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AMT Announces Restructuring and international staff promotions.

January 19, 2015

AMT announced new organizational structure for its international operations. Xingbin Li, previously AMT General Manager – China, will serve as International Director – Asia/Pacific Region. Carlos Mortera, previously AMT General Manager – Mexico, will serve as International Director – Latin America Region. With 2 pending retirements in early February, internationally based team will assume responsibility for marketing, members' business facilitation, and operations on February 1, 2015. Read More

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Registration is Open for inaugural International CES Asia.

January 19, 2015

Registration is live for 2015 International CES Asia™, which will take place May 25–27 in Shanghai, China. Drawing global businesses to showcase latest products and technologies entering Asian marketplace, event will feature major global brands as well as innovative startups to fully represent Asian marketplace innovation. CES Asia will span 20,000 m² exhibit space and host such trends and product categories as 3D printing, robotics, sensors, IoT, and wearables. Read More

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EPA Releases Report on 2013 toxic chemical waste releases.

January 19, 2015

According to annual U.S. EPA Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) report, most toxic chemical waste managed at industrial facilities in USA was not released into environment in 2013. Report shows approximately 22 billion pounds (84%) of 26 billion pounds of toxic chemical waste were managed via such preferred practices as recycling. Of 4 billion pounds disposed of or otherwise released to environment, 66% went to land, 19% to air, and 5% to water. Remaining 10% was transferred to other facilities. Read More

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EPA aims to reduce methane and ozone-forming pollution.

January 19, 2015

As part of Obama Administration’s commitment to addressing climate change, EPA has outlined series of steps it plans to take to address methane and smog-forming VOC emissions from oil and gas industry. Agency’s commonsense strategy will reduce methane pollution from new sources, reduce ozone-forming pollutants from existing sources in areas that do not meet federal ozone health standards, and build on work that states and industry are doing to address emissions from existing sources elsewhere. Read More

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MCA Launches Redesign of Motion Control Online website.

January 19, 2015

Originally launched in 2006, Motion Control Online has grown to become leading global website visited for motion control and related automation technology information. Redesigned to facilitate navigation and access to content, site features optimized search capabilities; MCA member company profile page; tools for 24/7 access to content uploads, website traffic, and statistics; as well as Career Center portal to post/view job opportunities in the motion control industry. Read More

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Conference Education Programming focuses on industry trends.

January 19, 2015

Scheduled for March 17–19, 2015, co-located AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo and World of Asphalt Show & Conference will feature in-depth education programming that will provide industry professionals with practical, real-world knowledge they can use in their business operations and on the jobsite. Industry-focused education complements shows’ exhibits of newest equipment, products, and technologies for aggregates, asphalt, pavement maintenance, and traffic safety sectors. Read More

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Proposed Standards to highlight uses of activated carbon.

January 19, 2015

Proposed standard, WK47401, Test Method for Xylenol Orange Dye Test, describes relative adsorption rate of unused or reactivated carbons by adsorption of xylenol orange from aqueous solution. Standard will cover activated carbons that are used for treatment of drinking water as well as those used to produce consumer products or treat wastewater. Proposed standard WK47421 will describe how laser light scattering technique can determine particle size distribution of fine mesh activated carbon. Read More

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Proposed ASTM Standard covers biodegradable hydraulic fluid.

January 19, 2015

Proposed ASTM standard WK31234, Specification for Biodegradable, Low Aquatic Toxicity Hydraulic Fluids, intends to make it easier to ensure that proper hydraulic fluids are being used at environmentally sensitive job sites. Biodegradable fluids have been found to perform differently than traditional mineral oils, creating a need for separate performance classifications. Fluids to be covered by ASTM WK31234 are used in industrial/mobile hydraulic applications. Read More