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  • ASTM C1729 - 12 Standard Specification for Aluminum Jacketing for Insulation

    1. Scope 1.1 This specification covers aluminum jacketing for thermal and acoustical insulation operating at either above or below ambient temperatures and in both indoor and outdoor locations. It does not cover insulation jacketing made from other materials such as mastics, fiber reinforced plastic, PVC, or stainless steel nor does it cover the details of thermal or acoustical ...


    By ASTM International

  • Hodgson & Hodgson on the Right Track in Europe

    Building on the sucess of winning the UK arm of Bombardier Transportation’s Supplier of the Year 2010, Hodgson & Hodgson Group recently headed to the International BtoB Meetings for the Railway Industry in Lille, France to promote its capabilities to various European Railway Industry Executives.   Hodgson & Hodgson showcased its unique business proposition of being a “One ...

  • New plastics separation technology increases recovery rates for acoustics material manufacturer

    A manufacturer of acoustics material, such as that found in car boots and bonnets, is recovering more waste material for re-use in new products by using new plastics separation technology. Axion engineering, a division of Axion Consulting, has helped design and install an air-flow separator for Niko Coatings, a manufacturer of acoustic insulation and carpet backing materials. The innovative ...

  • Green walls, effective acoustic insulation

    The Department of Thermal Machines and Motors of the University School of Mining and Public Works Engineering is exploring the energy efficiency of buildings by conducting tests on various materials. Zaloa Azkorra, an agricultural engineer, began to study the acoustic and energy efficiency of green walls to find out their performance, since these walls consisting of vegetation could be beneficial ...

  • Green walls, effective acoustic insulation

    The Department of Thermal Machines and Motors of the University School of Mining and Public Works Engineering is exploring the energy efficiency of buildings by conducting tests on various materials. Zaloa Azkorra, an agricultural engineer, began to study the acoustic and energy efficiency of green walls to find out their performance, since these walls consisting of vegetation could be beneficial ...

  • Harsco`s infrastructure group wins major orders in Europe totaling more than $35 million

    Global industrial services and engineered products company Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) announced today new large-scale industrial and commercial sector orders for its Harsco Infrastructure business group in Europe totaling more than $35 million in anticipated revenues. The awards are led by a three-year contract extension and expansion of Harsco's onsite insulation maintenance services to the ...


    By Harsco Metals & Minerals

  • Advantages and disadvantages of various wallpaper

    Wallpapers can be divided into multiple categories depending on the substrate, surface material, and manufacturing process. The common wallpaper products on the market today are: plain paper wallpaper, PVC wallpaper, non-woven paper wallpaper, fabric wallpaper, cloth-based wallpaper, gold foil wallpaper, glass fiber wallpaper, and paper wallpaper, diatomaceous earth wallpaper, and the like. They ...

  • Insulation innovation in public school renovation

    Last week completed the renovation of the 13th Primary School of Athens Pagrati. The renovation was part of the program “Design for Better Learning Program” (“Έτσι μαθαίνω καλύτερα”)  which carries the Athens Municipality with funding donated by the ...


    By Fibralco S.A.

  • Inhalable Glass Wool Fibers are a Potential Carcinogenic Risk

    Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, working through the National Toxicology Program, released the 12th Report on Carcinogens. The Report on Carcinogens (RoC) is a congressionally mandated, science-based, public health document that is prepared for the HHS Secretary by the National Toxicology Program. The report identifies agents, substances, mixtures, and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Illinois Company Fined $1.2 Million due to Asbestos Problems

    Last week it was reported in the Chicago Sun-Times that an Illinois company in Cicero has been fined $1.2 million by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  According to an OSHA news release the fine occurred because, “…five unprotected and untrained workers allegedly were required to conduct asbestos removal exposing them to this cancer-causing ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • California’s Prop 65 and Respirable Glass Wool Fiber Public Health Concerns

    In 1986, California voters approved an initiative to address increasing concerns about exposure to toxic chemicals. That initiative, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, is better known by its original name of Proposition 65.  Proposition 65 requires businesses to notify Californians about significant amounts of chemicals in the products they purchase, in their homes or ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • NREL Releases Report Card on Environmental Efforts

    The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) continued to improve its environmental protection efforts at its South Table Mountain and National Wind Technology Center sites during 2014 by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, adding bird-safety features to campus structures, and assessing environmental impacts of potential laboratory development. NREL annually ...

  • ASTM E1374 - 06(2011) Standard Guide for Open Office Acoustics and Applicable ASTM Standards

    This guide is intended for the use of architects, engineers, office managers, and others interested in designing, specifying, or operating open offices. It is not intended to be applied to other than office environments, for example, open plan schools. While this guide attempts to clarify the many interacting variables that influence ...


    By ASTM International

  • The combustible dust fire and explosion Pentagon

    In February 1999, an explosion in a foundry in Massachusetts killed three and injured nine. Almost four years later in January 2003, an explosion in a North Carolina pharmaceutical plant killed six and injured 38. A month later, seven are killed in an explosion in a Kentucky acoustics insulation manufacturing plant and 37 more are injured; and in February 2008, an explosion at a Georgia sugar ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Teleperformance Colombia for Green Excellence in the Latin American Contact Center Outsourcing Market

    Based on its recent research on the contact center outsourcing market, Frost & Sullivan presents Teleperformance with the 2012 Latin America Frost & Sullivan Green Excellence Award. This Award is for the design, construction, and operation of its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-category CONNECTA contact center site in Bogota, Colombia. LEED Rating Systems are ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Why carry out Sound insulation testing in buildings?

    Building Regulations require that builders demonstrate the sound insulation performance of separating walls/floors in new-build dwellings or rooms for residential purposes (as well as those newly formed by a material change of use) where they are attached to another dwelling/building or part of the same building not exclusively used by the same occupants. The regulations set minimum ...

  • Illinois Fire Raises Asbestos Concerns from Area Residents

    The environmental and building science consultants from EC2 provide air and bulk asbestos sampling to ensure emergency responders, area residents and building occupants are not exposed to deadly asbestos fibers.   Last month a raging fire in Algonquin, Illinois may have released dangerous asbestos fibers into the air.  A 94 year old vacant factory that had been scheduled to be torn down ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Asbestos Still a Major Threat in Homes across America

    The environmental professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide asbestos and other indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services to protect building occupants from health hazards.   From decades of research it is known that breathing asbestos fibers can lead to an increased risk of lung cancer, mesothelioma and respiratory diseases such as asbestosis.  The risks of developing these ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Destructive Illinois Fire Leaves Asbestos Concerns for Residents

    Last month, a fire destroyed six properties in downtown Minonk, Illinois.  The devastating fire took over 100 firefighters to bring it under control and left a large area of destruction in the small community.   Along with the immediate concerns caused by the fire, area residents have learned that asbestos has been found in the rubble.  According to a report published by the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Illinois Worker Awarded $90 Million in Asbestos Lawsuit

    Last month it was announced that a 59 year old man was awarded $90 million by a jury in Bloomington, Illinois.  The plaintiff suffers from mesothelioma, a cancer caused by asbestos exposure.  The man claimed that his exposure occurred while working as a pipe fitter during the 1970s at a number of different worksites.   Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber that was added ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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