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IPC Comments on Proposed Revisions to USML Category XI.

January 31, 2013

IPC commended U.S. State Department for enumerating printed boards in proposed revisions to Category XI (military electronics) of U.S. Munitions List (USML) and urged modification of proposed language to more clearly express controls on PCBs for ITAR-controlled defense electronics. IPC's John Mitchell lauded necessity of "strong and clear export controls" and expressed gratitude for opportunity to offer recommendations on further clarifying treatment of printed boards on USML. Read More

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BIO Convention to highlight hot topics in biotech industry.

January 31, 2013

Scheduled for April 22-25, 2013 BIO International Convention will feature program of more than 800 speakers in over 125 sessions across 15 topic areas addressing latest business opportunities and challenges as well as newest innovations for executives, investors, scientists, and policy leaders. Hot topics include clinical trials modernization, food security, demonstrating economic value, accessing early-stage innovation, and venture philanthropy. Read More

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ASTM Committee revises sieve terminology standard.

January 31, 2013

ASTM E1638, Terminology Relating to Sieves, Sieving Methods and Screening Media was developed by Subcommittee E29.01, part of ASTM Committee E29 on Particle and Spray Characterization. Standard reflects the latest technological advances in particle size analysis and particle separation. Terms are related to the manufacture of standard test sieves and screening media as well as methods, analysis, procedures, and equipment for sizing and separating particles. Read More

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AASHTO Executive Director commends US DOT Secretary LaHood.

January 31, 2013

AASHTO Executive Director John Horsley commended U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood for his leadership during the past 4 years. According to Horsley, fatalities have dropped by about 5,000 deaths per year on LaHood's watch, and distracted driving is a national priority today because of his personal zeal. He also helped states create thousands of jobs through investments in highways, transit, and high speed rail. Read More

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ASTM Standard addresses testing of hand hygiene products.

January 31, 2013

Approved by Committee E35 on Pesticides, Antimicrobials and Alternative Control Agents, ASTM E2897 describes the use of pigskin as an alternative to human hands in testing the efficacy of hand hygiene products in combating contamination. Standard will permit testing of pathogens that may be encountered in a healthcare environment but would not be tested on human subjects. It also permits testing of conditions that cannot be simulated in a test tube. Read More

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EXPO PACK Guadalajara sells out 100% of its exhibit space.

January 31, 2013

Debuting with 309 exhibitors from 18 countries, premiere edition of EXPO PACK Guadalajara will take place February 27 to March 1, 2013. Enrique Guzman, director of PMMI’s Latin America office reported that 100% of available booth space is taken and noted that the show was announced less than 7 months ago. Covering 32,000+ ft² net of exhibit space, event will be hosting domestic and international exhibitors. Anticipated attendance is 3,000 packaging and processing professionals. Read More

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Heidi Brock elected to NAM's CMA Board of Directors.

January 31, 2013

Heidi Brock, President of Aluminum Association, was elected to Board of Directors of the National Association of Manufacturer’s Council of Manufacturing Associations. CMA is made up of more than 200 industry-specific manufacturing associations that provide resources and networks to members in order to broaden reach of NAM’s advocacy efforts. CMA members have also been a driving force in advancing NAM’s workforce development and skills certification programs. Read More

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Manufacturers urge comprehensive immigration reform.

January 31, 2013

According to NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons, manufacturers will reap the benefits of comprehensive reform—through an enriched workforce, improved economy, and stronger communities all working together under the same system. Thousands of manufacturing jobs remain vacant due to the skills gap. Access to the best workers at all skill levels is critical to manufacturers, and it will take an unwavering bipartisan commitment from the White House and Congress to get the full reforms we need. Read More