American National Standards Institute

ANSI Board announces volunteer leaders for 2009.

Supported by National Fire Protection Association, Mr. Arthur E. Cote, P.E. was appointed as ANSI's chairman of the board. Dr. Belinda Collins, director, technology services for NIST, has been appointed for first term as vice chair, while Ms. Laura E. Hitchcock of The Boeing Company, Mr. James T. Pauley of Schneider Electric/Square D Company, and Mr. James A. Thomas, president of ASTM...

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American National Standards Institute

International Standard guides proper care of optical discs.

Developed by ISO Technical Committee 42, ISO 18938:2008 provides guidelines for care and handling of digital optical discs to preserve access to recorded data and to maximize disc lifespan. Standard covers use and handling environments, including pollutants, temperature, and humidity; contamination concerns; inspection; cleaning and maintenance; transportation; disasters, including water, fire,...

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National Association of Manufacturers

Ministerial Meeting must await sectoral agreement consensus.

According to NAM President and CEO, John Engler, Doha Round NAMA negotiating text shows that gaps in industrial trade negotiations have not been closed, and NAM does not view text as basis for agreement. NAM has been consistent in its view that Brazil, China, and India must participate in major sectoral agreements to eliminate tariffs in sectors such as industrial machinery, chemicals, and...

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ASTM International

ASTM Publication covers standards for mechanical fasteners.

Providing all standards developed by ASTM International Committee F16 on Fasteners as well as most commonly referenced documents from standards, ASTM Standards for Mechanical Fasteners and Related Processes: 2nd Edition is suited use in construction, automotive, military, railroad, shipbuilding, boiler, and pressure vessel sectors. In addition to fasteners, 150 standards cover raw materials,...

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ASTM International

Compilation features chemical process industry standards.

Available online only, ASTM Standards for Maintenance, Repair, and Operations in the Chemical Process Industry: 3rd Edition features 210 ASTM standards compiled from 3 volumes of Annual Book of ASTM Standards. Topics covered include steel, stainless steel and related alloys, iron castings, metallic-coated iron and steel products, nonferrous metals and alloys, copper and copper alloys, light...

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Manufacturing Technology Consumption down In October.

According to AMT and AMTDA, October U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $273.85 million, which was down 43.4% from September and 32.2% from total of $404.36 million reported for October 2007. With year-to-date total of $3,802.41 million, 2008 is up 8.2% compared with 2007. These numbers and all data in report are based on totals of actual data reported by companies participating in...

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Fieldbus Foundation

Fieldbus Seminar draws 200 industry attendees in China.

The FOUNDATION(TM) Fieldbus Seminar, hosted by the FFCMC and organized by the CFFC, was held on November 12 in Guangzhou, China. Following introductory remarks by CFFC chairman Harold Lin, Sam DeKey of National Instruments provided an update on current FOUNDATION fieldbus developments around the world. Also, Xie HuaiRen described various fieldbus applications across China's petrochemical...

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MetoKote, Industry Leader in Protective Coating Applications, Announces New Director

LIMA, OHIO - December 2, 2008-MetoKote Corporation, the industry leader in protective coating applications services including electrocoating (e-coat), powder coating and liquid paint, is pleased to announce the recent addition of Michael Cooper as Director, Asia Pacific OE Manufacturers. In this role, Michael will focus on sales growth across these manufacturers and will work closely with...

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The Raymond

Raymond's Disaster Recovery Planning Keeps Lift Truck Fleets Running

GREENE, N.Y. - If a natural disaster or other emergency strikes, The Raymond Corporation and its authorized Service Centers offer disaster planning and preparedness services to Raymond customers to get material handling operations back up and running. Raymond's recovery planning enables warehouses, distribution centers and retailers to minimize lift truck downtime, even after a disaster that may...

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Tailored Label Products

TLP Launches New Custom Dome Label Quoter and Shopping Cart; Targeting Automotive Grade Polyurethane Applications

Tailored Label Products (TLP) has launched a new online Custom Domed Label purchasing program called eDome , as the technology cornerstone for a new generation of polyurethane compounds for dome labels. Our high performance automotive grade polyurethane is recommended for outdoor durable, UV resistant and harsh environment applications. The eDome technology is designed to provide instant custom...

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