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ASTM Standard addresses consistency of EPDM sheet material.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
December 19, 2008 Developed by ASTM International Committee D35 on Geosynthetics, standard D7465, "Specification for Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer Sheet Used in Geomembrane Applications," fills need for internationally recognized standard to ensure that EPDM sheet material received by customers is consistent regardless of manufacturer. D7465 will enable engineers to compare like materials when selecting EPDM for lining applications.
ASTM Standard addresses galling resistance of metals.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
December 19, 2008 Under jurisdiction of Subcommittee G02.40 on Non-Abrasive Wear, ASTM G196, "Test Method for Galling Resistance of Material Couples" will be mostly used to characterize galling resistance of unlubricated metals, in particular stainless steel. Stainless steel can rapidly experience severe wear, which would render components inoperable. ASTM G196 can provide designers and engineers galling resistance data so they can make informed decisions when selecting materials for applications.
IPC announces release of proposed RoHS revisions.
IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries    Bannockburn, IL 60015
December 19, 2008 The EU Commission has released the review of the RoHS Directive without any additional banned substances and, following 2 yr of lobbying by IPC, does not intend to add Tetrabromobisphenol as a monitored or restricted substance. The proposal also improves the alignment of the RoHS Directive with the REACH regulation. According to Dan Feinberg, IPC members will still urge that further substance restrictions be addressed under REACH to avoid duplication and overlapping regulations.
Pack Expo Las Vegas sets Gold standard.
PMMI Inc.    Reston, VA 20190
December 19, 2008 Trade Show Executive magazine included PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2007 in its inaugural Trade Show Executives Gold 100 Awards, announced in early fall. Honor recognizes not only size of show, but that it has set gold standard, which indicates that show delivers excellence to attendees and exhibitors by leveraging emerging technology and staging world class events. PACK EXPO Las Vegas occupied over 701,000 sq-ft of exhibit space, and hosted 1,776 exhibiting companies and 37,452 attendees.
AFS hosts Student Poster Competition.
American Filtration & Separations Society    Richfield, MN 55423
December 19, 2008 On May 4-7, 2009, AFS will hold 22nd Annual Conference and Exhibition. Students are invited to participate in 4th annual Student Poster Competition where financial grants will be awarded to top poster presentations. Students accepted to present posters will receive free registration for conference. Abstracts of poster should be 100-200 words and are due by Jan 20, 2009.
NAM issues statement welcoming new education secretary.
National Association Of Manufacturers (NAM)    Washington, DC 20004
December 18, 2008 Following Barack Obama's nomination of Arne Duncan as Education Secretary, John Engler CEO NAM expressed encouragement for Duncan to help ensure every student graduate either ready to work or ready for higher education; that education is aligned with proper skills; and access to career/education options to drive a skilled workforce. NAM is encouraged that Duncan is a proponent of using data to drive decision-making/accountability in education and advocates performance-based evaluation systems.
ASTM Subcommittee to focus on food service equipment costs.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
December 18, 2008 ASTM International has formed F26.05 on Life Cycle Cost, a subcommittee of Committee F26 on Food Service Equipment. Varying approaches have caused difficulty in analyzing equipment life cycle costs, according to David Zabrowski. Initial standard categories will cover purchase price along with costs for service and repair, preventative maintenance, utility operations, incremental labor, and disposal. Results will be described as a yearly running total and a net present value.
ASTM Committee proposes new structural adhesive standard.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
December 18, 2008 ASTM International Committee F17 on Plastic Piping Systems has proposed WK21656, Specification for Structural Adhesive for Bonding Similar and Dissimilar Piping Materials, under jurisdiction of Subcommittee F17.20 on Joining. According to Jack Roach, it will allow field personnel to work more efficiently and will provide a tool for joining dissimilar material types. Primary users of the new standard will include producers of plumbing products and adhesive manufacturers.
BIO says renewable energy can provide economic stimulus.
Biotechnology Industry Organization    Washington, DC 20024
December 18, 2008 According to BIO, renewable energy production can provide long-term economic growth and thousands of new green jobs, while helping to reduce reliance on oil and cut greenhouse gas emissions. BIO called on Congress to include support for biorefineries, biobased materials, and energy crops in economic stimulus legislation. Some specific proposals include extending cellulosic biofuel production tax credit, increasing funding for biomass RD&D, and creating production tax credit for biobased material.
ANSI-HSSP to host January workshop on transit security.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)    New York, NY 10036
December 18, 2008 On Jan 27-28, ANSI's Homeland Security Standards Panel will address standards and conformity assessment needs for public transit security, encompassing urban, suburban, and regional commuter transportation by bus, rail, and land side of urban ferry operations. Participants will work to identify existing standards, determine technological gaps that may inhibit development of standards; and analyze operational situations that may challenge use of equipment that complies with current standards.
