U.S. Clean Water Act Settlement to protect Lake Erie.

U.S. EPA and U.S. Justice Department announced Clean Water Act settlement with Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District that will address flow of untreated sewage into Cleveland area waterways and Lake Erie. Settlement will safeguard water quality and protect human health by capturing and treating more than 98% of wet weather flows entering combined sewer system, which services Cleveland and 59...

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EPA to set modest pace for greenhouse gas standards.

U.S. EPA issued plan for establishing greenhouse gas pollution standards under Clean Air Act in 2011. Agency looked at a number of sectors and is moving forward on GHG standards for fossil fuel power plants and petroleum refineries - 2 of the largest industrial sources, representing nearly 40% of GHG pollution in U.S. Under agreement, EPA will propose standards for power plants in July 2011 and...

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IPC releases PCB industry results for November 2010.

According to November findings from IPC's monthly North American PCB Statistical Program, rigid PCB shipments were up 9.7% and bookings increased 4.3% in Nov 2010 from Nov 2009, while book-to-bill ratio fell to 0.96. Flexible circuit shipments were up 38.8%, bookings grew 14.2%, and book-to-bill ratio dropped to 0.92 compared to Nov 2009. For rigid and flexible circuits combined, industry...

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American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

AASHTO Details Transportation Issues pertinent for 2011.

Compiled by AASHTO, a list specifies transportation topics estimated to become part of national conversation in 2011. Topics include enacting and paying for long-term transportation bill, national roadway safety, rail projects, as well as modernization of transportation network. In addition to adoption of national multi-modal freight plan, environmental regulations, and social media use, points...

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ASTM International

ASTM Crib Safety Standards contribute to consumer product safety.

On Dec. 15, Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) approved via unanimous vote inclusion of 2 ASTM International standards that cover full-size and non-full-size cribs in regulatory requirements issued under Section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. Specific standards included ASTM F1169, Consumer Safety Specification for Full-Size Baby Cribs, and ASTM F406, Consumer Safety...

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Laser Institute of America

Optical Density Calculator provides laser safety data.

Available to laser users worldwide, Laser Institute of America (LIA) offers online Optical Density (OD) Calculator that determines what OD is recommended for use with particular laser system of any given power. Part of LIA's Web-based laser safety hazards analysis system, tool supplies users with minimum OD required for laser safety eyewear in continuous, single, and repetitive wave pulse modes.

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National Association of Manufacturers

NAM questions EPA's agenda regarding GHG emissions.

Jay Timmons of NAM made a statement on EPA's announced greenhouse gas (GHG) policy for power plants and refineries as well as its takeover of Texas air permitting process. According to Timmons, EPA and current Administration are moving forward with regulations that will crush economic growth" and that the overreaching agenda will raise energy costs and hurt manufacturers in many aspects. Timmons...

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CimatronE Webinar Demonstrates Fast, Automated Mold Design

Webinar is Available for Streaming Online NOVI, Michigan, December 22, 2010 - Cimatron Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Cimatron Limited (Nasdaq: CIMT), a leading provider of integrated CAD/CAM solutions for mold, tool and die makers as well as manufacturers of discrete parts, announced today that the recording of the webinar Automating the Mold Design Process" is available at...

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AMETEK Brookfield

New 2011 Catalog from Brookfield Engineering!

Viscometers, Rheometers, Texture Analyzers and Powder Flow Testers Middleboro, MA - Brookfield Engineering Laboratories announces the release of their new expanded 2011 full-color catalog featuring a fresh look and feel. The catalog presents Brookfield's complete line of Viscometers/Rheometers (both laboratory and in-line), Texture Analyzers and Powder Flow Testers! Each section in the catalog...

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FMC Technologies

FMC Technologies Signs Enterprise Framework Agreement with Shell

HOUSTON, Dec. 21, 2010 - FMC Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FTI) announced today that it has signed a five-year Enterprise Framework Agreement (EFA) with Shell with an option to extend the agreement for an additional five years. This agreement facilitates to international projects the same mutual benefits that Shell and FMC have enjoyed through a strategic Gulf of Mexico relationship that has existed...

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