USA, focused on utility-scale clean energy grid integration. Facility's first industry partner, Colorado-based Advanced Energy Industries, has already signed on to start work at ESIF in developing lower cost, better performing solar power inverters. ESIF will house 15+ experimental laboratories and several outdoor test beds. Read More

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EPA Seeks Input on clean air standards for solid waste landfills.

June 27, 2013

U.S. EPA invites small businesses, governments, and not-for-profit organizations to participate as Small Entity Representatives (SERs) for Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) Panel, which will focus on agency's review of its New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for municipal solid waste landfills. Panel members ask select SERs to provide advice and recommendations to provide information about potential impacts of proposed rule on small entities. Read More

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IEEE Honors NREL's Keith Emery with William R. Cherry Award.

June 27, 2013

Keith Emery, a principal scientist at NREL, received William R. Cherry Award at 39th IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Photovoltaic Specialists Conference in Tampa Bay. Over his career, Emery worked to bring certainty to claims made by solar companies about efficiency of their PV cells and modules. He also wrote 320 scientific publications. Emery gives much due credit to colleagues who work in his lab and have, on average, ~16 years at NREL. Read More

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Temporal Methods Standard covers product perceptions over time.

June 27, 2013

Proposed standard ASTM WK41798, Guide for Temporal Methods, is being developed by Subcommittee E18.04 on Fundamentals of Sensory. Based on workshop findings, standard will address principles concerned with time-related sensory perceptions. These include data collection under range of conditions and temporal rates, elaborating on single-attribute measurements to address multiple attributes and multiple events or exposures, and exploring analysis of data obtained through these methods. Read More

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ASTM Wood Committee Bestows Award of Merit upon Borjen Yeh.

June 27, 2013

Borjen (B.J.) Yeh, Ph.D., received Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow for his contributions to development of international standards for ASTM International Committee D07 on Wood. ASTM International members since 1990, Yeh works on multiple D07 subcommittees and is chairman of D07.02 on Lumber and Engineered Wood Products. He is also member of several other ASTM committees and, outside ASTM, is member of several other organizations/associations. Read More

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Proposals Requested to help GA transition to unleaded fuels.

June 27, 2013

FAA has asked world's fuel producers to submit proposals for fuel options that would help general aviation (GA) industry make transition to unleaded fuel. FAA will assess viability of candidate fuels in terms of their impact on existing fleet, their production and distribution infrastructure, their impact on environment and toxicology, and economic considerations. Fuel producers are asked to submit data packages for candidate replacement unleaded fuel formulations by July 1, 2014. Read More

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PTDA 2013 Industry Summit offers support through networking.

June 27, 2013

More than 550 power transmission/motion control executives are expected to convene at PTDA's Industry Summit, themed "Working Without a Net?" Emphasis on current events and economic trends will provide attendees with the net they need to be more secure in their plans for business moving into 2014 and beyond. Scheduled for Oct 3-5, summit will also include Manufacturer-Distributor Idea Exchange, which offers networking opportunity for distributor and manufacturer executives. Read More