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Senate Committee approves Defense Appropriations Bill.

August 6, 2012

Senate Appropriations Committee approved Defense Appropriations bill that supports innovation and invigorates industrial base. Coalition of stakeholders thanked members of committee for providing funds for Defense Production Act to build production capacity for critical defense-related initiatives. According to stakeholder statement, military's ability to use Act authority can help attract private investment to construct biorefineries and meet military's need for energy security. Read More

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BIO Issues Call for Sessions for its 2013 convention.

August 6, 2012

BIO invites biotechnology, health care, energy, business, government policy, and food agriculture experts to submit proposals for breakout sessions at 2013 BIO International Convention, which will be held in Chicago, IL from April 22-25. Proposals will be accepted August 23 through September 27, 2012 and are open to all industry experts looking to advance field of thought, gain media exposure and visibility, or establish dialogue among their peers. Read More

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Adhesive and Sealant Convention will offer enhanced programming.

August 6, 2012

Adhesive and Sealant Council's (ASC) Fall Convention and EXPO - Louisville, KY from October 21-23, 2012 - will offer programming enhanced via 2 new concepts. Advanced Technology Link will feature 8 research institutions presenting emerging research and technologies being developed for marketplace. Transportation Focus within the Business Development and Market Trends Track will offer engineer-driven perspective and insight on automotive industry needs from A/S industry. Read More

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Proposed ASTM Standard addresses transmitted impact force on clothing.

August 3, 2012

ASTM WK38096, Test Method for Measuring Transmitted Impact Force Through Materials Used in Protective Clothing, is proposed standard being developed by Subcommittee F23.20. It will measure amount of energy absorbed by protective item compared to no protection at all. Also, standard will verify quality and performance of protective clothing in regard to transmitted force. Subcommittee is seeking perspectives on transmitted impact force of items like goalkeeper and motorcycle gloves. Read More

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TRFA Annual Meeting celebrates association's tenth anniversary.

August 3, 2012

TRFA will celebrate its 10th anniversary at 2012 Annual Meeting, which will be held October 28-30 in Orlando, FL. Schedule for this 2-day meeting features 16 technical papers selected by TRFA's 4 Market Focused Committees; Regulatory Affairs Update; Table Top Showcase; and presentation of TRFA's third annual Excellence in Thermoset Polymer Research Award. Meeting will offer attendees multiple networking opportunities and be preceded by TRFA's Epoxy 101 Short Course. Read More

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TRFA celebrates 10th anniversary at annual meeting.

August 3, 2012

Scheduled for Oct 28-30, 2012 Annual Meeting will feature 16 Technical Papers selected by TRFA's 4 Market Focused Committees: Coatings, Civil Engineering, and Floorings; Adhesives and Sealants; Composites and Tooling; and Potting, Encapsulation, and Electrical. Event will also include Regulatory Affairs Update, Table Top Showcase, and presentation of TRFA's Excellence in Thermoset Polymer Research Award. Attendees can look forward to ample networking opportunities throughout schedule. Read More

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RIA to hold Webinar on 3D visualization for robotics solutions.

August 3, 2012

Taking place September 6, 2012 from 10:00 to 11:00 am EDT, Beyond the Robot: 3D Visualization for Complete Robotics Solutions will help attendees learn to develop high-end factory simulations. This webinar will also help dispel perception that 3D simulations are difficult to use or require special skills, provide access to library of 1,000+ components, and teach attendees to use all functions/features that are resident on one product, on one platform, for all manufacturing disciplines. Read More

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Federal Mandatory Safety Standard addresses play yards.

August 3, 2012

U.S. CPSC has approved federal mandatory safety standard for play yards that incorporates provisions of ASTM International standard F406, Consumer Safety Specification for Non-Full-Size Baby Cribs/Play Yards. Some requirements for play yards, as outlined in F406, include: stability test to prevent the play yard from tipping over; latch and lock mechanisms to keep play yard from folding on child; entrapment tests for attachments; floor strength tests; and minimum side height requirements. Read More