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Settlement with INEOS rectifies TSCA import violations.

August 24, 2012

To resolve Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) violations, INEOS Chlor Americas, Inc. has ended importation of short-chained chlorinated paraffins into USA and will pay $175,000 civil penalty. INEOS has also agreed to provide notices required by TSCA Section 5 to EPA for any medium- or long-chain chlorinated paraffin it wishes to import after date of lodging of decree. Allegedly, INEOS imported various chain-length chlorinated paraffins into USA without providing required notice to EPA. Read More

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Comments Sought on ISO field of activity in biotechnology.

August 24, 2012

Submitted to ISO by DIN, proposal for new field of technical activity on biotechnology would cover standardization in field of biotechnology to establish internationally recognized and accepted terms and definitions, analytical and diagnostic methods, computing tools and technology for international comparability, and integratability of data. As U.S. member body to ISO, ANSI invites interested stakeholders to submit comments on said proposal by September 21, 2012. Read More

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IPC invites poster abstracts for IPC APEX EXPO 2013.

August 24, 2012

IPC invites researchers, technical experts, and industry leaders to submit abstracts for poster presentations on all relevant electronics topics, including design, materials, assembly, processes, and equipment. Submissions in areas of printed electronics, packaging and components, surface finishes, reliability, and lead-free assembly are especially encouraged. Poster presentations will offer profile-raising exposure to key engineers, managers, and executives attending the show. Read More

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Dr. Margaret Thomson receives Walter C. Voss Award.

August 24, 2012

Margaret Thomson, Ph.D., new business development technical director at Lhoist North America in Fort Worth, TX, has received Walter C. Voss Award, which is presented annually to an engineer or scientist who has made notable contributions in field of building technology. Thomson was honored by ASTM for her numerous contributions to development of standards and specifications for use of lime in construction applications, especially in area of repair and maintenance of historic mortars. Read More

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Sports Concussion Mechanics Symposium will be held in November.

August 24, 2012

Online registration closes November 7 for Mechanism of Concussion in Sports, which will take place in Atlanta, GA on November 13. Symposium will review mechanism of concussion in sports, with possibility of developing methods/techniques for decreasing risk for or possibly prevention of concussions in sports. Papers will be presented on mechanical forces, techniques to decrease concussive forces, coaching and training techniques, as well as effects of hydration, diet, and mouth guards. Read More

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NIST Co-Sponsors 2012 Biometrics Consortium Conference.

August 24, 2012

NIST will co-sponsor 2012 Biometric Consortium Conference (BCC 2012), which will take place September 18-21 in Tampa, FL. Produced in cooperation with NSA and AFCEA, event focuses on advances in biometric technologies for identity management, electronic commerce, defense, homeland security, and border crossing. In addition to conference tracks, including AFCEA Identity Management Focus Session, BCC 2012 will feature history-based keynote, speakers from India and Indonesia, and workshops. Read More

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Fieldbus Foundation releases updated segment design tool.

August 23, 2012

Fieldbus Foundation announced updates to its DesignMATE(TM) software tool, a software download that allows plant automation professionals to audit segment layouts. Updates cover DesignMATE's library of registered devices, and revised terminology used within software to align with current FOUNDATION(TM) fieldbus installations. DesignMATE automatically audits segment layouts for conformance with FOUNDATION physical layer specification, which is based on international IEC 61158-2 (Type 1) standard. Read More

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Manufacturing Innovation Consortium announced by White House.

August 23, 2012

White House, on August 15, 2012, announced launch of public-private institute for manufacturing innovation in Youngstown, OH. This new partnership, National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), includes manufacturing firms, universities, community colleges, and nonprofit organizations from Ohio-Pennsylvania-West Virginia Tech Belt. Consortium will receive initial $30 million in federal funding that will be matched by $40 million from consortium itself. Read More