Nordson ASYMTEK Technology Days 2013 to Highlight Technological Developments in Fluid Dispensing, Jetting, and Conformal Coating

Nordson ASYMTEK, a Nordson Company (NASDAQ: NDSN), a leader in dispensing, coating, and jetting technologies, announces that registration for its 2013 Technology Days is now open. The event will focus on how innovation and continuous technological developments in fluid dispensing, jetting, and conformal coating improve the way companies bring their products to market. The event is being held June...

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American Wind Energy Association (Awea)

AWEA Board of Directors names Tom Kiernan as new CEO.

American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Board of Directors, via unanimous vote, announced that Tom Kiernan has been named as Chief Executive Officer. Kiernan has served as President of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) since 1998 andÂ- will assume his new role on May 28. In comment, AWEA Board of Directors Chair Tom Carnahan praised Kiernan's bipartisan,...

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American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers

ASABE revises standard for peanut drying systems.

ASABE'sÂ- revised standard, ASAE S488.1, Energy Efficiency of Peanut Drying Systems, includes updated reference information as noted in most recent periodic review of the document. This is the first revision of the standard since its initial publication in 1990. Members with standards access and those with site-license privileges can access full-text via electronic download on ASABE online...

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NIST Measurement Tool aids growing MEMS industry.

NIST Measurement Tool aids growing MEMS industry.

Introduced by NIST, measurement tool will help device designers, manufacturers, and customers seeÂ- 8 common dimensional and material property measurements key to device performance. Test chips, Reference Materials 8096 and 8097, are QA tools that enable comparisons of measurements on MEMS devices made with different equipment and by different labs/companies. Capabilities will...

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NIST transfers time signals over wireless optical channel.

By bouncing eye-safe laser pulses off mirror on hillside, researchers at NIST have transferred ultra precise time signals through open air with precision equivalent to ticking" of world's best next-generation atomic clocks. Described in Nature Photonics, demonstration shows how next-generation atomic clocks at different locations could be linked wirelessly to improve geodesy, distribution of time...

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Restoration Industry Association

RIA announces 2013 Golden Quill award winner.

During its recent Leadership Summit and Industry Expo, RIA honored Tracy Bachtell of Paul Davis RestorationÂ- with its 2013 Golden Quill award. Eligible articles are reviewed by panel of judges who select winning article based on degree of usefulness of information to readers; composition and clarity of article; and style or personality conveyed by author. Only articles written by RIA...

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BIO shares US Trade Representative's international patent concerns.

Following Office of U.S. Trade Representative's (USTR) release of Special 301 Report, BIO shared concern over weak IP enforcement efforts of foreign nations. Report details failings of India, China, Brazil, and Canada, among others, to provide adequate IP protection for biotechnology companies, or their adding of bureaucratic hurdles to patentability. Organization encouraged USTR, in recent...

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Restoration Industry Association

RIA's Martin L. King Award is presented to Larry Holder, CR.

At recent Leadership Summit and Industry Expo in Las Vegas, NV, RIA presented Martin L. King Award to Larry Holder, CR, of BELFOR USA. Holder is BELFOR's national safety director and heads Environmental Services division. In restoration industry for over 20 yr, he served on task force that created RIA Glossary of Standardized Terms, and on RIA Restoration Council. Holder currently serves on...

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Wisconsin Utilities will reduce emissions to comply with CAA.

U.S. EPA, Department of Justice, and U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Wisconsin announced Clean Air Act settlement with Wisconsin Power and Light Company that will reduce air pollution from 3 coal-fired power plants located near Portage, Sheboygan, and Cassville. WPL and its co-defendants agreed to invest more than $1 billion in pollution control, spendÂ- $8.5 million on...

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ASTM International

ASTM releases compilation of surface preparation standards.

A new compilation, ASTM Standards for Surface Preparation, is now available on CD-ROM from ASTM International. Publication provides the latest research, standards, and testing protocols for the surface preparation community. It includes information on surface preparation for flooring and coating of walls, including several types of surfaces, both commercial and industrial.

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