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ASTM Wood Committee presents Markwardt Award to Philip Line.

June 28, 2013

Philip Line received L.J. Markwardt Award from ASTM International Committee D07 on Wood in recognition of his extensive contributions to standards activities within Committee D07, particularly those related to development of standards for engineering use of wood and wood-based materials in building construction. ASTM member since 1995, Line works on multiple D07 subcommittees and chairs section on reliability-based design. He is also member of Committees D20, E06, E60, and G01. Read More

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Biotechnology Recognized for contribution to renewable energy.

June 28, 2013

BIO applauded President Barack Obama's recognition of contributions made by biotechnology to design of new biofuels and to agricultural productivity in the President's Climate Action Plan. BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood specifically thanked President Obama for recognizing biotechnology's positive role in addressing environmental concerns and said that BIO is encouraged by plan to use advanced biofuels to help reduce CO2 emissions in transportation sector.
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Standards Initiative tackles rare earth material challenges.

June 28, 2013

ASTM Subcommittee F40.04 has established standards development agenda to support efficient and safe production, utilization, and recycling of rare earths. Activities will help address needs through creation of standards that assist product manufacturing and support the safe procurement of resources. According to ASTM Committee F40 chairman, speed and collaboration of pragmatic process foster swift and effective offering of relevant, high-quality solutions to real-time issues. Read More

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NIST Radio Station WWVB logs 50 years of innovation.

June 28, 2013

Today, NIST's WWVB radio station is best known for broadcasting time to estimated 50 million radio-controlled clock radios, wall clocks, wristwatches, and other timekeeping devices across U.S. mainland. But back in 1963, station had a different audience, broadcasting standard frequencies at high accuracy needed by satellite and missile programs. Time signal, added 2 years later, then became means of synchronizing power plants to prevent brownouts, and coordinating analog telephone networks. Read More

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Summer Webinar Series addresses variable speed drives.

June 28, 2013

Scheduled for July 18, July 23, July 30, and Aug 13, Variable Speed Drives 4-part webinar series will teach participants how to improve pump systems reliability when using VSDs. Series will explain how VSDs may be used to accommodate duty cycles with variable flow and head as well as applications to avoid. Energy optimization, life cycle reduction, single-phase to 3-phase power conversion, and inrush current reduction will also be discussed. Read More

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CSPA Aerosol Product Industry Survey reveals record high.

June 28, 2013

Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) released results of its 2012 Aerosol Pressurized Products Survey, which serves as annual indicator of business strength of aerosol products industry. Setting new record high with 3.8+ billion total units filled, U.S. aerosol product production increased for third consecutive year. Addition of 33 million more units filled, 0.9% increase over previous year, contributed to setting new high mark for aerosol production in USA. Read More

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Thermoforming Conference to address consolidation, economics.

June 28, 2013

As announced by SPE's Thermoforming Division, keynote speakers for 22nd annual SPE Thermoforming Conference® will focus on impact of global consolidation and new economic forces on thermoforming industry. Theme of this conference, which is taking place September 9–12, 2013 in Atlanta, GA, will be Forming Tomorrow’s Innovation. Keynotes will be delivered by Thomas Blaige of Blaige & Company, LLC and Dr. Peter Mooney, who holds Ph.D. in economics from University of NC at Chapel Hill. 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