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NEMA reaffirms ANSI standard for electric lamps.

August 27, 2015

NEMA reaffirmed ANSI C78.390-2006 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Method of Designation for Electric Lamps—Miniature and Sealed-Beam Incandescent Lamps. Developed by the Accredited Standards Committee for Electric Lamps, standard describes voluntary system for method of designation of miniature and sealed-beam lamps. Method is intended to provide lamp manufacturers a means to request a designation. Read More

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PMMI's PACK EXPO ranks among fastest-growing US trade shows.

August 27, 2015

PACK EXPO International, owned and produced by PMMI, received Trade Show Executive’s (TSE) "Fastest 50 Grand Award" in "Fastest Growing Biennial Show [Sheer Numbers" category. PACK EXPO International 2014, which included Pharma EXPO, increased in size by 75,338 ft² net, 387 exhibitors, and 6,363 attendees. Also, TSE ranked PACK EXPO International as "37th Fastest-Growing Show of 2014" in "Number of Exhibiting Companies" category and granted Gold 100 Award. Read More

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NEMA Publishes Standard on lighting voltage surge requirements.

August 26, 2015

Available via downloaded and in hard copy, NEMA-published ANSI C82.77-5-2015 American National Standard for Lighting Equipment—Voltage Surge Requirements specifies voltage surge limits and testing requirements for lighting equipment. This standard, developed by ANSI Accredited Standards Committee for Electric Ballasts, specifically covers lighting equipment used for general illumination that is typically found in residential, commercial, and industrial applications. Read More

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AEM Selects HP CDX to support materials compliance program.

August 26, 2015

HP's Compliance Data Exchange (CDX) service has been selected as preferred platform to support Association of Equipment Manufacturer's (AEM) materials regulatory compliance program, which helps AEM's 850+ member companies and their suppliers meet such global regulatory requirements as EU REACH, RoHS rules, and Conflict Minerals reporting. With CDX, companies can implement strategies to realize full material disclosure that incorporates complete, traceable, and updatable regulatory data. Read More

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ANSI Orientation Video preps attendees for World Standards Week.

August 26, 2015

Informational video, created by ANSI, details what to expect during World Standards Week (WSW) 2015, which takes place September 28 through October 2 in various Washington, D.C. venues. This presentation targets newcomers to World Standards Week and is also of interest to all those considering attending related meetings and celebrations. As highlighted by this video, WSW fosters open exchange among standards associations and representatives of government, industry, and consumer interests. Read More

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NFPA Publishes Update to fluid power industry technology roadmap.

August 26, 2015

Available for download, National Fluid Power Association (NFPA has published 2015 NFPA Technology Roadmap: Improving the Design and Function of Fluid Power Components and Systems. This document describes research and technology development agenda intended to realize industry advancements in mobile hydraulics, industrial hydraulics, and pneumatics. for helping meet future customer needs, expand fluid power into new markets, and attract students to field. Read More

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Women in Manufacturing Summit expected to draw 300+ in MN.

August 26, 2015

Professional women representing diverse experience and expertise in manufacturing will gather for 2 days of intense, industry-specific educational and networking sessions at fifth annual Women in Manufacturing (WiM) SUMMIT in Minneapolis, MN (September 23–25, 2015). In addition to keynote speakers, this event will feature panel discussions and professional development seminars. WiM welcomes professionals from all levels and industries within manufacturing. Read More

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EPA Administrator meets with Minister of MOEJ in Tokyo.

August 26, 2015

Administrator of EPA, Gina McCarthy, and the Minister of Ministry of the Environment of Japan, Yoshio Mochizuki, met in Tokyo, Japan for high-level bilateral dialogue. At conclusion of dialogue, Administrator McCarthy and Minister Mochizuki announced a common view to enhance bilateral and regional environmental collaboration related to mercury, climate change, regional air quality, environmental education, decontamination, children’s environmental health, and environmental impact assessment. Read More

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Manufacturing Day 2015 Welcomes Grainger as Silver level sponsor.

August 26, 2015

Grainger pledged Silver level support to Manufacturing DaySM 2015. Sponsors provide necessary resources to support manufacturers participating in this program, which aims to improve public perception of manufacturing in America via coordinated awareness-raising activities at various locations across USA on October 2, 2015. According to FMA's Ed Youdell, Grainger has also scheduled 6 open house events in select regional facilities and created web feature at grainger.com/manufacturingday. Read More

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Monthly Confidence Index is sharply higher in August.

August 25, 2015

According to the August 2015 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry, confidence is 67.4, rising sharply against July index of 62.6. When asked to assess their business conditions over next 4 months, 36.4% of executives said they believe business conditions will improve, an increase from 17.2% in July. Survey found that 40.9% of respondents believe demand for leases and loans to fund capital expenditures will increase over the next 4 months, up from 20.7% in July. Read More

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BIO RFS Study/Analysis shows carbon emission reduction.

