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New Pesticide Exposure Protections Announced in California
2/26/2015 4:51:06 PM
Last month, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) announced new rules for the use of the pesticide chloropicrin.  Chloropicrin is widely used in agriculture as a soil fumigant.  The news rules are meant to enhance protections for people who work and live near fields treated with the pesticide.                          The new measures announced by the DPR …
EMSL Announces Mold, IAQ & Industrial Hygiene Sampling Workshop in South Carolina
EMSL Announces Mold, IAQ & Industrial Hygiene Sampling Workshop in South Carolina
2/25/2015 5:39:21 PM
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is hosting a Mold, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Industrial Hygiene (IH) Sampling Workshop on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. The workshop will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Charleston Marriott located at 170 Lockwood Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29403. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. for attendees. Jason Dobranic, Ph.D., Vice President of Microbiology …
Marijuana Smoke Residue Test Kit Helps Property Managers & Future Tenants Identify Contaminants
Marijuana Smoke Residue Test Kit Helps Property Managers & Future Tenants Identify Contaminants
2/24/2015 4:15:43 PM
Today, in twenty-three states and the District of Columbia there are laws that legalize marijuana in one form or another, often for medical purposes. Several states have even legalized the use of marijuana for recreational use. In addition, marijuana is one of the most commonly used illegal drugs in the nation.   According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), “In …
New Jersey Fire Causes Widespread Destruction & Smoke Damage Concerns in Nearby Buildings
New Jersey Fire Causes Widespread Destruction & Smoke Damage Concerns in Nearby Buildings
2/23/2015 4:24:35 PM
Last month, CNN reported on a massive apartment fire that consumed 240 apartments and reportedly displaced 500 residents.  Another 520 residents in adjacent buildings were also impacted.  The fire, in a midrise building in Edgewater, took more than 200 firefighters to stop.   Reports indicate the fire caused millions of dollars in damages and was accidently started by …
MasterTop floors by BASF first to be granted the DGNB Navigator Label
2/23/2015 10:47:29 AM
Following their registration on the DGNB (German Sustainable Building Council) Navigator platform, BASF’s MasterTop products have now been granted the DGNB Navigator Label. This label allows the manufacturer to demonstrate its commitment to sustainability and gives customers the necessary guidance and transparency when selecting products. Only products that offer, for example, …
Is New Flooring or Carpets Creating Indoor Air Quality Problems in Your Home?
2/23/2015 10:30:25 AM
Recently, the Daily Mail published an article about a study conducted by the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research about the health of 450 new mothers and their babies.  The study also examined whether new furniture, PVC sheeting, flooring or carpets had been installed in the participants’ homes and air samples were collected to determine if volatile organic compounds …
Managing Mold & Moisture in the Work Environment
2/20/2015 11:08:30 AM
Employers are responsible for providing a safe workplace for all of their employees. One area of concern for those who work in buildings that have high humidity levels or that have suffered water damage is the potential presence of mold. With moisture, mold can begin to grow on many building materials, furnishings and contents in less than 48 hours.   People that are exposed …
Burst Pipe in Beverly Hills Causes Water Damage & Microbial Concerns
Burst Pipe in Beverly Hills Causes Water Damage & Microbial Concerns
2/17/2015 5:23:54 PM
Last month, the local CBS affiliate in Los Angeles broadcasted a report about a water main break on Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. According to the article, water gushed onto nearby streets and some residents woke up to find no water in their faucets while several businesses experienced flooding.   Los Angeles is no stranger to water main breaks as pipes in some areas …
Hexcel Exhibits at Aero India 2015
2/13/2015 8:25:28 AM
Hexcel is exhibiting at the Aero India show in Bangalore, from February 18-22, (Stand B3.2) to promote a range of carbon fibers and composites that are benefiting Indian aerospace manufacturers for commercial aircraft, helicopters and space programs. Hexcel has supplied carbon fiber fabrics, prepregs, honeycombs and adhesives to Indian aerospace companies for many years, …
Canister Sampling Techniques for Indoor and Ambient Air Quality Testing Shown in New Video
2/12/2015 5:55:58 PM
Environmental professionals are often called upon to investigate commercial and residential properties when there are unpleasant odors or people are complaining of various health concerns.  During these situations, many may include a general volatile organic compound (VOC) scan as a part of their air sampling strategy.   VOCs are known to emanate from many building materials …
