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The Adhesive & Sealant Council

ASC Launches University Tour Program to garner industry interest.

Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) announced its first university tour program. With- 5 stops planned in 2016, program will showcase industry to prospective employees at universities and colleges- that- provide- adhesives and sealants focus within their curriculum.- Each ASC University Tour, featuring presentation, Q&A session, and informal networking opportunity,- will share market...

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American National Standards Institute

ANSI seeks comments on new ISO field of activity.

International Organization for Standardization has circulated proposal for new field of activity on location requirements of urban pedestrian bridge assemblies in cities. A pedestrian bridge or footbridge is an elevated structure designed to facilitate safe access for pedestrians as they cross from one side of a traffic-heavy road or highway to the other. As the U.S. member body to ISO, ANSI...

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NIST announces new round of SBIR program grants.

NIST Small Business Innovation Research program is announcing that its FY 2016 Federal Funding Opportunity is open. SBIR is a competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in federally funded- research and development- opportunities that have potential for commercialization. Phase I is used to determine the technical feasibility of the research and will close on April...

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Study helps assess biosimilarity of protein drugs.

Interlaboratory study of 4 versions of a therapeutic protein drug—all manufactured from living cells—reports that an established analytical tool akin to magnetic resonance imaging reliably assessed atomic structures of biologically similar products, yielding equivalent of a fingerprint for each. Described in Nature Biotechnology, findings demonstrate that 2D nuclear magnetic resonance...

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American National Standards Institute

US DOT Report addresses dedicated short-range communications.

U.S. DOT released report to Congress assessing status of dedicated short-range communications technology and applications for short-range communications between vehicles and infrastructures. While report found that DSRC is ready for deployment and emphasized that DSRC-based technologies offer a path to a safer and more efficient surface transportation system, it also revealed that DOT is aiming...

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American Society of Heating Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers

ASHRAE Calls for Papers for 2017 Winter Conference.

ASHRAE issued call for papers for 2017 Winter Conference in Las Vegas, NV (January 28 to February 1, 2017). Specifically, papers are being sought on conference's new tracks- as well as- other prevailing industry issues. These include rate of technology advancement, climate change, mission-critical design and operation advances, and more.- Abstracts for conference papers are due March 14, 2016,...

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American Society of Heating Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers

Attendance was High for ASHRAE Winter Conference and AHR Expo.

Exceeding records from past 8 Winter Conferences (except Las Vegas 2011), there were 3,000+- people, hailing from 67 countries, who attended- 2016 ASHRAE Winter Conference in Orlando, FL from January 23–27. AHR Expo, held January 25–27, 2016, was co-sponsored by ASHRAE and- set- exhibitor space record by being first show outside of Chicago to break 400,000 ft-². It featured 2,063...

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ASTM International

ASTM Committee on Water honors Dr. Jay Gandhi.

Jay Gandhi, Ph.D., regulatory affairs manager at Metrohm USA (Friendswood, TX) received ASTM International Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow for his work on ASTM Committee D19 on Water. ASTM member since 2003, Gandhi- contributed to development of several standard test methods and interlaboratory studies related to inorganic constituents in water. He has also developed several...

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BASCO

BASCO Acquired INSCO

Indiana Naval Stores is now a part of BASCO, a leader for 70 years in the industrial packaging industry. Both BASCO and INSCO are family-owned businesses with mirror-image company cultures: immediate and personal attention to customer needs, very high product quality, and consistently reliable service. The exact same great INSCO team our customers know, trust and rely on will remain in place, to...

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Cameron

Schlumberger-Cameron Merger Receives Unconditional Clearance from European Commission

HOUSTON –- Schlumberger Limited (NYSE: SLB) and Cameron International Corporation (NYSE: CAM) jointly announced today that the European Commission has cleared their proposed merger without any conditions following a Phase 1 review. As previously announced, the U.S. Department of Justice cleared the proposed merger in November 2015 without any conditions; Cameron stockholders voted on December...

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