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TRFA calls for technical papers for 2011 Annual Meeting.

November 12, 2010

Scheduled for Sept 11-13, 2011, TRFA's 2011 Annual Meeting will include at least 3 technical paper presentations from each of TRFA's Market Focused Product Groups: Coatings, Civil Engineering, and Flooring; Adhesives and Sealants; Composites and Tooling; and Potting, Encapsulation, and Electrical. Technical Papers are chosen based on technical content, timeliness of subject, and relevance to TRFA members and the industry. Read More

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PMA announces 2010 Awards of Excellence in Metalforming.

November 12, 2010

PMA has presented 2010 Awards of Excellence in Metalforming to Trans-Matic Manufacturing Co.; E.J. Ajax & Sons, Inc.; Pridgeon & Clay, Inc.; Anchor Manufacturing Group; Radar Industries, Inc.; and Clips & Clamps Industries. Winners were honored with special plaque, commemorative flag, and cash prize on November 2, 2010, and will be featured in December 2010 issue of MetalForming magazine. Presented annually, awards recognize high standards of achievement set by metalforming industry. Read More

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Product Specification/Selection aided via digital data sharing.

November 12, 2010

Specifiers' Properties information exchange (SPie) aims to help manufacturers deliver product information to specifiers and designers in digital format that facilitates comparisons. In addition to extending and cross referencing OmniClass(TM) product and properties tables, SPie applies Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) standard, already used for data sharing in building information modeling (BIM), to product specifications data. Read More

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WiMAX Technology Security Guidance offered in NIST publication.

November 12, 2010

Special Publication 800-127, Guide to Security for WiMAX Technologies, from NIST provides technical guidance to government agencies and other organizations interested in mitigating risks with WiMAX networks. Covering IEEE 802.16 standard for WiMAX and its evolution up to the 2009 version, publication discusses WiMAX technology's topologies, components, certifications, security features, and related security concerns. Read More

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SPE names winners of Automotive Innovation Awards.

November 12, 2010

The Automotive Division of SPE® announced finalists, category, and Grand Award winners for its 40th annual Automotive Innovation Awards Competition. After pre-qualification round, surviving nomination teams presented their applications before panel of automotive and plastics industry experts during 2 days of judging. Finalists selected from each category advanced to Blue Ribbon Judging where category and Grand Award winners were selected. Read More

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Fabtech 2010 sees increase in attendees and exhibit space.

November 12, 2010

On Nov 2-4, some 22,000 people visited Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta for 2010 FABTECH exposition and conference, an increase of 12% from 2006 Atlanta show. Filling nearly 371,000 sq ft of booth space, show included 1,138 exhibitors, an increase of 23% from first show in Atlanta. Event featured more than 500 new products, Finishing Technologies Pavilion and Conference, 3 fully functioning stamping lines in METALFORM Technology area, and 2010 Weld Trials Competition. Read More

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ASHRAE Proposals approved by International Code Council.

November 12, 2010

International building codes will incorporate requirements from HVAC inspection and maintenance standard 180-2008 (ANSI/ASHRAE/ACCA) and match requirements from Standard 90.1 under several proposals recently approved by ICC membership. Approved proposed changes regarding ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2010 include adding requirements for areas under skylights, modifying equipment efficiency requirements for heat rejection/transfer equipment, and modifying piping insulation requirements. Read More

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MEPs Agree to Drop Priority Substances due to IPC lobbying.

November 12, 2010

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) agreed to drop demands for list of priority substances for new restrictions under RoHS Directive. Pleased by this news, IPC President Dennis McGuirk said that "European lawmakers have acknowledged calls by IPC and others for a scientifically based Directive." MEPs also dropped demand for revised RoHS Directive to contain ban on nanosilver in favor of future priority review. Also, compromise was reached on open-scope issue. Read More

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International Textiles Conference to be held in Mumbai, India.

November 12, 2010

Scheduled for Jan 21, 2011, International Conference on Textiles, sponsored by ASTM, Atlas Material Testing Solutions, and DyStar, will cover topics of light and weatherfastness by international experts. Event will provide platform for knowledge and information exchange that supports exponential demand for technical and high performance textiles. Quality control managers of textile laboratories, product designers, and research and development staff in dyestuff industry are encouraged to attend. Read More

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A&WMA calls for abstracts for annual conference/exhibition.

November 12, 2010

A&WMA is accepting abstracts for its 104th Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE) until Friday, December 3, 2011. Including undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral student paper and poster submissions, papers are being sought in categories of local and regional issues impacting Florida, air and environmental management, resource conservation and waste management, and environmental education and training. Event will be held June 21-24, 2011 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort. Read More

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Project 2020 prize winner on display at Pack Expo.

