ASTM International

ASTM Amusement Rides Committee approves netting standard.

Developed by Subcommittee F24.24 on Design and Manufacture, ASTM F2375 covers practice for design, manufacture, installation, and testing of climbing nets and netting/mesh used in amusement rides, devices, play areas, and attractions. It includes standardized prototype tests which benefit designers, manufacturers, and operators by providing consistent measure for designing device netting into...

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BIO Convention aids networking, deal making, and partnering.

Held at Georgia World Congress Center, 2009 BIO International Convention attracted 14,352 industry leaders from 58 countries and 48 states. Leaders representing 1,800 companies participated in 14,040 one-on-one partnering meetings during 4-day event. Full Convention program featured over 170 sessions in 22 breakout session tracks, including tracks on drug delivery, global biotechnology issues,...

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National Association of Manufacturers

MI Receives Grant to implement skills certification system.

The Manufacturing Institute (MI) has been awarded a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to plan and implement post-secondary education programs. Examples include the NAM-endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certification System, which focuses on core skills required for entry-level workers in all sectors of manufacturing. Certifications address personal effectiveness competencies,...

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IPC releases PCB industry results for April 2009.

According to IPC's North American PCB Statistical Program, rigid PCB shipments are down 37.1% and bookings are down 26.9% in April 2009 from April 2008, and book-to-bill ratio increased to 0.98. Flexible circuit shipments in April 2009 are down 2.1%, and bookings are down 0.3% compared to April 2008. Flexible circuit book-to-bill ratio improved to 0.94. For rigid and flexible circuits combined,...

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New Inch & Metric Supplement Catalog D795 from SDP/SI Features Over 7,000 New Products

(New Hyde Park, NY, USA; May 28, 2009) -- A new 360-page Inch / Metric Supplement Catalog, D795 , containing over 7,000 components, was just published by Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument (SDP/SI) to make it easier to locate components for prototype and/or production applications. This catalog updates the previously published SDP/SI 1,184-page Master Inch Catalog, D790, and the 1,240-page...

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Diamond Packaging

Diamond Receives Forest Stewardship Council Certification from the Rainforest Alliance

Rochester, NY - Diamond Packaging has earned Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody certification from the Rainforest Alliance's SmartWood program. This certification reflects a growing trend in the paper and printing industry of companies making more environmentally and socially responsible supply chain decisions. The FSC is the global standard-setter in responsible forest management....

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Air Liquide USA

Consolidating Leadership in Photovoltaic Industry

Air Liquide becomes the main supplier to the three largest photovoltaic production sites worldwide In a period of significant consolidation, leading Photovoltaic (PV) manufacturers continue to invest in new capacity to cope with the next phase of demand growth, expected during 2010. In this context, Air Liquide significantly enhanced its leadership position by signing several new contracts since...

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Restoration Industry Association

RIA Launches Innovative Website Design

Columbia, MD - Websites have become the first place to go for information on everything from cooking artichokes to researching the Zagros Mountains. In keeping with its recent rebranding, the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) has unveiled its new website, which includes updated information for professionals and consumers alike, easier navigation through the site, the ability to search for...

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Gaumer Process

Gaumer Process Announces Fuel Gas Systems Division with New 50,000+ Sq. Ft. Facility

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 4, 2009 - Gaumer Process, a technology leader in electric process heating systems, today announced the formation of a new Fuel Gas Systems Division. Gaumer's Fuel Gas Heater growth has created the need for a separate Fuel Gas Systems Division to meet customer demand, said Mark Crosby, Vice President of Gaumer Process. We are opening a new world-class manufacturing facility...

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