PIRTEK USA

PIRTEK South Philadelphia Celebrates 10 Years of Business

Congratulations to PIRTEK South Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) marking 10 years of successfully servicing customers with their on-site hose replacement needs. Bill Zetterlund is the original owner of PIRTEK South Philadelphia that is located in Folcroft. Responsible for day-to-day operations is Pat Monahan, who joined the business in 2006 as general manager and became a partner alongside Zetterlund...

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ASTM International

ASTM Subcommittee to sponsor embrittlement trends workshop.

Following subcommittee meeting on Jan. 26, 2010, ASTM Subcommittee E10.02 will hold workshop focusing on embrittlement trend curves. Some workshop topics will include comparison of like material embrittlement in test and power reactors; alternatives to use of surveillance data to obtain high fluence measurements; physical models for understanding flux and time effects; lessons learned from BWRVIP...

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ASTM International

ASTM Workshop to cover biologic and synthetic bone grafts.

Scheduled for May 18, 2010, workshop titled Biologic and Synthetic Bone Grafts: Current Status and Future Directions will summarize current technologies and their approved uses, and highlight areas for new ASTM guide and standard development. Workshop will also focus on bone graft assessment and models, clinical performance, and tissue engineered bone graft biomaterials and combinations.

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BIO supports investment in biorefinery projects.

BIO applauded announcement of over $600 million in grants and loan guarantees to help build 19 biorefinery projects to produce advanced biofuels and biobased chemicals from renewable feedstocks. Investment by DOE and USDA shows how important biofuels and biobased chemicals are to economic and energy security of country. According to report by Bio Economic Research Associates, advanced...

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American Institute Of Physics

Networking Site fosters physical scientists' collaboration.

AIP announced the launch of Release 2 of AIP UniPHY (aipuniphy.org), which has 10,000+ registered members. This professional networking site offers features to help physical science researchers connect and collaborate. In addition to providing CV section, where researchers can display their professional profiles, site offers functionality for uploading photos, linking to social bookmarking sites,...

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ASTM International

Proposed Standards cover aspects of fire exposure.

Proposed standard ASTM WK23700 will cover test for resistance of roof field vents to flames and burning embers. Practical application of standard is to effectively subject roof field vents, and potentially ridge vents, to real world exposure to wind-driven flames and burning embers under laboratory conditions. Proposed standard ASTM WK25760 will serve as tool in development of fire test methods...

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Aerospace Industries Association

Warwick Recognized with Lyman Award

Washington, D.C. - Graham Warwick, the senior technology editor for Aviation Week & Space Technology, has been selected to receive the 2009 Lauren D. Lyman Award for outstanding achievement in aviation journalism. Warwick joined Aviation Week in 2008 after 30 years with Flight International, where he became the magazine's first Americas Editor in 1981 covering defense, technology and business...

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Generac Power Systems

Fiat Powertrain Technologies, Generac® Industrial Power Announce Strategic Partnership for Diesel Engines Supply

Waukesha, Wis. - November 23, 2009 - Fiat Powertrain Technologies (FPT), one of the most significant global players in the powertrain sector and Generac-® Power Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of standby and portable power generation equipment, have announced a strategic partnership. Beginning in 2010, FPT will supply Generac with a wide range of industrial diesel engines for use in...

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Wacker Chemical

Ten Years of Wacker Asahikasei Silicone in Japan

Munich / Tokyo, December 7, 2009 - WACKER Asahikasei Silicone Co., Ltd. is celebrating its tenth anniversary today. The company, headquartered in Tokyo and with a production facility in Akeno, was founded in 1999 as a joint venture between Munich-based chemical group WACKER and Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation. 50 percent held by WACKER, it has some 100 employees on its payroll who produce and...

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GT Advanced Technologies formerly Thermal Technology

Thermal Technology Expands Materials Process Laboratory

December 7, 2009 SANTA ROSA, Calif.,-- Thermal Technology recently expanded its on-site materials process laboratory in Santa Rosa, California. The lab serves both existing and potential customers through process development and verification, toll processing and pilot production. Skilled technical staff assist users in the advancement of efficient and reliable processes for high temperature...

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