November 11, 2010

Package of the Future competition, a key component of DuPont-sponsored Project 2020: The Consumer Experience, featured Dissolving SoapStix as its grand prize winner. Prototype of winning design, submitted by Bailey Brand Consulting, was on display in The Brand Zone at PACK EXPO International 2010. Nine other creative concepts were included in display, which provided insight into types of packaging consumers might see on retail shelves in 10 years. Read More

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SAE and ASTM Partnership allows electronic content distribution.

November 11, 2010

SAE International can now sell electronic versions of select ASTM International books, in their entirety and as individual chapters, due to newly formed strategic partnership. SAE International Editorial Director Kevin Jost and ASTM International VP of Publications and Marketing John Pace indicated this partnership will benefit customers of both associations. While agreement currently covers 5 titles, more content will be added in the future. Read More

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NIST's TIP seeks comments on potential funding areas. .

November 11, 2010

In two Federal Register notices, Technology Innovation Program of NIST asks for public comments on 6 NIST-prepared white papers outlining potential areas for research grants and, separately, requests detailed suggestions of critical national needs and associated technical needs for future TIP funding competitions. Draft white papers cover topics in 5 areas of critical national need, including water, manufacturing, energy, civil infrastructure, and healthcare. Read More

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EPA and Border Patrol to enforce Clean Air Act regarding imports.

November 11, 2010

U.S. EPA and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are collaborating to ensure all imported vehicles and engines comply with Clean Air Act requirements. As primary federal agency responsible for monitoring imports to U.S., CBP has officers identify shipments, with particular focus on companies that have previously violated the Clean Air Act, and put them on hold for inspection. Working closely with special team of CBP officers, EPA investigators inspect vehicles and engines. Read More

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Standards support Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

November 11, 2010

In recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, ANSI takes a look at standards that support lung health. ISO/TR 22305 establishes tolerance for checks of the carbon monoxide yields declared by cigarette manufacturers, while BSR/ASTM D5075-200x standard covers sampling and analysis of nicotine and 3-ethenylpyridine in indoor air for determining secondhand smoke exposure. Additionally, IEC 60601-2-44 Ed. 3.0 b defines basic safety and essential performance of CT scanners. Read More

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NIST Researchers/Collaborators awarded 7 patents in past year.

November 11, 2010

Patents awarded to NIST researchers/collaborators within past year include portable LED-illuminated radiance source; method for reducing hysteresis losses in gadolinium alloys in room-temperature magnetic refrigeration processes; and covalently immobilized fluorinated carboxylic acid stationary phase for LC. Other patents apply to microfluidic flow manipulation device, magneto-optical trap ion source, microfluidics for portable applications, and portable optical neutron detector. Read More

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PMMI, American Meat Institute engage in packaging survey.

November 10, 2010

To identify ways to increase packaging recovery rate, PMMI and American Meat Institute (AMI) announced they will conduct a survey about packaging in meat industry. Results will be compiled and form basis for strategic document to be released in 2011. Through this effort, packaging issues will be prioritized based on practicality as well as potential for positive environmental impact. This initiative marks first major undertaking by AMI and PMMI since their announced partnership. Read More

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Hormel accepts 2010 PMT Packaging Line of the Year award.

November 10, 2010

PMT Magazine presented its 2010 Packaging Line of the Year award to Hormel Foods' Progressive Processing, LLC facility in Dubuque, Iowa, for its Hormel® Compleats® line. Facility uses non-irrigated landscaping; controlled lighting, heating, and cooling; heat- and water-recovery processes; and more than 36% recycled construction materials. Multipond scaling system replaces hand-filling ingredients, while Raque line tracks containers throughout system and can seal 240 microwave meals/min. Read More

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TRIB announces new slate of Board Officers.

November 10, 2010

Dedicated to recycling of tires through retreading and repairing, TRIB has announced election of new Board Officers. Bob Majewski, President and COO of Sumerel Tire Service was elected President, while Eddie Burleson, General Manager of Central Marketing was elected Vice President. Additionally, Philip Boarts, Director of Marketing of Oliver Rubber Company was chosen for Secretary. TRIB also announced the hiring of David Stevens as new Managing Director. Read More

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ANSI Opens New Headquarters in Washington, DC.

November 10, 2010

American National Standards Institute (ANSI) announced its new Washington, DC headquarters opened its doors at 1899 L Street, NW. Expanded conference room facilities and technological upgrades enable ANSI to increase its meeting capabilities as well as its educational programming. This headquarters houses office of the president and CEO; international policy, regional policy, government affairs and public policy programs; as well as conformity assessment programs. Read More