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NACD Welcomes New Members and affiliates.

December 20, 2012

NACD welcomed 9 new members and affiliates, demonstrating its continuing mission to deliver value to distributors and supply chain partners. Inductees included Daxx Trading and Depsol Technologies LLC as chemical distributor members; U.S. Magnesium as chemical supplier affiliate; AAA Chemicals and WTS, Inc. as chemical handler affiliates; and ACE USA, OverDrive Solutions, Vanorsdale Insurance Services, and Matlack Leasing LLC as non-chemical handler affiliates. Read More

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ASC Comments on USGBC's LEED draft.

December 20, 2012

Focusing on areas of materials ingredient reporting, ratings systems, Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), and LEED review process, Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) provided input to United State Green Building Council's (USGBC) latest revision of their new building construction rating system, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED v4). ASC president Matthew E. Croson expressed gratitude for opportunity to share Council's concerns despite that it is not a USGBC member. Read More

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ANSI-NSP Meeting rescheduled for February 2013.

December 20, 2012

Originally scheduled for October 30, 2012, ANSI's Nanotechnology Standards Panel meeting was postponed as a result of Hurricane Sandy and will now be held on February 4, 2013. Meeting will examine how current nanotechnology standards are being utilized and how standards activities meet existing stakeholder needs. Benefits of participating in nanotechnology standardization and the possibilities for greater collaboration between stakeholders in this area will also be discussed. Read More

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BIO opens registration for 10th annual World Congress.

December 19, 2012

BIO announced registration and housing are now open for 2013 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing, which will be held June 16-19, 2013 in Montreal, Canada. Event will feature 6 breakout session tracks over 3 days. More than 35 sessions will cover latest progress in commercializing advanced biofuels and renewable chemicals, company partnerships, and more in industrial biotechnology. Conference will also include investor sessions and business partnering opportunities. Read More

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Registration open for IPC's Conference on Solderability.

December 19, 2012

Registration is now open for IPC Conference on Solderability and Reliability for Electronics Assemblies. Scheduled for February 6-7, 2013 in Budapest, Hungary, event will open with day of educational workshops addressing PCB inspection and quality control, failure analysis, troubleshooting solder joints, repair/rework of lead-free solder joints, and conflict minerals regulations compliance. During technical conference, industry experts will discuss critical areas of assembly process. Read More

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ASTM-Sponsored Workshop looks at total joint replacement devices.

December 19, 2012

Modularity and Tapers in Total Joint Replacement Devices workshop (November 12, 2013 – Jacksonville, FL) will offer forum for consensus development and scientific exchange on needs for related characterization and standardized testing. Primary focus is to address unmet standardization needs and help establish best testing practices in 4 areas. Each topic of interest, introduced by keynote, will be followed by invited speakers and discussion of elements. Read More

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Construction Materials Prices fall 1.1% in November.

December 19, 2012

In a sign of a weak global economy, nation's construction materials prices fell 1.1% in November—the largest monthly decrease since February 2009—according to producer price index report by U.S. Department of Labor. However, prices are 1% higher than the same time last year. ABC Chief Economist, Anirban Basu, stated that investors may be reducing their positions in economically sensitive commodities in response to fears regarding America's fiscal cliff. Read More

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NREL, Johnson Matthey announce collaboration on biofuels.

December 19, 2012

NREL will partner with global specialty chemicals company Johnson Matthey in 5-year, $7 million effort to produce drop-in gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel from non-food biomass feedstocks. Work is to be conducted under Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) and is, according to NREL's Rich Bolin, "a way of leveraging the expertise of two organizations to solve a pressing national and international problem" and improve vapor phase upgrading during biomass pyrolysis process. Read More