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ASTM Workshop covers sustainability standards and methods.

July 30, 2013

Scheduled for Oct. 21, workshop on Sustainability Standards and Methods: "A State of the Union," will encompass 2 major components — sustainability standards relative to construction and buildings/building products; and sustainability standards relative to other industries and products. It will include review of pertinent standards and similar works by other bodies, followed by discussions on how organizations can work together in this growing field, ASTM's role, and ideas for new standards. Read More

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ICP connects with future distribution employees at TECHSPO.

July 30, 2013

From June 25–27, Industrial Careers Pathway® exhibited at the 2013 SkillsUSA TECHSPO, North America’s largest trade show for career and technical education. Attended by more than 14,000 students, teachers, and school administrators from high schools, technical/vocational colleges, and training programs, TECHSPO offered ICP a great way to spread the word about the rewarding careers in the field of industrial distribution to those with the skillset needed by the industry. Read More

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FAA ARC Recommendations seek to improve safety, certification.

July 30, 2013

Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC), convened by FAA, recommended policy and regulatory changes for improving safety of general aviation aircraft and reducing certification/modification costs. Recommendations covered areas of design, production, maintenance, and safety. Among recommendations was that compliance with Part 23 requirements be performance-based and that industry consensus standards be used to define amendable compliance framework to keep up with evolving technology. Read More

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ASTM Standard addresses transmittance of glass and glazing.

July 29, 2013

ASTM WK41897, Test Method for EMI Transmittance and Shielding Rating for Glazing Infill, will be helpful in selecting glass or glazing that has proper communication transmittance rate for location in which it is being used. Standard will provide test method by which lites or glazings can be evaluated for their transmittance on, or shielding capability to, electromagnetic frequencies, and will help users understand capability and contribution of glazing materials to EMI security systems. Read More

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ASTM Workshop offers introduction to Product Category Rules.

July 29, 2013

ASTM's workshop, An Introduction to Product Category Rules, Environmental Product Declarations and Other Aspects of Sustainable Process and Resilient Materials, will be held Dec 8. Product Category Rule in combination with Environmental Product Declaration is becoming the means to classify individual products as well as serve as comparison between products. Workshop will focus on the basics of these documents and how they relate to individual raw materials as well as ready-mix concrete. Read More

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EPA excludes solvent wipes from hazardous waste regulations.

July 29, 2013

EPA modified hazardous waste management regulations under Resource Conservation and Recovery Act to exclude solvent-contaminated wipes from hazardous waste regulations provided that businesses clean/dispose of them properly. Rule is based on EPA’s final risk analysis that concluded wipes contaminated with certain hazardous solvents do not pose significant risk to human health or environment when managed properly. EPA estimates that final rule will result in net savings of $21.7–27.8 million/year. Read More

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PACK EXPO comes to Las Vegas Sept 23-25.

July 29, 2013

PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 will feature latest technologies and education opportunities to help pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and medical device professionals overcome challenges and drive growth. Pharmaceutical Pavilion will highlight latest advances in equipment and materials such as labeling technologies, filling and inspection systems, and blister packaging, while Rx Lounge will offer place for brand owners to network and exchange ideas with colleagues and decision makers. Read More

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Die Casting Design Winners will be announced in September.

July 29, 2013

Winners of International Die Casting Design Competition will be recognized for their outstanding casting designs on September 16 during 2013 Die Casting Design Competition Luncheon, which will take place from 12:15 to 2:00 pm during Die Casting Congress and Tabletop in Louisville, KY. Said competition highlights and acknowledges industry innovation in addition to promoting increased use of die castings through recognizing and publicizing outstanding designs. Read More