Biomedical Structures and Modified Polymer Components Announce Merger

Developers of Biomedical Textile and Modified Polymers to Increase Value-Added Offerings to Medical Device OEMs through Bicoastal Presence Warwick, RI, and Sunnyvale, CA – Biomedical Structures (BMS), a developer of biomedical textiles for medical devices and other advanced clinical applications, and Modified Polymer Components (MPC), which specializes in the design, rapid prototyping and...

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Armstrong Engineering Associates

Armstrong Chemtec Group has Acquired Ibex Food Systems, Ibex Automatic Wax Moulding

Armstrong Chemtec Group has purchased IBEX Food Systems which is the market leader with years of technical expertise and experience in automatic paraffin wax slabbing IBEX FOOD SYSTEMS, successor to the internationally recognized Parafreeze, has many years of working within demanding industries where their wax moulding bespoke designed solutions offer efficient and reliable service. The company...

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National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

Incandescent Lamp Shipments suffer sharp decline.

NEMA's incandescent lamp shipments index showed- precipitous decline of 40.1% compared to same period last year. On annual basis, incandescent lamp shipments during 2012 were down 18.3% – erasing 16.4% gain for 2011. Compact fluorescent lamp shipments dipped slightly during 2012 to index value of 176, a change of 0.3% versus 2011. Meanwhile, halogen A-line lamps continued to make inroads as a...

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American Architectural Manufacturers Association

AAMA and WDMA release 2012/2013 Industry Review and Forecast.

Delivering timely information on window, door, and skylight market trends and product relationships, AAMA/WDMA 2012/2013 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast includes historic data for 2006–2012 and forecast data for 2013–2015. In 2012, new residential construction activity closed with 26.5% improvement compared to 2011, and study forecasts similar improvement for 2013. Demand for...

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SME

NEWF selects SME-EF nominee as New Faces of Engineering winner.

Bryce Davis, a fourth year manufacturing engineering student at Texas State University-San Marcos, who was previously announced as a nominee, has been named one of the New Faces of Engineering College Edition winners by the National Engineers Week Foundation. Bryce is one of 15 promising engineering students recognized by NEWF's New Faces of Engineering program. He will graduate in 2013 thanks in...

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Factory Automation Systems becomes Certified Robot Integrator.

Factory Automation Systems of Atlanta, GA, has received Certified Robot Integrator designation from RIA. To become certified, integrators go through rigorous process which includes on-site audit, safety training, and hands-on testing of key personnel. Program enables integrators to benchmark their own processes against best industry practices to identify areas in which they can improve. This also...

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Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau

TRIB Members address passenger tire retreading.

TRIB Members around the world- were sent short survey asking their thoughts and plans regarding Passenger Tire Retreading. According to their response, the top 3 drivers for passenger tire retreading growth include cost savings compared to new tires, growing export markets, and environmental benefits. Top- 3 drivers for tire retreading decline include low-cost/quality new tires, public...

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Aerospace Industries Association

AIA Says Repealing Sequestration will aid USA security, economy.

AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey called upon Congress and President Obama to use upcoming budget cycle to reverse sequestration budget cuts. Specifically, AIA desires elimination of sequestration caps and enactment of predictable and stable budgets for DOD, FAA, NASA, and NOAA. Doing such, according to Blakey, is essential to provide a sufficient level of investment in infrastructure, R&D...

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BIO Comments on EPA 2013 Renewable Fuel Standard rules.

In comments submitted to EPA on proposed Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS), BIO said it believes limits to market access for biofuels (the blendwall) represent barriers contrived by obligated parties to prevent biofuels from gaining access to the marketplace. BIO emphasized that continued and stable implementation of RFS provides companies developing...

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EPA voids certificates for import of recreational vehicles.

U.S. EPA announced it is withdrawing approval of the import and sale of up to 74,000 gas-powered on- and off-road motorcycles and ATVs from China. EPA issued vehicle certificates from 2006-2012 to two companies which operate as Snyder Technology, Inc. and Snyder Computer Systems, Inc. (dba Wildfire Motors Corporation). EPA believes that it received incomplete or falsified certification...

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