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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

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Manufacturing Institute, PMPA Partner to expand Right Skills Now.

October 12, 2012

Manufacturing Institute has partnered with PMPA to expand Right Skills Now, fast-track machining training program aligned to NAM-Endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certification System. PMPA Executive Director Mike Duffin said industry's greatest challenge lies in developing skilled workforce and that PMPA, The Manufacturing Institute, and partners of Right Skills Now will make positive difference in developing skilled workforce needed to keep manufacturing competitive in North America. Read More

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PACK EXPO Conference to unveil pharma market research.

October 11, 2012

On Wednesday, Oct. 31, PMMI will present its latest research on the pharmaceutical/medical device marketplace. Session will compare and contrast pharmaceutical manufacturing world of 2012 with that of 2008, which is when PMMI last produced a similar report. Research will highlight trends that are impacting the manufacturing environment and challenging pharmaceutical producers — the effects they are having today, and those likely to be seen in the future. Read More

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PACK EXPO to highlight traceability and serialization.

October 11, 2012

Counterfeit drugs continue to be a major problem in the global pharmaceutical market. During PACK EXPO International 2012, brand owners can see new technology to mitigate vulnerabilities in the drug supply. Pharmaceutical Pavilion will feature latest advances in labeling, filling, and inspection systems as well as blister packaging, flexible pouches, tubes, and closures. Serving as networking hub, Rx Lounge will allow attendees to share ideas and engage in dialogue with suppliers. Read More

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EPA announces e-filing system for environmental reviews.

October 11, 2012

With e-NEPA online system, federal agencies can submit environmental impact statements electronically, eliminating need to mail or deliver copies to EPA headquarters, which reduces printing, shipping and delivery costs. Process also improves transparency, allowing EPA to post EIS documents to website. As of October 1, 2012, all agencies are required to use e-NEPA filing system.
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Research suggests Heisenberg's original formulation is wrong.

October 11, 2012

Researchers from University of Toronto set up apparatus to measure polarization of a pair of entangled photons. Their main goal was to quantify how much the act of measuring polarization disturbed the photons, which they did by observing light particles both before and after measurement. Results were published online in journal Physical Review Letters and researchers will present their findings at OSA's Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics, Oct. 14 -18. Read More