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Workshop Examines cementitious systems properties prediction.

August 29, 2012

Sponsored by ASTM International Subcommittees C01.48/C09.48, Thermal Methods for Prediction of Properties of Cementitious Systems workshop is scheduled for December 2 in Atlanta, GA. Discussion will focus on applications wherein thermal measurements are used as research and troubleshooting tools to capture hydration kinetics of cementitious mixtures. Online registration opens ~8 weeks before workshop and closes November 28. Read More

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Automotive Adhesives Leader Niks to provide content for website.

August 29, 2012

ASC announced that Sandra L. Niks has joined as transportation-focused content provider for adhesives.org adhesives and sealants online education portal. In her role, Niks will share viewpoints, information, and news via tools on said website. Additionally, Niks will blog, moderate "Ask an Expert" discussion forum, post white papers, upload ASC TV videos, and generally provide guidance to industry professionals. Read More

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NREL's Microgrid Efforts will benefit from ESIF completion.

August 29, 2012

U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is working with industry on microgrids to help maintain secure, reliable flow of energy. To bolster such efforts, Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) will be completed later this year and expand testing scale to 1 MW. NREL Electrical Engineer Greg Martin said ESIF will bolster research power in both actual electrical power and ability to collect data across all points in system. Read More

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Confectionery Manufacturers find innovation at PACK EXPO.

August 29, 2012

Scheduled for Oct 28-31, PACK EXPO International 2012 will include The Confectionery Pavilion, which will showcase solutions for maximizing convenience, shelf life, and production line efficiency for chocolates, candy, gum, and other confections. The Candy Bar lounge, located inside The Confectionery Pavilion, will provide central networking location, with "Ask the Expert" feature where attendees gain insight from industry veterans as they address packaging- and processing-related challenges. Read More

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DuPont to sponsor conference at PACK EXPO.

August 29, 2012

PMMI announced that DuPont has signed on as sponsor of the Conference at PACK EXPO education program, which runs Oct. 29-31, concurrently with PACK EXPO. This year's conference theme is Educate. Innovate. Advance, and will focus on topics such as food safety/product security, sustainability/packaging materials, pharmaceutical and medical devices, manufacturing solutions, track and trace, and transportation and logistics. Read More

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Genesis Systems becomes Certified Robot Integrator.

August 29, 2012

Genesis Systems Group has received Certified Robot Integrator designation from RIA. To become certified, integrators go through rigorous process which includes on-site audit, safety training, and hands-on testing of key personnel among other important criteria. Achieving certification will be valuable to integrators looking to showcase their capabilities and experience to users and suppliers alike, and will also allow integrators to benchmark their own processes against best industry practices. Read More

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Standard covers dirt pick-up resistance of architectural paints.

August 28, 2012

Proposed standard, ASTM WK38233, Test Method for Dirt Pick-Up Resistance for the Films of Architectural Paints and Stains, is being developed by Subcommittee D01.42 on Architectural Coatings. According to Amanda Andrews, chemist, Wacker Chemical Corp., and D01.42 member, proposed standard will focus on standardizing dirt composition; how to apply dirt; removal of dirt; and rating technique for exterior coated substrate compared to many years of outdoor exposure. Read More

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Aluminum Association inducts Epcon as newest member.

August 28, 2012

Epcon Industrial Systems, LP has joined Aluminum Association as Associate member. In comment, Aluminum Association president Heidi Brock noted Epcon's "long and successful history of providing services to the aluminum and metal processing industry." She also said Epcon will contribute to organization's growth as well as industry expertise. Impressed with membership and Aluminum Association's structure, Epcon president Aziz Jamaluddin said "Epcon is truly proud of being a member." Read More