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ASTM Board of Directors to hold October meeting in Seoul.

October 20, 2014

South Korea will host 2014 (October 19–22) fall meeting of ASTM International board of directors. Holding ASTM board meeting in Seoul lets ASTM connect with its South Korean members and industry sector representatives using ASTM standards in South Korea. In addition to formal board sessions, events will include Standards and Medical Device Regulation Roundtable, workshop on regulations and standards regarding environment and sustainable building construction, and ASTM brand identity launch. Read More

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ASTM Parasailing Standard improves safety in FL as new law.

October 20, 2014

ASTM International standard F3099, Practices for Parasailing, went into effect September 18, 2014 and has become international standard for parasailing operators. ASTM F3099 offers guidelines/procedures for operation and maintenance of parasail equipment as well as standards for crew proficiency and flying passengers aloft. Florida State Senator Maria Lorts Sachs said White-Miskell Act "would not be a reality" without help of WSIA, Coast Guard, parasail industry, and ASTM International. Read More

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EPA provides technical assistance to 5 communities.

October 20, 2014

EPA is providing $335,000 in technical assistance to 5 communities to help them develop components of integrated plans for wastewater and stormwater management. They include: Burlington, VT; Durham, NH; Santa Maria, CA; Springfield, MO; and Onodaga County, NY. Integrated planning lets communities sequence projects so they can start those with highest priority first. EPA's technical assistance will help recipients meet Clean Water Act requirements for water management. Read More

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NEMA Publishes 2015 Edition of products and standards guide.

October 20, 2014

Contents of 2015 edition of NEMA's Electrical Standards & Products Guide (ESPG) include listing of NEMA electrical standards as well as directory of manufacturers and their products. According to NEMA Assistant Vice President Paul Molitorm "This is the one place where members' customers can directly connect standards with their products." Guide can be used by military, government, and private buyers who work in diverse industries that specify and use electrical equipment. Read More

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Proposed Standards cover sustainables in road and paving industry.

October 20, 2014

There are 3 proposed ASTM International standards which will emphasize importance of using sustainable materials in road and paving industry: ASTM WK46376, Specification for Blast Furnace and Steel Furnace Slag as Produced During the Manufacture of Iron and Steel; ASTM WK46377, Guide for the Use of Recycled Asphalt Shingles (RAS) in Bituminous Mixtures; and ASTM WK46379, Guide for the Use of Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP) in Bituminous Mixtures. Read More

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IPC and SMTA announce conformal coating conference.

October 17, 2014

Scheduled for Nov 18–20, 2014, High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference will intensely focus on best practices and new innovative technologies for meeting manufacturing challenges and producing reliable hardware. Presentation topics will include: Research Methods for Mitigating Field Failures; Effect of Conformal Coating on Surface Mount ATC Reliability; Impact of Process Control in Pb-free to SnPb Reballing Techniques; and Tin Whisker Research on Causes and Mitigation. Read More

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Grantek joins MESA as Gold Keystone Sponsor.

October 17, 2014

MESA announced that Grantek Systems Integration, Inc., a leading provider of manufacturing IT services, integrated manufacturing automation, and plant maintenance services, has joined MESA as a Gold Keystone Sponsor. According to Mike Yost, president of MESA, Grantek brings a perspective that will strengthen the voice of the MESA community. Grantek will help MESA continue to bring value for member companies in addressing their diverse needs and drive important industry discussions for members. Read More

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Zentech Manufacturing earns Qualified Manufacturers Listing.

October 17, 2014

IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded IPC J-STD-001 Space Addendum Qualified Manufacturers Listing to Zentech Manufacturing Inc., an electronics and engineering service firm in Baltimore, MD. Zentech met or exceeded requirements published in IPC-J-STD-001ES to ensure reliability of soldered electrical and electronic assemblies that must survive vibration and thermal cyclic environments getting to and operating in space and is now listed as an IPC-trusted source. Read More