August 25, 2015

Released by BIO, "The Renewable Fuel Standard: A Decade’s Worth of Carbon Reductions" shows RFS's requirement to substitute biofuels for fossil fuels has, over 10 years, displaced nearly 1.9 billion barrels of foreign oil and reduced U.S. transportation-related carbon emissions by 589.33 million metric tons. In addition to lauding success of RFS, BIO's Brent Erikson noted "unfortunate" delays by EPA in issuing new rules for said program and proposals to halt growth in biofuel market. Read More

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U.S. Top 10 Transportation Projects compete for 2 national awards.

August 25, 2015

As announced by AASHTO, AAA, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 2015 America's Transportation Awards competition top 10 project finalists are I-595 Corridor Improvements (FL), Port of Miami Tunnel (FL), Milton-Madison Bridge (IN/KY), 96Fix (MI), Deep Creek Canyon Bridge (MT), Paseo del Norte/I-25 Reconstruction (NM), Watford City Bypass (ND), Assembly Street Improvement Project (SC), North Tarrant Express (TX), and I-15 US-91/1100 South Interchange (UT). Read More

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Researchers develop flexible and wearable white-light LED.

August 25, 2015

Researchers from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan have created highly flexible white LEDs with potential use in wearable displays and non-flat surfaces, such as curved and flexible TV screens. While design itself is new, LED was completely fabricated from pre-existing technologies, allowing others to easily replicate and build on the platform. A paper by Chien-Chung Lin, Professor Hao-Chung Kuo, and their research team appears in Optics Express, a journal published by OSA. Read More

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ANSI highlights latest People on the Move.

August 25, 2015

People on the Move spotlights trailblazers in standardization, highlighting their latest achievements, advancements, and contributions to the standards and conformance community. Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers has named Terry Maloney as its VP of marketing and business development, and Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute has appointed Robert J. Risser as its new president. Both organizations are members and accredited standards developers of ANSI. Read More

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ANSI Cities Network Webinar will focus on cloud privacy standard.

August 25, 2015

On August 27 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EDT, webinar hosted by ANSI Network on Smart and Sustainable Cities (ANSSC) will cover ISO/IEC 27018, Information technology – Security techniques – Code of practice for protection of personally identifiable information (PII) in public clouds acting as PII processors. As featured speaker, Laura Lindsay, CSG strategist with Microsoft, will provide corporate perspective on use of said standard. Ms. Lindsay is part of Microsoft's corporate standards team. Read More

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BIO issues statement regarding USPTO proposed changes.

August 25, 2015

BIO issued statement regarding U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s proposed changes to rules governing Patent Trial and Appeal Board inter partes review proceedings. BIO appreciates PTO’s efforts to improve IPR proceedings, but it is clear that these moderate improvements do not adequately address fundamental problems with IPR system. Proposed changes would do little to prevent continuing and growing abuse of IPR proceedings, and only reinforce need for Congressional action to fix this system. Read More

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ASTM Sensory Evaluation Committee hosts statistics roundtable.

August 25, 2015

ASTM International Committee E18 on Sensory Evaluation will host Practical Issues in Sensory Statistics roundtable on October 29, 2015 in Tampa, FL. Expert discussions will focus on practical quantitative topics in sensory evaluation, and attendees will be able to engage with speakers in open discussion. Specific topics will be inclusion of product variability in sensory tests, power and precision for sensory difference testing, uses and abuses of d-Prime, and magnitude-based inference. Read More

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ATA welcomes Emerge Diagnostics as Featured Product provider.

August 25, 2015

Emerge Diagnostics' Electrodiagnostic Functional Assessment test is a non-invasive and non-loading diagnostic evaluation giving accurate diagnosis and treatment of soft tissue injuries of back, neck, shoulder, and extremities, including repetitive strain injury. EFA-Soft Tissue Management program objectively determines pre-injury status and changes in condition after reported injury, preventing misdiagnoses, unnecessary/inappropriate surgeries, prolonged treatment periods, and fraudulent claims. Read More

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IPC Seeks Technical Conference Abstracts for IPC APEX EXPO 2016.

August 25, 2015

IPC invites researchers, academics, technical experts, and industry leaders to submit 300-word technical conference abstracts for IPC APEX EXPO 2016, which will take place March 15–17 in Las Vegas, NV. Papers and presentations are being sought on design, materials, assembly, processes, and equipment, and awards will be presented for "Best Paper" to recognize exceptional achievement. Deadline for technical conference paper abstracts is September 14, 2015. Read More

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WEEC to address new world of energy management.

August 25, 2015

Scheduled for Sept 30 – Oct 2, 2015, World Energy Engineering Congress will cover total spectrum of energy management and alternative energy technologies for the commercial, institutional, municipal, industrial, and government marketplace. Conference contains 14 tracks with over 260 speakers from more than 20 different countries. Some session highlights include: green and high performance buildings, renewable energy and sustainable development, emerging energy trends, and energy security. Read More