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ATA opens registration for annual Management Conference.

June 14, 2013

Scheduled for Oct 19-22, ATA's annual Management Conference and Exhibition will begin with golf tournament to benefit ATA Insurance Task Force. First full day features "All Eyes on the Economy" luncheon and general session and opening of ATA Exhibit Hall, where attendees can review advances in truck safety, sustainability, and productivity. Day two leads off with Gov. Graves' annual "State of the Industry" address followed by presentation by Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and satirist Dave Barr. Read More

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BIO World Congress to focus on investment in Clean Tech.

June 14, 2013

Scheduled for June 16-19, BIO's 10th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology will host Clean Tech Investor Sessions featuring innovative industrial biotechnology companies selected to present their technology development and business models to elite audience of investors and analysts. Presenting companies will cover advanced biofuels, renewable chemical platforms, and biomass conversion technologies to cheap and sustainable sugar sourcing. Read More

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NREL Cooperative to make jet fuel from switchgrass.

June 14, 2013

As one of 4 biorefinery projects funded recently by Energy Department, NREL is partnering with Cobalt Technologies, U.S. Navy, and Show Me Energy Cooperative to demonstrate that jet fuel can be made economically and in large quantities from renewable biomass feedstock such as switchgrass. Results will help determine whether process is ready for commercial scale. If so, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Department of Defense are poised to help private firms build requisite biorefineries. Read More

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ISPE Issues Survey on clinical trial materials experience.

June 14, 2013

Currently being conducted by ISPE, global survey on patient experiences is designed to obtain feedback on such areas as suitability of clinical trial packaging, label information and design, interacting with clinical trial technologies, and transportation/storage. According to ISPE President and CEO Nancy S. Berg, "This study is designed to gather information that will help the pharmaceutical industry begin to close the information gap and ensure our patients receive quality products." Read More

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Green Seal(TM) answers questions regarding GS-51 Standard.

June 14, 2013

Some institutional purchasers have contacted Green Seal regarding its recently published GS-51 "Standard for Laundry Care Products for Industrial and Institutional Use." GS-51 certification applies to prewash products, detergents, spot/stain removers, bleaches, and antimicrobial pesticide products. It does not apply to household laundry care products. Each product that earns GS-51 certification must deliver satisfactory performance and meet comparable benchmarks for that product category. Read More

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HDI announces award winners at HDI 2013 Conference & Expo.

June 14, 2013

HDI announced successful wrap-up of the 23rd HDI Annual Conference & Expo, which targeted the technical service and support industry and attracted more than 2,300 attendees from all over the world. HDI's award lineup included HDI Analyst of the Year and Manager of the Year Awards; HDI Team Excellence Awards; and HDI Desktop Support Technician of the Year Award. HDI also presented the Ron Muns Lifetime Achievement Award and, new this year, the Rock of Our Foundation Award. Read More

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Major Revisions Made to Resin Identification Code standard.

June 14, 2013

Enhancements have been approved for ASTM D7611, Standard Practice for Coding Plastic Manufactured Articles for Resin Identification, which was first issued in 2010 and covers Resin Identification Code (RIC) system. Revisions modernize RIC system, promoting effective utilization across stakeholder community while addressing recent innovations in polymer applications and multi-layer materials. Codes are provided for 6 most common resin types, with seventh category for all other types. Read More

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ASTM Standard provides identification methods for phthalates.

June 13, 2013

Section 108 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 prohibits certain products from containing 6 specified phthalates. ASTM D7823, Test Method for Determination of Low Level, Regulated Phthalates in Poly (Vinyl Chloride) Plastics by Thermal Desorption — Gas Chromatography/Mass Chromatography, provides a method for the identification and qualification of these phthalates and will be used by analytical laboratories, regulatory bodies, and manufacturers. Read More