Standard guides recycling of earth-moving machinery.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)    New York, NY 10036
December 18, 2008 Developed by Technical Committee 127, ISO 16714:2008 specifies method and defines related terms for calculating recyclability and recoverability rates of earth-moving as percentage by mass of machine, which can potentially be recycled, reused, or both; or recovered, reused, or both. Guidelines found in standard can be applied to machinery designed to perform excavation, loading, transportation, drilling, spreading, and compacting or trenching of earth, rock, and other materials.
Solar-Powered Car circumnavigates the globe.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)    New York, NY 10036
December 18, 2008 With help of standards for solar devices and electric vehicles, Louis Palmer became first person to circumnavigate globe in solar-powered car. IEC 60904-2 Ed. 2.0 b:2007 provides guidelines that apply to solar reference devices used to determine electrical performance of solar cells, modules, and arrays under natural and simulated sunlight. IEC/TR 60784 Ed. 1.0 b:1984 defines type of instruments and signaling devices that could be installed in electric road vehicles.
ASTM Committee approves oil skimmer system standard.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
December 18, 2008 Standard F2709, Test Method for Determining Nameplate Recovery Rate of Stationary Oil Skimmer Systems, developed by Subcommittee F20.11 on Control, provides a test to establish realistic capacity. The test method is designed to quantify 2 key skimmer performance values, to reduce testing costs, and encourage industry-wide performance standardization. Standard will help manufacturers, response organizations, and regulators to rate skimming devices in a defensible way.
FAA makes special flight rules around Washington permanent.
Federal Aviation Administration    Washington, DC 20591
December 18, 2008 Under final rule issued by FAA, airspace restrictions and procedures implemented around Washington, D.C. after 9/11 terrorist attacks are now permanent. Flight operations within Flight Restricted Zone are limited to those authorized by FAA and TSA. Within Special Flight Rules Area, pilots must file flight plan, establish 2-way radio communications with air traffic control, and operate aircraft transponder on code assigned by air traffic.
Proposed Standard addresses rolling devices for waterproofing.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
December 17, 2008 To facilitate use of rolling devices, ASTM International Committee C24 is developing proposed standard, WK21464, "Practice for Non-Destructive Evaluation of Adhesion of Installed Weatherproofing Sealant Joints Using a Rolling Device." Use of rolling devices can provide means to evaluate adhesion of weather seals, for quality control in new installations, general evaluation of existing installations, and investigation of water and air leakage through building enclosures.
ASTM Committee developing standard for knife-edge flanges.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
December 17, 2008 Since no industry standard currently exists that addresses vacuum sealing requirements of knife-edged flanges for high vacuum applications, ASTM International Committee E42 on Surface Analysis is working on proposed standard WK21206, "Specification for Dimensions of Knife-Edge Flanges." Standard will allow for consistency between manufacturing that would enable interchangeability of hardware and would also capture best practices and result in best performing seal.
NAM urges White House to use TARP funds for automakers.
National Association Of Manufacturers (NAM)    Washington, DC 20004
December 17, 2008 In response to Senate's failure to approve financial assistance for domestic automakers, NAM President, John Engler, stated that NAM fully supports using funds from Troubled Asset Relief Program and encourages Administration to move quickly. According to some estimates, collapse of just one domestic automaker could lead to rise in unemployment by 3.0-8.9% in 9 hardest hit states. Increased government payments and tax losses could exceed $150 billion in first 3 years.
NAM welcomes action on pension plan funding.
National Association Of Manufacturers (NAM)    Washington, DC 20004
December 17, 2008 John Engler, President and CEO of NAM, thanked legislators for bipartisan approval of legislation designed to help pension plan sponsors weather current economic crisis. Legislation, approved by unanimous consent in both houses, is an important first step in dealing with this problem. NAM urges Administration to sign bill into law as soon as possible, minimizing adverse impacts of economy on business, workers, and pension benefits plans they sponsor.
ASTM continues natural ester work with proposed standard.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
December 17, 2008 ASTM International Committee D27 on Electrical Insulating Liquids and Gases is continuing its work on standard for natural esters with development of proposed standard WK21616, "Test Method for Oxidation Induction Time of Natural Ester Insulating Fluids by Pressure or Regular Differential Scanning Calorimetry." Standard will be used by natural ester insulating fluid manufacturers, transformer manufacturers, and their customers to verify additive performance and as means of quality control.
PTDA releases October 2008 Market Outlook Report.
Power Transmission Distributors Association    Chicago, IL 60606-4703
December 16, 2008 According to month-end trend data for distributors and manufacturers of power transmission/motion control products, U.S. distributors' overall sales were unchanged in October compared to September 2008. When matched up against sales in same month last year, sales in October 2008 were up by 7.4%. Following double digit sales growth in September 2008, Canadian distributors reported 4.2% drop in sales in October 2008. Sales over same period last year were up 2.5%.

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