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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

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ASTM Standard helps determine endovascular device shelf life.

August 2, 2012

ASTM F2914, Guide for Identification of Shelf-Life Test Attributes for Endovascular Devices, was developed by Subcommittee F04.30 on Cardiovascular Standards, part of ASTM International Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices. Standard will enable companies to use engineering testing or fundamental engineering principles to justify whether certain attributes are unaffected by age and whether they need to be tested after aging. Read More

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ASTM Committee is developing proposed PTA test standard.

August 2, 2012

There are 2 proposed ASTM standards being developed that will be used to find major impurities in purified terephthalic acid (PTA) product. Said standards are ASTM WK36121 and K36122, Test Method for Determination of p-Toluic Acid and 4-Carboxybenzaldehyde in Purified Terephthalic Acid by High Performance Liquid Chromatography; and High Performance Capillary Electrophoresis, respectively. Both are being developed by Subcommittee D16.02 on Oxygenated Aromatics. Read More

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ANSI Workshop Report details new search engine standards.

August 2, 2012

ANSI has released workshop report on status of redevelopment of National Standards Search Engine (NSSN). Report details purpose, scope, recommendations, and next steps identified during ANSI Database Design Verification Workshop on March 21, 2012, including addition of keyword search option to NSSN. New version of NSSN may help users find details on existing standards, or ones in similar stages of development, to avoid creation of new standards that duplicate aspects of others. Read More

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ANSI Standards cover electronic messages and kitchen exhausts.

August 2, 2012

ANSI/ARMA 19-2012, Policy Design for Managing Electronic Messages, outlines requirements for policy guiding the management of electronic messages as records throughout lifecycle, from creation to destruction or disposition. ANSI/IKECA C10-2011, Standard for Cleaning of Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Systems, provides guidance on how to determine frequency and necessity for cleaning through inspection procedures, methods for cleaning exhaust systems, and standards for post-cleaning exhaust conditions. Read More