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July 19, 2012 - ASTM International workshop, Advances in Copper and Copper Alloys, will be held October 24, 2012 at Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Atlanta, GA. Sponsored by ASTM International Committee B05 on Copper and Copper Alloys, it will feature slideshow with Michael Bell, committee member and technical director at ETNA Products, Inc. Presentation will provide advances in copper drawing lubricants. Online registration for event opens 8 weeks before workshop and closes October 17.

ASTM International Workshop on Advances in Copper and Copper Alloys Will Be Held in October

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ASTM International
100 Barr Harbor Dr., Box C700
West Conshohocken, PA, 19428-2959

Press release date: July 16, 2012

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. - A workshop on Advances in Copper and Copper Alloys will be held Oct. 24 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Atlanta, Ga. Sponsored by ASTM International Committee B05 on Copper and Copper Alloys, the workshop will be held in conjunction with the October standards development meetings of the committee.

The workshop will include a slideshow with Michael Bell, technical director at ETNA Products Inc., Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and a member of Committee B05. No paper will be issued, but copies of some of the slides as well as other handouts may be available. Bell's presentation will provide advances in copper drawing lubricants. The summary of his presentation is as follows:
1. Introduction and Background
2. Basic Drawing Mechanics
3. Drawing Temperatures and Speeds
4. Friction, Lubrication and Surface Quality
5. Advances in Lubrication Technology
6. Current and Future Regulatory Concerns
7. Summary and Questions

Online registration opens approximately eight weeks before the workshop and closes Oct. 17. There is no fee to attend this workshop.

Visit to register and for additional information.

Additional technical information is available from workshop chairman Ted Engle, Revere Copper Products Inc., Rome, N.Y. (phone: 315-338-2204;

ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions.

ASTM Staff Contact: Hannah Sparks, Phone: 610-832-9677;

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