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Antec® Mumbai's Success leads to plans for second in India.

December 14, 2012

ANTEC® Mumbai 2012 concluded on December 7, and its success and will be followed in December 2014 by second ANTEC in India. At ANTEC Mumbai 2012, over 450 delegates attended 178 original, peer-reviewed technical presentations across 7 parallel tracks over 2 days. "ANTEC Mumbai 2012 was the largest plastics technical conference ever held in India," commented SPE's global president Jim Griffing, who continued, "and we expect the next edition of ANTEC in India to be considerably larger.” Read More

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ASTM to develop standards for sustainable dentistry.

December 14, 2012

To recognize and encourage sustainable dental practices, ASTM Subcommittee E60.80 on General Sustainability Standards has begun to develop proposed new standard, ASTM WK34710, Practice for Sustainable Dentistry. Dental professionals will be able to use ASTM WK34710 to identify sustainable methods for selecting materials and products; determining appropriate disposal of products; building or remodeling dental offices; and discharging materials into waste stream. Read More

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NIST and NFI come together to improve forensic science.

December 14, 2012

Having signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on November 29, 2012, NIST and Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) seek to improve accuracy and reliability of forensic science by sharing expertise, research findings, and programs of mutual interest as well as aligning respective responsibilities to forensic science community. NIST and NFI will collaborate through activities focused on R/D, development of forensic standards, education and training, as well as forensic governance. Read More

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World of Asphalt and AGG1 to offer 90+ learning sessions.

December 14, 2012

Attendees at co-located 2013 World of Asphalt Show and Conference and AGG1 Aggregates Academy and Expo can take advantage of more than 90 learning opportunities to explore industry innovations and best practices, with emphasis on practical, real-world information and strategies. Attendees will gain a more well-rounded knowledge of the technological, regulatory, safety and operational/management trends affecting their ability to run efficient and profitable businesses. Read More

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Fieldbus Foundation announces technical specification updates.

December 14, 2012

Fieldbus Foundation announced updates to its open, non-proprietary FOUNDATION™ fieldbus specifications, which will help automate device replacement and enable backwards compatibility among different revisions of FOUNDATION devices used in plant automation systems. Most significant updates include revised series of function block and transducer block profiles, as well as requirements for H1 (31.25 kbps) device replacement that are now part of Fieldbus Foundation's device registration process. Read More

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ASTM Committee is developing electrical steel standard.

December 14, 2012

ASTM WK35463, Specification for Thin-Gauge Fully Processed Non-Oriented Electrical Steel, will govern class of very thin silicon-iron electrical steel not previously covered by any ASTM standard. Specifically, proposed standard will standardize existing material designations currently based on commercial trade names as well as give users and their customers confidence in new designs/innovations by offering standard material designation for consistent material properties. Read More

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NTSB recommends ignition interlocks for DWI offenders.

December 13, 2012

In its study on wrong-way driving crashes, NTSB cited alcohol-impaired driving as the leading cause of these collisions and recommended that all first-offender alcohol-impaired drivers be required to have ignition interlocks installed on their vehicles. NTSB also endorsed continued development of a passive alcohol-detection technology, which would prevent alcohol-impaired individuals from operating vehicles by detecting alcohol in driver’s system through breath- and touch-based sensors. Read More

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Fieldbus Foundation 2013 General Assembly will be held in China.

December 13, 2012

Fieldbus Foundation's 2013 General Assembly will be held March 12–15 in Shanghai, China. Open to Fieldbus Foundation members and non-members, event will be attended by FOUNDATION™ fieldbus suppliers, end users, and industry participants from around the world. Conference on March 14 will feature program focused on automation end users and provide overview of Fieldbus Foundation developments across globe. Fieldbus experts will expound upon latest initiatives in FOUNDATION technology. Read More