Dow Corning received seven Product Certifications from Singapore Green Building Council
2/11/2015 10:17:38 AM
Dow Corning , a global leader in silicones , silicon-based technology and innovation, has received Product Certification from the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) for seven of its flagship products under the Adhesives and Sealants category. The certification scheme for Singapore Green Building Product (SGBP) adopts an independent, multi-criteria third-party approach …
Largest BASF site for cosmetic ingredients obtains GMP certification
2/6/2015 10:46:01 AM
BASF has obtained another Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification for cosmetic ingredients in accordance with the requirements of the European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients (EFfCI). Now BASF’s largest site worldwide for the production of ingredients for the personal care industry in Dusseldorf-Holthausen, has also successfully passed the audit. The certification …
Pure-Flo® EnviZion™ Valve awarded 2014 Breakthrough Product of the Year
2/6/2015 9:42:51 AM
ITT (NYSE: ITT) is pleased to announce that the Pure-Flo® EnviZion™ valve, marketed by its Engineered Valves brand, has been named a 2014 Breakthrough Product of the Year by Processing magazine.   The Breakthrough Products of the Year award recognizes products, technologies and services that can make significant contributions in the process industries. Processing magazine’s …
Could there be Cancer-Causing PCB Containing Caulk in Your Home?
Could there be Cancer-Causing PCB Containing Caulk in Your Home?
2/5/2015 5:30:45 PM
Last year, many people learned that some older caulks used in homes and buildings may contain polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) when the national media reported that supermodel Cindy Crawford had pulled her children from a California high school after tests found elevated levels of PCBs in some of the classrooms.  The PCBs were believed to be coming from old window …
TWI Hosts 2015 Super Bowl Dinner for US Troops
TWI Hosts 2015 Super Bowl Dinner for US Troops
2/5/2015 9:58:45 AM
TWI recently hosted a Super Bowl dinner at the USO Center in Grafenwoehr, Germany. Held February 1 with the support of the USO, TWI prepared and served an assortment of delicious foods to over 275 soldiers and their families during the game. In addition, various events and games were organized with several prizes awarded to troops and family members. We would like to sincerely …
LANXESS presents its comprehensive range of rubber technologies
LANXESS presents its comprehensive range of rubber technologies
2/5/2015 9:35:16 AM
Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is appearing at Tire Technology Expo in Cologne to present its comprehensive range of solutions for the tire industry, from new rubber products and additives to processing aids for use in production. The newly formed LANXESS Tire & Specialty Rubbers business unit is introducing two innovative SSBR product developments: Buna FX …
GreenWood, Inc. Names Kevin Crittendon as Director of Continuous Improvement
GreenWood, Inc. Names Kevin Crittendon as Director of Continuous Improvement
2/3/2015 12:01:19 PM
Greenville, SC - - February 3, 2015 - - GreenWood, Inc., an integrated maintenance, construction and workforce solutions provider, announces that Kevin Crittendon has joined the company as Director of Continuous Improvement.  For this position, Kevin holds responsibility for maintenance and business process improvements, customer relationship support, standardization of …
Expansion of 3A Composites display business
2/2/2015 11:00:25 AM
Schweiter Technologies is further strengthening its display business with 3A Composites and has entered into an agreement to acquire the Polycasa Group, a leading manufacturer of transparent plastic sheeting, from the Aventas Group. In 2014 Polycasa generated sales of circa. EUR 180 million.  The agreed enterprise value for the Polycasa Group (on a cash free/debt free basis) …
Dow Corning Experts Set to Inspire Fabricators and Specifiers in India
2/2/2015 10:33:41 AM
Experts from Dow Corning High Performance Building will host a seminar and networking event entitled ‘Modern Façade Technologies’ at Le Meridien, New Delhi on 18 February, 2015. Attendees will be present from fabricator OEMs, consulting and architectural practices to learn more about silicon-innovation for improving aesthetics, energy efficiency, design and performance of …
Indoor Air Pollution and Low Income Housing in South Los Angeles
1/29/2015 5:40:27 PM
Last month, California’s KCET published a report about indoor air pollution concerns in low income housing found in many parts of South Los Angeles.  The article’s main focus was on pest infestations and how landlords’ responses can cause tenants to be exposed to harmful pesticides. It discussed ways that improper pest control measures can compound already unhealthy living …