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Pack Expo's Confectionary Pavilion is nearly sold out.

July 7, 2010

PMMI reports space in Confectionery Pavilion, sponsored by National Confectioners Association at PACK EXPO International 2010 is near capacity, with 90% of booth space reserved. PMMI President and CEO Charles D. Yuska says exhibitors in Confectionery Pavilion will display processing and packaging equipment, materials, and services to help brand owners enhance operational excellence across production line, accelerate new product commercialization, and grow sales. Read More

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UL to develop standard for wireless charging devices.

July 7, 2010

Helping manufacturers make safety a focus among emerging wireless technologies, UL is developing a first-edition standard for induction power transmitters and receivers for use with low-energy products. UL2738 applies to induction power transmitters, such as wireless battery chargers, employing magnetic induction coils that transmit energy to receiving coils in devices such as cell phones, portable media players, and global positioning devices. Read More

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A&WMA to present 4th conference on vapor intrusion.

July 7, 2010

At Vapor Intrusion 2010, scientists, engineers, regulators, and attorneys will address latest innovations in regulatory policy, sampling, analysis, and vapor intrusion (VI) pathway control, as well as technical, legal, and public relations challenges posed by VI. To take place September 29-30, 2010, in San Diego, CA, meeting will bring investigators and risk assessors closer to understanding and managing problem, according to Mike Kelly of A&WMA. Read More

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IFSEC 2010 Competition Winners are awarded with adventure.

July 7, 2010

Norbain announced winners of 3 Mercedes-Benz World experiences, which were offered via competition to all visitors to IFSEC stand. First prize goes to Simon George of Obsidian Security, Ltd., while runners-up prizes were allotted to Douglas Dean of Spectra Security and William Sivewright of Fortress Security. Prizes for all include a trip to Mercedes-Benz World, taking control of a 6.2 L V8 AMG performance car, high-speed AMG passenger ride, and 4x4 off-road adventure. Read More

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A&WMA Symposium/Workshop will focus on greenhouse gas measurement.

July 7, 2010

Second A&WMA International Greenhouse Gas Measurement Symposium and Workshop, taking place in Washington, DC from September 8-10, will feature exhibit hall for display of latest products, technologies, and services. Topics addressed will include new GHG measurement technologies and applications; governmental experiences in GHG trading, tracking, and modeling; and dealing with emission uncertainties in establishing baselines in tracking GHG-reduction strategies' performance. Read More

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PMI President appoints Fair Trade Committee co-chair.

July 7, 2010

PMI President Lee Mercer of Moen Incorporated has selected Mike Douglass, manager of faucet engineering for Elkay Manufacturing Company, as co-chair to help lead PMI's Fair Trade Committee. Douglass will serve alongside existing co-chair Dale Gallmann, product compliance manager for Bradley Corporation. While effective immediately, 3-yr term for position officially begins with 2010 PMI Fall Meeting, to be held October 3-6 at Liaison Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. Read More

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AMT, NAM Promote Importance of manufacturing in US economy.

July 7, 2010

AMT announced it is joining forces with National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) to promote importance of manufacturing and innovation in US economy. Partnership will bring both organizations together in support of IMTS 2010, held in Chicago, IL from September 13-18. According to AMT President Douglas K. Woods, "Together, we want to underscore the importance of a strong manufacturing sector to long-term economic growth and national security." Read More

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NEMA applauds energy usage information standards.

July 7, 2010

According to Smart Grid Interoperability Panel, a major step toward standardized format for communicating actionable information on energy consumption to U.S. households has been achieved. Acting on plan developed by a priority action plan team of experts convened by SGIP, NAESB has agreed to develop a basic energy usage data model standard, which defines information used to communicate between utilities and the customer, and defines how that information is organized. Read More

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ASTM Iron/Steel Product Standards focus on life cycle cost analysis.

July 7, 2010

Subcommittee A05.13 on Structural Shapes and Hardware Specifications is at work on new standards - such as ASTM WK27436, Practice for Life-Cycle Cost Analysis of Corrosion Protection Systems on Iron and Steel Products - for engineers and architects who design with steel fabrications. Specifically, proposed standards will be used to evaluate costs of steel construction over project's lifetime and compare different corrosion protection systems on their impact to lifetime cost. Read More

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ASTM Training Course addresses vapor encroachment in property.

July 7, 2010

One-day technical and professional training course titled "Screening for Vapor Encroachment into Property Involved in Real Estate Transactions" will be held 10 times during second half of 2010. Revised course will review rationale behind standard's development; compare 2010 version of standard with 2008 version; discuss tiered methodology used; and cover implications for environmental professionals involved in conducting property environmental due diligence. Read More

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IPC is pleased that Canada elects not to ban 5 rosins.

