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Airbag vehicle design wins technical challenge

October 1, 2011

In March 2011, the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), in partnership with the Wright Brothers Institute, launched a new Open Innovation Pavilion on InnoCentive, an online innovation marketplace that poses current challenges and offers cash awards for solutions. They opened with four technical challenges: The Design and Simulation of an Accurate Shooter-Locator competition challenged …

ASTM quality assurance programs for textiles

ASTM Proficiency Testing Programs (PTP) are statistical quality assurance programs that enable laboratories to assess their performance in conducting test methods within their own laboratories when their data are compared against other laboratories that participate worldwide in the same programs. The Proficiency Testing Programs on Textiles are sponsored by ASTM Committee D13 on Textiles. The …

TAPPI NET 2011 award winners

TAPPI’s Nonwovens Engineers and Technologists (NET) Division has announced the 2011 winners of its two most important awards. Dr. William M. Ferry has been named the Technical Award and Mark Hollingsworth Prize winner. Dr. Ferry is the Global Nonwovens Product Technology Team Leader for ExxonMobil Chemical Co., Baytown, Texas. Ferry is a past chairperson and …

Complying with OAE, IAF or IACC

Compiled by Juli Case We’ve been asked by a customer in Ecuador if our products comply with OAE, IAF or IACC. How do we find out if they do? OAE stands for the Ecuadorian Accreditation Organization. According to the OAE website, they are the entity in Ecuador that is responsible for insuring that the products, …