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Elevated Levels of Lead-Contaminated Dust Found in Approximately 24 Million Homes
12/19/2014 4:12:08 PM
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), today in the United States there are approximately 24 million housing units that have deteriorated lead paint and elevated levels of lead-contaminated house dust. Of these, more than four million of the dwellings are home to one or more young children.   Lead-based paint (LBP) and lead-contaminated dust are …
Beware of Children’s Holiday Toys that May Contain Lead
Beware of Children’s Holiday Toys that May Contain Lead
12/18/2014 12:47:09 PM
In November, The Baltimore Sun published an article about high levels of lead found in a children’s jewelry set.  According to the article, the inexpensive plastic pearl necklace with an attached charm and earrings had a lead level that was five times above the permissible amount.   This story reminds parents that with the holidays just a short time away, parents need to …
IAQ Experts Provide Tips for Preventing the Winter Blues due to Water Damage & Mold
IAQ Experts Provide Tips for Preventing the Winter Blues due to Water Damage & Mold
12/17/2014 5:41:41 PM
Few things can turn the holiday season from a festive time to the onset of the winter blues as quickly as finding water damage and mold growth in a home.  The winter season can be tough on any type of property and this can be especially true for the millions of homes located in areas that experience arctic blasts and heavy …
Resistant to low temperatures and very rigid at high temperatures
Resistant to low temperatures and very rigid at high temperatures
12/16/2014 10:30:25 AM
Engineers increasingly are using Tepex performance composites from LANXESS subsidiary Bond-Laminates to significantly improve the mechanical strength of components made of fiber-reinforced thermoplastic compression molding compounds. The latest example is a cover on the rear muffler of the BMW i8. It is fabricated in a direct long fiber thermoplastic (DLFT) process from a …
Massive Fire in Los Angeles Causes Destruction and Smoke Damage Concerns in Nearby Buildings
Massive Fire in Los Angeles Causes Destruction and Smoke Damage Concerns in Nearby Buildings
12/15/2014 10:22:56 AM
In the early hours of December 8th, approximately 250 firefighters were called to battle a massive blaze in downtown Los Angeles. The fire broke out at a construction site the size of a city block and could be seen from miles away.   The fire, which closed nearby freeways and caused millions of dollars in damages, is under investigation.  Not only did the fire cause …
Durable, Colorable, Silky TPSiV® Elastomers from Dow Corning Show Favorable Results when Tested for Prolonged Skin Contact.
12/15/2014 9:03:28 AM
Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, announced today that its TPSiV ® 4000 and TPSiV ® 4200 Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs) have been tested according to United States Pharmacopeia’s (USP) General Chapter -88- and ISO 10993-10 guidelines and have shown to be non irritating and non sensitizing in skin contact applications. The …
Mold Temporarily Closes Another California Fire Station
Mold Temporarily Closes Another California Fire Station
12/11/2014 5:24:16 PM
Last month, the Contra Costa Times reported that the East Contra Costa Fire District had to temporarily relocate firefighters from their station in Knightsen, California. The firefighters are being moved to a facility in Brentwood during the mold removal process along with the cleaning of its heating and air conditioning system. The repair work is expected to take the rest …
TWI Named Superior Gold Supplier by DLA
TWI Named Superior Gold Supplier by DLA
12/11/2014 1:03:34 PM
TWI is proud to announce that it has been selected by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to receive the award as one of 15 Superior Gold Suppliers for 2014. As a part of the Department of Defense’s Superior Supplier Incentive Program, TWI was selected from a group of more than 150 international suppliers that supports DLA on its largest contracts over the past two years. This …
Kuraray to Develop New Markets with PARAPURE Novel Acrylic Film
Kuraray to Develop New Markets with PARAPURE Novel Acrylic Film
12/11/2014 12:45:29 PM
Kuraray Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Fumio Ito) has decided to enter the acrylic film market with PARAPURE, a recently developed product. Created through the application of the Company’s unique technologies in the area of highly functional resins, PARAPURE boasts superior weather resistance, transparency and processability. Targeting construction …
Dow Corning High Performance Building Solutions team member named a top influencer in glass & glazing industry
12/10/2014 10:24:57 AM
A façade expert from the Dow Corning High Performance Building Solutions team has been formally recognized as a top industry influencer. USGlass magazine recently named Dow Corning Façade Design and Construction Specialist Stanley Yee one of "The Glass & Glazing Industry’s Most Influential People." Yee: ‘The needs of the built environment... are calling for a paradigm …
