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VendorSelect Directory drives www.adhesives.org web traffic.

January 16, 2013

End user visitors coming to www.adhesives.org to find adhesive and sealant solutions are leveraging VendorSelect Tool and connecting with Adhesive and Sealant Council member companies. VendorSelect is a free member service that includes a listing of all member companies with basic contact information, including company name, description, address, telephone, and web address. Tool is also available on ASC’s newly redesigned www.ascouncil.org website. Read More

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Chemical Network Teleconference is scheduled for January 17.

January 16, 2013

Co-moderated by Dr. Richard J. Forselius and Michael Kirschner, ANSI Chemical Network Teleconference will take place at 10:30 am on January 17, 2013. Information exchange will involve 350+ representatives from industry, academia, and government agencies as well as other stakeholders. Lisa Goldberg will also take part as guest speaker on AIA's REACH Working Group. While focused on chemical regulations, discussions will extend to topics relevant to chemicals and general supply chain issues. Read More

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Fieldbus Foundation Releases updated H1 test kit.

January 16, 2013

Fieldbus Foundation released H1 Interoperability Test Kit (ITK) 6.1.0, which assesses functionality of H1 (31.25 Kbps) fieldbus device and its conformity with FOUNDATION™ function block and transducer block specifications. Comprised of test engine, communication stack, and function block interface card, version includes features to enhance device intelligence, improve consistency in instrument configuration, and simplify replacement of field devices from different automation suppliers. Read More

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Market Research Subscription available for electronics industry.

January 16, 2013

IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has introduced market research subscription service for electronics manufacturers and their suppliers. In all, 4 series of reports are available to electronics OEMs, PCB and EMS companies, suppliers, financial analysts, and others. Regularly published reports combine current data with descriptive charts and expert commentary. Aggregate data is provided from companies worldwide along with carefully vetted secondary research. Read More

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Lt. Comdr. Scott Colburn to serve on ASTM board of directors.

January 16, 2013

Elected to serve 3-year term on ASTM International board of directors, Lt. Cmdr. Scott A. Colburn, RN, is director of the standards program at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health, part of the U.S. FDA. In this position, Colburn manages center’s participation in developing test methods and performance standards for medical devices, and he oversees CDRH staff. While working at St. Luke’s Medical Center, Colburn attended Marquette University and earned his B.S. in nursing in 1999. Read More

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NREL and Stanford team up on peel-and-stick solar cells.

January 16, 2013

It may soon be possible to charge cell phones, change tint on windows, or power small toys with peel-and-stick versions of solar cells. Stanford University and NREL showed that thin-film solar cells less than 1-micron thick can be removed from silicon substrate by dipping in water at room temperature. After exposure to 90°C, they can attach to almost any surface. "Peel and Stick: Fabricating Thin Film Solar Cells on Universal Substrates," paper appears in online version of Scientific Reports. Read More

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Models at 2013 NAIAS demonstrate growth of aluminum usage.

January 16, 2013

Vehicles on display at North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) have in common an increased use of advanced aluminum alloys. This increase echoes findings from latest survey of automakers by Ducker Worldwide, which indicated that aluminum is leading material in engine and wheel markets and is seeing fast-gaining market share in hoods, trunks, and doors as well. Automakers have said they plan to increase aluminum use from 327 lb in 2009 to 550 lb in 2025. Read More

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Wafer Screening System rejects unusable PV cell candidates.

January 16, 2013

Silicon Photovoltaic Wafer Screening System, developed by NREL scientists, puts pressure on silicon wafers destined to become PV cells in order to find which ones are too fragile to make it through manufacturing process. Able to be retrofitted into assembly line, this instrument rejects weak wafers before they go through enhancement process, conserving time and investment. Cube-shaped furnace exposes a silicon wafer to thermal stress in form of carefully calibrated, elevated temperatures. Read More