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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

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AEM launches Who Makes America contest.

February 4, 2013

AEM President Dennis Slater announced launch of online contest to find individual who best "Makes America" through hard work, dedication to their community, and devotion to American manufacturing.  I Make America, AEM’s grassroots advocacy campaign, is inviting supporters to visit campaign’s Facebook page or website to share their own stories, or nominate a friend, neighbor, or co-worker. Contest winner will be featured as I Make America’s citizen spokesperson and will receive a $1,000 award. Read More

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ASTM Workshop to focus on sustainability standards, methods.

February 4, 2013

Sustainability Standards and Methods: "A State of the Union," workshop will be held October 21, 2013 in Jacksonville, FL. Sponsored by ASTM International E60 on Sustainability, symposium will encompass 2 major components: sustainability standards relative to construction and buildings/building products, and sustainability standards relative to other industries, products, etc. Workshop will include review of pertinent standards and similar works as well as discussions on relevant topics. Read More

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Symposium Focuses on Building Walls subject to water ingress.

February 4, 2013

Building Walls Subject to Water Intrusion and Accumulation: Lessons from the Past and Recommendations for the Future will be held April 14–15 in Indianapolis, IN. Sponsored by ASTM International Subcommittee E06.55, symposium will document efforts of industry and ASTM in addressing proliferation of new and previously repaired buildings that leak or continue to leak and/or suffer from unintended moisture accumulation through standard development and disseminate that information. Read More

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Industrial Demand Forecast projects growth during 2013/2014.

February 4, 2013

According to NAIOP Industrial Space Demand Forecast, U.S. industrial market is poised for significant growth throughout 2013 and 2014. Respectively, annual net absorption in 2013 and 2014 is forecast to reach 150 million and 175 million ft² – 50% and 75% above net absorption figure of roughly 100 million ft² posted for 2012. Robust growth is attributed to reduced risk of double dip recession as well as improving GDP and job growth. Predictive model is funded by NAIOP Research Foundation. Read More

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PMMI to support East Afripack.

February 4, 2013

PMMI has agreed to support IPACK-IMA Spa with its launch of East Afripack, Sept 9-12, 2014 in Kenya. Other supporting organizations include World Packaging Organization and African Packaging Organization. In meetings held during PACK EXPO International, Charles D. Yuska, President and CEO of PMMI, and Dr. Corbella, CEO of IPACK-IMA Spa, recognized how world-class processing and packaging technologies can make substantial contribution to healthy and more plentiful food for East African countries. Read More