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ASTM International introduces hydrocarbon impurity testing method.

Sep 13, 2017

ASTM International Committee has created D8098 standard for testing on petroleum products, liquid fuels, and lubricants (D02). The committee is also developing standard method for determining impurities in propylene and ethylene by using gas chromatography and mass spectrometry and hydrogen impurity testing. These new standards help in finding impurities that could affect downstream polymer... Read More

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ASTM International organizes meeting on Human Exoskeleton Standards.

Jul 21, 2017

ASTM International will be hosting an organizational meeting on technical standards for human exoskeletons on Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT at West Conshohocken, Pa (USA). Meeting will identify specific standards, develop and approve title, scope, and structure of a new technical committee. Also ASTM will conduct four webinars on July 27 (10 a.m.), Aug. 9 (10 a.m. and 2 p.m.), and Aug. 23... Read More

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NEMA announces ANSI C119.1-2016 standards for utility connector systems.

Jul 15, 2017

NEMA releases revised standards for sealed insulated underground connector systems. Providing electrical, mechanical, and sealing requirements for sealed insulated underground connector systems, the ANSI C119.1-2016 standards includes sealed, insulated underground connector systems rated at 600 volts for utility applications.

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A3 White Paper focuses on automation impact on jobs.

Apr 03, 2017

Exploring the impact of automation on job market and shortage of skilled employees with experience and training in advanced technologies, Association for Advancing Automation (A3) releases white paper titled “Work in the Automation Age: Sustainable Careers Today and Into the Future” at Automate 2017, held at Chicago’s McCormick Place April 3-6. A3 looks at various types of jobs that are... Read More

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Association for Advancing Automation (A3) offers preview of Automate 2017.

Mar 29, 2017

Highlighting that more than 400 exhibitors from automation industry would be showcasing their latest technologies, Association for Advancing Automation presented preview of Automate 2017 Conference to be held at Chicago’s McCormick Place April 3-6. Focusing on technology, innovation and automation solutions in manufacturing and service businesses globally, Automate 2017 would include segment... Read More

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ASTM International announces Katharine as President.

Feb 03, 2017

Katharine Morgan has begun her tenure as the president of ASTM International from February 2017 which is one of the world's largest standards development organizations. With a master's degree in business administration from Widener University in Chester, Pa, under her belt, Morgan has served ASTM International for more than 33 years and is one of the world's most prominent voices... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Services

NREL works on PV cells for military areas.

Dec 09, 2016

NREL finds solution for powering military bases with Photovoltaic cells. Thin-film solar cells, grown on substrates such as stainless steel, titanium foils, and polyimide, produce flexible products that are ideal for solar blankets and tarps and are portable. NREL team was making lightweight CdTe solar cells on flexible glass.

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NEMA re-issues RIV measurement methods.

Dec 05, 2016

National Electrical Manufacturers Association re-issued NEMA 107-2016 Methods of Measurement of Radio Influence Voltage (RIV) of High-Voltage Apparatus. The methods are ideal for high-voltage power apparatus used on transmission and distribution systems at 0.6 kV line voltages and frequency range of 0.015 to 30 MHz. Suitable for Industries like transmission and high voltage applications.

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NEMA upgrades Smart Meter standards.

Dec 05, 2016

According to NEMA, Metrology, Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) applications, AMI communications, Home Area Network (HAN) applications and HAN communications are the new requirements of smart meters. The revised standards are applicable for use by electricity meter manufacturers and electric utilities and are based on secure, local, and remote upgrades of smart meters.

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Pack Expo East 2017 presents anti-counterfeiting solutions.

Dec 03, 2016

Presenting anti-counterfeiting solutions at Pack Expo East 2017 held at Philadelphia (Feb. 27–March 1, 2017). Expo brings together suppliers of packaging innovations for pharmaceutical/medical device, food, beverage, cosmetic/personal care. PMMI released Brand Protection and Product Traceability Market Research report, according to the report counterfeiting is predicted to increase three... Read More

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NEMA Survey improves business conditions index.