Basements & Crawl Spaces Can Impact a Home’s Indoor Air Quality
Basements & Crawl Spaces Can Impact a Home’s Indoor Air Quality
12/9/2014 9:44:49 AM
In most areas, homes are either built on a slab, above a crawl space or over a basement.  Depending on the type of foundation used to build a home, it can create various situations that could impact the indoor air quality (IAQ) of the overlying property.   Some homes with crawl spaces and basements suffer from moisture problems and often one of the first tell-tale signs is a …
Environmental Consultants & Contractors Stock up on Equipment to Take Advantage of Tax Savings
Environmental Consultants & Contractors Stock up on Equipment to Take Advantage of Tax Savings
12/8/2014 10:09:48 AM
With the arrival of the last month of the year, many indoor air quality (IAQ), home inspectors and environmental professionals are making year end purchases of equipment and supplies.  This strategy, utilized by many companies that need these tools to run their businesses in 2015, can help to reduce tax liabilities for 2014.   In many circumstances, the cost of equipment …
TWI Attends 6th Annual NATO Support Agency Conference
TWI Attends 6th Annual NATO Support Agency Conference
12/8/2014 9:56:33 AM
TWI recently attended the 2014 NATO Support Agency (NSPA) ‘Conference on Logistics Support to Operations by Industry’. Held 27-28 November at the NSPA offices in Capellen, Luxembourg, the event brought together key industry leaders to discuss current operations and future opportunities to provide logistics and supply chain support to NSPA programs worldwide. Key topics of …
Heavy Rains Bring Drought Relief and Flooding to California
Heavy Rains Bring Drought Relief and Flooding to California
12/8/2014 9:25:27 AM
Early December brought much needed drought relief in many parts of parched California.  Unfortunately, along with the soaking rains came floods, mudslides and strong winds that toppled trees and caused property damage. There have been widespread reports of homes and businesses sustaining water damage in some areas. In the San Francisco’s Mission District, some homes were …
New microscope technology revolutionizes skin-aging research
12/5/2014 6:50:23 PM
Further advancement with the Nobel Prize winning STED technology allows new findings on skin aging Research is the basis for the development of skin care products that can stop or reverse the structural changes of the skin The awarding of the Nobel Prizes on December 10th will be cause for special celebration this year for Beiersdorf researchers because this time the …
LANXESS presents leather trends for spring-summer season 2016
LANXESS presents leather trends for spring-summer season 2016
12/4/2014 11:26:56 AM
Specialty chemicals group LANXESS, one of the leading manufacturers of leather chemicals worldwide, is now offering a sneak preview of the leather trends for spring-summer season 2016. The company provides a valuable guide for leather manufacturers which helps to implement any new trend early. The leather designs reflect in terms of look, feel and overall impression towards …
ProcessPro Named Top 20 Most Promising Chemical Technology Solution Providers
12/4/2014 11:24:11 AM
ProcessPro, leading mid-market ERP software solution company, is pleased to announce it has made the annual list of CIO Review’s 20 Most Promising Chemical Technology Solution Providers 2014. ProcessPro is being recognized for its in-depth experience working with a wide variety of process manufacturers in the chemical industry that include specialty chemicals, polymers, …
Was Your Home Built with Asbestos or Other Hazardous Materials?
Was Your Home Built with Asbestos or Other Hazardous Materials?
12/3/2014 10:08:36 AM
Today, many people think the use of asbestos has been banned, but that is not exactly the case.  In 1989, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule banning most asbestos-containing products in the United States. However, the rule was vacated and remanded by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in 1991. As a result, most of the original ban on the …
Radon a Health Threat for Residents of Some Heavily Populated Regions of California
Radon a Health Threat for Residents of Some Heavily Populated Regions of California
12/3/2014 9:59:06 AM
While California may not have as many geographical regions with the highest potential for elevated indoor radon levels (greater than 4 pCi/L) as some other states, there are still some heavily populated regions recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as falling into this category.  Due to its large population, some urban areas are believed to have many …
AkzoNobel signs global supply agreement with Daimler AG
12/2/2014 8:55:14 AM
Daimler AG has signed an agreement with AkzoNobel Performance Coatings making the company one of the approved suppliers of vehicle refinishes to Daimler dealerships and approved bodyshops worldwide. The contract covers the supply and support of AkzoNobel’s Sikkens brand to the company’s dealership network including Mercedes-Benz, Smart, and Mercedes-Benz commercial …