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Test Method for Asbestos in Soil was approved by ASTM committee.

February 6, 2013

ASTM D7521, Test Method for Determination of Asbestos in Soil, covers procedures through which to identify asbestos in soil, provide estimate of concentration of asbestos in sampled soil, as well as provide concentration of asbestos reported as number of asbestos structures per gram of sample. This standard was developed by Subcommittee D22.07 on Sampling and Analysis of Asbestos, part of ASTM International Committee D22 on Air Quality. Read More

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BIO CEO and Investor Conference to highlight biotech outlook.

February 6, 2013

Scheduled for Feb 11-12, 2013, 15th annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference will include more than 600 investors and 150 presenting companies. Plenary sessions will forecast year ahead in biotech and political outlook for next 4 years, while Business Roundtables will focus on reimbursement, navigating Chinese market, biopharma collaborations, and alternative venues to public markets. Therapeutic Workshops will address treatment for pancreatic cancer, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and rare diseases. Read More

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ASTM Achieves Accreditation by Standards Council of Canada.

February 6, 2013

ASTM International announced that it has been accredited by Standards Council of Canada (SCC), signifying that ASTM meets all requirements for consensus standards development, set by SCC, which mirror principles of World Trade Organization: transparency, openness, consensus, and relevance. SCC audit was conducted November 6–8, 2012. In tandem with SCC's accreditation, ASTM established new ASTM International Canada Office in Ottawa that is to be led by Diane Thompson. Read More

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Women in Manufacturing Summit heads to Detroit.

February 5, 2013

On October 22-23, 2013, nearly 300 leading women manufacturing executives, managers, and supervisors will gather in Detroit, MI for third annual Women in Manufacturing Summit, hosted by PMA. SUMMIT 2013 will provide opportunity for women in manufacturing careers to share perspectives and network with colleagues in the sector. Conference will feature industry plant tours, networking dinner, roundtable and panel discussions, educational sessions, and keynote presentations on pertinent topics. Read More

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Paper Invite Issued on steel technologies for rolling bearings.

February 5, 2013

Papers are invited for 10th ASTM International Symposium on Advances in Steel Technologies for Rolling Bearings, which will be held May 6–7, 2014 in Toronto, Canada in order to bring together rolling bearing steel practitioners to present latest developments in rolling bearing steels and testing. Papers from steelmakers, semi-finished and finished bearing steel component producers, rolling bearing producers, and development institutes will be encouraged on variety of topics. Read More

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Thermal Insulation System Guide targets engineering graduates.

February 5, 2013

ASTM C1696, Guide for Industrial Thermal Insulation Systems, provides engineers with specific knowledge needed for development of industrial thermal insulation system within large engineering project. Developed by Subcommittee C16.40, standard covers insulation materials, systems design, application methods, protective coverings, guarantees, inspection, testing, and maintenance of thermal insulation in temperature range of -302 to +1,200°F. Read More

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IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for December 2012.

February 5, 2013

IPC announced December findings from North American PCB Statistical Program. For rigid PCBs and flexible circuits combined, industry shipments in December 2012 were down 14.5% and bookings decreased 7.5% compared to December 2011. Year to date, combined industry shipments were down 5.2% and bookings were down 2.4%. Compared to previous month, combined industry shipments increased 5.7% and bookings increased 19.1%. Combined industry book-to-bill ratio in December 2012 rose to 0.98. Read More

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Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle Acquisition will aid NREL studies.

February 4, 2013

Four fuel cell hybrid vehicles - advanced (FCHV-adv), on loan from Toyota through 2-year Cooperative Research and Development Agreement, will help NREL enhance its research related to hydrogen fueling infrastructure, renewable hydrogen production, and vehicle performance. According to NREL's Keith Wipke, "Because the vehicles will be four or five years old by the time our two-year loan ends, we will also be able to observe extended durability and reliability." Read More