July 7, 2010

In victory for IPC members and Canadian electronics industry, Canadian Department of the Environment elected not to ban 5 rosin-containing substances from products manufactured and sold in Canada. Rosins are key ingredients in soldering materials used in manufacture of electronics products. Department concluded that rosins identified under Batch 10 of Canadian Chemical Management Plan are not inherently toxic, bioaccumulative, or persistent, and do not pose threat to human health or environment. Read More

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Pollution Cutting Proposal would protect Eastern states, DC.

July 7, 2010

US EPA is proposing regulations to cut air pollution that impairs air quality and harms health of people living downwind. Targeting power plant pollution that drifts across borders of 31 eastern states as well as District of Columbia, the transport rule would reduce power plant emissions of SO2 and NOx to meet state-by-state emission reductions. By 2014, rule and other state and EPA actions would reduce SO2 emissions by 71% over 2005 levels. NOx emissions would drop by 52%. Read More

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Recharging Terminal Design supports electric car infrastructure.

July 6, 2010

Blueprint has been developed for base design of TVA Smart Modal Area Recharge Terminal (SMART), featuring capacity for 10-space public electric vehicle charging facility incorporating solar PV power generating equipment with local battery storage. Able to be used as basis for publically deployed electric vehicle charging infrastructure, modular nature allows for upsizing and downsizing number of parking spaces, amount of solar PVs, and capacity of battery storage. Read More

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Lead RRP Rules Enforcement has been delayed by EPA.

July 6, 2010

On June 18, EPA announced delay of enforcement of new Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) regulations that had been put into effect on April 22. Until October 1, EPA will not take enforcement action for violations of RRP Rule's firm certification requirement. Concerning violations of RRP Rule's renovation worker certification requirement, EPA will not enforce against individual renovation workers if the person has applied to enroll in, or has enrolled in certified renovator class. Read More

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NASA Data provides hands-on approach at teacher workshop.

July 6, 2010

At workshop hosted by Hampton University, NASA, and Puerto Rico NASA Space Grant Consortium, teachers were given tools to study particles in the air in their own neighborhoods and analyze how those particles, also known as aerosols, affect local and global climate. When teachers return home, they can continue to work with scientists to conduct atmospheric investigations and make comparisons with data collected by NASA satellites, which is publicly available through program called MY NASA DATA. Read More

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SAE Vehicle Battery Summit to take place in Shanghai, China.

July 6, 2010

SAE International 2010 Vehicle Battery Summit, to take place September 1-3, 2010, will be organized by SAE, Advanced Automotive Batteries, Inc., and China Automotive Technology and Research Center. To be chaired by Dr. Menahem Anderman, it will focus on large-format Li-Ion battery technology for use in hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicles. Summit will feature speakers from major car makers, battery manufacturers, and representatives of China government ministries. Read More

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Performance Standards for Wood Heaters is being revised by EPA.

July 6, 2010

US EPA is revising its New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) for Wood Heaters. Every indication is that proposed ASTM International standard ASTM WK27994, Test Method for Determining Particulate Matter Emissions from Wood Heaters, will be included. While EPA test methods embedded in current NSPS have not been revised in last 20 years, time for change was realized by willingness of technical staff to work to develop improved, consensus-based test methods for use going forward. Read More

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Proposed Standard covers electrical conductor code words.

July 6, 2010

Proposed standard ASTM WK28737, Specification for Electrical Overhead Conductor Code Word Names, will list code word names and provide means to register and publish new code words. Code word names identify conductor diameter and mass as well as conductor stranding. Specific Canadian designs will also be included, along with reference to appropriate Canadian Standards Association standard. Read More

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Road/Paving Materials Standard addresses safe sample gathering.

July 6, 2010

Proposed standard ASTM WK26774, Practice for Sampling Bituminous Paving Material from a Truck by Means of a Mechanical Sampling Device, addresses safety concerns and need to obtain representative samples. It will enable user to collect more useful sample from almost any location within truck bed and deposit it in sample collection device sitting on ground. Primary users of ASTM WK26774, once it has been approved, will be asphalt producers wishing to obtain better samples in safer way. Read More

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Manufacturers support creation of export control entity.

July 6, 2010

According to Frank Vargo, NAM VP for International Economic Affairs, NAM is pleased with announcement to create single entity to administer export controls and believes that this will better equip U.S. to protect national security, strengthen defense industrial base, and double exports over next 5 years. Manufacturers are also encouraged that Administration is moving forward on phases one and two, which include creation of new control criteria, licensing processes, and control lists. Read More