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IPC Conference addresses July 2014 deadline for RoHS compliance.

October 15, 2012

Taking place in Andover, MA from November 7–9, IPC Medical Industries Technical Conference: Lead-Free Reliability Readiness will provide working knowledge for successful lead (Pb)-free process implementation. Event will include full-day workshop as well as day-and-a-half technical conference. According to EPTAC Corporation VP Leo Lambert, "This conference will provide medical device manufacturers with a beneficial checklist for the leaded-to-lead-free conversion process." Read More

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Three Associations collaborate for classification manual.

October 12, 2012

ASC, Federation of European Adhesives Manufacturers, and China Adhesives and Tape Industry Association have collaborated to harmonize 2012 ASC-CATIA-FEICA Adhesives and Sealants Classification Manual, which provides common set of market definitions and product categories that can be used to represent adhesive and sealant industry worldwide. Manual will ease compilation and comparison of market report data and improve overall understanding of this complex and fragmented industry. Read More

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PACK EXPO International 2012 to focus on sustainability.

October 12, 2012

Taking place in Chicago, IL from October 23–31, PACK EXPO International 2012 aims to provide comprehensive resource for innovation and insights manufactures need to drive sustainability initiatives. Exhibitors will feature sustainability-enhancing solutions, and Conference at PACK EXPO will offer sustainability track focusing on initiatives, challenges, and solutions across supply chain. Also, PACK EXPO Lecture Series will host Dennis Miller and James Carville. Read More

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Construction Unemployment rises to 11.9% in September 2012.

October 12, 2012

According to Labor Department's Oct 5 employment report, construction unemployment rose to 11.9% in September from 11.3% in August. Compared to same time last year, rate is down from 13.3%. While nonresidential building construction sector added 1,100 jobs for month, it lost 12,400 jobs during past year. September employment in nonresidential sector stood at 654,900. Residential building construction sector employment increased by 1,100 jobs for month and 3,200 jobs since September 2011. Read More

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EPA honors 2012 WaterSense Partners of the Year.

October 12, 2012

U.S. EPA recently honored 5 leading organizations as 2012 WaterSense Partners of the Year: American Standard Brands, Kohler Co., Lowe's Companies, Inc., Colorado Springs Utilities, and KB Home. WaterSense-labeled products manufactured by these organizations and more than 2,600 WaterSense partners nationwide have helped American businesses and households save 287 billion gallons of water and $4.7 billion in water and energy bills. Read More

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Reusable Packaging Pavilion returns to PACK EXPO.

October 12, 2012

Sponsored by Reusable Packaging Association, Reusable Packaging Pavilion plays an important role at PACK EXPO by connecting attendees with reusable transport packaging solutions that ensure products make the journey to store shelf safely and efficiently. RPA will also provide educational programming at The Conference at PACK EXPO, which runs concurrently with the show, from Oct. 29-31. Sessions will focus on sustainability, benefits of intelligent shipping, and container selection criteria. Read More

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BIO Strongly Opposes RFS waiver requests in comments to EPA.

October 12, 2012

In comments made to EPA on requests by governors of several states for waiver of America's Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), BIO said that any waiver of RFS would have little to no effect on corn prices and would harm USA biofuel producers and biotech companies. "Stability and growth of biofuels industry," said BIO, "depends on continued and predictable implementation of the RFS to meet the policy's overall goals of expanded production and use of renewable fuels in the transportation sector." Read More

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IPC APEX EXPO 2013 looks at Mars Curiosity mission via keynote.

October 12, 2012

B. Gentry Lee, chief engineer for Solar System Exploration Directorate at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will offer inside look at Mars Curiosity rover mission during his keynote address at IPC APEX EXPO®, which will take place February 20, 2013 in San Diego, CA. Keynote will explore mission aspects and engineering behind Curiosity. Alicia Balonek, senior director of trade shows and events, said "We are really excited to...share this exciting milestone with the industry." Read More