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SAE International to Develop Industry Aerospace Standards for Testing, Designing and Certification of Fire Protection Systems

SAE International is creating a new technical committee, A-22 Fire Protection and Flammability Testing responsible for the development of industry standards for testing of systems and components. The initial program of work includes the development of standards to assist with the update of FAA Advisory Circular AC 20-135, fire protection test methods and criteria. The committee is also working...

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Newly Released U.S. Senate Bill Focuses on the Defense Electronic Industrial Base

IPC is in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The report includes actions to address aspects of the defense industrial base deemed “deficient” or “vulnerable” and a proposal for the executive agents to provide long-term budget resources and policy direction, which IPC feels will make the industry stronger and ensure the availability of reliable electronics.

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Carpet and Rug Institute Approve the Extension of VPS Program into 2019

Carpet and Rug Institute is extending Voluntary Product Stewardship program into 2019. This program supports carpet sorting network in diverting post-consumer carpet from landfills. VPS receives all applicable post-consumer carpet of all polymer type, primary materials and construction and provides financial assistance to sorters. CRI board directors have approved VPS extension during Q2 2018.

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AAMA Updates Southeast Region White Paper about Water Penetration

American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated a white paper explaining about the water penetration in hurricane conditions. This offers information for homeowners, distributors, builders and insurance adjusters about the water penetration during severe wind-driven rain storms. The updated white paper explains about potential sources of leaks, comments about significance of proper...

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NEMA Introduces TS 8-2018 Security Standard for Cyber and Physical Security in Transportation Systems

NEMA TS 8-2018 security standard gives a fair balance between the current threat environment and real-world without hampering reliability of the transportation systems. The standard provides a practical and effective way to achieve security for the transportation systems performing critical infrastructure functions. It also provides a platform for security measures to prevent the future cyber...

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AAMA and IGMA Plan to Create a Unified Organization

American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance go on discussion to form an organization for serving North American Fenestration industry. The team will go on agreement that focus on developing new organization and serving the needs of the current membership. The new organization improves the financial position for future investments in industry...

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New IPC Report Indicates Major Market Growth for PCB Production

IPC’s recently released annual report on the North American PCB Industry shows significant growth in 2017, the largest since 2010. The data includes size and growth of the PCB market by product type, domestic production, sales and order growth by company size tier, percentages of sales and prototype sales.  The progress in the rigid PCB market outpaced the flexible circuit market, where...

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