Dec 02, 2016

Highlighting how NEMA EBCI panel members responded to the November survey after the election results were known, this survey of nearly 350 electrical, medical imaging, and radiation therapy manufacturers show that confidence index moved from 55.6 in October to 57.9 in November. Panelists were asked to report intensity of change on a scale ranging from –5 (deteriorated significantly) through... Read More

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Aluminum Association announces new member companies.

Dec 02, 2016

Declaring Cerro Wire LLC, Granges Americas Inc and Reynolds Consumer Products as producer members, Aluminum Association announces that Matt Aboud, President of Hydro Aluminum North America was also approved as a member of the Executive Committee, a subset of the Board of Directors which offer strategic guidance directing all Aluminum Association programs and activities. Association is... Read More

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NEMA fixes voltage ratings for 60Hz electric power systems above 100V.

Nov 28, 2016

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announced ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C84 revised ANSI C84.1 American National Standard for Electric Power Systems and Equipment-Voltage Ratings (60Hz). Establishing nominal voltage ratings and operating tolerances for 60Hz electric power systems above 100V, NEMA added 690/400V category to low Voltage Class in table 1 also paragraph... Read More

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IPC looks forward to working with new Administration and Congress.

Nov 28, 2016

IPC issues statement that they look forward to working with new US administration and Congress to promote policies that encourage innovation, economic growth, and advanced manufacturing in U.S. and worldwide. Representing more than 2,100 U.S. member facilities and 800,000 workers across United States, IPC is optimistic about the prospect of increased bipartisan support for pro-manufacturing... Read More

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Optics Express updates research on invisible watermark technology.

Nov 24, 2016

Helping encode optical watermark in one step, Optical Society's journal Optics Express highlights single-shot ptychography encoding (SPE) technique, which creates invisible optical watermarks to protect images, videos and books from counterfeit distribution. Less prone to error and boasting of simple optical setup, researchers are now working to apply SPE to dynamic watermarking, which... Read More

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AIA Elects new Chairman of Board of Governors for 2017.

Nov 23, 2016

Succeeding Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and CEO Marillyn Hewson who serves as 2016 Chair, Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis A. Muilenburg was elected by Aerospace Industries Association as Chairman of AIA’s Board of Governors for 2017. Other elected office bearers include: Raytheon Chairman and CEO Thomas A. Kennedy as Vice Chairman; David F. Melcher reappointed as President... Read More

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NREL selected to spearhead four projects.

Nov 01, 2016

Energy Department's pilot program Lab-Bridge will make it easier for DOE national laboratories to transfer innovative technologies to marketplace. NREL has been selected to participate in 4 of 8 pilot projects and to serve as central connecting point for transfer of knowledge between projects. During next 12–18 months, collaboration of 13 national labs and industry partners will explore,... Read More

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Innovation Stage reflects growth in packaging machinery.

Nov 01, 2016

Innovation Stage at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016 will produce largest on-floor education program since its inception in 2012, with 71 sessions across 4 stages, featuring new technology and advances from all segments of processing and packaging market. According to 2016 PMMI State of the Packaging Industry – U.S. Packaging Machinery Report, the U.S. Packaging Machinery Market is... Read More

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EPA releases EJ 2020 Action Agenda.

Oct 31, 2016

U.S. EPA released the Environmental Justice 2020 Action Agenda (EJ 2020), the Agency’s environmental justice strategic plan for 2016–2020. EJ 2020 has three overarching goals: to deepen environmental justice practice within EPA programs to improve health and environment of overburdened communities; to work with partners to expand positive impact within overburdened communities; and to... Read More

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Nominations Sought for SPE's Thermoformer of the Year Award.

Oct 31, 2016

Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Thermoforming Division seeks nominations for its annual Thermoformer of the Year Award, which recognizes significant contribution to thermoforming industry in technical, educational, or managerial capacity. Nominations are due by December 16, 2016. Nominees will be evaluated by SPE Thermoforming Division Board of Directors, and 2017 Thermoformer of the Year... Read More